Stop Morning Sickness Spoiling The Excitement Of Early Pregnancy
Almost 80% of pregnant women will suffer from morning sickness at some point. While symptoms will usually ease around week 14, it is possible that an unlucky few may experience nausea and vomiting throughout their pregnancy. In addition, as many pregnant women will testify, morning sickness is not necessarily restricted to just the morning - and can last all day.
Understandably, most women are wary of treatment for morning sickness in case it harms their unborn child. Fortunately, Sea-Band acupressure bands provide an easy and natural way to combat morning sickness without taking drugs.
Acupressure - safe and effective relief
Traditional methods of controlling nausea during early pregnancy – such as eating a dry biscuit or toast before getting up each day or chewing ginger root – can certainly help ease symptoms. However, scientific studies have shown that one of the most effective drug-free treatments is based upon the ancient Chinese principle of acupressure - effectively acupuncture without needles.
In 1988 a report by the late Professor John Dundee in The Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine showed that the women who used acupressure in his trial suffered significantly less nausea and vomiting than those who didn’t.
Sea-Band - acupressure in action
Sea-Bands harness the natural effect of acupressure and continue to provide effective relief today, by applying continuous pressure on the P6 (or Nei-Kuan) point on each wrist using a plastic stud.
A recent study in Italy found that morning sickness was reduced in 70% of women who used Sea-Bands and one study conducted by an American midwife showed that women wearing Sea-Bands also reported less anxiety, depression and hostility.
Take care ... take control
Controlling your nausea can be a big step towards feeling positive about your pregnancy. Here are a few ways to help ensure you take care of yourself:
- Food: it’s quality rather than quantity that counts. Your baby depends on you for the nutrients it needs to develop, so follow a good, balanced diet. Avoid raw or lightly cooked eggs, soft and blue-veined cheeses (which could lead to bacterial infections) and pate or liver products.
- Beverages: drink lots of water, milk and juice during your pregnancy, with tea and coffee in moderation. Plenty of liquids will help you avoid constipation and piles. It’s best not to drink alcohol at all, particularly in early pregnancy.
- Hygiene: be scrupulous about cleaning and food hygiene in the kitchen, particularly if you have cats or other pets. Pamper yourself, too, with relaxing baths and body lotions.
- Exercise: swimming, yoga and walking will help you keep fit. Join a local class and meet other expectant mothers.
- Smoking: give up as soon as you can for your own and your baby’s health.