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It’s the most exciting time of a woman’s life and she’s just sick over it. Well, 50% of women are sick over it. Yup, half of pregnant woman report symptoms of morning sickness during early pregnancy -- me included -- and apparently there is little that can be done about it.
In a recent study, researchers at UK's Cochrane Collaboration tested both prescription drugs and non-drug alternative therapies -- including acupuncture, acupressure, ginger and vitamin B6 -- and found no significant evidence that any of the treatments worked. They noted that other studies appeared to show benefits of some treatments, but found those results too inconsistent to declare any of the treatments effective. They also attributed side effects like heartburn and drowsiness to some of the “cures.”
So "inconsistent" means that not everyone found relief using the method, but if you find that ginger, acupuncture or anthing else (approved by your doctor, of course) helps ease your morning sickness, go for it. For me, it was crackers. I stuffed them in my mouth five at a time. I probably couldn’t whistle for a month, but it was worth it.
What morning sickness remedy worked for you? Chime in below!
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