Dealing with Morning Sickness

Morning Sickness does not necessarily go hand-in-hand with pregnancy. “Morning Sickness” is a misnomer which includes feeling of nausea, vomiting and heartburn which can occur at any time of the day or night and sometimes throughout day and night.

However pregnant women usually suffer for morning sickness during the first trimester but in some cases it strikes again after 13 weeks. Morning sickness can be treated using natural remedies which are quite effectual in relieving the feeling of queasiness and nausea.

Taking ample rest is a great way of dealing with morning sickness. A pregnant mother should try not to exert herself and should lie down when she is feeling nauseated. Developing proper eating habits like chewing the food properly before swallowing, etc. is recommended. Pregnant women should ensure that her stomach is not left empty for long durations or it can trigger nausea.

Small meals or snacks can be consumed to avoid empty stomach. Eating a diet rich in protein and carbohydrates is also effective in dealing with the problem of morning sickness.Morning sickness can be reduced by eating crunchy food items. Sniffing a lemon or eating a peeled ginger root is also helpful in reducing the vomiting sensation.

Drinking warm milk with wheat germ mixed in it is good for expecting mothers. Before going to bed, a mixture of apple cider vinegar and honey can be taken to avoid nausea in morning. During pregnancy, tea made of ginger and honey or spear mint can also be taken to relieve symptoms of morning sickness.

Pregnant women should avoid sitting in stuffy rooms. Essential oils with lavender and peppermint fragrance can be placed in the room to emit a light fragrance for soothing nausea. Eating spicy and oily food items should be completely avoided as it promotes morning sickness. Freshly cooked meals are advised for pregnant women to reduce the chances of nausea.

Pregnant women can take vitamin B6 supplements to prevent morning sickness. Brisk exercise and morning walk in fresh air is good for rejuvenating the expecting mother’s health. However if the feeling of vomiting and nausea is accompanied with weight loss, it is advisable to consult a doctor and seek proper treatment.