Home Remedies To Get Rid of Morning Sickness

Home Remedies To Get Rid of Morning Sickness
Home Remedies To Get Rid of Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is popularly known as NAUSEA AND VOMITING DURING PREGNANCY (NVP). It occurs to 80% of the women. It is a part of pregnancy.Don’t worry there is a solution to it.In this article discover how to get rid of morning sickness by using these simple home remedies.

It is a part of pregnancy.Don’t worry there is a solution to it.In this article discover how to get rid of morning sickness by using these simple home remedies.

If you are having morning sickness than these questions must be in your mind:

Will this ever end?

Will I ever be able to enjoy pregnancy?

Will I ever feel energetic?

Then the answer to all these is a big YES.

What is Morning Sickness?

It normally starts in the starting of the sixth week of the pregnancy and it normally ends in the 12th week, but there is no need to worry about if it lasts till 16th week. The term morning sickness is misleading as ladies can feel it any part of the day.

There is no need to worry for this. This is a normal procedure or pregnancy. Most women feel like vomiting and nausea at the described time of pregnancy.

Reasons Behind Morning Sickness:

There are not any such defined reasons of morning sickness. It is said that it occurs due to the hormonal changes at the period of pregnancy.

It normally occurs in 80% of women but reasons that are predicted which can be the cause of morning sickness are the following:

  • low blood sugar
  • Increment in the levels of  progesterone
  • Increment in the levels of estrogen

But at this time, you must not be interested in knowing all this. You must want to know how to get rid of this so called morning sickness.

But before knowing how to get rid of this, you must know whether there is a need to consult a doctor.

How Does Morning Sickness Affect the Baby?

Morning sickness does not have any adverse effect on the health of the baby. It is a natural procedure, and it normally starts and ends at its proper time. It can be dangerous in only 1% cases when you need to consult a doctor.

When is There a Need to Consult a Doctor?

Morning sickness does not cause any harm to baby or mother but in 1% cases, you can need to consult a doctor. This happens if you suffer from “Hyperemesis Gravidarum”.

Symptoms of this extreme form of morning sickness are:

  • dehydration
  • weight loss

If this occurs then, you immediately need to be hospitalized. If this is not the case, then you are facing a normal morning sickness, and these are the home remedies to get rid of this morning sickness.

Home Remedies To Get Rid of Morning Sickness:

1.Wonderful Ginger!

Ginger leads to the increment in the secretion of the digestive enzymes and these digestive enzymes neutralize the acid present in the stomach.You can consume ginger in the form of ginger tea, ginger ale or raw ginger. These are procedures to consume ginger.

Ginger Tea:

Ingredients you need:
  1. ginger root – 1 piece of about 2 inches
  2. Honey – it is optional
  3. a sharp knife
  4. water – 2 to 3 cups
  5. wax paper
  6. a cutting board
Procedure to be followed:
  1. Wash the ginger root.
  2. Peel the root.
  3. Slice this root into small pieces.
  4. Cover these pieces with wax paper.
  5. Crush these pieces.
  6. Boil 2 -3 cups of water and these crushed pieces in it.
  7. Let it boil for 3-5 minutes.
  8. Remove the mixture from heat and strain if you like to.
  9. Pour the mixture into the mug.
  10. Add honey to this if you like.
  11. Sip it slowly and relaxes.

Ginger Ale:

Ingredients you need:

  1. roughly chopped ginger – 2 cups
  2. lemon peel – 3 to 4 strips
  3. chilled club soda – 3 quarts
  4. ice cubes
  5. 1 cup sugar

Procedure to be followed:

  1. Place two cups of chopped ginger in a saucepan.
  2. Add lemon peel and 4 cups of water to it.
  3. Boil it over high heat.
  4. Then let it sit on active simmer for about 10 minutes.
  5. Add sugar to it as much you prefer.
  6. Continue to boil this mixture for about 15 minutes.
  7. It will almost reduce to 3 cups.
  8. Separate solid part from liquid part.
  9. Chill this syrup for about seven
  10. Mix 1/4 cup syrup with 1 cup soda.
  11. Pour ice to it and consume.

2.Yummy Lemon:

Lemon reduces morning sickness problem as it possesses normal calming effect. There are the various ways in which lemons can be consumed which are the following.

Lemon:

Ingredients you need:

  • lemon
  • knife

Procedure to be followed:

  • Take a lemon.
  • Cut it into two pieces.
  • Just taste it and see the effect.

Lemon Candy:

Ingredients you need:

  • lemon candy

Procedure to be followed:

  • Just buy the lemon candies which are easily available in the market.
  • Chew them.

