What is Morning Sickness?
Morning sickness is known for its horrendous symptoms of nausea and vomiting, although a real nuisance it actually affects around 80% of women and is caused not by the baby but by hormones produced by the placenta. These hormones are responsible for keeping your pregnancy going, some may say that this is a good sign!
Typically the symptoms start around the 4th week and usually stopping around 12th-14th weeks, but for some women it can extend longer. If the vomiting becomes really severe then you may be suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which leads to dehydration and requires medical attention.
Benefits of Vitamin B6 for nausea
– Vital to your baby’s developing brain and nervous system
– Vitamin B6 also helps your baby metabolise protein and carbohydrates.
– Research shows that extra vitamin B6 may relieve nausea or vomiting for some women during pregnancy, though no one is exactly sure why.
– Vitamin B6 also helps your body metabolize protein and carbohydrates and helps form new red blood cells, antibodies, and neurotransmitters.
Benefits of Peppermint oil for nausea
In traditional herbalism, practitioners may use peppermint to: prevent or reduce vomiting
Peppermint oil comes from the peppermint plant, which is a hybrid of spearmint and watermint. People have used peppermint oil for centuries to treat a range of illnesses, including digestive conditions