Morning sickness - natural remedies

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Morning sickness - natural remedies
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Mon, 04-07-2008 - 11:55pm
I haven't been here in forever, but I was wondering if any of you ladies could help me out.  One of my friends is having horrible morning sickness to the point that she is barely functioning and has a 2 year old at home with her all day.  She had to take some really strong drugs with her first baby to get through the morning sickness and doesn't want to do that again.  Does anyone have some suggestions for some natural remedies?  Thanks for any ideas you might have.

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Tue, 04-08-2008 - 12:56pm

I know ginger/ginger root is supposed to work as a tea, candies, etc. I thought Kelly had something on her website, but I'm only finding it on nausea while nursing, and it's not giving much.


At work, but I'll be back with hopefully some more info.

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Tue, 04-08-2008 - 1:29pm
Thank you, Theresa, for any ideas you might have.
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Tue, 04-08-2008 - 3:47pm

I never had the true hyperemesis gravidarum (or whatever totally severe m/s is called technically) but I was pretty sick with both kids. I actually found that the sea-band wristbands worked pretty well for me. For a totally drug free therapy, it's worth a try. They didn't make me feel 100% but they took the edge off, especially if I put them on before I got out of bed in the morning. Also, never letting myself get too hungry at any time was a key, but that might not apply to moms who have serious m/s or food aversions.

Ginger worked well for me too but now I can't stand the smell of the stuff! (too many bad associations! ;) )

HTH a little bit, hope your friend finds some relief.

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Tue, 04-08-2008 - 3:52pm
Thank you, Mary.
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Tue, 04-08-2008 - 8:07pm
I have heard from others that the wrist bands work well too. Sometimes low blood sugar makes it worse, so making sure to always have a little bit to eat every hour or two sometimes helps. If she starts throwing up excessively, have her talk to her doctor. I want to say there was some sort of vitamin B syrup they gave me with Kayleigh that was supposed to help. If it is REALLY bad, she may need to be seen. I ended up with hyperemisis with Ryan and I was in the ER, then admitted and then on IV at home. I had to take Zofran. It worked WONDERS so if she gets really bad, she may want to talk to her doctor about Zofran.
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Tue, 04-08-2008 - 9:11pm
Thanks, Sonya.
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Wed, 04-09-2008 - 11:38pm

have her seek a licensed accupuncturist. Mine changed my life! I was so ill during my first trimester and she put little 'tacs' in my wrists and within a couple hours I was functional again.


This was the only thing that helped me, i tried ginger, papaya, prescriptions.

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Wed, 04-09-2008 - 11:59pm
Thanks, Kari!
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Tue, 04-15-2008 - 7:01pm

I'm so sorry for her!

Just a note though. When I got my Zofran, the pharmacist gave me the wrong instructions and it didn't work. My doctor was livid. It is supposed to go under the tongue (the kind I had) and it is supposed to be take every 4 hours. NOT as needed whenever you think you fell ill, but every 4 hours to get it in your system! The pharmacist told me to swallow it and take it as needed. WAY different. Just want to make sure she is taking it properly as it really makes a huge difference.

I hope she feels better. I totally know what she's going through and it's the pits. I ended up with the Zofran in an I.V. at home along with hydration and vitamins.

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Tue, 04-15-2008 - 10:50pm
I will definitely mention that to her, Sonya.
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