Learn how to relieve symptoms of morning sickness and PMS-related nausea.
When you’re pregnant and experiencing premenstrual hormone fluctuations, nausea can creep up at any time of day. It’s inconvenient and unpleasant and many women struggle to find effective relief. Try these five natural remedies to help relieve nausea.
Get more rest.
Sleep isn’t easy when you’re having cramps or you’re getting up at night to go to the bathroom due to pregnancy symptoms. Do what you can to get a reasonable amount of sleep. If you’re tired, especially in the morning, it can increase your nausea.
Have small, bland meals throughout the day.
Crackers are known as a pregnancy meal for a reason. The bland, salty food is easy for many women to stomach while nauseated. You don’t need to stick to saltine crackers. Eat what appeals to you, but try to avoid getting hungry.
Eat lemon slices.
Try sucking and chewing on fresh slices of lemon. For some women, the sour taste can alleviate feelings of nausea. If the sourness is too much for you, try squeezing lemon in fresh ice water and drinking with a straw.
Drink peppermint tea.
Caffeine-free peppermint tea offers relief to some women experiencing premenstrual nausea and morning sickness. Try with a little honey or brew it and chill it to serve on ice. Drinking any variety of herbal tea should be discussed with your doctor during pregnancy.
Chew on some candied ginger.
According to Medline Plus, ginger seems to reduce nausea and vomiting for some pregnant women. It’s also been known to reduce menstrual pain and help avoid nausea if taken before surgery. If you’re pregnant, talk to your doctor before taking or eating ginger.
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