If there’s something most people know about pregnancy, it’s morning sickness. This popular topic has had its fair share of time in the spotlight. It occurs in many pregnancies, and can last anywhere from 6-10 weeks, depending on the woman. Many younger generations are commonly focused on an organic lifestyle, so this list features a few natural ways to remedy morning sickness.
It’s hard to put yourself first sometimes, but during your pregnancy, morning sickness aside, it’s important for you to think of your health, specifically because it can influence the baby’s health. Aside from that, being healthy is obviously a natural way to make sure you feel your best, and can curb morning sickness. A few things to consider as natural remedies are:
- Get a full 8 hours of sleep.
- Eat a balanced diet.
- Get fresh air often.
- Take frequent walks and exercise (with a doctor’s permission of course).
Keep Snacks Close
For a lot of women, they found eating more carbs helped them, which is great news to all the carb-lovers out there. It’s also believed that eating before you get out of bed in the morning can help with nausea. So, load up your nightstand with snacks and chow-down first thing in the morning to try and fight off morning sickness, it’s also a great excuse for someone to bring you breakfast in bed.
Remedies for the “Foodie”
Food is a great way to calm your upset stomach, and there are a lot of different ways to use it. Peppermint naturally calms nausea, and can be used as a candle or in tea. Just sprinkle in some peppermint and see if the morning sickness disappears!
Another popular remedy is ginger. There’s a reason ginger ale is such a popular drink for when you’re sick, it’s full of calming agents which work naturally to soothe an upset stomach. That means ginger ale should also work to curb your morning sickness.
For some women, even potatoes can do the trick. There are a few theories as to why these claims of potatoes helping morning sickness can be true. It could be because of their ability to absorb any excess stomach acid, or their naturally alkalizing properties. Either way, try eating a potato to naturally calm your nausea.
Try Something Sour
When your stomach is churning and your morning sickness is in full swing, the last thing you may want to do is try something sour. But for many women, sucking on a sour candy, or even drinking lemon water really helps them curb their nausea. Start small: just try adding some lemon to your water to see if it helps, it’s also a great way to stay hydrated. If you do find improvement, maybe work your way up to sour candies.
Focus on Hydration
Hydrating your body has always been a must, and for most people it can also be a challenge. But hydrating is important, especially if you’re experiencing nausea because you need to replace those lost fluids. If you’re having trouble stomaching water, try freezing different fruit juices to suck on. Your best bet is freezing Gatorade, it will replenish lost electrolytes and hydrate you all at once.
Morning sickness can be a tough time in your pregnancy, but it should subside. The reasons for morning sickness vary from mom-to-mom, but of course if you’re experiencing anything severe, or feel that your morning sickness is a problem, see your doctor. But for common morning sickness symptoms, try some of these remedies and leave a comment about what works best for you!