Real Morning Sickness Remedies
Mom-to-Mom Secrets to Pregnancy Morning Sickness Relief
By: Kelby Carr on: Sat 28 of Apr, 2007 [15:04 UTC] (4844 reads)
If you are stricken by morning sickness, you will surely here the same tired (and ineffective) cures and remedies to cure your morning sickness. If you are sick of hearing, "Have you tried eating saltine crackers?" over and over and want some real mom advice, check out this list of real morning sickness remedies that work.
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Morning sickness can be one of the toughest aspects of being pregnant. This is especially true if it's more like morning noon and night sickness. Experiment with these remedies and combinations of these remedies, and you should find some morning sickness relief. You can't really eliminate morning sickness, but you can make it much more tolerable.
- Eat slowly. Even if you are ravenous, eat your food slowly and you will be much less likely to get nauseous.
- Remain still after eating. This is a great way to reduce morning sickness, and a remedy that is rarely cited on morning sickness cure lists. After you eat, don't get up for five minutes or more. You will quickly notice that nausea strikes more often when you eat and bounce right up. Even if you haven't eaten, lay down or sit down if you notice a wave of nausea.
- Eat more often, but smaller meals. Your body will have an easier time digesting your food if you have three small meals and two snacks versus the traditional three large meals a day.
- Forget crackers, eat bananas. Bananas are incredibly easy to digest, so if the old standard advice of noshing saltines isn't working then try bananas instead.
- Don't get hungry. This might sound odd, but not eating for an extended period will make you sick and more likely to feel sick after eating. Don't allow yourself to go more than three or four hours without a small, healthy snack. Keep something non-perishable next to your bed to eat before rising in the morning.
- Avoid strong smells. There's one sure-fire way to bring on a morning sickness attack with a pregnant woman, and that is smelling something (even something pleasant). You're sense of smell is intense, so do whatever is possible to avoid being around strong smells like walking past smokers or being in the kitchen when someone is cooking (or even cooking a dinner that has a strong aroma).
- Avoid temperature extremes. Walk outside in extreme heat or cold, and morning sickness could strike almost instantly. This may be unavoidable, but if you can stay inside on an extreme day, try to do so. If possible, park close to the door when you can.
What morning sickness remedy worked for you? Click "add comments" below to share your advice!