Homeopathic remedies for morning sickness
Morning sickness is a condition that affects more than half of pregnant women. The nausea can be mild or lead to vomiting. This can often be the first sign of pregnancy as it usually starts from the 6th week of pregnancy and lasts until the 12th week. It can affect some women throughout the whole pregnancy. There are several homeopathic remedies that are extremely safe, and can be very effective in treating this condition.
Many pregnant women suffer with morning sickness, especially during the second and third months of pregnancy. Many of these women will experience nausea without the vomiting. Although it is called morning sickness, it can affect pregnant women at any time of the day. Homeopathic remedies for morning sickness can really benefit these women.
Morning sickness usually wears off by the 14th to 16th week of pregnancy, but a few women can continue to suffer after this time. This is called hyperemesis, and can result in severe vomiting which causes dehydration, weight loss and chemical imbalances and requires urgent medical treatment. Severe vomiting will require rehydration treatment with contain salts and minerals that are essential for the body.
The remedies below should be taken in the 30c potency, up to four times a day, for 7 to 10 days.
Nux Vomica. This is a good natural remedy for nausea, which improves after vomiting. Nux Vomica is a good remedy especially if the patient wants to vomit but cannot, and this causes the problem to continue. There is usually also a sour taste in the mouth in the morning. The nausea can be made worse by strong odours or pressure of clothes at the waist. The pregnant women may feel better with hot drinks.
Ipecacuanha. This natural remedy is indicated when the patient has continuous nausea which is not relieved by vomiting (opposite to Nux Vomica).
Sepia. This alternative remedy is very effective if the patient’s nausea symptoms are accompanied by feelings of irritability, tiredness and weepiness.
Arsen Alb is for sickness that accompanied with diarrhoea and a burning sensation in the stomach. The sickness may be better for having warm drinks. The patient may also be irritable and restless.
Nat Mur is for sickness that is associated with an aversion to bread and slippery foods. The patient may also have a craving a salty foods and not be very thirsty.