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Is there anything natural to help stop, or ease "morning sickness?"When a woman is...

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russelllatice | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 7, 2010 at 12:38 AM via web

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Is there anything natural to help stop, or ease "morning sickness?"

When a woman is going through morning sickness is there anything to help stop or ease nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite?

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reading-resources | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted June 7, 2010 at 6:26 AM (Answer #1)

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For me, the best thing was to keep crackers with me and nibble on them when I started feeling sick.  It can be difficult to make yourself eat when you're feeling sick to your stomach, but if you try it and it makes you feel better, then it becomes easier.  I kept crackers on the bedside table so I could eat a couple before getting up in the mornings and that really helped.  Then eat a small meal as soon as you get up.  Eat small meals or healthy snacks throughout the day to help avoid feeling sick.  Eating large meals less often tends to make it worse.

Ginger tea or ginger ale can also be helpful.  Because of the bubbles and the cold liquid making your stomach feel worse, it  sometimes helps to drink room-temperature soda (ginger ale or lemon-lime soda) that has been open and is now "flat" -- without bubbles.

Also be aware that, for most people, the sickness will soon pass and you will be able to enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. I hope these tips help! Good luck, and best wishes for a healthy, happy baby!

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Posted June 7, 2010 at 6:54 AM (Answer #2)

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I found when I was pregnant that smells set off my sickness and cooking meats like bacon and sausage were the worst - totally off them now.  Coffe as well. 

Found that slowly getting up helped and having hot water with lemon got me started on the day, along with some Jacobs Crackers dry.  

Tea/supper time was worst time of day rather than morning and it did improve but only after six months stage- be patient. 

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ako6777 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted June 7, 2010 at 3:16 AM (Answer #3)

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Remedies work differently for each individual.  When considering remedies you should always think about the cause of the morning sickness.  It may be due to more than just being pregnant.  It may be due to low blood sugar or increased hormonal activity. 

One solution would be to drink ginger tea.  Many people claim this has a calming effect on the stomach.  Vitamin B6 has been shown to help with nausea induced by pregnancy as well. Another idea is to eat small meals throughout the day to maintain your blood sugar level. Exercise will help prevent the increase in hormonal activity that leads to morning sickness.

Prevention is also important when it comes to morning sickness. Drinking a teaspoon of apple cidar vinegar with 8 oz of water first thing in the morning can prevent morning sickness.  The vinegar neutralizes the excess stomach acid. Sipping a digestive aid tea before getting out of bed can also assist with morning sickness.  Examples are peppermint, anise, and chamomile teas.

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