Get rid of morning sickness [natural remedies & tips for relief]
How to get rid of morning sickness during pregnancy?
Nausea and vomiting are frequent followers of pregnancy. Almost 90% of pregnant women meet with morning sickness at least a few times during the first trimester of their pregnancy. As we want only the best for our babies, we want to overcome it without prescribed tablets. But how to get rid of morning sickness without doctor’ help?
With the help of natural remedies and healthy lifestyle, you can if not overcome it completely, at least significantly reduce nausea. I know how hard it can be, so we have gathered all known natural remedies and tips on how to get rid of morning sickness during pregnancy. I really hope they will help you!
Facts you should know about morning sickness:
- Morning sickness is a natural and common part of pregnancy.
- Although there are lots of natural remedies that can significantly reduce your nausea, it is possible you won’t get rid of it completely.
- If the first natural remedy you try won’t help, don’t give up! We have gathered the best of them, adding the tips, and trick on how to overcome the morning sickness. Try several of them, and I am sure you will find the one that will help you too. All natural remedies are not suitable for all pregnant women, so be patient and find the one that benefits you the most.
- Morning sickness is mild for most pregnant women, but some unlucky ones have severe nausea, which is accompanied by abnormal vomiting.
Natural remedies for morning sickness
Eat fruit instead of sugar!
But do not eat it all at once. Have more small portions of fruit during the day. If you stick to this, the level of sugar in the blood won’t drop so fast, and there will be less chance that nausea occurs.
Eat dried fruits, especially apricots. Dried apricots contain plenty of potassium, which is eliminated from your body during vomiting.
READ ALSO: Pregnancy diet for the first trimester
Drink a lot to prevent dehydration!
Vomiting in pregnancy can cause severe dehydration, which can lead to severe complications. If you vomit frequently, you are in danger of dehydration!
That’s why you need to drink plenty of fluids, especially on hot days, when you also sweat more. In addition to water, you can drink mild herbal teas, mineral water with fruit flavors, and fresh fruit juices.
But drink them cooled! Warm liquids tend to cause more nausea than cold ones.
Avoid alcohol and sweet, carbonated drinks!
Ginger, ginger, and ginger
Pregnant women should have fresh ginger at home! Ginger is the most effective natural remedy against morning sickness during pregnancy.
For some pregnant women, nausea stops very quickly after the first ingestion. If yours won’t, don’t give up! After having the ginger several days, it should significantly relieve your morning sickness too.
You can drink a homemade ginger tea. Boil the grated or sliced ginger in water for at least 10 minutes. Remove it from the heat and add the lime juice and honey to enjoy your ginger tea.
If you don’t like the ginger taste, you can buy ground ginger in capsules. Make sure you buy ginger capsules that are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not mixed with other substances that may harm your baby.
Ginger biscuits, crystallized ginger, or non-alcoholic ginger beer could also help.
Peppermint tea calms the stomach. A cup of cold peppermint tea, in fact, works wonders.
It has been shown that peppermint tea decreases the chances of nausea after meals.
If you don’t like tea, you can try peppermint drops instead.
Start your day with lemon water. Add a few drops of lemon juice to the first glass of water in the morning.
Have lemonade with little or no sugar if possible during the day!
Lemon can with its smell alone calm the irritated stomach too. Smell freshly cut lemon, or use candles and essential oils with the lemon smell.
Folic acid is one of the most important vitamins before and during pregnancy. Not only that it is essential for the proper baby development, but it reduces nausea too.
Foods rich in folic acid are green leafy vegetables, cereals, and wholegrain bread. But it is also in almost all women’s vitamins. The recommended folic acid daily intake for pregnant women is 400 micrograms per day.
You can read more about folic acid and other important vitamins during pregnancy in our article here.
Vitamin B6, B12, and zinc
They can reduce nausea, so eating the food rich with vitamin B6, B12, and zinc can also help.
- Foods rich in vitamin B6: wholegrain cereals, wheat germ, soybeans, meat, fish, bananas, cabbage, scallions, peppers
- Foods rich in vitamin B12: milk, dairy products, meat, eggs, and cheese
- Foods rich in zinc: sea fish, mushrooms, oats, dry vegetables and fruits
Other Tips for morning sickness relief
Eat small and frequent meals, and eat them slowly. The point is, you should try to avoid having a full stomach. Eat small amounts and slow, every hour or two!
Eat plain foods
Avoid spicy foods, fatty foods, and foods with a strong odor. Have foods high in proteins and carbohydrates, like crackers, wholemeal bread, or low-fat yogurt.
Go slowly into a new day!
Let your hubby brings you warm tea, rusks, toast, or crispbread into the bed in the morning. He should spoil you during pregnancy anyway.
If that is not possible, prepare yourself a thermos with hot tea, and healthy snack on your nightstand before you go to bed.
A small snack before you start the day will increase your blood sugar, which is one of the causes for your nausea.
When sickness occurs, immediately press on the inside of your wrist.
Turn the palms outwards, and press with three middle fingers of the opposite arm at the right angle to the wrist. Press the point in the middle of the wrist firmly and hold it for a few seconds. Repeat twice or three times, until nausea goes by.
You can also buy an anti-nausea wristband which is pressing those points all the time.
A study in Europe has shown that this way morning sickness is reduced in 64% of pregnant women. Try it, because this is might the solution for you!
Have enough rest!
Reading, listening to music, and a good old afternoon snooze. You need enough rest during pregnancy! Take time for yourself several times a day, sit comfortably, and raise your feet.
Keep in mind that excessive work and stress also cause nausea. If you can not take the time to rest at work, at least walk around the office several times.
Sometimes a conversation with an experienced friend, family member, or doctor also helps to reduce nausea.
You probably question yourself why would conversation help. State of mind plays a bigger role in causing sickness that we think. Worrying if everything’s going to be okay during pregnancy, if your unborn baby is OK, and if you’re ready to be a parent, can upset your stomach too.
Try smelling fresh odors, such as fresh lemon, lemon, mandarin, or peppermint oil, when nausea occurs.
Homeopathic medicines prescribed by a qualified homeopath are highly effective as well. Bi complex 22 has been proven to be very good.
Vomitusheel which are drops against vomiting also help.
Consult an experienced homeopathic expert and your health care provider before you take any homeopathic medicine!
Morning hot/cold shower therapy works beneficially on your body. Always start with hot water! Shower with warm water (2 to 3 minutes), then continue with cold water for ten to fifteen seconds. Repeat the process twice.
A hot/cold shower will stimulate the blood circulation so you will teach your body to regulate the body temperature better. That means less sweating, you will rarely have cold feet, and you will strengthen your immune system too.
About morning sickness
Answers on your questions about morning sickness
- The best vitamins in pregnancy
- Importance of minerals during pregnancy
- Eating sugar in pregnancy
- Pregnancy diet for the first trimester
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