It can be extremely miserable to deal with morning sickness, which by the way, rarely stays confined to mornings. It turns what is supposed to be a wonderful time in your life into pure misery. But no worries, I have compiled some very helpful tips to help you curb morning sickness, so that you can enjoy the gloriousness of pregnancy!
Natural Ways To Help Treat Morning Sickness:
Acupuncture. It is a very safe and natural aid in treating morning sickness. A study performed at a maternity teaching hospital in Adelaide, Australia, where 593 women less than 14 weeks' pregnant with symptoms of nausea or vomiting participated had great results. It was concluded that acupuncture is an effective treatment for women who experience nausea and dry retching in early pregnancy. (ref. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11843784) Call the office today at, 321-972-2940, to schedule your health evaluation, and we can tell you the best acupuncture options for your specific issues.
Congee. Congee is a simple rice soup which is easily digested and absorbed. It is very inexpensive, easy to make, uses few ingredients and is quite versatile. It can be very helpful in relieving the symptoms of morning sickness. Check out one of my delicious congee recipe here.
Avoid Common Triggers. There are certain things that can increase your chances of morning sickness. Triggers include spicy, fried, rich, fatty, and greasy foods, caffeine and artificial sweeteners.
Stay In Bed. What I mean, is do not jump out of bed. Try munching on a few crackers, and water before rising. Then, get up very slowly. This may help with more mild cases.
Acupressure. Acupressure is another safe and effective way to help treat morning sickness. Products like Sea Bands help by utilizing acupressure when used to apply continuous pressure on the PC-6 point on the wrist (pictured here) using a plastic stud.
Don’t Skip Meals. This may seem obvious, however, when you are green with tummy issues, the thought of eating is not a happy one. Unfortunately, trying to eating just makes it worse. It is important to not skip a meal if you can help it.
Eat Protein With Every Meal. Protein can be very helpful in curbing nausea. However, this doesn’t mean scarf down a greasy cheeseburger. That will only make matters worse during this stage of pregnancy. Go for better proteins like quinoa, broiled fish, nuts, beans, and organic eggs - all great sources of protein.
Stay Hydrated. Getting enough water is very important. If you can’t stomach drinking enough water, try some all natural fruit popsicles, or frozen lemonade. Coconut water is also an excellent choice during pregnancy because it is high in electrolytes and can also improve amniotic fluid levels in women whose levels are low.
Snack Regularly. This goes hand in hand with not skipping meals. It is important to always ave a healthy snack available. You are creating another human; your body needs fuel. Make sure that you have nuts, seeds, crackers, and fruit on hand for when you don’t have time for a meal, but still need sustenance.
Munch on Ginger. Some people find that taking supplements works best, others swear that eating crystalized ginger does the trick. Regardless, ginger has been used for thousands of years to help with nausea. It is definitely worth a try!
Get Some Fresh Air. Go for a nice walk outside. The fresh air is good for you, and will help relieve hormonal symptoms.
Certain Supplements May Help. Make sure you check with your OB/GYN before taking any new medicines or supplements. However, be sure to ask about the following for morning sickness relief: Vitamin B-6, Iron, Zinc, and B-Complex Vitamins.
Homeopathics. (Again, always check with your OB/GYN first.) There are many homeopathic remedy options that can be helpful including: colchicum, cocculus indicus, ipecacuanha, nux vomica, pulsatilla, sepia, and tabacum. (Read more abut each here: omeopathycenter.org/morning-sickness)
Don’t let morning sickness rob you of a great pregnancy experience. Try these safe and natural tips, and call the office (321-972-2940) to schedule some helpful acupuncture sessions!