Lemon Candles:

Ingredients you need:

  • lemon candles

Procedure to be followed:

  • Buy lemon candles from the market.
  • Light these candles at places where you spent most of your time.
  • Breathe in that refreshing aroma.

Water with Lemon:

Ingredients you need:

  • lemon
  • One glass of water

Procedure to be followed:

  • Take a glass of water.
  • Squeeze one lemon in this water.
  • Take this lemon water every day in the morning.
  • This will give you relief from nausea.

Mint with Lemon:

Ingredients you need:

  1. lemon juice
  2. mint juice
  3. honey or sugar

Procedure to be followed:

  1. Mix one teaspoon each of lemon juice and mint juice.
  2. Add honey or sugar whatever desired.
  3. Drink this mixture three times a day.
  4. You will observe the relief.

Lemon Essential Oil:

Ingredients you need:

  • lemon essential oil
  • a handkerchief

Procedure to be followed:

  • Put lemon essential oil over your handkerchief.
  • Smell it from time to time when you feel disturbed.

3.Fennel seeds

Fennel seeds have the property to calm your stomach, and these seeds help in digestion. These seeds also possess anesthetic properties which are helpful in treating nausea.

There are two ways to consume these seeds.

Awesome mixture:

Ingredients you need:

  1. fennel seeds – crushed
  2. cup of water
  3. lemon juice
  4. honey – 1 teaspoon

Procedure to be followed:

  1. Boil 1 tablespoon of crushed fennel seeds in a cup of water for almost 10 minutes.
  2. Add lemon juice and one teaspoon of honey.
  3. Drink this daily.

Chew it:

Ingredients you need:

  1. fennel seeds

Procedure to be followed:

  1. Just chew these fennel seeds for some time and observe the result.

4.Curry Leaves:

Curry leaves help in the treatment of morning sickness. Try them once.

Ingredients you need:

  1. curry leaves
  2. lime juice – 2 teaspoons
  3. honey – 1 teaspoon

Procedure to be followed:

  1. Press the curry leaves to extract the juice from them.
  2. Add two teaspoons of lime juice and one teaspoon of honey to the juice of curry leaves.
  3. Drink this mixture 2 to 3 times daily.

5.Peppermint:

Peppermint also anesthetic properties so it helps to calm the stomach and in the treatment of the problem of morning sickness.

There are various ways to consume peppermint like candies, essential oil, etc.

Peppermint mix:

Ingredients you need:

  1. peppermint leaves – 1 tablespoon
  2. a cup of water
  3. honey or sugar

Procedure to be followed:

  1. Add one tablespoon of peppermint leaves in a cup of water and boil the mixture for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Inhale the steam coming from the mixture while boiling.
  3. Strain the mixture and add honey or sugar to this boiled mixture.
  4. Drink this mixture daily.

Peppermint candies:

Ingredients you need:

  • peppermint candies

Procedure to be followed:

  • Buy peppermint candies from the market and chew them from time to time.

Peppermint essential oil:

Ingredients you need:

  1. peppermint essential oil
  2. a handkerchief

Procedure to be followed:

  1. Take peppermint essential oil over the handkerchief.
  2. Smell it from time to time for best results.

6.Fruit of Bael:

Bael fruit helps in the treatment of morning sickness by providing proper digestion.

Ingredients you need:

  1. bael fruit
  2. cooked rice

Procedure to be followed:

  1. Extract juice from the fruit.
  2. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of this extracted juice to cooked rice.
  3. Eat this rice 2 to 3 times daily.

7.Potato Chips:

Potato chips reduce the production of saliva if saliva is producing in your body in excess.Eat salted potato chips for the treatment of morning sickness.

NOTE: Don’t consume these potato chips in excess.

8.Lot of Water:

Lack of the content of water in your body also leads to the feeling of morning sickness so you must drink  9 to 10 glasses of water daily during the time of pregnancy and you can also take water enriched fruits like:

  • Watermelon
  • Melon
  • Orange
  • Grapes

9.Cheesy cheese:

Cheese is also very helpful for the treatment of the problem of morning sickness. So, you should consume cheese. You can take cottage cheese or mozzarella cheese.

10.Crackers:

Crackers decrease the feeling of vomiting or nausea. So, you should start your day with crackers like:

  • Plain popcorn
  • Peanut butter crackers

11.Vitamin B6:

Vitamin B6 is very helpful in reducing the feeling of nausea and vomiting. So, you should take food containing vitamin B6 like avocados.

12.Yoga or Meditation:

Sometimes stress leads to morning sickness. Yoga or meditation is very helpful for the reduction of stress. So, you must practice yoga or meditation daily.

