Morning Sickness in Pregnancy – Home Remedies

As a person who went through a terrible morning sickness, I can sympathise with all the newly pregnant women who are struck with this not-so-fun side of the pregnancy.   In the first trimester – when all you want to do is celebrate and bask in the glory of your newly pregant state – the morning sickness acts as a real kill-joy.

“Morning Sickness” strikes about 70% of women during the firtst trimester of their pregnancy.  “Morning sickness” is really a misnomer. For some pregnant women, the symptoms are worst in the morning and ease up over the course of the day, but they can strike at any time and last all day long.   There are many suggested home remedies to combat the morning sickness.  If one of them doesn’t work for you, very likely another one will.  If all else fails, just hang on to the fact that most women get over their morning sickness by the beginning of their fourth month.

The suggested remedies are –

  • Make sure your stomach is never completely empty.   Carry fruit, cheese and/or crackers around with you to nibble through out the day.
  • Keep a snack by the bet to eat before you lift your head from the pillow in the morning.
  • Eat a high protein snack before bed at night,
  • Eat a diet high in carbohydrates and protein, low in fats.
  • Sniff a fresh lemon peel.
  • Take 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon honey in cold water before bed.
  • Drink wheat germ dissolved in warm milk, a few teaspoons every hour.
  • Drink ginger tea made by boiling some ginger root in water.  Strain and add honey to sweeten.
  • Drink liquids between rather than with meal.
  • Wear motion sickness bands on your wrists (available in all pharmacies, Walmart, Target etc. in U.S.)
  • Take your pregnancy vitamins and folic acid later in the day.
  • Suck on frozen popsicles.
  • Get plenty of rest.

For most women, medication to combat morning sickness may not be necessary.  However, it is always advisable to consult the doctor in case the morning sickness is severe or causing the mother-to-be to lose weight.

Please add in any home remedies that have helped your morning sickness to the list above.



3 Comments

  1. Khushi

    I went through terrible morning sickness too. A little ajawan worked for me as a home remedy. But I guess you should ask your doctor.

  2. sarmila

    the 1st trimestar the morning sickness is most likely.. consult your doctor and dietition always.

  3. Shahnaz Ali

    I am going through morning sickness right now….. trying everything …. sour candy, ginger tea, grated ginger in mouth, nibbling crackers, ajwain, tamarind , etc etc etc. I think the only thing left to try now is the motion sickness band. Driving is getting me sick too; so need to wait for my hubby to get it for me now !!!

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