Morning sickness is known as Nausea Gravid arum in medical terms. It is a pregnancy-induced condition that most women experience in one form or the other. Actually, “morning sickness” is a misnomer because it can happen at any time of the day.
There are some women who feel nauseated only in the evenings and are very hungry in the mornings. This problem can be identified by any or all of the following signs; loss of appetite, aversion towards certain foods, vomiting, feeling of nausea early in the morning, extreme fatigue and sleepiness.
There are some women who experience such extreme symptoms of morning sickness that they might need special medication. In such cases, it is best to consult a registered medical practitioner.
Neglecting such symptoms may lead to loss of essential fluids and body weight. This can cause decreased and inadequate nutrition to the fetus. But in most cases, morning sickness can be alleviated by simple remedies at home itself. Let us now see some ways of reducing this problem through natural means.
Easy Cures To Morning Sickness
This is a time-tested remedy for morning sickness. Ginger is supposed to cleanse the palate of any foul taste and make the mouth fresh. Try and have some form of ginger as soon as you get up (or whenever you feel nausea).
The best way is to bite a 1 inch piece of washed ginger root and keep it the mouth for 15-20 minutes. Or you can grate a little ginger and mix the juice with an equal amount of honey before consuming the mixture.
A light tea made with an infusion of ginger is also a great cure for this problem. Keep sipping the tea at regular intervals. This tea is also supposed to be an appetite stimulant.
This is another easy cure that is available in your kitchen at all times. Squeeze a little lemon juice into a glass of cold water and sip throughout the day. The citrusy taste awakens the taste buds. If you are a working woman, carry a lemon in your handbag at all times. Smell the lemon as soon as you feel a wave of nausea coming. The smell itself is enough to make you feel better.
Try and chew some peppermint gum or suck on peppermint candy drops to avoid nausea. Or carry a small vial of peppermint oil and sprinkle some on your handkerchief and pillow. This will make you feel fresh and bright. You can even use peppermint scented joss sticks or a candle diffuser to spread the aroma in your surroundings as well.
One sure fire way of avoiding morning sickness is never being hungry. An empty stomach will make you feel worse. When you go to bed at night, keep a fruit (apple, orange etc.) and a beverage on your bedside table. Eat and drink a little as you get up in the morning (even before you get out of bed).
This helps in settling the stomach and diluting its acids. Always carry a small snack like biscuits, crackers, chocolate, almonds etc. with you. Never go without eating for more than two hours. This will give both you and your unborn baby much needed energy and nutrition.
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