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Morning Sickness

Ginger for an upset stomach

By Marilyn Pokorney

The common ginger root used in cooking has been found to alleviate nausea, indigestion and motion sickness. For motion sickness, ginger is more effective than the common Dramamine, says the British medical journal Lancet. (more…)

Surviving Morning Sickness

By Carrie Lauth

“Just eat a few saltines and you’ll be ok.”
I don’t know about you, but as someone who suffered with prolonged, severe morning sickness (which I affectionately call “morning, noon and night sickness”), when I hear someone say this, I just want to slug them! (more…)

Posted: Pregnancy & Birth , Morning Sickness | December 1st, 2005 | 2 Comments »

What You Can Do to Ease Morning Sickness

By Jessica Hudson

We’ve all heard the saltines and ginger ale fix, but many of us have some downright severe morning sickness. What causes it, how can it be stopped and when is it bad enough to worry? Read on. (more…)

Am I? Or Am I Not? First Pregnancy Symptoms

By Meagan Francis

Pregnant? Or not? You’re nauseous, fatigued and plagued by strange dreams. Or maybe you are experiencing strange cravings or food aversions. Your period might be late, spotty or seem completely absent. So you must be pregnant, right? (more…)

Nine Homeopathic Months: Pregnancy

By Susy Parker Goins

So the news is back: The line showed up pink (I had to do the test three times just to convince myself), or the rabbit died (is that still politically correct?) or however you found out. You’re pregnant! What a grand adventure you’re embarking on! So now what? (more…)

Herbal Allies for Pregnant Women

By Susun Weed

Pregnancy is a special time, one that brings joys and pains. Many minor but distressing health complaints can accompany pregnancy, such as morning sickness, varicose veins, skin discoloration, hemorrhoids, constipation, folic acid anemia, iron deficiency anemia, muscle/leg cramps, backache, heartburn, fatigue and mood changes, bladder infections and high blood pressure. (more…)

Herbalism for Pregnancy and Pregnancy Problems

By Susun Weed

Wise women believe that most of the problems of pregnancy can be prevented by attention to nutrition. Morning sickness and mood swings are connected to low blood sugar; backaches and severe labor pains often result from insufficient calcium; varicose veins, hemorrhoids, constipation, skin discoloration and anemia are evidence of lack of specific nutrients; pre-eclampsia, the most severe problem of pregnancy, is a form of acute malnutrition. (more…)

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