Pregnancy is supposed to be such a joyous time! You are so excited to be growing your sweet little baby in your womb and can’t wait to meet them. Unfortunately, it can be hard to keep a joyful countenance when you are struggling with helicobacter pylori, hyperemesis & morning sickness. This post is to help troubleshoot what you can try to do to help alleviate your nausea and vomiting symptoms.
I am not a medical professional, so please do your own research and speak with your medical provider on implementing these protocols.
How does helicobacter pylori effect morning sickness?
There is no direct link between Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and morning sickness. Morning sickness, also known as nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP), is a common condition experienced by pregnant women, while H. pylori is a bacterial infection that primarily affects the stomach lining.
However, it’s important to note that both morning sickness and H. pylori infection can cause nausea and vomiting. If a pregnant woman has an H. pylori infection, it may exacerbate her symptoms of morning sickness or make them more severe. In such cases, treating the H. pylori infection may help alleviate the symptoms of morning sickness.
How do I treat helicobacter pylori?
- Probiotics: Certain strains of probiotics, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, may help restore the balance of gut bacteria and support the eradication of H. pylori.
- Manuka Honey: This type of honey has antibacterial properties and may help inhibit the growth of H. pylori.
- Green Tea: Some studies suggest that the polyphenols in green tea can inhibit the growth of H. pylori. Doing green tea regularly may have a positive impact, but may not eradicate the bacteria completely.
- Garlic: Contains antimicrobial properties and may help inhibit the growth of H. pylori. Including fresh garlic in your diet or taking garlic supplements may be beneficial.
- Colloidal Silver: Contains antibacterial and antifungal properties. May inhibit the growth of certain bacteria and fungi.
I first heard about helicobacter pylori (h. pylori) from the “Are They All Yours?!??” blog by Suzsanna Anderson. I highly recommend you read through these links on her blog to learn more about natural way to treat h. pylori, NVP, and morning sickness.
Other causes of morning sickness
Other possible causes of morning sickness include hormonal changes during pregnancy, an increase in estrogen and progesterone levels, sensitivity to certain smells or foods, high levels of stomach acid, and emotional factors such as stress or anxiety. Additionally, some women may experience morning sickness due to a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum, which is characterized by severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It’s important to note that morning sickness is a common occurrence during pregnancy and can vary from person to person.
How do I alleviate hyperemesis?
Hyperemesis gravidarum is a severe form of morning sickness, and it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. The treatment options for hyperemesis gravidarum may vary depending on the severity of symptoms and individual circumstances. However, some common ways to alleviate symptoms may include:
1. Medications: Your healthcare provider may prescribe anti-nausea medications or vitamin B6 supplements to help alleviate nausea and vomiting.
2. IV Fluids: In severe cases, intravenous (IV) fluids may be necessary to prevent dehydration and replenish essential nutrients.
3. Dietary adjustments: Eating small, frequent meals throughout the day and avoiding triggers like greasy or spicy foods can help manage symptoms. Some women find relief in consuming cold or dry foods.
4. Ginger: Ginger is known for its anti-nausea properties, so consuming ginger tea or ginger candies may provide some relief.
5. Rest and relaxation: Reducing stress and ensuring adequate rest can also help alleviate symptoms.
It’s important to remember that these suggestions may not work for everyone, and it’s crucial to listen to your body and how it reacts to different foods & drink.
What are alternative treatments for hyperemesis & NVP?
There are some alternative treatments and remedies that may help alleviate symptoms of hyperemesis gravidarum. Here are a few options:
1. Acupuncture: Some women find that acupuncture helps reduce nausea/vomiting during pregnancy. It involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body.
2.. Aromatherapy: Certain essential oils, such as lemon or peppermint, may help alleviate nausea when used in a diffuser or diluted and applied topically.
3. Herbal remedies: Ginger and mint teas, as well as certain herbal supplements like chamomile or lemon balm, may provide relief for some women.
4. Behavioral strategies: Some women find that certain behavioral strategies, such as eating small, frequent meals; avoiding triggers or strong odors; and keeping hydrated, can help manage their symptoms.
Below are two more articles on alleviating these symptoms, feel free to browse them and take what you want and leave what you don’t want. I hope you find relief, and just remember, from a mom of 9, they are worth it! As soon as that baby is born the nausea and vomiting are gone too. I am praying for you in your pregnancy and motherhood journey.