Morning Sickness

Ok, I’ll be honest… The technique I’m going to share in this article is one I’m not particularly crazy about. It’s something I’ve found to be moderately helpful in certain situations, but I definitely wouldn’t call it a morning sickness “cure” – even though that’s how it’s promoted by some others online. It’s easy to learn and use however, and it definitely won’t make things worse. I’ve included it here so you can decide for yourself and give it a try if you wish. Read more…

Are your prenatal vitamins doing more harm than good?

One of the most common causes of nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy isn’t a result of morning sickness at all… Your symptoms may actually be caused by something you probably think are doing nothing but good things for you and your developing baby: your prenatal vitamins. Read more…

If you’ve tried motion sickness wrist bands and found they’ve had no effect on your morning sickness, you’re not alone. While there are many excellent acupuncture points that can be used for nausea and vomiting, one of the most highly touted (P6 or Neiguan, located on the inside of the wrist) is actually one of the least effective for morning sickness. Luckily, there’s a much better option. Read more…

Magnesium is one of those minerals that can seemingly do no harm. Beloved by natural living enthusiasts everywhere, the lists of conditions it’s been credited with curing go on and on… Leg cramps, heart palpitations, insomnia, constipation, migraines, anxiety, even incontinence. And now we can add morning sickness to that list. Read more…

It’s no secret that I think much of the morning sickness advice dispensed online is terribly misguided. There are a few instances however, where conventional wisdom is actually spot on. A great example is two commonly recommended herbs that are excellent for combating the nausea associated with morning sickness. While they’re both widely available in a variety of forms, in my experience they work best as herbal teas. Read more…

The internet abounds with dietary advice to help keep morning sickness at bay. Unfortunately, much of this well-intentioned (but misguided) advice centers around keeping saltines on hand at all times… Possibly some of the worst advice ever. The good news is that there are much more effective dietary measures that can be taken to combat the nausea and vomiting of early pregnancy. Read more…

Your sense of smell can be greatly heightened during pregnancy. That’s great news when it comes to avoiding things that may be harmful to your developing baby, but isn’t so great when it makes you go running for the bathroom every time you pass a restaurant or have to visit the meat counter at the grocery store. Essential oils can work amazingly well to mask unpleasant smells, but not all oils are safe to use during pregnancy. Read more…