Natural remedies for morning sickness
Nothing can dampen the excitement of pregnancy like morning sickness.
The name, however, is very misleading as morning sickness can happen at any time during the day or night.
It is most common during the first trimester, but for some women morning sickness lingers throughout pregnancy.
Treatment isn’t usually needed, although various home remedies often help relieve nausea.
Check with your doctor first, before ingesting any home remedy while pregnant.
Try herbal tea. Nothing beats morning sickness faster than a cup of ginger tea. To make ginger tea, boil 30 grams dried ginger in one cup water for 15 to 20 minutes, strain, and sip.
Eat small, frequent meals and snacks throughout the day so your stomach is never empty. Some women find that carbohydrates are most appealing when they feel nauseated, but one small study found that high-protein foods were more likely to ease symptoms. Whatever you eat, eat it slowly.
Nausea can become worse if you’re tired, so give yourself time to relax and take naps when you can. Watching a movie or visiting a friend can help relieve stress and take your mind off your discomfort.
Cold, slushy drinks like ice chips or frozen lemonade are great options to soothe your stomach while taking in fluids. Try making refreshing strawberry and peach ice lollies to relieve your nausea while taking in folic acid, B vitamins and vitamin A.
Although it is uncomfortable, nausea is just a sign that all is well with you and your baby, and that your baby is growing and developing as it should.
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