Being pregnant is a beautiful time in a woman’s life. Nothing else in nature can match the miracle of giving birth. Before this remarkable event happens, though, a woman will typically suffer from many symptoms during her pregnancy. The most common symptom a pregnant woman suffers is known as “Morning Sickness.” Morning Sickness is commonly marked by nausea and vomiting. These symptoms occur between the sixth and the twelfth week of pregnancy. Morning Sickness is believed to be caused by a hormonal imbalance. Though this phase of pregnancy is normal, it isn’t pleasant. Instead of taking harmful drugs that may hurt your baby, you can find out how to treat morning sickness naturally instead.
If Morning Sickness is severe, and left untreated, it can lead to health problems that can affect your and your baby’s health. These problems include dehydration, lack of proper nutrition, and weight loss.
One easy, natural way to treat Morning Sickness, is to space your meals out throughout the day. Instead of eating three larger meals, divide them up into six smaller meals. Eating this way will keep something on your stomach at all times so it doesn’t become empty. And, eating six smaller meals a day will also help keep your blood sugar on even levels.
Put a pack of snack crackers in your purse so you’ll always have something to nibble on if you miss a meal.
Another natural way to treat Morning Sickness is to avoid drinking soda pop and coffee that contains caffeine. Caffeine can actually help relieve a headache. But, it can also aggravate an already-nauseated stomach.
Switch to decaffeinated drinks like ginger ale or lemon lime soda instead. These two types of sodas can help settle your nausea and relieve vomiting.
Or, better yet, drink fruit and vegetable juices to add valuable vitamins and minerals to your body. Fruit smoothies, which can be made in your blender or bought prepackaged, can be a good addition to your diet while you’re pregnant. Not only are these drinks full of nutrition, but they are also easy for your body to digest.
Before you take any supplements or herbs, check with your healthcare professional first! If he or she will allow you to take two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with a glass of warm water every morning, this natural remedy can help relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of Morning Sickness. The apple cider vinegar will neutralize excess acid in your stomach.
Do you like to drink hot teas? Ginger tea is another natural treatment for the symptoms of nausea and vomiting. Ginger has long been used by sailors to relieve motion sickness caused by sailing on the high, often turbulent seas.
Mint teas such as peppermint, are also effective in relieving an upset stomach caused by Morning Sickness. A cup of hot tea in the morning, and another cup sometime during the day should do the trick.
Have you ever tried Acupressure as a natural treatment? Wrist bands that help relieve sea sickness and motion sickness work by applying pressure to a certain point on your arm. You can use Acupressure, a safe, natural treatment, to relieve your Morning Sickness as well.
To locate the proper point on your arm, find the most easily seen wrinkle on the inside of your wrist. Place your other thumb on the line and measure two “thumbs” up your arm. Place your forefinger on this point and apply a fair amount of pressure. Breathe deeply while you apply the pressure, and your Morning Sickness should subside.