Natural Relief from Pregnancy Nausea & Vomiting

This particular post is very near to my heart. We have three wonderful children but I was as sick as a dog when I was pregnantpregnant with all of them.  My doctors were unable to resolve my hyperemesis gravidarum (severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy).  In fact, the anti-nausea medications they tried actually made my symptoms worse.

Desperate, I tried every other treatment I could find including ginger tea, acupuncture, B-vitamin injections and chiropractic adjustments.  Nothing worked.  Finally, I was hospitalized for about 10 days during my first pregnancy and put on an i.v. for hydration.  With my other two pregnancies I’d go to the hospital for a few hours once or twice a week for i.v. hydration. It was miserable! I wish I knew then what I know now about isotonic nutrients.

Recently my sister-in-law became pregnant and was suffering from hyperemesis as well.  My brother had told her about my pregnancies, so she contacted me for suggestions.

Hyperemesis seems to be exacerbated by low B vitamins. Many women are unaware that their bodies naturally have difficulty assimilating B vitamins. In fact, many people in general have difficulty utilizing B vitamins in the form of folic acid. Many would benefit much more from using an activated form of B vitamin called folinic acid.

Kenneth Bock, who wrote Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies stated: Folinic acid is metabolized differently than ordinary folic acid; and it is important for autistic children to take it in its exact form, instead of just taking folic acid. Also, some kids don’t tolerate folic acid well. The important contribution that folinic acid makes in the methylation process is to help produce methyl-B-12, or methylcobalamin. It helps attach methyls to cobalamine. Folinic acid can become trapped and disabled, and this appears to contribute to a decline in methylation. When it is taken in sufficient amounts as a supplement, however, this problem can be overcome.”

Approximately 30% of the population has difficulty metabolizing folic acid and would benefit from using folinic acid instead. This is especially true during pregnancy when B vitamin deficiency becomes much worse and can trigger nausea and vomiting. At that point, it’s nearly impossible to keep regular prenatal vitamins down, so the deficiency gets even worse. My doctors tried to break this cycle by putting me on daily injections of B vitamin.

Unfortunately, the daily injections didn’t work either, because I am most likely one of the 30% who needs folinic acid. Since then I’ve met other people who also tried vitamin B injections without success. The problem likely stemmed from poor bioavailabilty.

I suggested that my sister-in-law to try the Isotonix® Prenatal Activated Multivitamin for a few reasons.  The Isotonix Prenatals are isotonic (which is an ideal solution that can be immediately sent from the stomach to the small intestine), they can be taken on an empty stomach, and contains activated B vitamins and folinic acid.  The Isotonix® vitamins are in a powdered form that, when mixed into a specific amount of water, becomes a delicious drinkable and highly bioavailable isotonic solution. Up to 95% of the nutrients are absorbed in minutes.

So I sent her a bottle of Isotonix® PreNatals Activated Multivitamins as a gift.  After making sure she received them I didn’t hear from her until she had been out of the vitamins for a few days (a bottle of Isotonix® Prenatals lasts for 1.5 months).

She told me that right after she started drinking the Isotonix® Prenatal Activated Multivitamins she began to feel better. Within 4-5 days she actually felt great.  In fact, she felt so good that she thought her nausea must have subsided because her body had adjusted to the hormones.  She liked the taste of the Isotonix® Prenatal and never got an upset stomach (like she had with her other “easy to digest” brand of prenatal vitamins). Consequently, she kept drinking the Isotonix® Prenatals until they were gone.

Within four days of running out of the Isotonix® vitamins the nausea and vomiting was back with a vengeance.  That’s when she was convinced that her hyperemesis had been controlled by the Isotonix® PreNatal Activated Multivitamins. She ordered another bottle express!  After she was back on the product, my sister-in-law felt great again and made sure not to run out for the remainder of her pregnancy.

After my beautiful nephew Jaden was born, she continues to use the Isotonix® supplements post pregnancy because she loves the way these products make her feel.

2 Comments

  1. Signs of Depression said,

    July 24, 2012 at 6:55 am

    what should be the first step if sit seems that signs of depression are expressing on the lady during pregnancy???

  2. Julie Lange said,

    October 16, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    See your doctor.

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