Morning Sickness, Nausea, and Vomiting are common symptoms during early pregnancy. More than half of pregnant women population encounter these symptoms during early pregnancy. While some continue to have throughout their pregnancy, some never experience these at all anytime during their pregnancy.
I understand that it is irritating. However, it is often perceived as a symptom of having a healthy foetus growing within you. And, if you are longing to see the beautiful smile of a little angel, then you certainly wouldn’t mind pains and irritations. Good news is that Nausea is very easy to tackle with some soothing home remedies.
Ginger in any form, dry or raw, gives a very good relief for morning sickness. Ginger aids secretion of digestive juices/enzymes which neutralize stomach acid. It contains phenols which acts as a sedative on irritated stomach tissue, thus reducing over activity of the stomach. It also helps in eliminating toxin which you have taken in along with your food and helps digested food quickly move through your system, thus throwing out the bad stuff from your body and absorbing good stuff quickly, to give nourishment to you and your baby. Try relishing a hot cup of ginger tea in the morning as the best way to calm an upset stomach.
We often hear pregnant women craving for citrus taste. This is because, the very smell of citrus helps bringing down the gloomy feeling of nausea. You could slice a lemon into half and bring it closer to your nose. Make sure you inhale and exhale fully to experience a good effect. Lemon is also a good source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps your body absorb iron content from the food you eat. A glass of fresh lemonade in the morning can help you get rid of nausea.
Nausea is encountered only during morning by some women. While for some, it continues even till late evening. Keeping a pinch of cardamom in your mouth, without chewing or swallowing, can reduce the murky feeling of nausea. I have a better idea for pampering yourself. You could also relish a cup of Kheer/Porridge with the cardamom flavour added to it. Cardamom alone does not have any stuff in it except for its flavour. Kheer could be a good source of calcium and carbohydrate which are required in high quantity during pregnancy.
Half Boiled Rice Water
Some people think, this is old grandma’s remedy. But trust me, it does really work well on your stomach. Take some rice and boil it with a lot of water. When it is boiling, take some water out of it, and drink it after it cools down a bit. You could also add a pinch of salt to it to taste good. Make sure the rice is not completely boiled. Half boiled rice water contains demulcent properties which can help your irritated stomach muscles to relax. It also acts as an alkaline to neutralize stomach acid.
Nausea is certainly not a big deal. Follow these simple home remedies to get rid of it as much as you can. Pregnancy and having a growing foetus inside your womb give you an immense pleasure and a lasting memory. Make sure you enjoy every second of it.