Morning sickness is caused by the hormones that support your pregnancy, so feeling constantly nauseated is actually a good thing (in a stomach-churning way). Nevertheless, wobbly first trimester tummies need special treatment. Here are some foods that may help you feel a little less nauseous and work as home remedies for morning sickness.
Morning Sickness Home Remedy #1: Ginger
Pickled, in a tea bag or as a capsule ‘- whatever the format, ginger is a natural remedy for nausea.
Morning Sickness Home Remedy #2: Crackers
An old standby, but one effective for many women. So are potato chips ‘- though they’re saltier, which isn’t necessarily a good thing, you’ll leave fewer crumbs in your wake. This is useful, as vacuuming probably isn’t high on your to-do list right now. Some women also swear by rice cakes.
Morning Sickness Home Remedy #3: Frozen yogurt
It looks like ice cream. It even tastes a little like ice cream. And it’s pretty gentle on your stomach. Plus you don’t have to do all that chewing which triggers nausea for some women ‘- same goes for applesauce, oatmeal and pudding.
Morning Sickness Home Remedy #4: Lemons
Simply sniff to relieve nausea.
If you’re subsisting on a diet of dry crackers, peppermint tea and candied ginger and you still feel terrible, maybe it’s time to try something new. This comforting banana dish supplies great nutrition for both you and your growing baby.
Morning Sickness Home Remedy #5: Bananas in Coconut Milk
— 2 ripe bananas
— 1/2 can coconut milk
— 1/4 cup maple syrup
— 1/4 cup water
— 1/2 teaspoon salt
— 1/2 tablespoon flaxseeds
Peel the bananas and cut each into one-inch segments. Combine the coconut milk, water and maple syrup in a medium saucepan. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Add the sliced bananas to the mixture and simmer for 10 minutes. Finally, add the salt and boil for 20 minutes. Serve topped with flaxseeds.
Why it helps: The potassium in the bananas can help alleviate some of your body’s aches and pains (even those associated with leg waxing, should you be approaching pregnancy with every intention of staying glamorous and stubble-free). The coconut milk works to build body mass for your baby. The maple syrup is so much better for you than sugar, and flaxseeds are full of essential fatty acids. The flaxseeds also help with that other delightful digestive symptom of pregnancy: constipation.
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