To escape retching and vomiting, there are several home remedies that have helped many sufferers. The majority of expectant mothers are afflicted by morning sickness in their first (three to four) months, only a minority suffers until the birth of the child.
Here is a list of the most trusted home remedies for nausea. The mentioned below may not work the same good way for every woman. Therefore try out what you get and what not! And when in doubt, consult your midwife, obstetrician or GP!
10 Most Proven Home Remedies for Nausea During Pregnancy:
Controversial ginger tuber – proven home remedy for nausea.
Ginger is true for thousands of years as a remedy, particularly in Asia. It helps according to several scientific studies both in vitro and in vivo, it has been proven to treat nausea, vomiting and motion sickness called as seasickness. Caribbean fishermen had been known to use it preventively for centuries to not only to be seasick.
Fact: The sharp tuber can be used as a home remedy against nausea in pregnancy. Whether as a fresh brewed infusion or dried, raw or as a sweet snack (crystallized). Ginger has helped so many pregnant women in bad times.
However, there are also voices that discourage the consumption of ginger during pregnancy, for example, some commissions claim that ginger specifically is insufficient against pregnancy nausea and it should be noted that ginger could also trigger premature labor.
2. Herbal Teas
Stomach Soothing Herbs.
Herbal teas help such as infusions of balm, peppermint or chamomile, which are generally known as an aid when it comes to calm rebellious stomachs. Adding honey to sweeten the tea, can improve the soothing to the stomach.
Depending on the season, the herbal tea hot or cold can be enjoyed (in high summer like iced). Importantly, as we read, that you drink the tea in little sips distributed regularly throughout the day, so that the stomach gets the dose all the time.
Tea experts, however, recommend with so-called green tea infusion at a temperature between 75 and 85 degrees Celsius
3. Dry Fruits
Dry fruits in organic quality: full-bodied snack for nausea.
Dry fruits help well to cope with the nausea. What is important is the quality of dry fruits – often they are sulfurized, to make them more durable, which can be a problem for asthmatics or allergies. Use good quality dry fruits.
Refrain from dry fruits with sugar coating. Since dry fruits contain only 20 percent of the liquid in the section that had the original fruit. This extra sugar unnecessarily increases the number of calories you take.
4. Dry Bakery Products
Often one reads that dry bread, crispbread, rusks, toasted bread or dry wholemeal biscuits are particularly good against the morning sickness and chewing those helps a lot. Some also advise to take one or two spoonfuls of pure oatmeal to increase effectiveness and the chew enjoyable.
A successful recipe: Light toast (white) with a little sprinkle of black seed oil and sprinkle salt and chew the whole thing very slowly.
Good is what helps good. Some Pregnant women also report that they can not stand the smell of bread. Those should then try out other options.
5. Sour Pickle
Pickle and vinegar.
Even internet reports show that sour pickles get their majority of sales from pregnant women. Also the acidity of apple cider vinegar, diluted with clean water helps against retching and vomiting. Acidic juices from oranges, lemons and tangerines can also help during the first few months of pregnancy.
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6. Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds
The biggest advantage of pumpkin seeds is that you can take them with you anywhere. A pumpkin soup having a combination of pumpkin seeds and ginger combines the power of two home remedies for nausea.
7. Fresh Air
Simply good in bad times: fresh air.
Pregnant woman sometimes feel nauseating smell. To fight with nausea or even vomiting, it provides rapid relief by going out into the fresh air or by providing sufficient fresh air in the room. This fresh air helps in boosting metabolism rate of the body.
8. Essential Fragrance Oils
A delicate touch of citrus or mint for nausea.
The nose of a pregnant woman responds to scents and smells differently than non-pregnant. Fresh air can provide rapid relief. But what if it is not available for the moment?
In such cases, Essential oils that smell like citrus or mint, are particularly soothing to the senses of pregnant women. Such essential oils may be left in an appropriate lamp in space so that they evaporate in an appropriate organic quality directly onto the wrist or a cloth to pull out both in an emergency and to abide by the nose. Alternatively, sniffing of fresh citrus fruit (lemon, orange and grapefruit) can also help to relieve nausea.
9. Homeopathic Globules
Beads for nausea and vomiting.
Homeopathy uses a multitude of resources that will help against the diverse variants of nausea in pregnancy; one of the most proven is “Nux vomica”. That means “Arsenicum album” in the potency 6X relieves according to experts a sickness during pregnancy effectively, which is accompanied by nausea and weakness (dosed according to standard: three times a day five globules).
Who fails to get remedies from this homeopathic sickness, should get professional advice, either by an appropriately trained homeopathic gynecologist or by a medical practitioner. The physician may choose to share with you that suits you best in appropriate potency.
Slight pressure against pregnancy nausea.
Acupressure is one of the oldest healing practices of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). With the pressure of the fingertip certain acupressure points are massaged – sometimes gently, sometimes forcefully, sometimes in circles, sometimes pushing and sometimes oppressive.
Acupressure points are basically the same as acupuncture points, only difference is that they are traditionally stimulated with needles.
According to experts an important pressure point (the so-called point: Stomach 36) is, just a hand’s breadth below the kneecap and just a thumb width laterally on the outside next to the edge of tibia. Press this point with your thumb several times in the case of nausea. Then go to the appropriate pressure point of the other leg. It can act as prevention when performed regularly.
A second important acupressure point (the so-called Nei-Kuan point is located on the wrist – to be precise: on the inside, in the middle between the radius and ulna, two finger-widths above the point where you can feel your pulse. Knock first with the right middle finger lightly on the spot on the left arm. After a minute or two you change the page. For prevention, you can repeat the exercise five times a day.