natural remedies for morning sickness
Morning sickness is one of earliest signs of pregnancy and affects over 70% of women. Morning sickness symptoms start around the fourth or fifth week of pregnancy and end around the 16th week.
Approximately 80% of all pregnant women suffer from morning sickness. Some may have only mild symptoms while for others it may be much more severe, interfering with their ability to work and carry out normal every day activities.
No one is exactly sure what causes morning sickness, but experts believe it is brought on by the rapid rise in hormone levels during pregnancy.
Morning sickness can be the toughest part of a woman’s pregnancy, but there are many things a woman can do to control or in many cases completely end morning sickness. A few popular morning sickness remedies are:
Ginger Tea – Ginger is a popular morning sickness remedy that has been used for centuries. Ginger has a soothing effect on the stomach and works well to get rid of feelings of nausea related to morning sickness ad motion sickness.
For ginger tea, grab some fresh ginger and grate about a ½ to a teaspoon in a cup of hot water. Within a few minutes you will begin to feel the benefits.
There are many other products containing ginger that may be helpful in relieving morning sickness such as ginger candy. Just be sure not to consume more than 1 gram of ginger daily.
Avoid greasy and fried foods – Fried greasy foods take a lot longer to digest, therefore, they will sit in the stomach longer, which in turn triggers nausea and vomiting. In addition to causing nausea, fried and greasy foods are also known to cause heartburn during pregnancy.
Acupressure Bands – This is a morning sickness remedy that many pregnant women swear by for relieving morning sickness. Using Acupressure bands is one of the more common items used during pregnancy for controlling nausea.
Acupressure is a form of acupuncture without needles. Instead it pinpoints various pressure points on the body to relieve morning sickness.
Acupressure bands are placed on the wrist and target the p6 pressure point which relieves feelings of nausea.
Acupressure bands can be worn when you feel morning sickness coming on or you can wear them throughout the day to help keep your nausea under control.
These are just a few morning sickness remedies that have worked for many women. However, you must remember that there is not one universal morning sickness remedy that works for all women. You must continuously try different morning sickness cures until you fine one or more that work to relieve your morning sickness.