Dr Roger Gadsby
Associate Clinical Professor
I’m a GP by background and a GP for over 30 years and have had an interest in pregnancy sickness for that long.
In our research about 80% of women who are pregnant had some degree of pregnancy nausea and vomiting. That can go from very mild, with just a few hours of nausea, to many hundreds of hours of nausea and over 300 vomits.
Using the P6 Acupressure point with Sea-Band has been tested in a couple of trials and was found to be effective and therefore is a treatment that can be used by women who don’t want to take tablets, due to fear of side effects.
Patients with pregnancy sickness symptoms often want to be discreet about therapy that they are taking. Some women also don’t want to let on to colleagues or friends that they are pregnant until 12 weeks.
From our research, peak week of pregnancy sickness is week 9. One of the most important things if you are going to be using acupressure bands, like Sea-Band, is to make sure that it is placed in the right position and over the correct pressure point to give you the best benefit to the symptoms.