Morning Sickness Remedies
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.
- Aromatherapy- two drops of Peppermint essential oil in a large bowl of water on your night stand can help a queasy stomach
- Acupuncture- this has been shown to be very effective in reducing the intensity of nausea.
- Ginger- has been shown to alleviate nausea. Try Preggie Pops or ginger snap cookies or drink ginger ale.
- Vitamin B6- has been scientifically shown to reduce morning sickness. Try 50mg a day.
- Teas- drink peppermint, raspberry leaf, ginger, or chamomile teas to ease nausea whenever needed.
- 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.