13.Relaxing Bath:

Put a few drops of essential oil in the water and take a bath from this water and observe the soothing effect.

14.Milk Toast:

Milk toast sooth the irritated stomach and provides relief from morning sickness.

Ingredients you need:

  • Toaster
  • Bread
  • Milk
  • Unsalted butter

Procedure to be followed:

  • Heat the milk. Don’t boil it.
  • Toast the bread.
  • Apply unsalted butter over the bread.
  • Crumble the bread into the milk.
  • Eat this slowly.

15.Chamomile Tea:

Prepare the chamomile tea and sip it whenever you feel morning sickness. This is effective.

16.Lavender and Thyme:

Ingredients you need:

  1. Lavender and thyme essential oil
  2. A handkerchief

Procedure to be followed:

  1. Pour lavender and thyme essential oil over the handkerchief.
  2. Smell this handkerchief whenever you feel like nausea.
  3. This will give some relief.

17.Cold Foods:

Take cold foods as much as possible as the odor of the foods especially disturbs the women at this time and cold foods do not possess that much smell, much less than the odor of hot foods.

18.Eat early in the morning:

The empty stomach also leads to the feeling of nausea so do not keep your stomach empty. Eat as you get up. Try salty foods at that time. Salty foods are best for curing morning sickness.

19.Yummy Dark Chocolate:

Take dark chocolate which has the cocoa content of 70% or higher. Dark chocolate containing this much of cocoa content is very healthy.

20.Xylooligosaccharides:

During pregnancy, most of the women face the problem of constipation and fruits, and green vegetables are best when you are suffering from constipation.This is because fruits and vegetables contain this special type of fibre Xylooligosaccharides. This fibre helps material in the body keep moving.

21.Speak Up:

Don’t be a person who doesn’t share your feelings with other as pregnancy time is said to be a very emotional time. So, try to share your feelings with your husbands and persons who live near you during your pregnancy.

They must know how small gestures and love and pampering of them can help you. They must know how you want to be treated at what particular time. This can greatly help you in your morning sickness as this morning sickness greatly depends on your mind.So, do share your feelings especially with your husbands.

22.Find Foods that Help you:

Notice the foods that make you feel better and those foods which increase your irritation. Then try to avoid those foods which increase your irritation and take those foods which feel your better and repeatedly take those items.

Proper Diet that You Should Follow:

If you plan your diet properly, then it will help you get rid of the regular feeling of nausea and morning sickness.

Points should be remembered:

  • Add starchy foods in your diet like pasta, bread, and potatoes. These starchy foods contain carbohydrates in the complex form which can be easily digested.
  • Add protein containing foods in your diet like cheese, nuts, and dairy products.
  • Don’t take spicy and fatty foods.
  • A big NO to alcohol and caffeine during pregnancy.
  • Eat small meals 5 to 6 times a day instead of 3 big meals. Big meals can disturb the digestion.
  • Don’t drink while taking food.

Follow the BTARPP Diet:

B – Bananas

T – Toast

A – Applesauce(without sugar)

R – Rice

P – Pasta (lightly buttered)

P – potatoes

Food That is to be Avoided During Morning Sickness:

Some food is needed to be avoided when you suffer from morning sickness. You must follow these to feel good during morning sickness.

Those food items are:

  • Try to avoid hot meals and take hot meals as hot food releases the smell of food which can irritate you.
  • Try to avoid those food items whose smell makes you sick.
  • Try to avoid all the liquid items that are cold or sweet.
  • Try to avoid spicy foods as much as you can.
  • Avoid caffeine as well.
  • Avoid fatty foods as much as you can.
  • Avoid the fast flickering on the screen of the computer monitor. Some women feel sickness due to this fast flickering so try to avoid monitor as much as possible and if you need to use then replace the wallpapers of the screen with light colours and make the front of the screen larger.

Conclusion:

Follow the proper diet. This diet will help you to get rid of morning sickness. Don’t be careless about this and take the important measures especially what should be taken and what should be avoided.

This time is a very crucial time of your life. Don’t take it lightly. Enjoy it. Consult your doctor time to time.

TAKE CARE!HAVE A HEALTHY AND BEAUTIFUL LIFE AHEAD!

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Dr. Ashish Paul is a qualified Ayurvedic physician and a Medical Herbalist, based at Harley Street, London.She uses western and eastern herbs and Ayurvedic therapies with her patients. Dr. Ashish consults a lot of couples on their journey of conception, whether its natural conception or via IVF (In Vitro Fertilization).