You can also be taught to place pressure on acupuncture points (called “acupressure”) as a way to treat certain conditions, such as morning sickness or heartburn, on your own. One such point is the Pericardium-6 point on your inner wrist. This is located three finger-widths below the crease on your inner wrist, in the middle of your forearm. Use your thumb to press down firmly in a circular motion 20 to 30 times. Aquatic stores sell special bracelets that put pressure on the same point to reduce nausea associated with sailing, and some women find these helpful in reducing morning sickness.
Our parenting advice is given as suggestions only. We recommend you also consult your healthcare provider, and urge you to contact them immediately if your question is urgent or about a medical condition.