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Nausea during pregnancy can be miserable.
At at time when many changes are occurring (enough to adapt to
already), it is often very discouraging. Some women only feel ill or
queasy in the morning, but for some it lasts all day and is even
troublesome at 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
For dosage information, please read the information at the end of
this section. See also “Using Homeopathy With Professional
Guidance” in What
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
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.
Select the remedy that
most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where
self-treatment is appropriate, unless otherwise directed by a
physician, a lower potency (6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C)
should be used. In addition, instructions for use are usually
printed on the label.
physicians suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take one
dose and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue
to wait and let the remedy work. If improvement lags
significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be
taken. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and
the individual. Sometimes a dose may be required several times
an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a
day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be
If no response is seen
within a reasonable amount of time, select a different remedy.
For more information, including references, see What
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