Pregnancy calls for total monitoring of what the pregnant mother takes into her body as food as this can be transferred to the baby via the placenta. Hence the need for natural remedies during pregnancy to avoid the harmful effect of medication on the foetus. Nausea is a situation where a pregnant woman cannot keep food in the stomach and as a result keeps puking. She has this feeling of discontent and uneasiness. There are a couple of natural remedies that can help during nausea.
Nausea, or feeling sick to your stomach, is a common but uncomfortable condition. Feelings of nausea can range from slight queasiness to strong urges to throw up. Nausea can also be caused by stress, headaches, spoiled foods, stomach viruses, unpleasant odors, eating or drinking too much or too little, alcohol, street drugs and morning sickness in pregnant women.
Generally speaking, you should try to control nausea through practical and diet changes first. These are often effective and generally do not add the risk of other possible side effects.
Keeping track of when your nausea occurs and what may be triggering it (specific foods, time of day, surroundings) can help you prevent or lessen the feelings of nausea in the future. Consider sharing this information with your doctor.
If you know that nausea tends to occur in the morning, keep crackers or some other bland food by your bed. Before getting out of bed, prop yourself up with pillows and slowly eat a few crackers. Take time doing this for about 10 or 15 minutes. It can alleviate feeling nauseous and is a nice way to ease into one’s day.
When nausea is triggered by something besides medications or other health problems, explore other possible triggers. In addition to particular foods, these might include odors, sights or stress. Keep track of these triggers and try avoiding or lessening them.
Eating properly is important to maintain your weight and get the nutrients you need to stay healthy. However, it can be hard to eat properly when you feel nauseated or you’re unable to keep food down. In some cases, even the smell, sight and taste of food can trigger nausea.
Determining which meal times and foods usually trigger nausea can help prevent it in the future. Many beverages and foods can help curb it, so experiment to see which work for you. Keep plenty of these items on hand in places and times when bouts of nausea may strike (bedroom, kitchen, car, your bag, place of work).
If nausea tends to occur at breakfast, try to take it easy in the morning and have already prepared foods on hand for when you’re hungry. Try breakfast bars, dry toast or reheat oatmeal that you prepared the night before. Consider not cooking breakfast as seeing and smelling food in the morning can trigger nausea.
When nausea won’t lessen or go away with practical or diet changes, anti- nausea medications might help. These include Compazine (prochlorperazine ), Kytril (granisetron), Zofran (on- dansteron) Trilafon (perphenazine) and Torecan (thiethylperazine). Your doctor may prescribe useful including dronabinol (Marinol — which comes from the psychoactive part of marijuana, called THC) and marijuana itself. Some anti-nausea medications are available as suppositories if nausea prevents you from taking pills.
Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of these medications. While they may ease nausea, they may also have their own side effects. Some are not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consider whether adding another prescription is something you can and want to do.