Suffering from morning sickness? Not sure how to fight against that queasiness that you feel every morning or during the day? The joy that you feel knowing you have a new life growing inside you just doesn’t seem to help fight the effects of morning sickness. Have no fear, there are a few home remedies for morning sickness during pregnancy that you can try to help your morning start off smoother and in some cases days go by a little better.
Some of the best morning sickness cures are very simple and most importantly, drug-free all natural remedies for morning sickness. They will help ease the queasiness in your stomach and help control the vomiting that usually accompanies the morning sickness.
1. Adding lemon to water or sniffing a lemon slice
During pregnancy a woman’s nose becomes ultra sensitive and the slightest odour can trigger ‘morning sickness’. One fantastic home remedy that helps with morning sickness relief is lemons. Try sniffing a lemon slice to help the queasiness or add it to water to help you settle your stomach down.
2. Eating or drinking ginger root
You would be surprised to find out what things can work as morning sickness remedies; one such is ginger root. If you are experiencing bouts of morning sickness and vomiting, try drinking some freshly made ginger tea. Take some ginger root and either grate it or cut it, add it to a cup of boiled water and then drink it as tea. If the thought of drinking ginger turns your stomach, try taking ginger root in candy form or a ginger root capsule instead.
3. Keep soda crackers next to your bed
Some pregnant women swear that eating a couple of soda crackers before getting out of bed helps to control nausea and queasiness in the morning. Having a couple of crackers when you first wake up before getting out of bed, is said to settle your stomach and for some it means no morning sickness. It is also recommended that when you do get out of bed in the morning that you do it slowly, and avoid dashing out of bed.
4. Herbal Tea
Drinking herbal teas as home remedies for morning sickness during pregnancy is also quite helpful. Herbal teas such as red-raspberry-leaf and lemon balm can be used to reduce morning sickness. Keep in mind that not all herbal teas should be used during pregnancy. Before taking any type of herbal tea, consult your physician to determine if it is suitable for you. Some herbal teas can cause uterine contractions and heartburn, which may even lead to a miscarriage.
5. Eat smaller meals and eat more often
Keeping a stomach empty and having large gaps between snacks can actually make morning sickness worse. Instead of eating three large meals a day, with large gaps in between, try eating five to six smaller meals, that are full of nutrients more frequently. Avoid fried and acidic food, they will upset the stomach more. By eating smaller and more frequent meals, the stomach doesn’t remain empty. Chances are that you will be able to keep your food down unlike with large gaps, when keeping anything down can sometimes become tough.
6. Stay hydrated
Drinking water has been said to help in settling the stomach. Unfortunately, for some ladies, pregnancy can even make drinking water difficult. If drinking water has become difficult and you are not able to keep it down, try frozen treats, like ice chips or cubes. Make juice cubes or popsicles at home and suck on them rather than drinking the juice or water in liquid form.
Most home remedies for morning sickness during pregnancy do help. One home remedy that is said to relieve nausea and queasiness is acupressure. The acupressure technique applies pressure to a particular nerve in the wrist that can be very effective in dealing with nausea. You can purchase sea bands, online or at your local pharmacy.
8. Increase your intake of vitamin B
Studies have shown that increasing the amount of vitamin B6 in your diet will also help control nausea and queasiness linked to morning sickness. Some Doctors have recommended taking 25 mg of Vitamin B6, three times a day to help with morning sickness. Once again before trying and taking anything, it is essential that you consult your physician to determine if taking extra B6 is safe for you.
These home remedies for morning sickness during pregnancy are all worth a try and can help to reduce the queasiness that 50% of pregnant women go through during their first trimester. But, if these remedies don’t work, it is advisable to consult your physician.
We wish both you and your baby a happy pregnancy.
Check out our article on When Does Morning Sickness Start And How To Ease It for more information on morning sickness.