Morning sickness or nausea or vomiting is a common disease which occur almost 89-95 percent of pregnant women between third and fifth month of their pregnancy. Though it is called as morning sickness, however, a pregnant lady may face this sickness throughout the day. It may be maximum during morning and declines gradually during day time. The reason behind morning sickness can be the hormone estrogen or there can be other genetic reasons as well. This article will explain various aspects of morning sickness and some of the most effective and commonly used home remedies for the treatment of morning sickness.
The cause behind morning sickness or nausea or vomiting during pregnancy is not yet clear. It is said there is a hormonal change in women’s body during pregnancy which lead to morning sickness. The high level of HCG and estrogen (hormone present in female, which is responsible for the various sexual characteristics only in females) during pregnancy is considered as the major cause of morning sickness. Other causes of morning sickness are weak digestive system, sudden sensitivity towards a particular smell, Vitamin B deficiency, psychological stress, side effect of birth control pills; these however, are some of the probable reason of morning sickness. Women with family history of morning sickness or migraine are likely to suffer from the same during their own pregnancy. Some women, if have suffered from morning sickness during their first pregnancy, are likely to suffer from it again next time.
Morning Sickness Cures
Morning sickness is obvious, women should realize it very clearly that it will happen to her or almost every lady from third to fifth month of their pregnancy. There are medicines available in the market to prevent nausea or vomiting, however, pregnant women should avoid these medicines and go for home remedies, healthy food habit, etc., to get away from this situation. Given below are some of the easy and effective home remedies.
Ginger tea is one of the oldest and the most common remedy for morning sickness cure. Take 2-3 pieces of ginger into water and boil it till the water becomes half of its original volume. Allow it to cool a little and then take in small sips. However, many pregnant women are unable to take this tea because of the strong taste of ginger. This is one of the best home remedies for morning sickness.
Peppermint oil too is an effective home remedy for morning sickness. Take 500 ml of water, boil it and add 3-4 drops of peppermint oil. Allow it to stand. Shift this mixture in a container, and keep it near your bed. The soothing fragrance of peppermeni oil does wonders during morning g sickness. This is one of the useful home remedies for morning sickness
Apart from the above mentioned home remedies for morning sickness cures there are some dos and don’ts for nausea and vomiting.
Rest a lot, do not stress yourself. The more you take rest, the less you feel nausea or vomiting.
Always keep fruits, snacks, cheese, etc., handy; you never know when you feel like vomiting.
It is also advisable to keep some food items (food that suits your taste bud) near your bed. Women going through the morning sickness syndrome often wake up at night due to uneasiness or vomiting tendency. Keeping some food items near your bed will give relief.
Balanced diet is also very important. Women during this period should take protein and carbohydrate rich food, whole grain food, brown bread is also advisable.
Always keep lemon slice or freshly prepared lemon juice along your bedside. Lemon is quite effective in reducing vomiting or nausea or morning sickness.
Keep some food items in your mouth before you get up in morning.
Drink lots of fluid, water, fresh fruit juice, etc. This keeps the body temperature in control, also reduces the nausea or vomiting tendency.
Apple extract vinegar with honey can be taken at night, before going for sleep. Take equal amount (one--two tablespoon) of both vinegar and honey and mix in a cup of water.
Keep your room fresh and clean. Spread some good fragrance room freshener like lavender, mint that sooths your nerves and make you feel comfortable.
Go for morning walk, mild walk after dinner, do little exercise and yogas. Meditation and yoga help in keeping nerves in control. It makes body and mind healthy.
Do not eat food in hurry; chew the food slowly, completely, and properly.
Do not eat fatty food, high cholesterol food, junk foods, etc. These foods are difficult to digest and thus will cause vomiting.
Do not starve yourself. Some women do not feel like eating during these days. However, this is not good for health. Take freshly prepared fruit juice, some low fat snacks, etc., in place of heavy meals.
Do not take heavy meals, eat light and frequently.
Avoid brushing your teeth immediately after taking food.
Women, who are in a habit of drinking and smoking, should strictly avoid this. This not only will prevent from morning sickness but also will keep the child safe and healthy.
Do not stay in a suffocated room, allow fresh air enter through doors and window.
Take sufficient sunlight and do not stay too much in dark, as this will cause nervousness and will result in vomiting.
So all you pregnant women over their, relax and enjoy this beautiful phase of your life time. morning sickness is natural and it will come and go away. What only matters after nine months of troubles and pains is a healthy baby in your lap. So stay happy and relaxed for yourself and for your coming baby, who is resting in your womb. All the best!!!!!!!!!!!