Morning sickness has been documented as early as 2000 B.C. by the ancient Egyptians. These days, more than half of pregnant American women suffer from nausea and/or vomiting of varying severity in their first trimester. It was once believed that morning sickness is psychological, but today’s doctors emphasize that it is indeed a physical condition. Thus, women everywhere beg the question: what is the cure?
Unfortunately, there is no one particular remedy. Fairhaven Health; however, has recently introduced their new product – Pregease – to promote pregnancy wellness. The great news for mothers-to-be is that the supplement includes a combination of several proven ingredients that relieve symptoms of both morning sickness and heartburn.
Pregease is a multi-ingredient chewable tablet designed by a team of doctors and nutritionists. Suzanne Munson, director of product development at Fairhaven, adds that the supplement is made to taste good even when nauseous. Each tablet includes vitamins B6 and B12 (both of which have proved to reduce vomiting), calcium carbonate and brown seaweed powder (both are included in many over-the-counter heartburn and antacid products), ginger root and lemon balm (nausea reduction), and deglycyrrhizinated licorice root (soothes and heals the esophagus).
There is no known cause for morning sickness, though there are a number of theories, most of which centralize around an increase in hormones. For each one of the theories, there is a possible remedy, although response depends from woman to woman. For those not interested in taking a supplement, a solution can be found in some simple lifestyle changes.
It is a common suggestion to graze throughout the day instead of eating three meals. Some doctors recommend keeping crackers beside your bed to munch on before getting up in the morning. Those who believe in the effects of ancient Chinese medicine encourage giving acupuncture a try. Sucking on lemon drops or peppermint can offset nausea, as lemon and peppermint are known for soothing the stomach. Many, including the makers of Pregease, refer back to the old favorite: ginger. Ginger ale – pure, not those containing high fructose corn syrup – or certain teas are great sources.
Whether sticking with oldies-but-goodies or opting for more modern treatments, the release of Pregease to the shelves is potentially the relief many pregnant women have been seeking. Be sure to check with your doctor before purchasing Pregease or starting your own remedial routine, and discuss what is the best plan for you.