I'm not currently pregnant but was just discussing with grace and peace to you the unpleasant & much dreaded morning sickness. I've always heard that morning sickness was a good sign that all is going well with the pregnancy ..........let me tell you though it doesn't feel like it when you are going through it. I remember it all to well from my last pregnancy 3 years ago.
I had bad morning sickness with my first child but it lasted only 12 weeks and actually tapered off after the 8th week. With my second and 3rd pregnancies I had minimal morning sickness. My 4th pregnancy wasn't as bad as my first but it wasn't as easy as my second & third. Let me tell ya though, my last pregnancy left me with a terrible amount of morning sickness that lasted 16 weeks + but in all honesty I had stomach/intestional issues the entire pregnancy. I told my husband several times that whole pregnancy that I was never doing it again : ) Well once she was born & I saw her little face I thought to myself how could I have ever complained.....she was perfect and well worth the difficulty.
I am apprehensive of another pregnancy , even though I would love to have another child. I'm not sure what will happen but in the mean time , just in case, I'm working on trying to be healthier......eating properly, getting exercise (daily walks, while the weather is nice) and taking supplements.
The two things I'm taking are Milk Thistle & Freeda's High Potency Multi -Vitamin
Iron Free Quintabs. According to Shonda Parker's book "The Naturally Healthy Pregnancy", milk thistle is a must for women who have suffered with morning sickness in prior pregnancies. She has had great experience with it and had zero morning sickness with at least one of her pregnancies after taking it daily for several months prior to conception. Milk thistle is a liver supporting herb. If our livers aren't functioning well it will affect us in other ways. It really does make sense.....are liver's filters out all the toxins....if it is over loaded (as it would be normally in early pregnancy) it would be wise to help it out. So I'm taking 2 a day as a precaution.......maybe it will help if I have any future pregnancies.
Freeda vitamins are super hypoallergenic supplements. I have a gluten sensitivity so it's important I take a good vitamin like this one. I choose the iron free because iron is tough on your liver and should not be taken unless it is really needed. I have taken cheapo synthetic forms of iron as well as Hemagenics by Metagenics (these are high quality supplements that you can only get through a health care provider). I got it through my midwife. She said she had never had any of her clients have a difficult time taking them. WELL....they didn't work for me......they made me sick to my stomach. So I just try to avoid iron all together and get it from foods.
What were your morning sickness experiences & remedies or preventatives. Please share : )