Which natural cures for morning sickness really work? There are so many out there so how do you know which one to choose? I have listed a few below which have been proven over time to work in most cases, but of course not every one of them will work for you. You’ll need to test them out for yourself, but remember natural remedies for morning sickness are safe and should be tried before seeking chemical treatments.
Ginger ~ One of the best natural remedies for morning sickness is ginger. Ginger is a cheap and readily available spice that is useful for any type of nausea. Ginger can be made into a tea, eaten chopped in foods or swallowed as capsules for those who don’t much like the taste.
Eat small regular meals ~ This may not be possible if you’re working, but it can solve the morning sickness problem for a lot of women. Eating small regular meals will keep your digestive system active and your blood sugar levels even. Waiting until you start to feel hungry can bring on morning sickness, so keep some healthy snacks on hand. There are other health benefits of eating 5 to 6 smaller meals during the days rather than 3 large ones.
Nibble in the morning ~ Your blood sugar is quite low in the morning so have some dry crackers by the side of the bed ready to chew on when you wake up. This can prevent nausea early in the morning which affects many pregnant women.
Avoid spicy foods ~ Anything that can have an effect on your digestion is best avoided. Some obvious ones that come to mind are curries, but there are other foods that can cause indigestion such as fried foods, raw onions and cabbage. If you are even mildly lactose intolerant, eating ice cream or anything milk based can cause digestive problems.
Indulge in peppermint! ~ However you like it, peppermint gum, peppermint tea or simply sucking on a mint will help your digestion. It’s also perfectly safe to consume any time of the day.
Don’t take vitamin/mineral supplements in the morning ~ if you experience more nausea in the mornings, take any vitamin supplements later in the day. This is because the iron in the supplements can bring on nausea. Also make sure to take your supplements with food to make sure they are digested properly. Taking supplements when you are feeling nauseous is a waste of time as they will not remain in the body long enough to be properly absorbed!
Try hypnosis ~ Some people swear by this and it can be one of the most effective natural cures for morning sickness. This can work in one session, or it may take a few. You can also find hypnosis downloads on line that you can play as many times as you like, but make sure they’re from a reputable hypnosis store. There are additional benefits such as stress relief from listening to hypnosis recordings once per day.
All the remedies listed above will help mild to moderate cases of morning sickness, but serious cases warrant a visit to your health care provider. There are herbal remedies for morning sickness which are very effective and can be explored before taking chemical medications.