Morning Sickness Remedies
When you experience morning sickness, the first thing you want to know is how to get morning sickness relief. Despite the fact that women have been experiencing morning sickness for thousands of years, nobody has yet been able to come up with a cure for morning sickness that will help all women. However, numerous morning sickness remedies have been developed over the years.
Ways to Cure Morning Sickness
Well, you can't quite 'cure' it, but at least you can get a bit of a break from it. Because of all the worry over taking medications during a pregnancy, few women want to try using drugs for morning sickness. Instead, finding natural remedies for morning sickness are usually preferred. And one of the easiest natural cures for morning sickness is following a morning sickness diet.
- Eat small meals throughout the day to help maintain your blood sugar levels
- Avoid eating greasy, fried, acidic and spicy foods. Eating blander foods, like plain bread, crackers and yogurt will help keep your stomach calm
- Drink lots of water throughout the day to keep yourself hydrated but avoid drinking so much that you feel full
- Opt for foods that are cold or at room temperature since they tend to have little to no odor compared to hot foods
- Keep your house, and especially the kitchen, well ventilated so that there aren't any lingering smells which could make you nauseous
One of the most basic ways to help morning sickness, however, is to simply take your time getting out of bed in the morning. While morning sickness can strike at anytime, most women find it to be worst first thing in the morning. Nibbling on some plain crackers or dry cereal before you get out of bed, and giving yourself 20 to 30 minutes to get out of bed, can help ease your queasy stomach.
Helping Morning Sickness
Of course, these remedies for morning sickness don't work for everyone. Sometimes it takes just a little bit more to help calm your nausea. One easy way of doing this is to use MorningWell CD's. These CD's are specially designed to help ease all your morning sickness symptoms safely and quickly. While it may sound too good to be true, these CD's are clinically proven to be extremely effective and pose absolutely no risk to you or your baby's health.
It is also important to get lots of rest when you're pregnant. Taking naps during the day and getting a good night's sleep can help calm your stomach, as well. Exercising regularly will help you sleep better at night and help keep you healthy throughout your pregnancy.
Other Morning Sickness Remedies
Many studies have found ginger to be helpful in easing some women's symptoms of morning sickness. However, ginger is considered to be an herbal remedy, something that is generally advised against during pregnancy. While no harmful effects have been associated with the use of ginger, very few studies have actually properly examined the issue. You may want to discuss the use of ginger during pregnancy with your health care provider before you try this form of therapy.
Vitamin B6 and morning sickness may seem like an unlikely combination, but for some women, taking extra doses of B6 seems to relieve their nausea. Unfortunately, experts aren't exactly sure why the vitamin is effective or why it works with some women but not others. It is important to discuss this form of morning sickness relief with your prenatal care provider before you increase your daily intake of the vitamin. Too much of a good thing can be bad for you.
If you have hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), you may require a prescription drug to help with your morning sickness, like Zofran. Morning sickness in its worst form, HG can leave you feeling miserable for most of your pregnancy. Although Zofran can help, it's not without its own set of side effects including headaches, diarrhea, constipation, fever and fatigue. Additionally, few studies have really examined whether this morning sickness pill causes any harm to you or your baby.
Acupuncture for severe morning sickness has also given some relief to women with HG. If you decide to try this, though, it is important to make sure you see a properly trained acupuncturist who knows exactly how to help pregnant women.
Alternatively, many women with HG have been able to find relief through MorningWell CD's, a safe and completely natural way of managing your morning sickness. So suffer no more and stop morning sickness now!