Safe, gentle homeopathy has been the choice of pregnant women worldwide for more
than 200 years. It is fantastically effective for keeping moms and babies healthy—and for
relieving or averting common problems before, during, and after childbirth.
Homeopathic medicines (or “remedies”) are approved by the FDA and prepared in
accordance with the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the U.S. Available in health food stores, drugstores, and homeopathic pharmacies, these pleasant-tasting and environmentally friendly remedies are made from natural sources (e.g., plants, minerals) and are taken in extremely small doses. When used as directed, they are completely safe for everyone—including pregnant women, newborns, children, and adults—and you need not worry about toxic side effects as you do with conventional medications. Homeopathic remedies work with your body’s own natural processes to heal you gently and naturally. And any improvement in your own health will also benefit your baby!
Try eating a dry cracker before getting out of bed. Avoid rich, high-fat foods. If the nausea is worse when you’re hungry, eat frequently but in small amounts. One of the following tried-and-true remedies also may help.
Pulsatilla: Your nausea is worse in a warm, stuffy room, 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 tend to be weepy with changeable moods; you want comfort and reassurance. Eating the wrong foods can bring on headaches with a bursting pain over your eyes.
Colchicum: You are extremely sensitive to the smell of food and may gag at the very thought of food. Your nausea can last all day and is worse from motion. You want carbonated drinks. You prefer to lie with your knees drawn up, since stretching out your legs can cause nausea.
Ipecacuanha: Your severe, constant nausea is not even relieved by vomiting. You salivate profusely and may have to spit frequently. (Note: This remedy is homeopathically prepared and diluted Ipecacuanha and is NOT interchangeable with the common drugstore Ipecac used to induce vomiting.)
Nux vomica: Your nausea is strong, especially in bed on waking, but you’re unable to vomit. You are very hungry but feel worse after eating, with indigestion and cramping. You may be irritable and oversensitive to noise and light.
Sepia: Your nausea is worse from the smell and thought of food. You have a sinking feeling in the stomach that makes you feel faint; eating may relieve it but only temporarily. You crave vinegar and pickles, as well as sweets. You have a sensation of heaviness or sagging in the pelvis. You may feel indifferent to your loved ones because you’re exhausted; but physical exercise makes you feel better overall.
Always consult with a Registered Homeopath before commencing homeopathic treatment. A trained Homeopath will do a comprehensive intake and consulatation and will prescribe an individualized homeopathic treatment plan.