Pregnancy is a wonderful thing, but because of hormone changes sometimes you get morning sickness which makes you feel nauseous and vomit. Although morning sickness doesn’t last very long, it can seem like forever and a day for the women going through it. Fortunately, there are some effective morning sickness remedies, some of which we will be discussing in this article.
Even though it doesn’t seem like it would help, exercise is a great remedy for morning sickness symptoms. After all, when you are pregnant and feeling sick you don’t exactly feel like running in a marathon! However, gentle exercise can be very beneficial to your overall state of health, and can help to alleviate symptoms of morning sickness. You may want to look into exercise classes for pregnant women at your gym. There are even yoga studios who hold prenatal yoga classes, which will not only help with your symptoms, but you’ll be able to focus on relaxation, stretching and breath control. If the gym isn’t your style, there’s nothing wrong with getting some fresh air with a good walk. While you will want to take it easy during your pregnancy, a little exercise will help rid you of your morning sickness symptoms.
Essential oils can be an effective morning sickness remedy. Pregnant women are extremely sensitive to some scents. This can be a bad thing, in the case of smells that make you feel like you have to vomit, but it can also be good, and that’s why some professionals recommend aromatherapy to help with morning sickness symptoms. Some scents are especially beneficial for this condition, such as peppermint oil. Peppermint is usually used for digestion problems, but you can also drink it in tea form or as a supplement, but when you use it in scent form you will immediately reap the benefit. You don’t need fancy aromatherapy equipment to reap the benefits, as you can just put a couple of drops of peppermint oil in hot water. You may want to use this in your bedroom at night, and it may prevent or lessen your symptoms in the morning. Of course there are other scents that do well such as lemon and lavender.
When you are having symptoms of morning sickness, one of the most helpful remedies, if one of the most obvious, is getting plenty of rest. Most adults aren’t in the habit of taking naps and they usually find that they are more tired afterward than they were before, so napping never enters their mind. But in the case of being pregnant, you’re actually supposed to take naps while you are pregnant. Of course this will never make up for a good night’s sleep. Morning sickness can be exacerbated by a lack of sleep and getting more sleep can make you feel much better.
Morning sickness can make it hard to do almost anything, and when you experience it you shouldn’t try to do anything besides resting. If you have morning sickness, use the remedies above to get rid of them, but nothing works better than time, and remember that your morning sickness will only last a few months!