Marilyn Shannon doesn’t think so. The author of CCL’s popular book, Fertility, Cycles & Nutrition, has found many common sense self-care strategies that can help reduce morning sickness, drawing from medical research, her counseling experience, and her understanding of human physiology. She has recently updated her booklet Managing Morning Sickness from the ground up, and this 3th edition features many new references from the medical literature.
“I’m indebted to my daughter, Rosemary Shannon Imrick, for her research assistance with this update, as well as ‘field-testing’ some of the suggestions in the book,” Marilyn says. “She had plenty of opportunity to do so, as she and her husband Michael just welcomed their fourth child.”
Included is new research that shows that taking vitamins and minerals during pregnancy does reduce the incidence and severity of morning sickness, and several new strategies to avoid the nausea that comes just from taking the vitamins. Another new tip is to take digestive enzymes, which helps prevent food from just sitting in the stomach.
Managing Morning Sickness still works from the original premise that morning sickness is triggered by low blood glucose levels, and thus provides twelve “Anti-Hypoglycemia Guidelines for Pregnant Women” with suggestions for types and timing of healthy food.
“I think Managing Morning Sickness makes a great ‘Congratulations on your pregnancy!’ gift,” Marilyn says. “It certainly doesn’t imply that an expectant mom inevitably will get morning sickness, but here it is, just in case!”
– Managing Morning Sickness is can be ordered through CCL’s online store or by calling 800-745-8252.