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9 Home remedies for morning sickness (No. 5 will surprise you!)

Home remedies for morning sickness
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Are you currently pregnant and experiencing morning sickness? More like all day sickness? You might feel like there is absolutely nothing that will make you feel better. No food you can stomach or that will stay down. That one thing that might make you feel better is probably already in your cupboard at home. There are some home remedies for morning sickness relief that you can try. First though, have you wondered why you are experiencing this nausea and/or vomiting?

Why do pregnant women sometimes experience nausea and/or vomiting?

Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is attributed to the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) which is produced by the placenta. This hormone starts to be produced immediately after conception has taken place. Within 4 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period, she could start to experience nausea and vomiting. If you are around the 9 week mark, take comfort in knowing that this is around when nausea peaks. You may be over it soon.

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In the meantime, you are in the right place if you are desperately in need of something to quell those waves of sickness that seem to hit you from time to time.

Most of these home remedies for morning sickness relief work because they either do not have a flavour so strong that they irritate you or they have a sharp smell or taste that helps you by counteracting your pregnancy nausea. 

They are quite easy to obtain worldwide and do not take any real effort to prepare. 

Here are the 9 most effective home remedies for morning sickness. 

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What helps to alleviate morning sickness? 

  1. Ginger tea

Ginger has been known to help with digestive issues. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and can help to reduce blood pressure. It therefore makes sense that ginger tea would be useful in alleviating morning sickness. Ginger tea in moderate or reasonable amounts is both safe and effective in treating morning sickness.

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  1. Turmeric

When it comes to natural remedies for pregnancy symptoms, turmeric is a good one to try. It is known for contributing to cardiac health. Like ginger, it is also noted for its anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is in the ginger family hence the similarities between them. 

Turmeric is most likely one of the best foods that fight morning sickness during pregnancy because it helps the stomach to produce gastric acid which helps digestion.

  1. Onion juice

For skin, hair and nails, onion juice has been found to have benefits. It may also be useful for you in your search for natural remedies for pregnancy symptoms. Mix it with some honey for sweetness or some blended ginger for a spicier taste.

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  1. Lemons

If you are not usually a fan of the sour taste of lemons, you might find that this is the one time when you will be grateful for it. Sniffing a slightly grated lemon throughout the day or using a lemon diffuser in your home could help to alleviate your morning sickness. There is a lot of research that has concluded that the smell of lemons can effectively reduce nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.

  1. Charcoal tablets

People tend to take activated charcoal tablets when they have ingested poisonous substances. It is supposed to help by getting the poisonous substances to bind to it until it is removed from the body. 

Some pregnant women have found charcoal tablets to be one of the most useful home remedies for morning sickness relief. You are not likely to meet many women who can attest to it working for them as very few people try charcoal for nausea in the first place. If your doctor thinks it is okay to give it a shot though, why not? It might work for you!

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  1. Coconuts

Coconut water is an excellent way to hydrate yourself, pregnant or not. Luckily, it is quite readily available even if not straight from a coconut tree, then packaged, nearly everywhere in the world.

Coconut water contains electrolytes. This might be why it can be effective for some women in calming feelings of nausea. It replaces electrolytes lost from vomiting. Some pregnant women also find that including coconut oil in their cooking or taking a small amount of coconut oil daily helps to reduce their nausea and vomiting.

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  1. Raspberry tea

If you have spoken to enough people about how to bring on labour, you will definitely have heard of raspberry leaf tea. Interestingly enough, some women say that drinking raspberry leaf tea early on in their pregnancies actually stopped their feelings of nausea. Approach this with caution as raspberry leaf tea is also said to bring on contractions. 

  1. Fenugreek seeds

Fenugreek seeds are another one of those fairly popular home remedies for morning sickness relief that you may have heard of. They are known for their cholesterol-lowering properties and are also anti-inflammatory. They also help with digestive issues such as stomach upsets. No surprise then that they can aid in reducing nausea during early pregnancy. Like raspberry tea, people use it later in pregnancy too when they want to bring on contractions and have a quick labour. 

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  1. Peppermint leaves

Peppermint is yet another one of those things that fight nausea during pregnancy and is already known to help with food digestion. The scent of peppermint oil is especially useful when dealing with nausea in pregnancy. The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia considers peppermint a treatment for morning sickness. 

Are there any suggestions above that you haven’t tried yet for your morning sickness?

Please note that if you think what you are experiencing is worse than an average case of morning sickness or it does not improve after week 9, you should certainly consult your doctor. Even if it is the second or third time you are consulting them about the same issue.

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