How can something as wonderful and miracle-y like pregnancy start with nausea and vomiting? But that’s just a woman’s body, resilient and filled with mysteries, and pregnancy nausea is one of those. Vomiting during pregnancy is perfectly normal, although tad unpleasant.
No one knows what the exact reason for vomiting during pregnancy is. Science would have us believe that the rapidly changing hormones in the body throw things out of gear a bit. Your stomach muscles are affected and the result is ‘morning sickness’.
Nearly 65% of pregnant women are affected by vomiting in pregnancy. The triggers could be certain smells, foods, stress, anxiousness, tiredness or even vitamin deficiencies. But if you keep in mind some of these tips and tricks you might be able to beat the problem or keep it down at least, literally.
5 Home Remedies To Stop Vomiting During Pregnancy:
The first in our list of home remedies for vomiting during pregnancy is the simple lemon. Its smell can calm you down and lessen nausea.
How To Use:
- Start your day by drinking a glass of water with freshly-squeezed lemon and a spoonful of honey.
- Or grate and take a whiff of fresh lemon peels to feel better when a wave of nausea hits you.
- Or put a few drops of lemon essential oil into a handkerchief and inhale deeply whenever you feel nauseous.
#2 Have a cracker
Have a cracker first thing in the morning. The cracker is bland, rich in carbs and soaks up any acids accumulated through the night.
Directions To Use:
- Keep the crackers handy and pop a few before getting up in the morning.
- Don’t get up right away. Let the digestion process start.
- Do not allow yourself to get hungry and eat the cracker before nausea hits you.
#3 Sip water
- The easiest remedy for combating morning sickness is water.
- Drink water as soon as you get up. Take a few sips before you get out of bed. Lie down while it settles.
- Drink a glass of water every hour to stay hydrated and reduce the chance of nausea.
#4 Get more Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B6 is known to fight nausea and is also safe for the foetus.
- Take vitamin B6 supplements with the consultation of your gynaecologist.
- If you prefer a natural source, add bananas, fish, avocados, brown rice, corn and nuts to your diet.
Ginger is the answer if you want to know how to avoid vomiting during pregnancy. It helps digestion and limits the secretion of stomach acids.
How To Use:
- Pop a small piece of ginger in your mouth and suck on it when you feel nauseous.
- Add 5 drops of ginger juice to 1 teaspoon of honey. Eat this first thing in the morning, letting it settle in before getting out of bed.
- Drink 1-2 cups of ginger tea daily. Boil one teaspoon of grated ginger in a cup of water for at least 10 minutes. Strain the liquid, add honey and sip it slowly, preferably with your feet up.
Before you know it, the trimester will be over, you will be happily pregnant and very soon a bundle of naughtiness will be part of your life. Remember to keep a packet of Whisper – Ultra Soft handy for when the time to bleed starts again.
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