Posted on Sep 20, 2007 | Comments 3
Nausea and vomiting are common during pregnancy. 50-80 percentages of women experience morning sickness or some kind of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
Alternative cure effectively helps for pregnant women who are suffering from nausea and vomiting.
Morning sickness usually starts around the 9th week of pregnancy and stops around the 20th week.
Morning sickness during pregnancy usually appears immediately after waking up and nausea can last throughout the day for most of the pregnant women.
Most of the pregnant women prefer alternative cure to help with their morning sickness. The most important three alternative cures are ginger tea, acupressure wristbands and vitamin B6.
Though they are alternative treatments, most of the women are complaining about mild and adverse reactions. The most common effect of these remedies is intolerability due to the strong taste of ginger and irritation due to the wristbands.
Here are some suggestions which help you in relieving from morning sickness during pregnancy.
- First identify what are the main triggers of vomiting during pregnancy and then avoid them.
- Stay away from fried and fatty foods.
- Drink more and more fluids, especially in between meals.
- Try to eat frequent and little amount of meals so that you won’t feel too hungry or too full.
- Eat any one of the things listed here before you get out of bed in the morning. The list includes bread, cereals, toast, crackers and other bland foods. Keep them nearby you so you can snack throughout the day.
Alternative cure for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy:
If you are looking for non-pharmacological solution to your stress during pregnancy then acupuncture is a popular method to help you. This is a safe method for combating morning sickness during pregnancy.
Acupuncture therapy is beneficial to treat hyperemesis. It is a severe form of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It is beneficial if you take acupuncture sessions twice per week.
Acupuncture wrist bands, also known as ‘sea bands’ work by stimulating the pericardium an acupoint.
This is a recognized medicine for alternative cure. Historically it is used to relieve nausea during pregnancy and usually it works immediately. There is a plastic button for the wristband and that introduces pressure on the acupoint inside the wrist.
Wristbands are cheap to buy and you can found them at health food stores, natural remedy stores and online.
Ginger is one of the most popular and well known home remedies for morning sickness. Ginger is generally accepted as safe home remedy.
Many health care professionals will recommend ginger for sickness during pregnancy. You can also make ginger tea by mixing it in hot water.
Most of the practitioners argue that ginger is not safe, especially for pregnant women. Some suggest that ginger can slowdown the enzyme thromboxane synthetase and also it may influence sex steroid differentiation in the foetus‘s brain.
Ginger can prolong bleeding time and interfere with platelet aggregation.
Peppermint essential oil:
Aromatherapy essential oils are the best alternative cure for nausea. Fill a large bowl with hot water and mix two or three drops of peppermint into the bowl and place on a table near you. It can also be used by an aromatherapy diffuser.
The above alternative treatments reduce the symptoms of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
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