Morning sickness can deflate any elation you had over becoming pregnant. Many women experience this nausea and vomiting during the firs trimester, though some experience it throughout the entire pregnancy. Knowing that it’s a common pregnancy symptom doesn’t always make it bearable. If you’re looking for morning sickness cures, you may have to try a few before you find the one that works for you.
Ginger is a common natural remedy for nausea and upset stomach. Try ginger pills, raw ginger or drinking ginger in a tea or soda. If you drink ginger ale, read the label to look for real ginger. Many commercial brands contain only ginger flavor, which doesn’t have the same benefits as real ginger.
If your morning sickness is severe, your doctor may prescribe vitamin B6, but you can also purchase this over-the-counter. Chickpeas, fortified cereals and turkey also contain this vitamin. Alternatively, vitamin B6 is an ingredient in the commercial lollipops designed to quell your morning sickness queasiness.
In some women, the nausea increases when the stomach is empty. Rather than eating three big meals daily, it may be smarter to eat several small meals throughout the day. Traditionally, doctors and other mothers recommend keeping a box of saltines handy–snack on these before you get out of bed or whenever you’re on the go.
Bland foods may be less likely to exacerbate morning sickness than fatty or greasy foods. High carbohydrate foods without much fat can be easier to digest, which means that they won’t stay in your stomach for hours on end.
Staying hydrated is essential for everyone, but it is especially important for pregnant women in particular. It’s especially important if you are vomiting as a result of your morning sickness, which can cause you to become dehydrated. If you sip on water–or juice–throughout the day, you may find your stomach isn’t as upset. You may also find that it’s easier to drink healthy smoothies than it is to eat foods. Add protein powder, and this becomes a good meal supplement.
Every women has certain things that can trigger morning sickness. It might be a perfume, cooking chicken or the taste of certain foods. Don’t try to suffer through these things. Instead, just avoid anything that can set you off.
For some women, applying pressure to anti-nausea pressure points helps improve morning sickness. Purchase a band that’s designed for motion sickness. It wraps around your wrist and has small bumps that stimulate the pressure points.