There are so many amazing things about being pregnant… and morning sickness is NOT one of them! And as we know, morning sickness is not just limited to the mornings. Nope, it can rear it’s ugly head at anytime of the day and leave you feeling tired, nauseous and oh-so-yucky! Thankfully, there are some natural remedies that are pregnancy-safe and will help to relieve the symptoms of morning sickness.
Drinking herbal tea has been found to help with easing morning sickness. Ginger, lemon, peppermint, red raspberry leaf and anise are all great options for kicking that queasy feeling in the butt! Sip on herbal tea regularly throughout the day.
When you’re suffering from morning sickness you become easily dehydrated thanks to the loss of fluids through vomiting. Make sure you carry a drink bottle with you throughout the day and sip regularly. Drinking large amounts of water in one hit will make you feel sick, but little sips will keep your tummy on the right track!
Now is the time to make anything ginger flavoured your new best friend! Sip on ginger tea, ginger ale and ginger brew, or suck on ginger lollies and chews. Ginger really is a fantastic nausea buster!
If you’re suffering from morning sickness, then it’s a great idea to eat small, regular meals throughout the day. Aim to eat a small meal with balanced protein and carbs every 2-3 hours. This will keep your nausea at bay, as well as regulate blood sugar levels and give your body the nutrients it needs.
Change Your Morning Routine
Pre-pregnancy you might have been one of those people who bounded out of bed in the morning, bursting with energy! Now is the time to change up your morning routine. Try and sleep in a little later and get as much rest as possible. Keep crackers by your bed and eat a couple as soon as you wake up. Get up nice and slowly and take it easy for the first hour or so. Make sure you’re not having a super hot shower as this will make you feel dizzy and nauseas.
Upping your Vitamin B6 intake has been shown to greatly reduce the symptoms of morning sickness. Like any medications, check with your doctor that you’re ok to take Vitamin B6.
Regular acupuncture sessions are a great way to give morning sickness the boot. Acupuncture has been found to relieve the symptoms of morning sickness, as well as aid in rest and relaxation.
Avoid Fatty Foods
Foods that are high in fat will only increase feelings of nausea. So unless you want to see that big bucket of KFC chicken again, steer clear of fatty foods!
Have A Snack Before Bed
Just before you head to bed, make yourself a small snack. This will keep your blood sugars stable throughout the night. Try something like a couple of pieces of toast with Vegemite, or an English muffin with peanut butter and banana.
Motion Sickness Wristbands
Many women have found motion sickness wristbands to be super helpful in reducing their morning sickness. You can find these at your local health food store or pharmacy.
Are you suffering from morning sickness? Have you found that any of these natural remedies have helped you?