Being in the family way brings enormous joy. Morning sickness, on the other hand, brings absolute distress. Fortunately, a woman like you who is in her first few months of pregnancy need not put up with this problem. That’s because there are numerous very simple and all-natural solutions available for it.
Morning sickness is also known as pregnancy sickness, emesis gravidarum, and nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP). Despite of what it’s called, morning sickness can actually strike at any time of the day — morning, noon or night. This discomfort brought about by pregnancy does not affect all pregnant moms. Experts say that it affects more than 50% of all pregnant women, and it usually stops at the end of the third trimester (12th week of pregnancy).
If morning sickness is bugging you, don’t think of carrying your little one in your womb as a nuisance. Here are some of the things that you may do in order to keep your queasiness at bay:
Have a Cup of Ginger Tea
Ginger tea is a well-known solution for indigestion and motion sickness. A serving of it is also something that can put an end to your bout of morning sickness. All you have to do is allow a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger to steep in a cup of boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes. Drink and kiss morning sickness at bay.
Enjoy a Serving of Peppermint Tea
Another herbal tea that is very good against that queasiness you get while in the first few months of being pregnant is something that’s out of peppermint. This healthy and anti-nausea beverage can be easily purchased at health food stores and even in some supermarkets. However, do avoid this remedy for morning sickness if you have acid reflux.
Chew on Some Anise Seeds
Whenever morning sickness strikes, head to the spice rack in your kitchen. Reach for the container of anise seeds and chew on some of them. Anise seeds are superb stomach soothers. You may also benefit from chewing fennel seeds.
Drink a Glass of Water Every Hour
One of the simplest ways to keep morning sickness at bay is staying hydrated all the time! Studies have shown that pregnant women who are well-hydrated are less likely to face morning sickness. This is the reason why you should guzzle down a glass of water every hour. At night, have a glass of water on your bedside table and take a sip each time you awaken to make sure that the next day is free of morning sickness.
Snack on a Frozen Fruit Bar
Zap that queasiness asap by treating yourself to a delectable frozen fruit bar. Since a serving of frozen fruit bar consists of plenty of water, snacking on it helps keep you hydrated, an effective way to deal with morning sickness. Also, snacking on it helps supply your body with healthy sugar, replacing anything you lost through vomiting.
Take a Whiff of Lemon
A lot of pregnant women swear by the effectiveness of the smell of lemon in warding off morning sickness. Got no lemon? Reach for the rind of lime, orange, tangerine, grapefruit or any other citrus fruit instead.
Munch on Some Crackers
Constantly bugged by morning sickness upon arising? Having some crackers before you get off your bed can work wonders, so make sure that there are a few crackers within your reach. Putting something in your tummy before you exit the bedroom can help save you from having a bout of morning sickness.
These are some of the most effective solutions for morning sickness. However, just like before trying any home remedy, it’s a good idea to tell your doctor about it. This is especially true since you are pregnant. Don’t forget to share which ones of the above morning sickness remedies were very good at dealing with queasiness!