Another pregnancy biggie is morning sickness, which affects up to 80% of pregnant women. Thankfully, there are natural and healthy ways to combat the morning 'queasies'.
Psi Bands (pronounced "Sigh Bands") were created by two moms-to-be looking for a drug-free way to treat their morning sickness. They discovered the benefits of wrist acupressure to relieve their nausea and vomiting. Available in 5 colors.
Many experts believe that it is a deficiency of Vitamin B6 that causes morning sickness. B-Natal Lozenges are a non-prescription vitamin supplement that give you just the right amount of B6 to help soothe the symptoms of morning sickness. Different flavors available.
Symptoms can be at their most powerful between weeks 6-12, so plan accordingly when shopping for remedies that are taken orally.
(read on for tea recommendations to combat morning sickness)
Heartburn and Acid Reflux
Heartburn and acid reflux can be a problem for many pregnant women, especially as the pregnancy progresses. Mommy's Bliss Pregnancy Heartburn Comfort is formulated to comfort the digestive system quickly, and with no chalky aftertaste. Unlike most heartburn remedies, these tablets are natural and do not contain aluminum.
Papaya is another known remedy for stomach ills, especially heartburn and acid reflux. Healthmate Products makes a Creamed Papaya Concentrate, which can be mixed with water or used in smoothies to soothe upset stomachs. Best of all, the Creamed Papaya would be also great for baby. Should baby have colic, the papaya will help relieve baby's gassiness.