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Vitamin B6 and Morning Sickness

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frazzledoldbag34 Fri 01-Aug-08 00:47:41

Am TTC DC3 and have heard about taking Vitamin B6 to alleviate the (horrid) and inevitable morning sickness.

Having been through it twice before (nausea from 4-14 weeks) I'd really like some tricks up my sleeve to help avoid it if/when it strikes me this time.....So does B6 help, if so how much is it safe to take, and are there any documented effects on the baby - a friend took B6 recently when she was pregnant and her new baby suffers with terrible reflux and also has a tongue tie which she wondered may have been caused by taking too much of the B6 supplement?............incidentally she said that her morning sickness was much better while she was taking it.
By the way, I have mentioned taking a Vit B6 supplement to my GP but she just looked at me blankly and suggested I read the back of a breakfast cereal packet to find out the daily recommended adult allowance !!!!!!!! (Seriously)

Any comments, experiences welcomed........Am not pg yet but hopefully will be soon!

frazzledoldbag34 Fri 01-Aug-08 13:08:49

Anyone? grin

waitingtobloom Fri 01-Aug-08 13:12:31

Ha ha - love the cereal comment thats tickled me.

On your friends note I cant see how those would be linked with B6?

There have been some studies suggesting it does help. In the US they take quite large doses for it - here they seem to be more cautious (but not for any definite reason just because they arent sure of the effects). My doula suggested it but wasnt sure of the dose either.

I took a b supplement - just tesco own normal level. Not sure if it did a lot - was still sick numerous times a day but could have been worse without it i suppose. I think the suggested doses are quite high though and i wasnt sure about taking the risk. Couldnt get any sense out of doctor or midwife about it and just kind of gave up. Try googling it though - there have been a few studies suggesting it is effective.

I found homeopathy and reflexology to help a bit.

fragola Fri 01-Aug-08 14:31:38

I've been taking Zita West multi vitamins throughout my pregnancy. Despite them having extra B6 in them, I had terrible sickness from week 6 to 20!

Sorry I can't offer anything more useful - I tried all sorts, and nothing made a difference

whiteorchid Fri 01-Aug-08 15:42:33

The BMJ Best Treatments site suggested that it might help, so I took a small dose (10mg a day), hoping it might have an effect (even if only placebo). I still felt pretty nauseated, though. Sadly, that site is subscription-only now, otherwise I'd have given you the link.

Eating small amounts of tasteless carbs often was the only thing that really helped. I got through a lot of bland, white bread and crackers...

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