Home Remedies To Get Relief From Vomiting During Pregnancy

Home Remedies For Vomiting During Pregnancy

Vomiting and nausea are very common symptoms of early pregnancy. Excess vomiting can dehydrate the expectant mother and make her feel tired throughout the day. Nausea and vomiting due to pregnancy are referred to as morning sickness and you can experience it any time of the day or night. Most women experience morning sickness during the first trimester of pregnancy but in some rare cases, severe and persistent vomiting and nausea lead to a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum. Here are some of the effective home remedies for vomiting that you can try to stop vomiting during pregnancy.

Home remedies to treat morning sickness during pregnancy

1. Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Keep yourself hydrated and drink at least 8 to 12 glasses of water every day.  It helps to prevent dehydration and also reduces the chances of nausea. Drinking water is one of the easiest home remedies to beat the problem of nausea or vomiting. You can also consume healthy drinks to meet your daily requirement of fluid intake. Sucking ice cubes made from water or fruit juice of your choice also helps in reducing vomiting. Staying hydrated throughout the day is good for your overall health during pregnancy.

2. Lemon Juice

Lemon is well known for providing instant relief from nausea and vomiting. The citrus flavor of lemon provides you instant relief from morning sickness. 

  • Boil a glass of water.
  • Squeeze half a lemon in it.
  • Add one teaspoon of honey to it.
  • Drink this lemon juice in the morning to get instant relief from nausea and vomiting.

3. Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is one of the best remedies to stop vomiting during pregnancy. The odor and taste of ginger help in reducing the feeling of vomiting and nausea. You can include ginger in your diet in several ways. You can consume the grated ginger with honey, simply chew ginger's small pieces, or drink ginger tea to stop vomiting. 

Recipe of Ginger Tea

  • Boil one cup of water. Add half a teaspoon of grated ginger in it.
  • Boil it for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Strain it in your cup. Add one teaspoon of honey to it. 
  • Stir well and sip it slowly.

4. Yogurt

Yogurt is one of the healthy snacks for a pregnant woman as it is packed with essential nutrients such as protein, potassium, and calcium. Yogurt is not only tasty but healthy as well. It contains probiotic bacteria that prevent yeast infection and stomach upset. It is great for the good health of the digestive tract. It helps to reduce the feeling of nausea and vomiting. Regular consumption of yogurt helps to reduce the chances of preeclampsia that is caused due to high blood pressure and high level of protein discharge in urine during pregnancy.

How to consume yogurt during pregnancy?

  • Consume plain yogurt to enjoy its flavor.
  • You can make smoothies by blending yogurt with fruits and vegetables of your choice.

5. Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is well known for reducing nausea and vomiting. Include those foods in your pregnancy diet that contain a high amount of vitamin B6 such as wholegrain cereals, fish, bread, eggs, poultry, seeds, nuts, lentils, soya beans, etc. Vitamin B6 supplements are also prescribed by the doctor for the treatment of morning sickness. 

6. Peppermint Tea

You can consume peppermint in several ways. You can simply chew its leaves or make peppermint tea to get relief from vomiting during pregnancy.

Recipe of Peppermint Tea

  • Boil one cup of water. Add half a teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves to it.
  • Boil it for a few minutes.
  • Add one teaspoon of honey in it and strain it in your cup.

7. Acupressure

Acupressure is a healing art that helps to reduce vomiting or nausea. This technique applies pressure on a spot in the wrist and helps to control nausea and vomiting. It is a scientifically proven technique to reduce morning sickness. 

8. Coconut Water

Coconut Water is rich in vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. It is a natural healthy drink with low sugar content. You can consume it to combat morning sickness.  

9. Cinnamon

Consuming cinnamon tea is an effective way of treating nausea and vomiting. It improves digestion thereby prevent constipation during pregnancy.

 Cinnamon Tea

  • Boil one cup of water. Add a cinnamon stick to it.
  • Boil it for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Add one teaspoon of honey to it and strain it in your cup. 

10. Fennel Seeds

The aroma and antiemetic properties of fennel seeds provide instant relief from nausea and vomiting while pregnant. Chew fennel seeds whenever you feel like vomiting.

How to consume fennel seeds to get relief from morning sickness?

You can chew fennel seeds or can make fennel tea to reduce vomiting and nausea during pregnancy.

Fennel Tea

  • Boil a cup of water.
  • Add a teaspoon of fennel seeds in boiled water for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Strain it and consume the fennel tea.

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11. Kiwi

Kiwi is low in sugars and contains a high amount of folic acid and dietary fiber. It helps to prevent constipation and maintain the good health of the digestive tract. 

How to eat kiwi during pregnancy to get relief from vomiting?

  • Add chopped kiwi to salads or yogurt and consume it.
  • Blend it and prepare a smoothie.

12. Watermelon 

The nutritious and energetic properties of watermelon help to eliminate morning sickness. Watermelon is packed with vital nutrients. Drinking a glass of watermelon juice brings great benefits for the expectant mother and her baby as well. You will feel fresh throughout the day. You can consume watermelon whenever you feel nauseated.

13. Oranges

Oranges are a great source of vitamin C. The tangy flavor of oranges helps to control morning sickness during pregnancy. The rich fiber content of oranges helps to prevent constipation. They contain sodium and potassium that help to maintain fluid levels in the body and promote hydration. You can consume them to combat morning sickness. 

Natural Remedies to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting during pregnancy

Here are some natural remedies to prevent or treat morning sickness:
  • Eat small meals frequently. Take 5 to 6 meals throughout the day. It allows your system time to digest food properly.
  • Avoid eating those foods that trigger your morning sickness. 
  • Avoid strong smells as they can trigger nausea and vomiting.
  • Eat foods that are high in carbohydrates and proteins. 
  • Sleep well, get plenty of rest and fresh air to breathe.
  • Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Avoid drinking anything with meals.
  • Avoid eating fatty, greasy, fried, or spicy foods.
  • Avoid caffeine or limit your caffeine intake.
  • Practicing exercises, yoga, and meditation are some of the good ways to stay physically active and to reduce morning sickness during pregnancy.

Causes of morning sickness during pregnancy

The exact causes of morning sickness are not known but some possible causes include:

  • Increased levels of progesterone
  • Increased levels of estrogen
  • Increased levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)
  • Heightened sensitivity to smell
  • Fatigue and Stress
  • Anxiety

All the above-mentioned home remedies are quick, easy, and provide instant relief from morning sickness. Consult your doctor before trying any home remedy to get relief from morning sickness. Morning Sickness is temporary and doesn't affect your baby's health. Nausea or vomiting is very common during the first trimester of pregnancy but some women experience morning sickness throughout their pregnancy. If you're experiencing severe and persistent vomiting then it's better to consult your doctor. 

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