Herbal remedies in pill or tea form - Red Raspberry pill, Catnip,
Only when you are sure you can keep food down without becoming
sick, you can try small amounts of Chicken slices, rice, bananas.
If none of these suggestions are working -you need to schedule
a visit with your doctor.
Bleeding gums are common during pregnancy. Extra Vitamin C is needed
if this symptom occurs beside the regular prenatal vitamin.
Leg cramps are often a result of nutritional deficiencies and/or
electrolyte imbalances. Calcium, magnesium and potassium are the
needed minerals. Almonds, apples, bananas, grapefruit, cottage
cheese, oranges, salmon, sardines, sesame seeds, and yogurt are
good foods to eat at this time for these symptoms.
Walk every day to promote good circulation. Fruit provides
electrolytes. If the prenatal vitamin that you are taking does
not stop your leg cramps, visit your doctor and consider trying
a different prenatal formula that is high in minerals.
Morning sickness is generally caused by a B-6 deficiency. All B
vitamins work together, so it does not work to simply take B-6.
Added to the prenatal vitamins, an additional B-6 tablet can balance
the deficiency. Other causes of morning sickness are disease, so
regular doctor visits are important.
Ginger taken in capsule, or tea form, or even candied ginger is
very helpful. Other beneficial herbs are catnip, dandelion and
peppermint. Peppermint candy, or peppermint in tea form is another
very good choice.
Make sure that the candy has the oil of peppermint
in it as the flavor source.
Red raspberry helps the uterus contract more effectively and enrich
the mother's milk. Drink no more than 1 cup of tea per day until
the last 4 weeks of pregnancy and then drink 1 quart daily.
Avoid the following herbs during pregnancy: angelica, barberry,
black cohosh, bloodroot, cat's claw, celandine, cottonwood bark,
dong quai, feverfew, goldenseal, lobelia, Oregon grape, pennyroyal,
rue, and tansy.
Avoid: Tylenol, Datril and similar medications and antacids; Alka-Seltzer,
Di-Gel, Maalox, Pepto-Bismol, Rolaids, Tums, also avoid cold and
cough remedies, decongestants, and estrogens; all of which can
stunt fetal development.
No junk food! Eat a well balanced nutritional diet high in complete
proteins, and be sure to get moderate exercise, fresh air, stay
hydrated and get plenty of rest.
You are God’s hands. Read something from
the Bible and spend time talking to God and everything is going
to be ok!