- Monday, 29 May 2017
The exact cause of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is still not known. However, it is believed that rapid hormonal changes in the body may cause changes in the stomach’s muscle contraction and relaxation patterns, leading to nausea and vomiting.
Nausea and vomiting may occur early in the morning and reduce as the day progresses. Some women have symptoms at other times during the day. For most, the problem resolves after the first trimester, but some may have it longer.
Ginger : Ginger is one of the best natural ways to deal with vomiting, even during pregnancy. It is good for your digestive system and helps block acidic secretion in the stomach that causes nausea or vomiting. Also, the smell and flavor of ginger can help you get over the vomiting sensation.
Suck a small piece of ginger or chew a ginger candy to get quick relief from nausea. You can also prepare a mixture with 5 drops of ginger juice and 1 teaspoon of honey. Consume it slowly when you wake up in the morning. Also, make ginger tea by boiling 1 teaspoon of grated ginger in 1 cup of water for 10 minutes. Strain, add a little honey and sip it slowly. Drink 1 to 2 cups of ginger tea during the morning.
Peppermint : Peppermint is one herb that can reduce nausea, morning sickness or vomiting during pregnancy. It helps calm the stomach and in turn reduces nausea.
Add 1 teaspoon of dried peppermint to a cup of hot water. Cover and steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain and add some sugar or honey. Drink this tea after waking up in the morning. Another option is to put a few drops of peppermint essential oil on a handkerchief and inhale the smell whenever you have a bout of nausea.
NOTE: In some women, the peppermint fragrance may trigger nausea. In such situations, avoid it.