Homeopathy for Morning Sickness

Ok folks we’re diving in to the most highly requested topic … homeopathy for use in pregnancy. Where else to start but the beginning! This blog will be all about homeopathy for morning sickness.

Unfortunately after a blissful first week (or two if you’re lucky) of pregnancy, most women get hit with what’s known as “morning sickness.” If you’ve ever experienced it, you’ll know very well that it can stretch far beyond the morning, and far beyond the first trimester. I’m here to help with some of the most common homeopathic remedies for morning sickness, that have helped countless struggling women.



What is morning sickness?

As defined by Mayo Clinic:

Morning sickness is nausea and vomiting that occurs during pregnancy. And, despite its name, morning sickness can strike at any time of the day or night.

Rarely, morning sickness is so severe that it progresses to a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum. This is when someone with nausea and vomiting of pregnancy has severe symptoms that may cause severe dehydration or result in the loss of more than 5 percent of pre-pregnancy body weight. Hyperemesis gravidarum may require hospitalization and treatment with intravenous (IV) fluids, medications and rarely a feeding tube.

Common home remedies

Not to be confused with the homeopathic remedies that this blog post is focussing on! Here’s a short list of helpful things that you could easily do at home and that you may use alongside your homeopathic remedy, or until you can get your hands on it.

eat immediately upon waking

This is the most attainable option if you get queazy when you get up first thing. Keep a banana or jar of almonds on your bedside table. Wake up, have a quick bite to eat and get on with your day! Keep a little but substantial snack with you at all times incase nausea comes a knocking … you’d be surprised how well a little something to eat, frequently, can help you feel better (if your nausea is more mild).

ginger

Very well known, and for good reason! Ginger is great at reducing nausea from various circumstances and pregnancy is one of them. Try to skip the sugary ginger-ale and try for something like a ginger tea or a fresh juice with ginger.

Lemons

Studies have shown lemon as being a way to reduce nausea… so slice some up and sip on some lemon water all day! Hello hydration and goodbye nausea.

Homeopathy for morning sickness

Ok, here’s what we came for.

If you’re new to homeopathy, remember that you are reading through the list below to try to find ONE remedy that BEST fits your complaints. You will see bits and pieces from different remedies that will apply to you, but choose the one remedy that you match most of the points (though you do not have to match all of the points). Please read this post and also this post if you are confused about any aspect of homeopathy. Feel free to ask questions!

I like to choose one main remedy, and also have one on backup incase the first pick was incorrect and not helpful. Also remember that it is possible that none of the remedies below are a fit for you. I can only list so many remedies here! If you need help choosing a remedy, please contact me and inquire about a 30 minute acute consultation (online).

Why are there so many remedies to consider?

Because homeopathy is not one-size-fits-all. There are a variety of details and symptoms that women may experience with morning sickness, that differ from person to person, so I’ve tried to supply you with a large list to help the most people. There are even more remedies to consider, but the ones included here are used most often.

what can i expect after taking a remedy?

If you have not exactly matched your symptoms to the correct remedy, it is possible that nothing will happen and then you need to come back and see if there is a better fit.

If you have correctly matched your symptoms, you should expect relief from your symptoms as the remedy helps the body to better manage the changing hormones.

Sometimes, the nausea completely disappears with a dose or two of the correct remedy. Sometimes numerous doses are needed over the course of a couple of weeks.

If you have seen improvement, stick with that remedy.

Please reference the blog post how to use homeopathic remedies in acute and first aid situations for some guidance on how and how often to take the remedy. But the basic instructions are: if you experience relief from the remedy, do not take any more until your symptoms return and then take another dose. Do not take it if you are not experiencing symptoms.

18 COMMON homeopathic REMEDIES FOR MORNING SICKNESS

arsenicum

This remedy may be helpful for you if some of the following is true:

  • you have nausea with vomiting
  • you vomit frequently and easily, and may sweat while you do
  • vomiting may cause you to faint
  • you are very anxious and irritable with extreme restless
  • you feel better when you’re laying down, and are comforted by anything warm

asarum

This remedy may be helpful for you if some of the following is true:

  • your nausea is constant and violent
  • you gag and vomit with your nausea
  • your nausea is worse when there’s lots of noise – sometimes even tiny, repetitive noises will aggravate it
  • since becoming pregnant, your senses are very sensitive!
  • bathing, cold drinks and food, fresh air and lying down all help you to feel better

bryonia

This remedy may be helpful for you if some of the following is true:

  • your nausea and vomiting is brought on by even the littlest movement
  • keeping completely still and quiet is all that helps
  • you are very thirsty and your mouth is very dry
  • you are extremely irritable and may have bad headaches

Cocculus indicus

This remedy may be helpful for you if some of the following is true:

  • your nausea is worse with the thought, smell, and sight of food
  • your stomach feels empty and you have no appetite
  • the nausea is worse while riding in your car, boat, etc. or while looking at an object in motion (feels like sea sickness)
  • you feel dizzy with your nausea and must lay down
  • you may have a metallic taste in your mouth
  • you feel fatigued, and tire easily and your nausea is worse from loss of sleep
  • your nausea feels better when you lie down

