What to do for Morning Sickness

What is Morning Sickness?

Feeling nauseous is the most common symptom of morning sickness and in the early part of your pregnancy is said to be a good sign. In fact, many health care providers say that morning sickness means that the placenta is developing well, but dealing with those first few months of your pregnancy is easier said than done. More than half of all pregnant women experience morning sickness due to increased hormones in your body and it's neither harmful to you or your baby unless you experience excessive vomiting.

Morning Sickness Remedies

So what can be done to help ease this morning and sometimes all day nauseous feeling? Below are a few proven morning sickness remedies you can try to help get through this part of your pregnancy:
  • Eat often and small meals
  • Drink fluids 1/2 hour before or after a meal, but not with meals
  • Drink small amounts of fluids during the day to avoid dehydration
  • Eat soda crackers 15 minutes before getting up in the morning
  • Avoid warm places (feeling hot adds to nausea)
For a natural approach to more severe forms of morning sickness, you can try acupuncture.

Women who received acupuncture twice a week were found to reduce nausea and vomiting intensity. There are also acupressure wrist bands, often marketed as "sea bands" which stimulate an acupuncture point called "pericardium 6", which is known in traditional Chinese medicine to relieve nausea. The cost is usually less than $10 for a pair and can be found online or in some health food stores.

Also, Ginger has been used for centuries in cooking and medicinally. Just a half a teaspoon of ginger taken four times a day is proven to elevate feeling nauseous. It can be steeped with hot water for five minutes to make a hot ginger tea.

Morning Sickness Remedies - For You

Mainly, all these suggested remedies can and will work for some and not for others. Trying different things until you find the right one for you is the key.

Author: Unique Ultrasound