Pregnancy can be such a wonderful thing sometimes, however, morning sickness usually isn’t a favorite for many pregnant women. Up to 85 percent of soon-to-be moms experience morning sickness. And contrary to what some people believe, morning sickness doesn’t just happen in the morning. It can be an all-day thing.
There are plenty of tips on how to deal with pregnancy-induced nausea and vomiting. While some are very effective, others aren't helpful at all for pregnant women. Continue reading to learn about five things that will help with morning sickness and five things that won’t.
10 Will Help: Vitamin B6
To many people’s surprise, taking a vitamin B6 supplement is said to greatly reduce morning sickness for many pregnant women. While it can help with nausea immensely, it may not always work if you are vomiting. But reducing nausea may lead to a reduction in vomiting.
The reason this is believed to help is that some women who struggle horribly with morning sickness tend to have lower levels of vitamin B6 in their blood. B6 helps the body process certain types of proteins (are also known as amino acids) which could be a factor that helps reduce pregnancy-induced nausea.
9 Won’t Help: Motion Sickness Tablets
Motion sickness tablets or pills may seem like a go-to for some pregnant women, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will help with pregnancy-induced nausea and vomiting. Morning sickness can be a tricky thing to deal with.
This may be an item you may want to leave off of your shopping list if you are having pregnancy nausea and vomiting just because there are tips on this list that are much more effective! Instead, reach for some vitamin B6!
8 Will Help: Peppermint Tea
Peppermint tea has some amazing benefits for pregnant women who have to deal with the dreaded effects of morning sickness. It has been known to reduce nausea, which is always an added bonus. Plus, it can help with other kinds of tummy woes and help with digestion.
All around, peppermint tea may be the way to go if you are trying to find some relief for pregnancy-induced nausea and vomiting. It has a natural way of cooling off the stomach. In addition, peppermint tea can help relieve stress!
7 Won’t Help: Ginger
Ginger is been known to help with tummy troubles for years, however, according to NPR.com, many women have claimed that it actually does nothing to help tame morning sickness when pregnant. That is actually a big shocker for many people.
When we are sick and are throwing up, we tend to want to reach for some ginger ale to sip on to help ease our tummies. While this may work in most cases, if you are pregnant it might actually have no effect.
6 Will Help: Dry Foods
Dry foods have been known to help women who have been experiencing some mild morning sickness during pregnancy. About 90 percent of OB-GYN’s actually recommend soda crackers for morning sickness. Some dry foods can include but are not limited to, crackers, pretzels, and even some plain toast.
You can try any dry foods to see what works best for you; what works for one woman, may not necessarily work for you. Not to mention, what helps one day may not help you the next. Morning sickness can be a very tricky thing to deal with!
5 Won’t Help: Premade Morning Breakfast Shakes
Some women may think that the reason they are nauseous in the morning, or any time of the day during pregnancy, is because they need to eat. In some cases, that may be true, but trying premade breakfast shakes to help reduce morning sickness will typically do absolutely nothing since morning sickness is said to be caused by the changes in hormones.
So, you can scratch this off the list of possible remedies for pregnancy-induced nausea and vomiting! Instead, try other remedies that can be found on this list!
4 Will Help: Preggie Pops & Preggie Pop Drops
Preggie Pops and Preggie Pop Drops are specifically formulated with the average pregnant woman in mind. They are said to help alleviate mild to even moderate cases of morning sickness. They seem to work really well for some women while others didn’t exactly give it a five-star rating. They average about a 3.7-star rating on Amazon out of over 1k reviews.
Every woman is made differently, so this is a product that may work for one person and not for another. They are definitely worth trying out, though!
3 Won’t Help: Chewing Gum
Even though peppermint tea can help reduce morning sickness, some women think that chewing peppermint gum will have the same effect. Actually, chewing gum can have the opposite effect and make pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting so much worse.
It can also make indigestion worse, so you should try to stay away from chewing gum. That is your best bet. It doesn’t matter what flavor you are chewing as well. It all has the potential to make your tummy woes worse!
2 Will Help: Lemons
Surprisingly, lemons are said to help alleviate morning sickness! You can even sniff them, lick them, or eat them whenever you are feeling nauseous for some quick relief. Lemon drops are even supposed to have the same effects as the real deal.
You can even squeeze some fresh lemon juice into water to help with morning sickness symptoms sick you aren’t as fond of the sourness as some women are. It is a refreshing way to stay hydrated as well!
1 Won’t Help: Sea Bands
Sea-Bands are said to be excellent for morning sickness, however, their ratings on sites like Amazon say a lot more about their excellent results. Some women claim they work well, but even more women claim that it had no effect whatsoever.
They are supposed to work by pressing on the Nei-Kuan pressure point on the inside of your wrist. You could try them for yourself and if all else fails, you can try one of the remedies mentioned above t such as lemons, peppermint tea, or dry foods!