Morning Sickness & Acupuncture

Morning Sickness Acupuncture

Morning Sickness

Congratulations on your pregnancy, if you’re reading this chances are you’re not feeling the best. Our results at Bring It On have shown that our acupuncture can significantly reduce the feelings of pregnancy related nausea.

Our Acupuncture is a safe natural method to reduce nausea, vomiting and dry retching.
Every week here at Bring It On we have great satisfaction in helping women get relief from morning sickness. Let’s Bring It On in a way where you feel comfortable and also not worried that you’re not taking in enough nutrients. Our experience in treating nausea and vomiting in pregnancy with acupuncture has highlighted a few cautions:

Safety of Acupuncture in Pregnancy:

When you attend an acupuncturist for morning sickness, make certain they have experience using acupuncture to treat nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. This is important because there are certain acupuncture points that should not be used on a pregnant woman. There are acupuncture points that induce labour which is a great help and perfectly safe only if you’ve reached your third trimester due date or are overdue. However, morning sickness usually occurs in the first trimester and acupuncture for nausea and vomiting at this time also needs to support your pregnancy as well as provide relief. At Bring It On not only does our acupuncture for morning sickness help relieve your symptoms, it also supports both you and your baby supporting a safe pregnancy.

Related Article Click to read: Tips to Reduce & Relieve Morning Sickness

Dehydration:

Besides just feeling miserable, there are extreme instances when morning sickness and nausea and vomiting in pregnancy can become dangerous for you and your baby if, for example, it leads to dehydration. At Bring It On we’re delighted to help relieve morning sickness with acupuncture, but please take caution if your nausea and vomiting are so severe that you can’t keep anything down (including water, juice, food and vitamins, etc.). If your situation is severe enough, your doctor will most likely want to check you into hospital and treat you with intravenous (IV) fluids. The signs of dehydration in pregnancy resulting from morning sickness may seem obvious, but it can set in much more quickly than you realise and sometimes there may be very little warning before you need to be hospitalised. Watch out for signs of dehydration and consult your doctor if you are at risk.

Signs of dehydration:

  • you haven’t been able to keep anything down for 12 hours, this includes both food and fluids
  • your urine is dark yellow and strong smelling
  • you have infrequent or lack of urination
  • your mouth is dry
  • you feel excessively thirsty
  • your lips are dry, chapped and splitting
  • your skin lacks elasticity
  • you feel weak, dizzy, light-headed or faint
  • you have headaches

If you’re newly pregnant, call your GP explain the situation and ask if you can be seen immediately, or go to the emergency room.

For a list of things you can do on your own to help relieve morning sickness, nausea and vomiting in pregnancy please visit our Pregnancy Information page or click to read

Related Article: Tips to Reduce & Relieve Morning Sickness

In addition to a growing baby, pregnancy triggers a cascade of hormonal and physical changes that can manifest in a number of ways. One of these changes can be nausea. Morning Sickness is the most common complaint in the First Trimester of pregnancy. The nausea and vomiting symptoms of Morning Sickness (which can occur at any time during the day or night) can make the early months of pregnancy a misery for many expectant mothers. It can become quite a challenge with even a mild case of morning sickness and pregnancy nausea wearing you down. Dealing with relentless bouts of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy can leave you exhausted and unable to enjoy this special time. Bring It On can significantly help you take back control of your life.