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Home Remedies For Morning Sickness
- Eat frequently during the day (at least six small meals daily) that will help you avoid an empty stomach.
- Some women obtain relief after eating carbohydrate rich foods while others experience improvement after eating protein rich foods. It is best to experiment to figure out which foods suit you the best. But ensure that whatever you eat is healthy and good for you and your baby. Nausea and vomiting is usually more intense in the mornings and a good way to deal with this is to keep some light snacks by your bedside. You can eat a little when you wake up and then rest for about 20 minutes. This will ease the symptoms and make you feel better when you finally get out of bed.
- Don’t get out of bed as soon as you wake up. Instead laze and loll about for a bit. This isn’t advice that you’d normally receive, so enjoy it while you’re pregnant. Getting out of bed in this manner, will in most cases help to prevent dizziness.
- Certain foods are likely to trigger nausea and it is best identify and avoid such foods. It is better to stick to a bland diet as these are less likely to result in vomiting. Hot foods have a stronger aroma and therefore it is advisable to have your meals at room temperature orcold. Nausea and heartburn generally occur when you eat fatty foods that are harder to digest. Also avoid spicy and fried foods as these can affect digestion.
- Avoid drinking a lot of fluid at a time, to the extent that you feel full. Have your fluids between meals or sip on them throughout the day. If there has been excessive vomiting, you need to stay hydrated. Drinks that help to replace depleted salts and electrolytes are beneficial.
- Some women find that eating protein rich foods just before going to bed is helpful as it keeps the blood sugar levels balanced.
- 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.
- 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.
- Avoid foods and odors that make you feel nausea.
- 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.
- Also mix singles drops of ginger, fennel and peppermint oils, then add them in an ounce of carrier oil. This exquisite oil massaged into the skin will settle the stomach.
- For something more relaxing, put a few drops of lavender oil in the bath tub and enjoy the immersion.
- Taking ½ to 1 tsp of Wild yam root every day will help you deal your morning sickness.