Managing Morning Sickness at Home

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 | Treating Morning Sickness Category | | Print This Article



Morning sickness is one of those pregnancy inconveniences that most moms just have to deal with. Unless your morning sickness is so severe that it’s preventing you from keeping food down and getting the nutrition you need, chances are you’ll be able to manage your morning sickness at home.

Here are some home remedies you can use to help manage your morning sickness:

  • Ginger. The power of ginger to help with nausea is undisputed. You can take it as a capsule, you can grate some fresh ginger root into a pot of water for some tea, and you can even get it as a syrup. A few days of ginger treatment can provide an amazing amount of morning sickness relief for some moms.
  • Vitamin B6 and B12. These two B vitamins have been shown to reduce nausea and vomiting. Talk to your doctor, of course, before taking any supplement or vitamin.
  • Acupressure. Pressure to the P6 point can help relieve nausea. The P6 point is located on the inner side of your arm, about a sixth of the way between your wrist and your elbow, lined up with your middle finger. There are even acupressure bands designed specifically to help with morning sickness.
  • Antihistamines. Be careful here. There are some antihistamines that have been shown to be safe during pregnancy like doxylamine and dimenhydrinate. Still, you’ll want to talk with your doctor before taking these or any other over-the-counter medication during your pregnancy.
  • Lifestyle modifications. This is the area in which you may see the most dramatic results in managing your morning sickness at home. For example, you need to make sure you drink lots of fluid and avoid becoming dehydrated. Stay away from fatty and spicy foods. Eat five to seven small meals each day instead of three larger ones. Have a small snack such as some saltines before you get out of bed in the morning, and get up slowly.

Your morning sickness doesn’t have to make your early pregnancy miserable. Try some of these methods of managing your morning sickness at home, and you may be surprised just how much relief you’re able to get.

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