When you find out you are pregnant, you might feel suddenly averted to medications and unnatural substances. It’s understandable, as many chemicals and compounds have been proven to negatively affect fetal development and birth, and its impossible for scientists to test every single one you might consume. Having a natural childbirth goes beyond the labor process, and many women feel that they are more connected with their babies when they don’t consume any medications or chemicals during pregnancy. For that reason, you might be wary of taking medications for morning sickness and nausea. While many nausea remedies have been approved and are deemed safe during pregnancy by experts, there are other options if you are trying to avoid unnatural medications.

If you are having a problem with nausea and morning sickness during your pregnancy, you should try taking a ginger capsule. You can purchase ginger in pill form, but it will help even if you add it in its natural state to your diet as well. Ginger is a powerful nausea suppressant, as it helps neutralize stomach acids. Studies show that ginger is safe for you and your baby, and that pregnant women who took 1,000mg of ginger every day were less likely to have problems with nausea and vomiting. You can consume ginger in capsule form, in tea, oils, and in its root form as well. On a hot summer day, you could grate fresh ginger into some sparkling water for a healthy, homemade ginger soda.

If you are still having problems with nausea and morning sickness during your pregnancy, you should speak with your health care provider about other natural remedies. These problems are extremely common, but they can also lead to more serious issues. Frequent vomiting can lead to dehydration, which could negatively affect your baby’s growth. It could also wear away the enamel on your teeth and cause dental problems that last for the rest of your life. If ginger isn’t working, you could try acupuncture. Acupuncture is an ancient way to relieve nausea, and it has also been proven safe for pregnant women. Aromatherapy might also help. This might seem surprising, since most scents will only make nausea worse when you’re pregnant. However, having a consistent scent in the room you are in will prevent strange new ones from creeping in.

Source: Denise Tiran: Ginger To Reduce Nausea And Vomiting During Pregnancy. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice Volume 18 Issue 1 February 2012

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