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7 natural remedies for morning sickness during pregnancy

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Try herbal tea

• Nothing beats morning sickness like a cup of ginger tea. The same spicy herb is used to counter motion sickness. To make ginger tea, boil 30 grams dried root (available in health-food stores) in 1 cup water for 15 to 20 minutes, strain, and sip.

• Herbal teas made with lemon balm, and peppermint are also known to reduce nausea. Use 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried herb per cup of hot water. Avoid peppermint tea if you have heartburn, however.

• Brew yourself a cup of red raspberry-leaf tea. The herb is popular for a number of pregnancy problems, including morning sickness, and has been shown to relax the smooth muscles of the uterus. Use 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried herb per cup of hot water. But with this remedy in particular, check with your doctor before taking it. There is some evidence that raspberry leaf can cause uterine contractions, so your doctor might advise against taking it later in the pregnancy or if you’re at increased risk for miscarriage.

Spices that soothe

• Drink flat, room-temperature ginger ale to settle your stomach. Although no one knows why (there’s not enough ginger in commercial ginger ale to have an effect), it works for many nauseated moms-to-be. Don’t drink ginger ale with fizz, though. The bubbles promote the production of more stomach acid—just what you don’t need.

• Chew on anise or fennel seeds, which are known to soothe upset stomachs.

Boost your B intake

• In studies, women who took 25 milligrams of vitamin B6 three times a day (a total of 75 milligrams per day) for three days reduced nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy. As with other vitamins, if you’re pregnant, don’t take B6 without your doctor’s consent.

Hydrate

• Water is the best medicine! Amazing as it seems, women who drink a glass of water every hour have a lot less morning sickness. Also, drink a glass of water every time you get up in the night to go to the bathroom. This helps ensure you start your day feeling as good as you can. Peek at the toilet water before you flush. If you are drinking enough water, urine should be almost clear. If it’s dark, sinks to the bottom, or has an extra-strong smell, you need to drink more.

• If nothing wants to stay down, treat yourself to a frozen-fruit bar. It helps replace sugars lost through vomiting. And since a fruit bar is made with frozen water, it also helps keep you hydrated.

Refresh with citrus

• Sniff a slice of lemon. Some pregnant women report that, for unknown reasons, it helps with morning sickness.

• You might also try drinking water with lemon or another lemon-based drink.

• Grate a bit of grapefruit, orange, or tangerine rind and add it to your tea.

Don’t get hungry

• In the morning, you might be able to prevent nausea by putting something in your stomach before you even get out of bed. Keep some crackers by your bed and have a few as soon as you wake up.

• Eat a number of small meals throughout the day. Small amounts of food are much easier to tolerate than a large meal. In fact, you might want to have a snack every hour or two, keeping the servings small. Peanut butter on apple slices, a few nuts, or a slice or two of cheese are all good choices.

• Take your prenatal vitamins with food to help them stay down. Even a saltine cracker or wheat thin can help.

• Avoid fried, fatty foods, which tend to cause and intensify the nausea. It’s not known why—perhaps because fatty foods are digested more slowly.

Avoid your triggers

• If you’re extremely sensitive to odors during this time, try to stay in well-ventilated rooms that don’t accumulate cooking odours or cigarette smoke.

• It’s okay to ask your partner to brush his teeth more often to help you avoid nausea due to bad breath! This sensitivity usually passes by the twelfth to fourteenth week…so you’re not going to be finicky forever.

 

 

Remedies On Morning Sickness

Friday, September 16th, 2011

The feeling of nausea, which might result in vomiting, experienced during the period of pregnancy is called morning sickness. Almost 50 to 80 percent of the pregnant women face this problem during the first trimester of pregnancy. However, in some women, it can last till the third trimester as well. Though it can occur at any time of the day, morning sickness is usually more prevalent in the morning hours. Some of the main causes of morning sickness are chemical changes in the body, hormonal changes or hormonal imbalance, sensitive gastrointestinal tract, vitamin B deficiency and strong odors.

TREATMENT

1. The best way to deal with morning sickness would be to have a cup of ginger tea, early in the morning.

2. Mix a tablespoon each of apple cider vinegar and honey, in a glass of cool water. It is an effective way to cure morning sickness.

3. It is advisable to have 6 small meals in a day, instead of 3 large ones. This might reduce the effect of morning sickness.

4. Mix a teaspoon of limejuice, mint juice and sugar. Have this decoction three times a day. It is a good way to deal with morning sickness.

5. Avoid having fried items as well as fatty and spicy foods.

6. Take some wheat germ and dissolve it in warm milk. Have it every hour. This will prove to be effective in curing morning sickness.

7. Consume a high protein snack before going to bed. This is a good way to resolve morning sickness.

8. Extract the juice of 20 to 25 curry leaves. Thereafter, add 2 tsp of fresh limejuice and 1 tsp of honey to it. Intake this mixture 3-4 times in a day.

9. Mix 1/2 tsp ginger juice, 1 tsp fresh limejuice, 1 tsp mint juice and 1 tsp honey. Have this mixture 3-4 times a day.

10. Put 3 drops of lavender oil and 1 drop of peppermint in a humidifier. This would emit a good fragrance in the room, which would be effective in treating morning sickness.

11. Vitamin B deficiency can also cause morning sickness. In such a case, it is advisable to include salads, wheat, vegetables, bananas, sea food and chicken in your diet.

12. Have food items that are rich in calcium, protein and complex carbohydrates.

13. Having a glass of lemon juice, first thing in the morning, is also beneficial in treating morning sickness.

14. Drink lots of fluids. Consuming large quantities of water and fresh juice will keep the body temperature under control and reduce the chances of nausea or vomiting.

Morning Sickness

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Approximately 50% of all pregnant women experience nausea and vomiting between the sixth and the twelfth week of pregnancy. It’s completely normal and can occur at any time of the day, although it is called morning sickness. But 1 in 300 women will have severe abnormal vomiting which is, continual nausea and vomiting after the twelfth week. This type of vomiting is called Hiperemesis gravidarum, and it can result in dehydration, acidosis, malnutrition and weight loss. This condition can be dangerous to the fetus if persists. The reason for Hiperemesis gravidarum has not been identified yet, but an association between high levels of the hormones estrogen and chronic gonadotropin ( HCG ) has been found. HCG is a hormone produced by the placenta that increases until the end of the first trimester.

Remedies for Morning Sickness 1: Eat frequently during the day (at least six small meals daily) that will help you avoid an empty stomach.

Remedies for Morning Sickness 2: Low blood sugar aggravates the nausea, so you should try to keep a good level throughout the day, staring from the moment you wake up. You can keep some crackers on your night table and eat them before you get up.

Remedies for Morning Sickness 3: Instead of eating your foods, try to drink them, it’s easier for your body to digest a milk shake or fruit shake instead of having to chew them.

Remedies for Morning Sickness 4: Avoid foods and odors that make you feel nausea.

Remedies for Morning Sickness 5: Drink plenty of carbonated beverages, without caffeine. Consuming ginger ale for example, will promote the elimination of gas, when at the same time ginger ale contains ginger, a herb that soothes the digestive tract.