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12 Natural Ways to Stop Morning Sickness (# 9 is Wicked Easy!)
Most women experience frequent nausea and vomiting in the early weeks of pregnancy. It’s often referred to as morning sickness, even though it can happen at any time of the day or night.
There are several factors that play into morning sickness, including certain foods, fatigue, anxiety, certain odors, hormone imbalances, and mineral deficiencies. It’s actually very normal, and nothing to be concerned about for most women. Only one percent of women develop an extreme form of morning sickness that leads to severe dehydration and weight loss and will require a doctor’s intervention. If you have any doubts as to whether or not your morning sickness is normal, consult with your OBGYN immediately.
We have compiled a list of 12 time-tested, women-tested and incredibly effective ways of dealing with morning sickness. Why 12? Because not everything works for everyone. If you don’t get relief with one method, try another.
Keep reading to relief from morning sickness and start feeling normal again.
Lemons are incredibly calming to the body and are a great way to stop nausea. Mix one teaspoon of lemon juice with one teaspoon of mint juice and half a teaspoon of ginger juice. If this is too sour, add a tablespoon of honey. Take this mixture anytime you feel nauseas or twice a day for best results.
Other women say that they have found relief by simply mixing some lemon juice with mint and a bit of sugar. Another method is to squeeze the juice of one organic lemon into one glass of water. You’d drink this every morning.
Some women find that just smelling lemons calms their nausea. Keep a bottle of lemon essential oil in your pocket or purse at all times for some anti-nausea sniffing pleasure.
2. Try the BRAT Diet
Some women find they have no morning sickness at all if they eat the bland BRAT diet, which includes bananas, rice, applesauce and toast. These are very bland foods that are low in fiber and easy on the digestive system. You can add some yogurt and tea to this diet and still be OK. You might also try munching on some saltine crackers as a snack.
The best anti-nausea root of all time! Ginger root contains chemicals called shogaols and gingerols that offer some serious relief from both nausea and vomiting. You can drink premade ginger tea, or make your own by adding 4 or 5 fresh ginger slices to a cup of boiling water. Add a bit of honey for sweetness.
You can also add six drops of ginger juice to a teaspoon of honey if you feel too queasy to wait for tea. Let this melt in your mouth first thing in the morning for some instant relief. During the day, try sucking on some ginger candy to help quiet a queasy stomach. Find out about Things You Really Should Know before You Use Ginger.
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