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Old Jun 5th, 2012, 02:05 AM   1
mizzywizzy
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Is it safe to take ginger root tablets for morning sickness??


I am 7 weeks 4 days and im having the worst of my morning sickness. Im going away next week and can really do without the morning sickness while on holdiday. Is it safe to take ginger root tablets for this? I have read in a few places that ginger root tablets can be bad to take while pregnant and can cause harm to the baby. I hope this is not true as i really need something to get ridd of this awefull feeling! please help!



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Old Jun 5th, 2012, 04:49 AM   2
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speak to your pharmacist. xxx



 
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Old Jun 5th, 2012, 05:36 AM   3
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I was told no in capsule form but they didn't say why!



 
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Old Jun 5th, 2012, 18:31 PM   4
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Here is an article that discusses the possible side effects of ginger (the part about pregnancy is at the bottom) http://www.livestrong.com/article/32...nger-capsules/

I think ginger is safe as long as you don't go overboard. I have taken it for non-pregnancy nausea in the past and for pregnancy nausea lately and in both cases I found it definitely took the edge off. One thing I can recommend is to use a small piece of the whole fresh root (grated) and pour boiling water over it and drink it as a tea. I read that it's more effective that way because the spicy compounds on your taste buds tricks the brain into not feeling the nausea.

I hope you feel better soon for your trip! I am 7 weeks and have been feeling very nauseous for the past week... I bought a hypnosis download online especially for morning sickness, used it the past two nights in a row, and to my surprise, I have felt much better these past two days. Not 100%, but much better to the point that I can enjoy my day again. I hope it's the hypnosis and not just coincidence because I don't want the nausea to come back!!



 
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sorry if my previous post was a bit abrupt! I'm still sticking with speak to your pharmacist though, I would trust their opinion over googles, and people on a forum. I know I took ginger travel sickness tablets later on in my pregnancy and it didn't cause any problems for me, but I wouldn't want to recommend anyone else did it, in case I'm wrong!



 
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Old Jun 5th, 2012, 20:11 PM   6
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I drink ginger tea and my midwife said it was fine. Ginger snaps help too!



 
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Old Jun 5th, 2012, 23:30 PM   7
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My doctor said that ginger is no good. I don't think she meant ginger-flavored cookies, ginger candy or tea... but taking actual ginger she said can be bad. I wouldn't take it in capsule form until you speak to your health practitioner.



 
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Old Jun 6th, 2012, 04:49 AM   8
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I have bought Blackmores morning sickness formula tablets in preparation which contain ginger root powder and vitamin B6. I've no idea if they work but saw them at the pharmacy when buying pregnancy vitamins so picked them up as I had dreadful nausea with my last pregnancy. Maybe you could try those.



 
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