Natural therapies for morning sickness
Nausea and vomiting can be debilitating in early pregnancy (and occasionally for the whole pregnancy). With my three pregnancies my first I experienced only slight nausea, the second significant nausea (but it was bearable) with my third I could hardly get off the lounge and found it very difficult to work. I tried lots of things and found taking ginger and Vitamin B6 helpful. I also used seasickness bands - which worked but became painful after a while. Brooke Canning has written an article on acupuncture and morning sickness - acupuncture has been found by research to be one of the most helpful natural therapies for morning sickness. What strategies have you used to successful beat morning sickness? I'd love to read your experiences.
Different remedies for different pregnancies
I experienced morning sickness (a.k.a. all day sickness) with all 5 of my pregnancies. I had it for 5 months with my first child, about 4 months with my second, can't remember how long with my 3rd and 4th children, but about 7 months with my last.
I tried everything mentioned above and different things seemed to help with each pregnancy.
My nutritionist told me that when the liver is congested, morning sickness is much more likely (makes sense). With my first baby, something that seemed to help was squeezing half of a fresh lemon into water and slowly sipping it. (Lemon supports liver function.)
With my 4th baby, eating a banana before rising in the morning helped.
I used something similar to the Psi Bands with the second pregnancy and that helped.
With the 4th pregnancy I found that vitamin B injections really helped (hurray!) but they didn't help with the 5th pregnancy. I tried acupuncture (she just placed something in my ear) and that didn't help. I tried ginger tincture and that didn't help. I found that if I was able to keep something down, just having something on my stomach helped. Sucking on hard candies helped with one of my pregnancies. One of my friends said that just putting a piece of meat in her mouth (and eating it) would keep her from vomiting.
In general, it was different for each and every one of my pregnancies and I found I just had to keep searching for new things to try. I've heard that if you're having a hard time keeping things down, you can try making ice cubes out of juice, and then crushing them or making a "snow cone" out of them and letting yourself suck on that. You'll get some nutrients to help keep your blood sugar up and you'll be eating/drinking it slowly. One mom who had severe nausea "lived" on juiced "snow cones" and ice chips when nothing else would stay down.