I’ve had three children and during all three pregnancies, I was sick. It was not morning sickness – it was ALL DAY sickness. I’m not sure why they still call it morning sickness as I know many women who also have dealt with it all day long.
It is not a good feeling and while there are medicines out there which can help (as needed and recommended by a doctor), most would rather just not put anything into their bodies when growing that sweet little baby. We’ve compiled a list of some great natural remedies you might try yourself.
1. Eat something sour
Whenever you feel a bit sick you might try to pop a lemon candy into your mouth or even drink something with lemon or lime in it. This can quickly ease an upset stomach.
2. Keep a variety of snacks handy
Many times the reason you feel ill is that your stomach is too empty. Try to eat many small snacks all day long and this can often keep the nausea away. Just be careful that they are the right types of snacks and not those that will put on unwanted pounds.
3. Suck on hard candies
For me, having something flavorful in my mouth often helped ward off the nausea. I kept a bag of lifesavers on my desk, in my car, in my purse, at home…..just about everywhere. If I started to feel sick, I would pop a candy into my mouth and that sometimes helped.
You might try it in your tea, candies and other forms to see what works best for you.
4. Try Ginger
This is one that many know about. When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I kept a box of Ginger Snaps in my nightstand drawer. I would roll over in the morning and eat one or two before I even lifted my head off of the pillow. It helped quite a bit.
Of course, it did not work every time, but it was great when it did and I was able to shower without having to visit the porcelain throne!
This sweet scent (and treat) offers a calming and numbing effect. By placing drops of oil on your neck or by ingesting a candy or chewing on gum, you can sometimes stop nausea right in it’s tracks.
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This is based upon ancient Chinese principles and has been known to help many women fight that horrible nausea. You can watch this short video to find out how you can apply the pressure and the points you should focus on if you want to give this a shot.
7. Avoid carbonation, citrus and fried foods
These tend to make your stomach less than happy. They can cause increased bloating, gas and even irritation, resulting in increased nausea. Try to make sure you eat healthy and it can not only keep you feeling better, it is also great for your baby!
8. Take extra B6
B6 has been known to help some women fight nausea. No one is sure really why that is, but it might be an option. Since this is a supplement, you need to consult with your doctor before trying this method. Many can add 25 mg 3 times daily and it can make a difference.
I know when I was horribly sick with my son, I ended up getting a B6 vitamin shot at my doctor’s office and I actually did feel better. So yep – this one can work!
If you have tried everything and are still very ill, speak with your doctor. The last thing you need is to end up dehydrated or in the hospital.