Some women experience nausea and vomiting only in the morning. The majority of women have nausea on and off, all day long. A pregnant woman may also note increased saliva, increased sensitivity to certain smells, and changes in the taste of some foods.
For some pregnant women, this morning sickness is worse in the morning and eases up over the course of the day. Up to three-quarters of pregnant women have at least some nausea or vomiting during the first trimester, and about half have only vomiting.
While, vomiting during pregnancy remains a common occurrence, here is how to deal with it:
Water is the best medicine when it comes to nausea and vomiting, especially during pregnancy. Women who drink a glass of water every hour have been found to have a lower chance of having morning sickness. Also, it helps keep your body hydrated, which is essential for any pregnant woman and her unborn baby.
Also, drink enough water throughout the day. This will help lift your mood, improve digestion and keep you healthy from within.
Ginger is one of the best natural ways to deal with vomiting, even during pregnancy. It is good for your digestive system and helps block acidic secretion in the stomach that causes nausea or vomiting. Also, the smell and flavour of ginger can help you get over the vomiting sensation.
Suck a small piece of ginger or chew a ginger candy to get quick relief from nausea.
You can also prepare a mixture with five drops of ginger juice and one teaspoon of honey. Consume it slowly when you wake up in the morning.
Also, make ginger tea by boiling one teaspoon of grated ginger in one cup of water for 10 minutes. Strain, add a little honey and sip it slowly. Drink one to two cups of ginger tea during the morning.
Lemon can also help deal with vomiting during pregnancy. Its soothing smell has a natural calming effect on the body that can reduce nausea and prevent vomiting. Plus, the vitamin C in lemon is good for a pregnant woman as well as the unborn baby.
Squeeze a fresh lemon into a glass of water and add a little honey. Drink it every morning to start the day and prevent morning sickness.
You can even simply smell fresh lemon peels to ease nausea and vomiting symptoms during pregnancy.
You can also put some lemon essential oil into a handkerchief and sniff it whenever you feel a bout of nausea coming on. Having a lemon candy can also help.
Peppermint is one herb that can reduce nausea, morning sickness or vomiting during pregnancy. It helps calm the stomach and in turn reduces nausea.
Add one teaspoon of dried peppermint to a cup of hot water. Cover and steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain and add some sugar or honey. Drink this tea after waking up in the morning.
Fennel is another great remedy for vomiting and nausea during pregnancy. It aids digestion and relaxes the lining of the digestive tract, thus reducing the vomiting sensation. Plus, its aromatic flavour helps calm the stomach.
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