natural cures for morning sickness
When you become pregnant, your body has to work overtime to prepare a safe environment for the baby to live in for the next 9 months. In doing this, your body goes through numerous changes at a very fast pace. Hormone levels increase rapidly and dramatically. This is what is believed to bring on the nausea and vomiting which we refer to as morning sickness.
Morning sickness usually starts during the first trimester of pregnancy and for most women will end around the 16th week of pregnancy. Morning sickness typically occurs in the early morning hours but can happen at any time of the day or night. For some unfortunate women, it can last all day long.
Only a few lucky women go through an entire pregnancy without experiencing the effects of morning sickness. It affects around 80% of pregnant women. In this article we are going to discuss 5 popular remedies for treating morning sickness.
Ginger – One of the healing properties of ginger is its ability to relieve nausea. Ginger has been used for many years to treat nausea from morning sickness. You can use ginger for morning sickness in a variety of ways but most women prefer ginger tea. Ginger tea can be made by grating fresh ginger into boiling hot water and sweetening to taste if desired. Ginger calms the stomach and relieves the sensation of nausea.
Saltine Crackers – Putting a little food on your stomach before arising in the morning helps to keep morning sickness under control. Saltine crackers work well for morning sickness because they help to absorb excess acids in the stomach. Keep saltine crackers by your bedside and nibble on a few before getting out of bed in the morning and notice how much better you will feel.
Eat Small Amounts Of Food Frequently – Eating too much food at once or too little food can both trigger nausea. During this stage of pregnancy instead of eating 3 large meals daily, eat 5 to 6 smaller meals throughout the day. Doing this should help decrease your symptoms of nausea.
Avoid Odors And Smells That Make You Feel Nauseous – Scents that caused you no discomfort at all prior to pregnancy may now be your worst nightmare now. With all the hormonal changes taking place in your body at this time, your sense of smell increases tenfold and you can be easily nauseated by strong smells.
Try to take note of the things that trigger your nausea and avoid them whenever possible.
Acupressure Bands – Acupressure is a form of acupuncture without needles. It is a very successful treatment for many conditions, including nausea from morning sickness.
With this treatment, the acupressure band is placed on the wrist and continuously triggers the “Nei Kuan” (p6) pressure point which is known to relieve nausea. Acupressure bands have helped many women get rid of their morning sickness.
These are just a five of the many morning sickness cures available to you. The first cure for morning sickness you try may not be the one to stop your morning sickness. You have to try different morning sickness remedies until you find the one or more products that helps to end your morning sickness.