Morning Sickness RemediesPosted on Jul 8, 2011 | Articles Category | | Print This Article
Not all morning sickness remedies will work for you, but here is a collection of suggested remedies. You may have to try a few in order to get some relief.
Be sure to discuss your morning sickness and potential relief with your doctor.
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- Avoid warm places as heat can increase the nausea feelings.
- Take naps during the day (but not right after eating). Tiredness plays a big part in morning sickness.
- Get enough sleep at night.
- Get out of bed slowly in the morning.
- Try eating plain crackers or dry cereal before you get out of bed in the morning.
- Open windows or turn on exhaust fans when cooking and after meals.
- Cooking in the microwave usually produces less odors.
- Silly as it sounds, carry a handkerchief with a few drops of a non nausea causing essential oil (lemon for example) in it and breath through it if you can’t get away from the smell that is bothering you.
Food and Drink:
- Avoid greasy or spicy foods as they often cause nausea or heartburn.
- Eat what you want when you want it. Your cravings will not lead you the wrong way.
- Have frequent protein snacks. (Low fat meats and seafood, nuts, eggs and beans are high protein.)
- Eat smaller meals every two hours or so.
- Eating something salty before a meal can help you “make it through” a meal.
- Do not drink fluids with your meals.
- Non caffeinated teas like peppermint and ginger can help calm nausea.
- Drink small amounts of fluids regularly though out the day to avoid dehydration.
- Do not skip meals if you can help it.
- Avoid spicy and fried food – both eating and smelling it can increase your nausea.
- Cold food may have less nausea inducing smells associated with them.
- Try taking your prenatals later in the day.
- Talk to your doctor about:
- Vitamin B6 – 50 mg. daily. Vitamin B6 has been shown to help with pregnancy induced nausea.
- Ginger capsules: 250 mg. three times daily. Ginger has long been associated with alleviating nausea. (Remember drinking ginger ale when you felt sick when you were little?)
- Ask your doctor if you can stop taking your Prenatals temporarily to see if the nausea diminishes. You may still need to take a Folic Acid supplement to help protect your baby.
- Talk to your doctor about not taking iron supplements unless you are anemic. Iron supplements can be hard for your stomach to deal with.