Natural Remedies for Morning Sickness
Congratulations, you are pregnant! But the first three months are the worst. Morning sickness, illnesses and generally getting used to your bodily changes (especially if this is your first pregnancy) can be daunting to say the least. With those bodily changes comes the fear for both you and your child as a first time mama. Read on to find out natural remedies to help ease your transition through the first trimester.
First trimester illnesses are a common feature in pregnant women within the first three months. The most common illness that follows this trimester is nausea or vomiting. This usually occurs in the morning (thusly called morning sickness). It affects about 3 in 4 women so it is a very common occurrence.
Ayurveda and Morning Sickness Remedies
There is quite a lot to be said on Ayurveda and pregnancy. Morning sickness in Ayurveda is called Garbhini Charddi which roughly translates to 'pregnant lady vomiting'. Although primarily restricted to the first 3 months, morning sickness may last as far as up to 6 months.
Simple Home Remedies for Morning Sickness
One of the key Ayurvedic morning sickness remedies is lemon. Here is how to use them (drink these solutions once or twice a day):
Finely grate ginger (about 1 tsp), mix this with a half tsp of lemon juice and a half tsp of honey. Add this mixture to water and drink once or twice a day.
In addition to this, you can add a pinch of cardamom and mint leaves to lemonade. Add some honey to taste. This too is an excellent solution if the mixture above is too strong for your palate.
Lastly for something a little edgy, try adding curry leaves to your lemonade. The enzymes from the curry leaves work well with the lemon juice to provide instant relief for nausea.
In addition to these herbal remedies, incorporate the following lifestyle changes that should help pacify morning sickness. The key takeaway is to make sure your diet is taken care of, avoid foods that are too spicy or bitter. Lastly, make sure you are getting plenty of rest, you’re living for two now.
If your symptoms persist, it is recommended to contact our doctors for a consultation which may help you further. We hope