by Liza Janda

Take heart, pregnant mamas, studies have shown that women who experience morning sickness, nausea, and/or vomiting in early pregnancy have a much greater chance of continuing on to a healthy full-term pregnancy.
Morning Sickness may be a good thing!

10 Tips For Coping With Nausea Morning Sicknessin Early Pregnancy

1.     Keep some food by your bed: whole wheat crackers, dry cereal, a banana, some Greek Yogurt. Before you get up out of bed, eat a little snack first to help you avoid morning sickness. Then get up and get ready for your day.

2.     Drink some Dandelion Root or make a lemon tea. Take 2 TBS of lemon juice in some hot water. Sweeten it with good organic maple syrup. Both teas help digestion and help flush the kidneys. They can help reduce your nausea/morning sickness.

3.     Eat a good breakfast before you walk out the door. Make sure your breakfast includes protein too. You need 80-100 grams of protein, but only 300 extra calories daily, during pregnancy. Filling up on healthy foods can stave off the nausea.

4.     Take your prenatal vitamins on a full stomach only. Taking vitamins on an empty stomach is certain to make you feel that nausea/”morning sickness”

5.     Ginger is a great remedy and can be used in a variety of forms. You can drink ginger tea, eat fresh ginger, take ginger supplements, or chew on crystalized ginger when the upset stomach hits. Ginger has been known for centuries to alleviate nausea and morning sickness.

6.     Homeopathic Remedies are safe and effective. If you can consult a homeopath, even better, but some homeopathic remedies to try are: “Professional formulas Nausea/Morning Sickness tinctureIpecacuanha for vomiting,  Nux Vomica if nausea is worse in the morning , Sepia if you’re sensitive to smells or feel depressed about the pregnancy.

7.     Acupressure bands-the same kind used for sea sickness are as good for morning sickness nausea.

8.     Acupuncture two times a week has been shown to be effective to reduce the nausea and vomiting caused by pregnancy. And if you’re afraid of needles, don’t worry. It is as relaxing as a massage. You may even fall asleep while you’re having your treatment, because you are so tranquil and relaxed. All that progesterone in early pregnancy can help induce a much needed nap.

9.     Peppermint Oil  The smell of peppermint can alleviate the nausea or vomiting of an upset stomach. You can place a drop on your tongue, place a few drops in a bowl of water and place it near you, or use an aromatherapy oil diffuser.

10.  Get lots of rest, but don’t lie around too much. The more you get up and out for a walk during pregnancy –  a prenatal yoga class, a swim, or whatever you like to do for exercise, you’ll feel much better once you get moving.

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