Home Remedies for Morning Sickness
You have eagerly anticipated this day to come. You are now officially pregnant! You have come up with wonderful plans to make sure your baby is healthy and that you would get a special treatment from everyone. You haven’t taken into account all the nausea and vomiting that will probably happen during the first trimester of your pregnancy.
Good thing is that there are a lot of practical solutions to minimize or eliminate the experience of morning sickness. With the rising costs of medical fees and the hassle of going through the traffic jam just to make it to your doctor’s appointment, home remedies have become more popular these days.
Here are great tips to cure that morning sickness:
- Increase your intake of Vitamin B-rich foods and supplements.
- Mix into your cup of water one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon of honey. Drink it before bedtime.
- Have a few tablespoons of dissolved wheat germ in warm milk for every hour.
- Eat a high protein snack before you go to sleep.
- Take a sip of ginger ale or suck a piece of ginger root, if you can.
- Avoid greasy, spicy, and fatty foods.
- Add some essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, or mint in your spray bottle or air freshener to scent the room.
- Fresh lemon peel scent is an effective treatment for morning sickness so have one always readily available.
- Nibble something crunchy or salty.
- Have a light snack (whole grain crackers, ginger snap cookies, sour pickles, raw almonds) every now and then.
- Hydrate yourself with plenty of clean water and fresh juices.
Bear in mind that not everything that works for others will work for you. Be aware of your body’s condition and find the best solution for your morning sickness. Sooner or later, you are bound to find one that will suit you best. If everything else fails, just wait for the start of the second trimester – the time when morning sickness usually goes away. Better yet, ask your midwife’s opinion about it.