Of the many symptoms suffered during pregnancy, nausea may be the most notorious… and the most elusive symptom to wrangle under control!
Finding a safe, natural, and effective way to manage nausea without irritating your baby doesn’t have to be that difficult. Here are a few ideas you may want to explore:
Ginger is a frequently used as a safe and natural alternative. Just be careful if you have low blood pressure issues, or are taking blood thinners.
Peppermint is another home remedy that many people have success with. Keeping a tin of Altoids around is a convenient approach. Essential oils for internal use or aromatherapy may be effective. Peppermint tea can also be very helpful.
Acupuncture might appeal to the more adventurous expectant mother as a viable alternative. If the needles scare you, then perhaps Acupressure is another avenue to alleviate the symptoms of nausea without drugs.
Lemon may help symptoms. A fresh slice in a ginger or peppermint tea, or as aromatherapy might do wonders for expectant moms.
Meditation is another technique that has shown positive results. Mindfulness meditation often focuses on breathing techniques and positive mental imagery to distract oneself from the source of physical discomfort.
Expectant mothers have come up with some ingenious ways to fight nausea long before the advent of modern medicine. If taking an over-the-counter medicine, or something prescription strength simply isn’t in the cards for you, then hopefully these ideas will help you find a suitable option for fighting nausea that works for your pregnancy goals.