Approximately 50% of all pregnant women experience some degree of nausea and vomiting between the sixth and twelfth week of pregnancy. This is normal. Although it is commonly called morning sickness, it can occur at any time of the day.
Abnormal vomiting-severe, continual nausea and vomiting after the twelfth week- occurs in approximately 1-300 pregnancies. It can result in dehydration, acidosis, malnutrition, and substantial weight loss. If the condition persists, it can endanger the fetus. The reason for abnormal severe nausea
Is not clear, but an association has been made between it and very high levels of the hormone estrogen and chorionic HCG, a hormone produced by the placenta that increases in quantity until the end of the first trimester. Other possible causes of abnormal vomiting include bile duct disease, drug toxicity, pancreatitis, low blood sugar; another issue is a rare condition in which an abnormal mass rather than a fetus grows inside the uterus, problems with the thyroid, and inflammatory bowel disorder.
L-Methionine, 1000 mg daily, effective in preventing nausea.
Vitamin B6, 50 mg every 4 hrs. When experiencing nausea.
Do not take these nutrients for longer than 6 weeks
Ginger is helpful in alleviating nausea. Other beneficial herbs include catnip, dandelion, peppermint and red raspberry leaf.
Keep crackers or whole wheat bread near your bed and eat some before rising. Make sure and keep head elevated so you don’t get chocked.
Eat small, but frequent meals and snack on whole-grain crackers. Do not eat peanut butter or cheese.
It helps to keep some food in the stomach at all times.
Do not go without food or drink because nausea.
Do not sit up or get out of bed quickly.
Keep in mind that morning sickness usually does not last beyond the first thirteen weeks of; pregnancy. If you suffer from persistent nausea you should consult your physician or health care provider.
I have ginger, catnip, dandelion, peppermint, and red raspberry leaf. I can make it in tea bag or capsule form. If you select capsule form; I have “0” or “00” capsules.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any type of ailment. Always consult your health care provider before using herbs or alternative ways...
Walks With Hawks/Harvey BSNH