Natural Remedies for Morning Sickness

Ranging from mild to severe, morning sickness is a plague for pregnant women. While some may never experience it, others will suffer morning, day and night. In most cases it will be gone by the end of the first trimester, but some women may suffer from it all through their pregnancy. Hormone changes are believed to be directly related; when your estrogen level’s increase you are more likely to suffer from morning sickness than later in your pregnancy.

How can I prevent morning sickness?

There is no way to prevent morning sickness. In fact, doctors aren’t even sure what exactly causes morning sickness, though they think there may be a connection to pregnancy hormones.

In most women the symptoms will dissipate by the second trimester.

If your morning sickness lasts past the first trimester seek medical care immediately.

How can I treat morning sickness?

  • Eat small meals frequently throughout the day, and don’t drink while you’re eating.
  • If solids are too much for your stomach, stick to liquids like broths.
  • Bland foods are the way to go. Don’t push your stomach with something spicy or unusual.
  • Complex carbs will help you feel fuller and are easy to digest and soothing.
  • Avoid any smells that make you nauseated.
  • Move slowly. Sudden movements can shake up your stomach and make you nauseated.
  • Exercise but do it wisely. Just take a walk. You’ll feel better.
  • Brush your teeth after vomiting. The acids from your stomach can wear away the enamel of your teeth.
  • Bland, salted foods like crackers and potato chips are a great way to settle the stomach.
  • Add a slice of citrus to a glass of water at the first sign of nausea and it may help to ease it.
  • Keep hydrated with water, fruits and vegetables. Enjoy melons, grapes, apples and fruit juice popsicles.
  • Make fennel tea. It is used in Chinese medicine to control queasiness.
  • Ginger tea and candied ginger have been known to help naturally relieve nausea.
  • Mint teas help to soothe a nauseated and queasy stomach.
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