The nausea or vomiting also known as morning sickness especially in the first trimester of the pregnancy is common. Generally the symptoms of the nausea or vomiting stop after the first three months but may continue even throughout the pregnancy in some cases. With this video guide and article, we will explain few of most effective home remedies to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.
It is general and a part of the pregnancy and hence not a matter of concern if not in excess. But to deal with the condition of nausea or vomiting is usually difficult to bear with. So, here we bring you some of the proven home remedies to treat and deal with the nausea and vomiting in and throughout the pregnancy.
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Eat before you leave the bed in the morning.
To better deal with the morning sickness, eat some cracker biscuits or salted dry fruits in the morning before leaving the bed in the morning. This will help you get an energy boost and will lower the chances of sick feeling.
Small meals frequently.
Take smaller meals often. Avoid eating too much at a time but take smaller meals at regular intervals, this will help you to digest the food in better way and leaving less to vomit about.
Avoid junk food.
Keep yourself away from the spicy, fried and fast food. The junk food will cause indigestion which will result in acidity and vomit tendencies. The junk food will also cause unhealthy weight gain which is not good for your pregnancy.
Drink healthy fluids.
Do not take cold drinks or canned juices which contain preservatives and synthetics. Take fresh veggie and fruit juices. Take smaller water at regular intervals instead of drinking too much at a time. 6-8 glasses of water is recommended for avoiding dehydration in and throughout the pregnancy.
Chew ginger and mint.
Take smaller pieces of ginger and chew them at times when you feel sick or have feeling to vomit about. Chewing mint has also the same properties which helps in treating nausea symptoms. Ginger and lemon water helps in soothing the nausea feeling.
Avoid nausea triggers.
Smells like that of cooking, smoke, air fresheners, perfumes etc. may trigger a nausea and you may feel to vomit if exposed with these smells. So avoid these smells as much as possible. Spend less time in cooking instead take help from other family members to cook the food. This is also one of the effective home remedies to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.
Have ice cubes & candies.
Sucking ice cubes and candies may surprisingly help to do away with the nausea tendencies. Have candies of the tastes of your choice.
Stay away from tea or coffee.
Avoid tea, coffee, cocoa, cola drinks and creamy soups as the same will make you feel acidic and have a vomiting feel.
Take rest & avoid stress.
Relax and rest after taking foods but avoid lying flat. Follow relaxing postures to make you feel relaxed and have less anxiety. Don’t expose yourself to the stressful conditions. Taking stress will also make you feel sick and vomit.
Acupuncture & acupressure bands.
This is also one of the effective home remedies to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. As concluded by many scientific studies, wearing acupuncture or acupressure bands also help in controlling the nausea and vomiting feeling. So you may get yourself an acupuncture or acupressure band as well.
Take Vitamin B6 Supplement.
Vitamin B6 has scientifically been proven to have the properties which help in treating nausea and vomiting. But before taking any supplement, consult your doctor for a case to case advice. This is also one of the effective home remedies to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.
Visit your doctor.
If you are having too much vomiting, visit to your doctor. Your doctor will prescribe you anti vomiting tablets after an examination. Do not self medicate or take medicine without doctor’s prescription.
Hope these home remedies will help you in treating nausea or morning sickness. Leave your comments below. Have a healthy pregnancy 🙂
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