COLCHICUM

This remedy may be helpful for you if some of the following is true:

  • you are extremely sensitive to the smell of food, especially fish, meat and eggs (the worst) – even the thought of food can make you gag
  • the distant smell or even sight of food you can’t smell makes you sick to your stomach
  • your stomach is bloated and you have no appetite
  • your nausea is very intense and serious, can last all day and is worse from motion
  • you may dry heave, and feel your nausea is so much worse than the actual vomiting
  • you are very thirsty, especially for “fizzy” things
  • you only feel better when sitting, and your nausea seems to get worse as the day goes on
  • when lying down, your legs must be curled up into your stomach

*think of this remedy for very serious morning sickness due to the inability to tolerate any food

conium maculatum

This remedy may be helpful for you if some of the following is true:

  • you are very dizzy, which is worse when turning your head and feel better with your eyes closed
  • you gag and vomit with your nausea
  • you have been avoiding company

Ipecacuanha

This remedy may be helpful for you if some of the following is true:

  • your persistent, constant nausea is not relieved by vomiting, which you may find difficult to do
  • your nausea lasts all day, making you annoyed and irritable
  • you have so much saliva and may have to spit frequently
  • nausea is worse when you lay down and at night

*think of this remedy for persistent vomiting where the women cannot eat and must go for IV fluids

kali carbonicum

This remedy may be helpful for you if some of the following is true:

  • you have nausea with no vomiting
  • your nausea hits while walking around
  • your nausea is accompanied by an aching back
  • you feel better when lying down in your warm bed

kreosotum

This remedy may be helpful for you if some of the following is true:

  • you have extreme salivation with nausea and vomiting
  • the constant swallowing of saliva is what causes your nausea

lycopodium

This remedy may be helpful for you if some of the following is true:

  • you have nausea with vomiting
  • your stomach feels empty and feels full very quickly
  • you feel anxious and very irritable
  • you feel better from fresh air and laying in your warm bed

natrum muriaticum

This remedy may be helpful for you if some of the following is true:

  • your symptoms start around 10am and get worse throughout the day, improving by evening
  • you feel a pain in your stomach with your nausea
  • your burps taste sour
  • your are dizzy with your nausea and usually have a headache
  • you feel better while resting

Nux vomica

This remedy may be helpful for you if some of the following is true:

  • your nausea may be strong and constant, especially in bed on waking up, but you’re unable to vomit
  • if you are able to vomit, you generally feel well for some time afterwards
  • you have a lot of saliva with your nausea
  • you are ravenous, but generally feel very nauseous after eating
  • you may be irritable and easily offended
  • your stomach is very sensitive to pressure

petroleum

This remedy may be helpful for you if some of the following is true:

  • you feel nauseous and dizzy, which is worse when standing up from sitting or laying down
  • you feel worse in the fresh air

pulsatilla

This remedy may be helpful for you if some of the following is true:

  • you feel sick all of the time, but your nausea is worse in the late afternoon and evening
  • your nausea is worse after eating
  • your nausea feels better in the open air, and better from walking slowly
  • you crave rich, sweet, fatty foods, but they make you feel worse
  • you are not thirsty
  • you may complain of a bitter taste in your mouth that affects the taste of food
  • the taste of your burps linger in your mouth
  • you may be moody, weepy and need comfort and reassurance

sepia

This remedy may be helpful for you if some of the following is true:

  • your nausea is worse in the morning on rising, and/or after 6 pm until you go to sleep
  • your stomach feels empty with pain and vomiting
  • your nausea is worse from the smell and thought of food (even ones you used to enjoy) and after eating
  • your nausea is worse in the morning
  • you crave vinegar and pickles, as well as sweets
  • you have a sensation of heaviness or sagging in the pelvis
  • you may feel indifferent, depressed and sad, and take those feelings out on your loved ones

sulphur

This remedy may be helpful for you if some of the following is true:

  • your nausea started very early in pregnancy
  • you feel better in the fresh air

tabacum

This remedy may be helpful for you if some of the following is true:

  • you have constant, violent nausea that is worse in a warm room, from motion and from the smell of tobacco smoke
  • vomiting is exhausting, tastes sour and is worse after breakfast
  • nausea and vomiting are accompanied by paleness and an icy coldness, with or without sweat
  • fresh air helps your nausea, but makes your dizziness worse

veratrum album

This remedy may be helpful for you if some of the following is true:

  • you have nausea with vomiting and restlessness
  • your vomiting is accompanied by diarrhea, and is quite violent
  • you are thirsty for cold drinks, but soon vomit them up
  • you have pains in your stomach, dizziness and hiccup after you vomit


There you have it! Homeopathy for morning sickness. I’d love to hear back from you: do you experience morning sickness with your pregnancies? Have you ever found relief? Have you ever tried homeopathy for your morning sickness?

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