6 morning sickness remedies to try

Do ginger, acupuncture and vitamins work as morning sickness remedies? Midwife Katie answers the most common questions about relieving pregnancy nausea.

BABYBJÖRN Magazine – Morning sickness remedies and how to relieve nausea when pregnant
Ginger and vitamin B are popular morning sickness remedies.
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What Are the Best Remedies for Morning Sickness?

Many women find keeping something like a digestive biscuit next to their bed useful. Eat one of these and have a drink before attempting to get out of bed. This will often settle your stomach. Eat small meals often and avoid greasy, high fat or salty foods. Some women also find cold meals are easier digest than a warm meal. Get plenty of rest and consider keeping a diary to identify potential triggers.

Read more! “When does morning sickness start?” and other questions about nausea.

Does Vitamin B6 Work for Morning Sickness?

While B-Complex vitamins won’t necessarily cure morning sickness, researchers have found that increasing the amount of vitamin B in the diets of expecting mothers helps provide some relief from morning sickness. Usually a vitamin B supplement is recommended by doctors before they prescribe or recommend any medications.

Does Ginger Help Morning Sickness?

Ginger has always been used as an herbal treatment for upset stomachs and nausea. It is best to use fresh ginger. While ginger is considered safe, some people feel its consumption should be limited during pregnancy, so it is best to first ask your doctor.

Do Sea Bands Help Morning Sickness?

Sea bands take advantage of the acupressure point beneath our wrists, which helps relieve nausea and vomiting. The sea bands work by applying pressure to the P6 pressure point consistently throughout the day to help relieve your morning sickness symptoms.

Also read: Pregnancy diet – what to eat when pregnant

Will Acupuncture Cure Morning Sickness?

While acupuncture isn’t a common remedy for morning sickness, a Swedish study showed that 90% of women felt less nauseated after receiving acupuncture treatments for their morning sickness.

What Can I Do If Certain Odors Are Making Me Sick?

Many women find that certain scents or odors will make them feel nauseous. If this is the case, carry around a handkerchief with your favorite smell, for example a perfume or a couple of drops of an essential oil (people find lemon, wild orange or peppermint useful). When you feel your stomach turning, take out the handkerchief and have a sniff.

Katie Hilton: Morning sickness questions answered

Katie Hilton

Works as: A midwife, health visitor, parenting expert, writer. “My work couldn’t be better, I absolutely love working with families and supporting them throughout one of the most exciting transitions in their life!”

Family: Husband Richard, Benjamin, who is 6, a chocolate Labrador named Buttons, and our guinea pigs Fred and Oscar. Our house is like a zoo!

Interests: Family, obviously. We also love traveling and experiencing new cultures, cooking and reading.