Useful Homeopathic Remedies for Morning Sickness by Angelika Koch
Nausea during pregnancy can be miserable. Usually associated with the first three or four months of pregnancy it can, for some poor unfortunates, last most of the nine months. In some women it occurs only in the morning but in others lasts all day and even night. Discomfort usually eases off by the third or fourth month, but not always. Homeopathic remedies can be very helpful to a woman with morning sickness and are safe to take during pregnancy. The causes were commonly thought to be related to hormonal changes but it is now known that the emotional state also has a significant bearing on morning sickness: doubt, ambivalence, fear, resentment, disgust and denial can all contribute to or aggravate it. A weak liver and digestive system primarily, although not exclusively, often causes the dreaded morning sickness in pregnant women. It is therefore helpful to cleanse the liver before pregnancy. One or more of the following symptoms accompanies the nausea:
An increased sensitivity to smells, particular smells, to noise, loud or slightest
Foul metallic taste in the mouth which is only relieved while eating
A funny smell in the nose which taints all other smells
Alternation in appetite
Worse for eating, drinking, motion, sleeping, emotional upsets etc.
Homeopathic Dosage Plan
Select the remedy that most closely matches the mentioned symptoms below. I suggest administering the potency 30. In severe and acute nausea, take one tablet every ½ -1 hour…up to 9 doses. As a maintenance protocol, one tablet morning and evening should be sufficient…can be taken throughout the first three months. Reduce or stop any further intake once the nausea subsides. Repeat if nausea comes back. If in doubt, please contact your health care practitioner or midwife.
ASARUM: This remedy is indicated when a woman feels very ill, with constant nausea and retching. She is extremely sensitive to everything—especially noise, which can aggravate the nauseous feelings. She feels best when lying down and resting. Cool drinks or food may help, but it is hard for her to even think of eating.
COLCHICUM: Horrible nausea that is worse from the sight and smell of food (especially eggs or fish) often indicates this remedy. The woman retches and vomits, and has a sore and bloated feeling in the abdomen. She has trouble eating anything — although she often craves things, when she tries to eat them they make her sick. She is likely to feel ill from many smells that others don’t even notice.
IPECACUANHA: This remedy is indicated for intense and constant nausea that is felt all day (not only in the morning) with retching, belching, and excessive salivation. The woman may feel worse from lying down, but also worse from motion. Even after the woman vomits, she remains nauseous.
KREOSOTUM: When this remedy is indicated, the woman may salivate so much that she constantly swallows it, becoming nauseous. She may also vomit up food that looks undigested, several hours after eating.
LACTICUM ACIDUM: This remedy is indicated for “classic morning sickness”: nausea worse immediately on waking in the morning and on opening the eyes. The woman may salivate a lot and have burning stomach pain. She usually has a decent appetite and feels better after eating.
NUX VOMICA: Nausea, especially in the morning and after eating, may respond to this remedy—especially if the woman is irritable, impatient, and chilly. She may retch a lot and have the urge to vomit, often without success. Her stomach feels sensitive and crampy, and she may be constipated.
PULSATILLA: This remedy can be helpful if nausea is worse in the afternoon and evening (often in the morning, as well). The woman is not very thirsty, although she may feel better from drinking something cool. She can crave many different foods, but feels sick from many things (including foods she craves). Creamy foods or desserts may be appealing, but can cause discomfort and burping or bring on vomiting. A woman who needs this remedy usually is affectionate, insecure, and weepy—wanting a lot of attention and comforting.
SEPIA: Gnawing, intermittent nausea with an empty feeling in the stomach suggests a need for this remedy. It is especially indicated for a woman who is feeling irritable, sad, worn out, and indifferent to her family. She feels worst in the morning before she eats, but is not improved by eating and may vomit afterward. Nausea can be worse when she is lying on her side. Odors of any kind may aggravate the symptoms. Food often tastes too salty. She may lose her taste for many foods, but may still crave vinegar and sour things.
TABACUM: This remedy can be helpful to a woman who feels a ghastly nausea with a sinking feeling in the pit of her stomach. She looks extremely pale, feels very cold and faint, and needs to lie very still and keep her eyes closed. If she moves at all, she may vomit violently—or break out in cold sweat and feel terrible. (truestarhealth.com)
Wild Yam Compound For Morning Sickness
2 parts Wild Yam Root, 1 part Dandelion Root, ¼ part Ginger Root and ½ part Vitex (Chaste Berry). Prepare or buy a tincture and take one-fourth teaspoon three times a day. During acute episodes of morning sickness, this herbal formula may be taken frequently throughout the day. (Rosemary Gladstar’s formula).
Dr. Angelika Maria Koch
Doctor of Natural Medicine, D.N.M LCH H.N.H.Ir
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