Prenatal Health Series: Morning Sickness

morning-sickness“Morning sickness” can affect up to 90% of pregnant women in their first trimester and unfortunately it is usually not relegated to just mornings. Luckily though, for many, morning sickness is limited to the first trimester. If it continues after the first 3 months and is debilitating, please consult with your primary healthcare practitioner.

Researchers believe that nausea and vomiting are results of the many physical changes that occur in early pregnancy, including higher levels of hormones.

Thankfully, there are many natural and effective remedies for pregnant woman to help ease the discomfort of morning sickness.

Supplements

Ginger: A study in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2001) reported that 28 of 32 pregnant women supplementing with ginger had improvement in nausea symptoms compared with 10 of 35 in the placebo group. Researchers found no adverse effect of ginger on pregnancy outcome. Drink a fresh cup of ginger tea two to three times daily or take 300 mg of the capsule form three times daily. Continue reading “Prenatal Health Series: Morning Sickness”

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