Home remedies for morning sickness are heaven sent. After all, you can’t really take medications when pregnant. I never had a problem with morning sickness until I became pregnant with my third child. She more than made up for it. I had morning sickness morning, noon and night. Thank goodness my Mom had a wealth of home remedies for morning sickness. These are the five that worked best for me.
Unsalted soda crackers are at the top of my morning sickness home remedies. These are the plain crackers, usually called saltines, minus the salt. They’re cheap, they’re bland enough to stomach and they work quickly. When you feel the nausea coming on, just nibble on one and you’ll see how awesome they are. Don’t overdo it though. They’re just empty calories.
Ginger-ale works great for morning sickness. The National Institute of Health even recommends it. Some pregnant women can’t tolerate carbonation. Shake it up to remove the bubbles if you’re one of them. Make sure the ginger-ale you buy contains real ginger. You can also try ginger candy. This works well since it provides slow release for long lasting relief. Sip your ginger-ale slowly for the same effect.
Tea of any kind will settle your stomach. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I sipped tea here and there throughout the day. I found that ginger tea and green tea worked best for my morning sickness. Take it easy on the green and white tea to keep caffeine consumption down. Tea’s natural antioxidants are a bonus. Get the most in white tea. Green tea comes in at a close second.
Eat small meals. Some pregnant women find an empty stomach worsens morning sickness. If you’re one of those women, avoid eating large meals. Spread your food throughout the day instead. Try eating six small meals a day to keep your stomach full, but not overly full. Too much food at once can bring on nausea as well.
Nix the soda pop habit. When I was pregnant, I had to give up soda pop altogether due to the fact that it gave me terrible heartburn. If you’re an avid soda pop drinker, you might consider slowing down your intake while pregnant. Too much of the bubbly stuff can worsen morning sickness and cause other digestive issues.
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The National Institute of Health