Home Remedies to Get Rid of Morning Sickness

More than 80% of pregnant women suffer from nausea and vomiting during the initial stages of pregnancy. Medically this condition is termed ‘Morning Sickness.’

What is Morning Sickness

The nauseated feeling and vomit that troubles women during pregnancy is termed as morning sickness. Most of the pregnant women experience it after 6 weeks of pregnancy, but it may start as early as after 4 weeks of conception. In most of the cases pregnant women are relieved by morning sickness after the first trimester, but in some cases, it may continue throughout the pregnancy. Although the symptoms of morning sickness are worse in the morning for most of the expecting ladies, but it may strike at any time of the day. The intensity of the symptoms varies from women to women.

Morning Sickness

Morning Sickness


What Causes Morning Sickness

During pregnancy, Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG) hormone is produced by the placenta in high amounts and is considered the main reason behind morning sickness. Other factors considered responsible for morning sickness are a vitamin deficiency, constipation, stress, anxiety, strong odor, low blood glucose level and certain foods.

Morning Sickness is considered normal, but it leaves an expecting mother exhausted. Also, it may contribute to maternal weight loss. But do not worry as there are effective home remedies to manage morning sickness. Try them out and relieve yourself from nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.

Home Remedies to Manage Morning Sickness

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Morning Sickness

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Morning Sickness


1.Ginger-

Gingerol present in ginger effectively relieves vomiting and nausea. Chew a piece of ginger or have ginger tea. It will also relieve you from flatulence and other gastric troubles that are common during pregnancy. Make sure not to take ginger tea more than 3 times in a day. Better take it only when you need an instant relief from morning sickness.

Ginger Tea

Ginger Tea


2.Peppermint-

Peppermint has calming and soothing effects. Drink peppermint tea or sniff peppermint leaves to relieve your symptoms. To prepare peppermint tea steep a few leaves of peppermint in a cup of boiling water for 15 minutes. Strain the concoction and drink it warm.

3.Lemon-

Not just lemon water, but sniffing lemon is also effective in alleviating morning sickness. The best part is it is rich in ascorbic acid. Squeeze juice of a lemon and add it to a glass of water. Add honey to taste and drink it every day.

Lemon

Lemon


4.Fennel Seeds-

Fennel seeds have anesthetic property. Its aroma has a calming effect. It is totally safe and you can drink fennel tea every day. Crush fennel seeds and steep it in boiling water for 15 minutes. You may add a teaspoon of lemon and a teaspoon of honey to enhance the taste.

Fennel Seeds

Fennel Seeds


5.Bael Fruit-

Have you heard of bael fruit or wood apple. It is a sacred fruit that aids digestion. Also, it prevents constipation, which is a common problem during pregnancy. You may extract its juice and have it daily. You may also add its juice to the cooked rice and have it.

Bael Fruit

Bael Fruit

Besides the above home remedies make sure you are eating healthy. Avoid fatty and spicy foods. Add more fruits, vegetables and whole grains to your diet. Do not have big meals. Better have small meals at small intervals. This will prevent heartburn, constipation and stomach upset. Start your day with munching crackers. Do not start your day with liquid.

If in case you are not relieved by morning sickness, even after 5 months of pregnancy, or you lose more than 2 pounds, you feel dizzy when you stand, develop nausea and vomiting during the last months of pregnancy, vomit blood, have fever, swelling of limbs and face or show signs of dehydration such as increased thirst, passing very less urine and dry mouth immediately meet your gynecologist.

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