Saturday, August 10, 2013

What Cured my Pregnancy Nausea

I refuse to call it "Morning Sickness". There was nothing "morning" about lasted all day for me.

Like most mommies, I had horrible nausea starting at 5 1/2 weeks of pregnancy. I can't say it was worse just because I pregnant with two babies, but I will say it was BAD! Although I didn't vomit much at all, the extreme nausea feeling was with me wherever I went, whatever I ate, and whatever medical, natural or homeopathic remedy I took. Seabands, ginger drops, saltine crackers, gingerale, vitamin B6, vitamin B6 with Unisom, Zofran...some of these helped more than others, but never caused complete relief.

I waited impatiently for the magical 12th week of pregnancy to come so that I could be cured!

Needless to say, I was pretty disappointed when I finally did hit week 12 and found myself to be, in fact, still very nauseous.

Something wonderful happened, however, when a friend of mine sent me an article about magnesium and how it helps with nausea and other symptoms during pregnancy. I decided to try taking a magnesium supplement (I chose Magnesium Serene. It's a powder form of magnesium citrate that is mixed with hot water to form a tea-like drink.) I noticed that after taking it for just 3 days, that my nausea had completely gone away! To this day, if I go more than a week without taking a dose of magnesium, all my nausea symptoms start to come back. But all it takes is one dose, and I start feeling better again.

I will say that for a while I would still randomly vomit for no reason, even with the magnesium, and for that reason I stayed on 1/2 tablet of zofran...but the horrible unrelenting nausea (which I found to be much worse than vomiting) was completely cured by the magnesium.

Another benefit I found with the magnesium is that it stabilized my blood sugar, so that I didn't get faint-feeling if I didn't eat as soon as I got hungry.

Here's a link to the article about magnesium:

The article suggests using an oil on the skin, but I don't think that it is the most effective way to get magnesium into your body. I found that taking it orally worked better for me.

As for the Magnesium Serene, it can be found on Amazon and in most health food stores. A 9 ounce bottle lasts me about 2 months. It comes in a few different flavors. I like the berry the best.

Foods that are rich in magnesium include:
squash and pumpkin seeds
soy beans
brown rice
and yes, dark chocolate!


  1. I am so glad you posted this! I am only 9 wks along, and wasn't looking forward to struggling with nausea for the rest of my pregnancy! I ordered some right away and I was amazed at the affect it had on me right away! Thank you so much for the suggestion!

  2. Hey Kara! I'm so glad you found this helpful! And Congratulations! That's so exciting!