Home remedies for nausea and The Crux About Morning Sickness.
So Why Does Morning Sickness Happen?
No one knows for sure and there are many myths as to why its out there.
But it can be just the worst.
How can you be so excited about the new addition to your family but feel so sick, you feel like you can’t even enjoy it?
You begin to count down to the second trimester in hopes that by then you will have some relief from feeling nauseated. Pregnancy sickness affects woman to all varying degrees.
There are some that have no symptoms at all and there are others that it is so bad it can make them bedridden. For some women, it can just affect them in the morning and they feel better throughout the day while the unfortunate others have it, last all day long.
The Myth Of Nausea During Pregnancy
Myth #1: That morning sickness is believed to be nature’s way of preventing mama from eating foods that would be toxic to their unborn baby. This holds untrue because while a mother may feel nauseous at the smell of bacon or eggs, these items are not harmful to their baby.
Myth #2: Another theory is that it happens because your body is adjusting to all the extra hormones or that it may be caused by low blood sugar. These are only partially true.
Myth #3: Another theory is that your body is deficient in vitamin B6 and B12 – magnesium. These vitamins help aid in absorption which in turn can help prevent morning sickness.
How do you know whether or not you will be one of those who will predispose to morning sickness?
If you are pregnant with twins or higher multiples than your hormone levels such as hCG and estrogen will also be higher than those who are carrying a singleton. If you have a history of motion sickness and if your family history, such as your mother or sisters had severe morning sickness, most likely you will too.
This condition most likely won’t threaten your baby’s well-being, especially if it is mild or moderate. But if your morning sickness is preventing you from eating and having severe and prolonged vomiting, you are at a greater risk of preterm birth and low birth weight.
It is important that while the nausea may keep you from eating a balanced diet that you are making sure you are taking a prenatal vitamin every day. This helps make sure you and your baby are getting the nutrients that you need.
How To Get Some Sweet Relief From Nausea and Occasional Vomiting?
Home Remedies For Nausea During Pregnancy:
There are many options out there for pregnancy nausea remedies that can help you feel better and help you focus on actually enjoying your pregnancy.
#1. Magnesium: The first one that many swear by is consuming magnesium rich foods such as seaweed, leafy green vegetables or bone broth. It is also suggested to use magnesium oil because it is easier to absorb and will help you feel better faster.
#2. Eat more protein and saturated fat. While eggs and fatty fish may not seem appealing when you are very nauseated, they are great at stabilizing your blood sugar and can actually help reduce your nausea. Our liver uses cholesterol to make the bile that helps digest the fats and it also helps your body make the hormones needed to sustain your pregnancy. If you don’t have enough cholesterol than your body has nothing left to make but bile. Gross!
#3. Simple Snacks. If you are finding that you are having a hard time eating, keep snacks simple and on hand. Try keeping crackers next to your bed so you can nibble on them when you wake up. Then rest for about 20-30 minutes after eating before getting out of bed. This will help you combat your nausea right in the beginning of the day. Avoid fatty foods that take longer to digest as well as spicy, acidic and fried foods that can also irritate your digestive system.
#4. Get up and get out of the house. When you are feeling ill, the last thing you may want to do is get out of bed, but trust that this really does make you feel a whole lot better. Being out and about will help your body fight the nausea. Take in all the vitamin D from the sun you can get. Vitamin D is needed to help your body absorb nausea reducing magnesium. If you can’t get out in the sun, try taking extra fermented cod liver oil. This will also help your body absorb magnesium.
#5. Ginger. Ginger can also help ease queasiness. If you can find ginger ale made with real ginger or grate some fresh ginger into hot water to make ginger tea, this is a great way to combat your morning sickness. There has been research that shows that taking powdered ginger root in capsules, which may be easier to digest, can also provide some relief. Peppermint candy and tea works well too.
If your morning sickness is so severe that you can’t keep anything down and inhibits your ability to function, make sure you see your doctor right away. That way they can make sure you and your baby are fine and they can help treat you with medications to help you feel better.