Morning Sickness, nausea and vomiting associated with early pregnancy, is experienced in up to 80% of pregnant women. Numerous treatments from acupuncture, to ginger, to taking vitamin B6 have been touted as a cure for this condition. Do any of them really work?
The scientific evidence on the effectiveness of these and other treatments is limited. A new study takes a look at the evidence reviewing the results of 27 trials involving more than 4,000 women treated with a range of treatments.
In the 27 trials that met the studies criteria, many treatments were studied, including:
The results? There’s no strong evidence about any treatment for morning sickness, which would suggest effectiveness.
Among the reviewers’ findings:
However, the study did not find any harmful outcomes associated with the use of the commonly suggested treatments. Therefore, trying these types of therapies may be appropriate in hopes that patients may find them beneficial for themselves.
J. Kyle Mathews, MD
Plano OB Gyn Associates
Plano Urogynecology Associates
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