Morning Sickness and Nausea Tips
Nausea is such a common complaint among pregnant women. Usually the extreme nausea passes by the time a woman enters the second to mid-second trimester, however, some women experience it throughout pregnancy.
Though no solution is full proof, there are some things that can be done to aide in a calmer digestive system. Remember that food aversions or smell aversions are normal.
- Eat regularly and frequently though smaller meals
- Use peppermint in the form of tea, essential oil, or candy such as Altoids
- Use ginger in the form of ale, tea, raw pieces, candy, or essential oil
- Have a honey stick or other quick sugar (a few jelly beans) prior to getting out of bed in the morning to abate low blood sugar from not eating for many hours
- Stay hydrated with non-caffeinated beverages
- Take prenatal vitamins with food or in the evening. Another options is to switch to a liquid or whole food vitamin which absorbs more readily and less likely to be irritating.
- Limit coffee intake
- Drink herbal tea (read labels some are not encouraged during pregnancy
- Eat yogurt and take probiotics to ensure a healthy digestive system
- Take digestive enzymes
- Wear a sea sickness acupressure band
- Seek out an acupuncturist for treatment
- Seek out an herbalist or naturopath for treatment
- If nausea or vomiting is severe or extreme, consult with your care provider as you may have a more serious form of morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidium) which requires a special course of treatment.
Here is to gestating in peace and digestive harmony.