Pregnancy is a roller coaster. From unidentified emotions to visible body changes, pregnancy has many stages. It doesn’t only change you as a person; it can turn your whole world upside down. Especially in the first trimester, when the pregnancy hormones start to kick in hard, you can find yourself at a loss completely.
Although every pregnancy is unique and every woman has a different experience, when we talk about the first three months of pregnancy, most women have the same complaint. That is Morning sickness or nausea. It’s almost inevitable. But because you have to live with it, for the time being, doesn’t mean you have to suffer at its hands. There are walls through which you can, if not entirely eliminate it, control morning sickness to some extent.
Some Grandma's Remedies for morning sickness
Let me share with you some of the fantastic Grandma’s remedies for morning sickness. To be honest, when I first got pregnant, I had the worst kind of morning sickness. And that’s when my Grandma gave me a list of ingredients and so many instructions. I thought it was stupid! But, once I decided to give it a go, to my surprise, these remedies really worked wonders.
So, for all those pregnant women out there who are battling with morning sickness, read ahead for some fantastic and effective Grandma’s remedies for Morning sickness during pregnancy.
1. Portion Eating
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2. Skip fried or spicy food
You might love spicy fried food, but let me tell you, when you are pregnant, eating such food is not a good idea. It can take a toll on your stomach and result in nausea or vomiting. So, instead of eating heavy, creamy, fatty, spicy, and fried food, try to eat healthy food that is easy to digest.
Ginger is a magical ingredient. It has been used for its medicinal properties since ancient times. As once I tried it during pregnancy, I finally understood why! Ginger has a soothing effect on the stomach, and it will relieve nausea. You can start your day with ginger tea and say fight that morning sickness just right. It is among the best remedies for morning sickness.
Remember the time when you loved eating sour patches during your first trimester? You know why? Because consuming sour things help combat nausea. So, since lemon is sour, it works well too. You can drink lemonade or lemon infused in warm water in the morning to manage pregnancy morning sickness.
The fresh aroma of mint has the ability to soothe morning sickness. And if you want to take a step further, you can chew a few leaves in the morning. It won’t only get rid of morning breath, but morning sickness as well.
6. Salt crackers
I loved salt crackers so much during my pregnancy that I used to have a stash of those on my bedside. And when I used to wake up from extreme nausea, I would eat some. They worked like magic. Ahh! Such a relief it was.
7. Fennel seeds
Fennel seed is such a powerful and versatile ingredient. Apart from its present aroma, it has a strong flavor that fights morning sickness like nothing else. You can simply eat a teaspoon of fennel seeds after every meal to avoid vomiting. Or you can boil it in water, strain the water, add a few drops of lemon juice and enjoy as a morning drink and kick away the pregnancy morning sickness.
Pomegranate seeds are not only highly nutritious but are also one of my favorite Grandma’s remedies for morning sickness. It’s not because I love pomegranate, but it soothes morning sickness and gives instant relief.
Among the many remedies for morning sickness, drinking lukewarm water is probably the easiest. It requires no effort at all. And drinking it, an empty stomach can combat pregnancy morning sickness as well.
Pregnancy is a tiring business. Even if you don’t do anything at all, your body is constantly working. So, rest is essential. However, too much rest can make things worst as well. So, the best thing to do is to keep moving. You can go for a walk, or even go for a swim. But the best way to keep yourself active during pregnancy is by doing prenatal yoga. It is not only good for your mind but keeps your body flexible. And above all, it can take your mind off constant nausea. Doing yoga early in the morning helps you relieve pregnancy morning sickness as well. Do remember not to stress out your self too much. You should find the perfect balance between rest and exercise.
Now that you have gone through the list of Grandma’s remedies for Morning sickness, I bet you are thinking of trying them all. And you should! Because all these remedies are natural ingredients that not only relieve morning sickness and nausea but have benefits as well.
So, why waiting? Incorporate these ingredients into your daily routine and let us know which remedy worked the best for you.