Try my 3 favorite home remedies.
So, you just found out you’re having a baby. What’s next? Well, you have roughly nine months of pain, sickness, and joy. Don’t get me wrong being pregnant has its advantages, husband waiting on you hand and foot and most importantly eating for two. But the downside to being pregnant is the frequent bathroom breaks, aching back along with morning sickness which, don’t necessarily happen in the morning, the dreaded nausea can occur at any time of day or night.
When I was pregnant with my first child, I had morning sickness primarily at night, with my second I was nauseous all day and finally with my third (and last) I wasn’t sick at all. But, the good news is your nausea should decrease or completely fade away in your second trimester. Yes! If you’re one of the lucky ones.
There is a relief, I know a lot of these tips you have probably heard before, so you think they must have some truth to it, right? Well, as I mentioned earlier, I have had my trouble with nausea, to the point I was scared to leave the bathroom. But, there is hope, you can thank me later.
First thing first, before you try any home remedies or over the counter medicine please talk to your OBGYN first. I am not a nurse nor a doctor.
Ah, Ginger the oldest remedy in the book. Ginger is a common treatment people run to for upset stomach and nausea. Ginger tea is the recommended choice but, you can try ginger pills if tea is not for you. But to make ginger tea just slice a few raw gingers and boil in hot water for five minutes. To help with the potent taste try adding honey or lemons. Pregnant women should be careful in consuming too much ginger this can raise your risk of miscarriage. The average amount of ginger used in research is a 1000 mg/day, but not over 1500 mg. Some women reported no change when consuming ginger. While other pregnant women with severe nausea reported immediate relief.
The menthol in peppermint will help ease the feeling of nausea and vomiting. You can carry small bags of mint in your purse a quick pop in the mouth or just a sniff will do the trick. But, my favorite is peppermint oil tea. Yes, it’s absolutely safe during pregnancy. Note: Peppermint tea may worsen heartburn.
With further explanation from Dr.Weil.com and his colleague Dr. Lowdog
Crackers and Toast
Leave the best for last, they always say. These two snacks are high in starch and will help settle a queasy stomach. Let’s start with toast, very quick to make and add some butter and jelly (if you prefer) And it’s a good idea to have crackers by your bedside so you can eat a few first thing in the morning. I love to eat my crackers with a bowl of peanut butter and jelly. A very tasty snack and my kids love them too.
Pregnant or not having an upset stomach and nausea can make your day a little stressful. Don’t stress any longer ’cause this too shall pass and if you’re a mom enjoy the rest of your pregnancy and keep glowing! Congrats Mommy!