Noted Southern California Licensed Midwife Anne Sommers

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Quite often I am asked what can be done to stop morning sickness. The immediate remedy is to take a Vitamin B complex -- by injection, liquid (for many women easier to digest) or tablets. Take the B complex tablets with Vitamin C to aid in absorption and eat a high protein diet.

Vitamin B's support the liver, the organ responsible for filtering hormones and toxins from the body. Toxins make you nauseaous. A high protein diet will help to stabilize your blood sugar level which, when it falls causes nausea.

When you eat and your food is broken down, the excess glucose is turned into glycogen by the pancreas. The liver stores glycogen. The adrenal glands under stress nudge the liver into producing stored sugar (glycogen).

Nausea, morning sickness, hypoglycemia generally involve 3 organs:

  • Liver - The liver detoxifies the generous amounts of hormones that flow through the body in pregnancy.
  • Adrenals - Call on liver for more glycogen. When we are stressed, the adrenals go into action, we require more glycogen. Tension, exercise, growing a baby will increase the need for glycogen.
  • Pancreas - Can over-produce insulin. Through the American diet, this organ has been over stimulated. Too much insulin production can cause hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.

It is very important in pregnancy to reduce the intake of carbohydrates and processed sugar. Eat regularly 6 meals a day (same time each day). Participate in regular activity (same time each day).

Remember, your baby is drawing on your reserves constantly. And what you ate and what your activity level was two days ago will have an effect on how you feel today.

Other than nausea, the signs of hypoglycemia include:

insomnia, allergies, forgetfulness, leg cramps, cold sweats, anxiety, fainting, headaches, dizziness, heart palpitations, rapid pulse, weak spells, depression, irritability, headaches, crying spells, blurred vision

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