Natural Nausea Relief for Morning Sickness

Mar 17, 2017,

1. Eat more, even if you don’t feel like it

Never allow your stomach to be fully empty. Keep a snack with you at all times. Eating small meals throughout the day will help keep your blood sugar from dipping too low and triggering nausea.

Try eating carbohydrates before you even get out of bed (crackers, toast, dried fruit, popcorn, granola bars, etc.)

2. Protein Rocks!

Protein is the best source of sustained energy and will be one of your biggest allies in preventing nausea. Eat some just before bed to avoid feeling queasy in the morning.

3. Eat your complex carbohydrates

Avoid refined grains and simple carbs like white pasta and sugar. These foods not only have little, if any, nutrition but can lead to low blood sugar (a sure-fire nausea trigger!) Enjoy whole wheat pastas, breads, and other whole grains.

4. Drink more

Dehydration is a major cause of nausea and headaches. Aim for 2.5 litres of water, unsweetened juices, and herbal teas. Soft drinks, caffeinated beverages, and sugary drinks are best avoided throughout your pregnancy.

5. Avoid smells, tastes, and textures that trigger your nausea

Ask others in the house to be aware of and respect this. There’s nothing worse than waking up to the smell of burnt toast when you’re nauseous!

6. Ginger can really help your nausea

Ginger has been clinically proven to relieve nausea. Take 250 mg three to four times a day in capsule form (do not exceed 1 g) or drink 5-6 cups of the tea throughout the day. Even candied ginger may help. We like these Ginger Root Capsules and this Ginger Tea

7. Avoid foods that can cause gas and bloating.

In addition you can try drinking carbonated beverages to help expel stomach gas.

8. Try spicy foods and hot teas

If an increase in mucous production is causing your nausea, try indulging in spicy foods or drink hot teas.

9. Avoid sucking on hard candies on an empty stomach.

Although this may temporarily relieve your nausea, the digestive juices you stimulate could make matters a lot worse.

10. Take Vitamin B6:

Taking 25 mg of B6 throughout the day, not exceeding 150 mg. may help ‘shut off’ the nausea ‘control-Centre’ in your brain. Many women are deficient in B vitamins at the onset of pregnancy, especially those who were previously on oral contraceptives. Try these Vitamin B6 capsules.

11. Avoid taking your supplements on an empty stomach.

Even when you’re not pregnant this can make you feel queezy!

12. Sleep more

Exhaustion can really aggravate nausea, and baby-making is tiring work!

13. Address your fears

Many women find that there is a psychological component to their nausea which can be relieved though counseling and talking with others, as well as empowering themselves in preparation for the birth.

14. Keep active

CO2 buildup in the blood can contribute to nausea, which can be reduced with the help of cardiovascular activity such as walking and swimming.

15. Talk More

Many women experience ambivalence when they find out they are pregnant, even if it was planned. This anxiety can lead to nausea, which in turn can lead to more anxiety.

 

NOTE: Always make sure your doctor or midwife is aware of your situation. Vomiting during pregnancy can quickly lead to dehydration and possibly malnutrition if it continues long enough. In some cases it may be an unrelated pathogen and should be investigated by your caregiver.

 

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