Last Modified on Jun 22, 2014
Treatment of morning sickness takes a variety of forms including dietary changes, regulation of sleeping and eating cycles and the addition of certain supplements and herbs to the diet. In any case, natural herbal remedies are often the best option and provide care for a balanced healthy as well as morning sickness treatment
What is Morning Sickness?
Morning sickness is defined as nausea and vomiting that occurs anytime throughout the day during pregnancy. The condition typically begins during the first month of pregnancy and continues into the third or fourth month. The specific cause of morning sickness is unknown, but it is likely tied to hormone changes as well as blood sugar drops experienced early in pregnancy. Stress, fatigue, traveling and specific foods can contribute to morning sickness as well.
Natural Cures for Nausea during Pregnancy
Typically considered a result of hormonal changes associated with pregnancy, treating morning sickness typically involves settling the stomach to offer relief. Several calming options are available; however, three of the most effective include ginger, lemon juice and red raspberry leaf tea
A popular and time-tested spice and herbal remedy, ginger has been used for years as a remedy for stomach upset, diarrhea and nausea. Ginger is comprised of powerful oils and compounds – gingerols and shogaols – that innately calm the stomach and digestive system. One gram of ginger daily is often enough to curb both nausea and vomiting in pregnant women.
Lemon juice is another particularly effective nausea treatment. Lemons contain specific neutralizing acids that generate bicarbonates in the stomach, in turn relieving nausea caused by a number of conditions. Lemon juice can be added in tea or taken directly from the lemon itself.
Red Raspberry Leaf Tea
A supplement that is healthful for pregnancies in a variety of ways, it also helps treat nausea. Red raspberry is filled with an assortment of vitamins and minerals including magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A and vitamin B complex. The array of minerals support the body’s functioning and balance the necessary nutrients needed in the pregnant body to deter illness.
Morning sickness is a common condition that involves unpleasant symptoms, particularly nausea and vomiting. When treated with natural methods; however, the condition can largely be avoided.
[YEA] Please, note that I speak from experience. Nothing works better than eating several small yet healthy meals and taking ginger supplements or eating ginger snaps for alleviating the nausea that comes with the early stages of pregnancy. Usually by your fourth month you will no longer need to bother with this as the nausea becomes less over powering. Note that the olfactory senses in a pregnant woman are keenly acute and it would also be of great assistance to bring a handkerchief lightly dowsed with baby powder or some other light fragerance that is easily tolerated by the expecting mother for times when an unpleasant odor sneaks up on you.