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Natural Morning Sickness Remedies

Guest Author - Vanessa Pruitt

Somewhere between 50 to 80 percent of women report having some level of nausea or morning sickness during their pregnancy. The term “morning sickness” can be very misleading. This common “pregnancy sickness” can vary widely from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy, from general nausea and upset stomach to frequent vomiting. It can be experienced at any time during the day, happening at certain times of the day for some women and lasting all day for others.

Many natural remedies exist to treat or lessen the severity of morning sickness. While I won't list them all, I've included the remedies that are most popular because of their effectiveness and that I have found most helpful during my own pregnancies.

Proper Nutrition

One of the single most important factors to treating morning sickness is proper nutrition. This is easier said than done when you don't feel like eating in the first place! Low blood sugar, however, will only result in more nausea and a terrible domino effect.

Try eating small and frequent meals throughout the day to keep your blood sugar level and your stomach from feeling empty. While you should stay away from fried or fatty foods, you should also try to eat as much protein as possible. Find the foods that you can stomach and eat them! Most importantly, stay away from the foods that make you nauseous. There is no sense in torturing yourself by cooking or eating something that will make you sick.

Red Raspberry Leaf

Red raspberry leaf tea is a popular choice for morning sickness and nausea relief because of it's high levels of vitamin B6. Though nobody is sure why, vitamin B6 has been scientifically shown to reduce or even eliminate the symptoms of morning sickness.

Some mothers prefer drinking red raspberry leaf tea over taking a vitamin tablet. It can be hard to get vitamins down when you are feeling nauseous and your gag reflex is hyperactive. Red raspberry leaf tea has a pleasant taste and smell. It is also packed with other essential vitamins and minerals.

Ginger

Ginger is reported to have the same effect on mornings sickness as vitamin B6. Approximately 50% of women reported nausea relief with both natural remedies. Ginger is also very versatile. It can be eaten raw, cooked into foods, or made into drinks and teas. A popular choice is ginger candies and lollipops, usually sold specifically for pregnant women.

Natural Progesterone Cream

Though a slightly more controversial remedy for morning sickness, women have reported relief with the use of natural progesterone cream. It is suggested that nausea and morning sickness for certain women could be due to an imbalance in hormones during the early stages of pregnancy. Natural progesterone cream offered amazing relief for my own morning sickness during pregnancy. It's worth a try if nothing else has given you relief.

Aromatherapy

Many women find relief by keeping their favorite essential oils nearby at all times. Whenever you get a little queasy you can use your favorite scents to counteract smells that make you feel sick. Popular choices include peppermint, lavender, and lemon. Sipping and smelling herbal teas can also help.

Though you may not find a remedy that completely cures your morning sickness, even the slightest bit of relief is worth it. You can also rest knowing that morning sickness often cures itself by the beginning of the second trimester.
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