There are many useful remedies for morning sickness available. Most of them probably don’t work or are only effective for certain types of women.
Throughout my research and my own pregnancy, I have found at least 10 different reported cures or home remedies for morning sickness. These include:
- Acupressure by wearing sea bands
- Herbs such as Anise, Fennel, Ginger Root and Peppermint
- Vitamin B6 Supplements
- Preggie Pops
- Sniffing Lemons
- Keeping hydrated
- Eat more snacks including dry crackers
- Anti-nausea medications
- Avoid greasy and fried foods
Some of these morning sickness remedies will work better than others. The three that I have tried and tested are Vitamin B6, snacking on dry foods and plenty of water.
I’m sure the other methods are useful too, but I didn’t try them or they weren’t useful for my morning sickness.
Vitamin B6 Supplements
Taking B6 for morning sickness can help you keep food down and feel less nauseous during your first trimester of pregnancy when you are most at risk from morning sickness or nausea, vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) as it is also known.
You need to take it three times a day to get a high enough dosage to prevent your sickness so I would recommend talking to your doctor about how much you should take.
Taking too much could harm your baby and also cause you numbness or even nerve damage.
Some healthcare professionals also advise you to take Unisome with your Vitamin B6. I never tried this because it can make you drowsy and I had to go to work throughout my pregnancy.
Frequent Snacking Throughout The Day
Eating regularly throughout the day can prevent you from feeling sick. I always had a little lunch box containing crackers in my bag.
Try to stay away from rich, greasy, fried or spicy foods. These can aggravate your stomach and cause queasiness.
I found the best foods for my queasiness were bland dry foods such as cereals, potato chips, crackers, Jell-O, rice cakes and plain sandwichs.