Morning Sickness Remedies

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As a certified childbirth educator, I have found that most patients come to me when nausea has already passed, so I thought I would post this great list of morning sickness remedies to help during the first trimester of pregnancy. I wanted everyone to know that there are other options than saltine crackers.

  1. Aromatherapy- two drops of Peppermint essential oil in a large bowl of water on your night stand can help a queasy stomach
  2. Acupuncture- this has been shown to be very effective in reducing the intensity of nausea.
    Acupressure- a pressure point on the inside of the wrist can work immediately to relieve nausea. Sea Bands stimulate that acupuncture point. They usually cost less than $10.
  3. Ginger- has been shown to alleviate nausea. Try Preggie Pops or ginger snap cookies or drink ginger ale.
  4. Vitamin B6- has been scientifically shown to reduce morning sickness. Try 50mg a day.
  5. Teas- drink peppermint, raspberry leaf, ginger, or chamomile teas to ease nausea whenever needed.
  Also remember to… 
  • Get enough sleep at night.
     
  • Get out of bed slowly in the morning.
     
  • Keep plain crackers by your bed to eat before you get up.
     
  • Take naps during the day. Being tired can make nausea worse.
     
  • Avoid warm places.
     
  • Open windows while cooking.
     
  • Avoid greasy and spicy foods.
     
  • Don’t skip meals.
     
  • Have frequent protein snacks (nuts, eggs and beans).
     
  • Eat smaller meals every two hours or so.
     
  • Take your prenatal vitamin later during the day with food or before you go to bed.
Know that nausea can be a sign that everything is going well with your pregnancy!
 

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