Monday, March 26, 2012

Morning Sickness During Pregnancy: Home Remedies and Tips to Treat Nausea And Vomiting

By and large, during the 1st trimester, i.e. the first 3 months of pregnancy, you tend to feel extremely nauseous; however, the degree of nausea and vomiting varies from woman to woman. This can be fairly distressing and if the symptoms are not managed well can harm the mother and the growing fetus. Fortunately there are some home remedies and tips that can help keep nausea and vomitting associated with morning sickness at bay.

Vomiting during Pregnancy
What Causes Nausea during Pregnancy? What is Morning Sickness?

The exact cause of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is unknown. Morning sickness is usually triggered by the hormonal changes that take place or due to an imbalance in the serum sugar levels
Fortunately, for most, morning sickness stops after the 1st trimester; though some may have it for up to the 5th month. There are several effective remedies for morning sickness as well as nausea remedies during pregnancy that can help allay your discomfort significantly.

Symptoms of Morning Sickness: Nausea and Vomiting in Morning Sickness

If you suffer from acute morning sickness and vomit profusely, you tend to lose lots of fluids and electrolytes from the body and this causes dehydration. If you are severely dehydrated and cannot retain even liquids, the condition is called hyperemesis gravidarum and necessitates medical attention. Hospital admission may be necessary and you may be administered fluids via a drip. Important symptoms and manifestations that you ought to look out for are:
  • Giddiness and Dizziness
  • Excessive thirst
  • Passing very little, dark urine or none at all
  • Presence of ketones in the urine, which can be identified by a fruity smell and a ketone test.
Morning Sickness Home Remedies: Morning Sickness Relief
Here are some important home remedies that can be beneficial in the management of morning sickness and nausea and vomiting during pregnancy,

Ginger helps manage Morning Sickness
  1. Ginger root: ginger is unquestionably beneficial in treating nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy, including hyperemesis gravidarum. 1 spoon of ginger root powder taken by itself or as a decoction brings about a significant reduction in the severity of nausea and vomiting.
  2.  Mint tea: Mint is exceedingly useful in managing GI and abdominal discomfort; it allays spasms and has a potent bowel comforting effect. Consume half a glass of mint tea after every meal, it will aid in digestion and reduce the extent of nausea and vomiting.
  3.  Aromatherapy: ginger essential oil is an effective essential that can be safely during pregnancy. It is especially beneficial foe morning sickness and may be either sniffed from a tissue or blended in to your perfume. Not only will it speedily alleviate nausea and vomiting, it is also comforting and fortifying.
Morning Sickness Natural Cures : How to Prevent Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy?
Here are some tips that can help you manage nausea especially during the first trimester of pregnancy,
  • In the morning take time getting out of bed.  Eat a little as soon as you wake up and before you get out of bed. Ideally Leave a snack beside your bed.
  • Throughout the day, the key is to eat small quantities, frequently, every 2 hours; even when not hungry. Avoid spicy and greasy foods
  • Steer clear of alcohol, carbonated drinks and caffeine.
  • Drink plenty of liquid, about 12 glasses daily; also include lots of fresh fruit juice or herbal tea in to your menu.
  • Dry crackers and toasted bread are exceedingly beneficial in managing constant nausea; have one every 2 hours.
  • After eating, never lie down; sit for about half an hour, so that gravity helps keep the food in the stomach.
  • Keep away from smells that make you sick. It is very essential that you get plenty of fresh air and exercise every day.
  • Avoid active as well as passive smoking.
  • At night before bed, have a snack, such as, yoghurt, sandwich or milk and cereal. If you awaken at night feeling nauseous, eat a small, light snack. Sleep with the windows open to get lots of fresh air.

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