Women had a lot to say about what works — and what doesn’t — for treating morning sickness, after we ran a post summarizing the evidence for home remedies and over-the-counter meds.
NPR’s Facebook feed lit up with comments from women saying that ginger, acupressure and other home remedies, which were recommended for mild symptoms in a medical journal article published Tuesday, did nothing to tame their nausea and vomiting.
As one woman wrote in response to our post:
If you have severe morning sickness, like I do currently, these things do literally nothing. Don’t perpetuate the common conception that morning sickness is a mild woman’s ailment that needs ginger tea and an ‘it’ll pass.’ For some it is; for many, it isn’t.