Anti-Nausea Remedies During Pregnancy
Last updated: September 2021
Nausea and vomiting are two of the most common symptoms during pregnancy. In fact, 70-80% of women experience nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.1 That’s a lot!
It’s quite intimidating to someone who struggled with migraines and the accompanying nausea and vomiting most of my life. I’ve made great strides through diet and lifestyle habits in eliminating them in my day-to-day life, but that’s not going to have much influence when the driver behind the nausea and vomiting is necessary hormonal changes for a healthy pregnancy. It can even be considered it a “good sign” to have some morning sickness during pregnancy.
So, if it’s likely to happen, how can I be best prepared on how to manage it if/when it does come? Thankfully there have been countless women ahead of us who have navigating these roads and pass along their best strategies for navigating the realities of pregnancy like this. Here’s a look at some of the most common and popular recommendations.
Get ahead of hydration
When you’re feeling nauseous or actually vomiting, the ability to consume more fluids isn’t as high... or as desirable. Instead, you’re less likely to drink, increasing the chances of further dehydration. That’s not something you want to play around with when pregnant. So, the more you can stay hydrated when you’re feeling good, you won’t be as quickly to dehydrate if/when you do get nauseous. And when you are nauseous or vomiting, focus on small sips of water or ice chips.
All things ginger!
Ginger is a great gift from nature that can help to alleviate feelings of nausea. The good news is that it’s easy to consume! You can toss some into a smoothie, or one of my favorite ways to enjoy it is in a tea with a little cinnamon and/or honey.
Diffuse peppermint essential oils
You may have read some of my previous posts on essential oils and know that they’re a big part of supporting my body’s health. Peppermint essential oil is a great fit for this conversation.
It can be a wonderful oil to diffuse in your bedroom, or wherever you rest when not feeling well. The aroma alone can be helpful in alleviating nauseous feelings.
I think this one is a bit obvious, but if you’re feeling nauseas, you’re not likely to have a big appetite, yet it’s important to eat. Focusing on smaller more frequent meals can help to keep your body nourished without putting too much on your stomach at one time. Some people also find eating before they get hungry.
What are your recommendations?
Of course, this isn’t a comprehensive list. There are endless ways to address nausea and vomiting. So, let us know, what did we leave out that you found especially helpful and important for navigating nausea and vomiting during pregnancy?
What worked for you might just be the very thing that a fellow endo sister needs to hear to address nausea and vomiting in her pregnancy. Please share below!
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