The Holistic Mom: Morning Sickness Sucks

For anyone who has experienced the poorly named “morning sickness” (actually - nausea and vomiting of pregnancy), you know how debilitating it can be. It’s hard to determine what’s worse - persistent, unrelenting nausea or unpredictable vomiting that strikes anytime, anywhere.

I HIGHLY suggest talking to your doctor if your nausea and vomiting interferes significantly with your daily life and/or persists past the first trimester. I had personally found the medication available to be extremely helpful in allowing me to function like a semi-normal person again. I wish I could tell you that I treated this 100% naturally, but that’s just not true. In fact I distinctly recall crying to my doctor and basically begging for drugs!

That being said - there are a lot of holistic remedies that can be used in place of or in conjunction with medication.

Here are my favorites:

  1. Ginger - I love the chews, but tea or hard candies work too.

  2. Acupuncture - Finding Sara at Acupuncture Atelier was a game changer for me!

  3. Chiropractic care - Find someone who specializes in prenatal care, like Hoboken Chiropractic and Wellness.

  4. Vitamin b6 - talk to your doctor about specific dosages

  5. Peppermint Oil - diffuse a drop or two or apply diluted drop to the belly

I am also hoping to hear your opinions and experiences - write to me over on the Little Hoboken IG stories!

Jessica Crystal is an RN, BSN with a degree from the University of Delaware, a holistic health coach certified from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and a mom to a busy toddler, Emma. She enjoys yoga, reading, and shopping and eating on Washington Street. She has lived in Hoboken for over six years with her husband Adam. Jessica runs Little Hoboken Health and Wellness and you can see her on Instastories every Wednesday for Wellness Wednesdays (@littlehoboken).