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Natural Ways to Deal With Morning Sickness

Sep 6, 2008
Morning sickness occurs in most pregnancies throughout the first months when surges of hormones are rushing through the body. Some pregnant mothers-to-be have days where it is difficult to get out of bed, let alone make it to work and accomplish all of the tasks that must be completed throughout the day. What are some ways that we can deal with morning sickness and ease the symptoms - besides soda crackers and water, of course? This natural mother-to-be breakfast is popular with those dealing with morning sickness. Read on for natural methods that many find helpful in dealing with the nausea.

Having something in your tummy does wonders for morning sickness and many moms find it helpful to have healthy snacks close by. Eating can help the nausea, rather than hinder it. Some healthy snacks to keep in mind are; whole wheat crackers, breads, muffins and other grains as well as fruit, dried fruit, nuts and other healthy alternatives to sugar. Having these snacks accessible while on the go can stave those cravings as well - and help to reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Some mothers have sworn on eating habits to improve the symptoms of morning sickness. Apparently, eating something salty before every meal can help to quell the nausea.

Avoid acidic or greasy food, which prompts nausea. These foods are not healthy to consume during the pregnancy and should be for the most part, avoided. There are many healthy alternatives that can be consumed like fruits, whole grains and substitutions like whole grain pastas, and breads.

Ginger has been known for centuries to provide relief to sickness, or digestive ailments and is one of the most effective natural measures to morning sickness, as well as the safest. Consuming ginger root as often as possible can decrease the effects while decreasing the severity of the nausea. Whether you choose to use ginger root, ginger supplements or ginger tea - consult your health professional first with any questions.

Eat the moment that you wake up because morning sickness symptoms are thought to be worse on an empty stomach, as contradictory as this may seem. Have your partner bring you snacks while in bed in the morning, or store snacks for easy access at the night table to be eaten as soon as you wake up.

Morning sickness comes at a time when the mother needs to be the most hydrated and therefore it is important that water be consumed to compensate for the water that is being lost through nausea and vomiting. If the mother becomes dehydrated it not only has adverse effects on her body, but on the body of the baby as well.

Small naps throughout the day have been known to ease the symptoms of morning sickness for those mothers experiencing all day nausea.

Although the mother-to-be may be experiencing large bouts of morning sickness, it is crucial that food be consumed, as they are going to contain all the vitamins and nutrients that mom, as well as baby requires throughout the pregnancy.
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