Morning Sickness: Safe Natural Remedies

Quick Fixes:

  • Press the acupressure point for nausea, located on the wrist about two finger-widths up from the wrist fold, and between the two main tendons in the wrist. Keep trying until you find the tender spot.
  • Ginger is an herb that works well for nausea, whether as a tea or fresh or powdered herb. I’ve used it when I’m traveling: if I’m nauseous and caught without my homeopathic kit, I’ll go into a deli and buy a little nub of fresh ginger to chew on.

Or try one of these homeopathic medicines, which are likely to have other health benefits as well:

  • Sepia is a great remedy for morning sickness, especially if you’re nauseous from the smell or even the thought of food (making it really hard to cook for the family!), and also if the typical Sepia symptoms are present. These include a draggy-down feeling in the uterus, exhaustion, weepiness, irritability, snappishness with the loved ones, and feeling at the end of her rope. Specific symptoms during pregnancy might include lower back pain and brown skin coloration (pregnancy mask, linea nigra)
  • Nux vomica is a great all-around remedy when you’re feeling nauseous. Nux vomica is particularly good when you’re reacting to too much rich fatty food.
  • Ipecac is a great remedy for morning sickness that’s so bad you’re vomiting. It’s a good match if you throw up but don’t feel any better afterwards, and the tongue is clean (no “fur” or covering). Both are unusual when someone is vomiting.

Ongoing Care:

  • Try an Acu-Band, a wrist band with a button that presses on the acupressure point for nausea. It can work for motion sickness, morning sickness, and post-op nausea.

Here are a couple of informative books:

Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year by Susan Weed.

Homeopathic Medicines for Pregnancy, Birth, and Baby’s First Year by Miranda Castro.

Taking homeopathic remedies:

You can take one dose a day (in ordinary circumstances) or up to four doses a day (if you have really intense symptoms with great discomfort). As soon as you can see the medicine working, stop giving it and let it work. Homeopathic medicines are safe during pregnancy, as we know from 200 years of experience with millions of women.

This was adaped from Burke Lennihan’s Your Natural Medicine Cabinet: A Practical Guide to Drug-Free Remedies for Common Ailments and may be reproduced for non-commercial purposes with attribution and a backlink to this site.

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