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While not every woman who is pregnant suffers from morning sickness, many do. Morning sickness can really be a problem for the pregnant woman, especially if she is trying to juggle a family and a job on top of being pregnant.
If you’ve ever been sitting at your desk at work and suddenly had to make a run for the restroom with your ungainly body trying to keep up, then you know what I mean.
Pregnancy is one of those times when you don’t want to take many medications for fear of harming the baby, so natural cures for common pregnancy related symptoms are always welcome.
Here are 7 natural cures for morning sickness…
#1 Eat ginger.
If you don’t like the taste of raw ginger, consider ginger tea, all natural ginger ale, or even the ginger lozenges that are now available from your local health food market. Ginger has been known for centuries to help cure the symptoms of morning sickness.
Many times, morning sickness may simply be the result of an empty tummy. So, if you keep a few snacks at your bedside and eat them as soon as you wake up, this may help to alleviate your morning sickness symptoms.
Try eating something that is salty before a meal as the salt may help to settle your stomach, and give you the ability to eat more when you might not have felt like eating otherwise.
Almost two-thirds (61.2%) of women used natural remedies to alleviate morning sickness. The 3 most common types of natural remedies used were ginger tea, acupressure wristbands (called “sea bands”), and vitamin B6. Source
#4 Try peppermint.
Aromatherapy has been used for centuries and can be very effective with morning sickness. Just as eating a peppermint lifesaver, or drinking a cup of peppermint tea might help to settle your stomach, so too can inhaling the scent of peppermint. Essential oils are very strong, and it only takes a drop or two before you notice their effects. One idea is to put a drop or two on a handkerchief and carry it in your purse or pocket. That way, you will have it readily on hand when you start feeling nauseous.
#5 Wear sea bands.
Sea bands are acupressure bands that you wear on your wrists. They put a bit of pressure on the pericardium 6 acupressure point, which according to Chinese medicine will relieve morning sickness and even nausea in general.
There is evidence that taking extra vitamin B6 helps to cure morning sickness. No one knows quite why it works, and it does not work for every woman, but there are enough cases where it has worked that it has become a recommended natural cure for morning sickness. You should check with your doctor though before taking extra B6 along with your prenatal vitamin, because you can have numbness and nerve damage if you take too much and it may not be totally safe for the baby in too large of doses. Your doctor can tell you how much to safely take to help cure your morning sickness.
Eating several small meals throughout the day will ensure that your stomach does not become empty. Since an empty stomach can exacerbate morning sickness symptoms, this should help.
See how to make morning sickness tea slushies:
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