Top 15 Home Remedies for Vomiting during pregnancy

A pregnant woman sitting in a bathroom, feeling sick

Pregnancy is a blessing which makes a woman complete. The knowledge that you are creating life within you is an empowering, yet humbling experience. However, it is accompanied with a lot many challenges a mother has to endure during the nine months. One of the many issues that mothers-to-be have to deal with is vomiting. These symptoms usually show up one month into the pregnancy and can last for about three months. These are normal, and one in every two women will experience this when they get pregnant.

15 Effective Home Remedies to Stop Vomiting during Pregnancy

A pregnant woman feeling nauseous

All set to begin the new and exciting journey of motherhood? But be patient and aware of all the hardships attached to the nine glorious months of pregnancy. The wacky hormones, mood swings, and morning blues will create havoc on your normal routine. Because of the hormonal changes your body undergoes during pregnancy your tummy starts behaving strangely, all those foods which were once your favourite will now give you a feeling of nausea. And vomiting frequently every day becomes a part of life for the first few months.

Below are some time-tested home remedies for morning sickness during pregnancy:

  1. Water

Water in its natural form is just irreplaceable. Try drinking a lot of water if you vomit frequently in order to retain the essential salts and minerals in your body.

What you need to do:

You must drink at least 8 glasses of water in a day to keep yourself hydrated and also to improve digestion. You might also like to suck some ice cubes to prevent the feeling of nausea and vomiting.

  1. Ginger

Ginger is one of the most effective natural remedies for vomiting during pregnancy. The smell or taste of ginger helps you reduce the feeling of nausea and vomiting. Ginger improves the digestion and reduces the acidity in the stomach. It can be taken in the different ways to curb vomiting.

What you need to do:

  • Drink ginger tea in the morning. You can make this by boiling one cup water and adding one teaspoon grated ginger and honey to it.
  • Ginger candy is another way to make you feel better.
  • You can also eat a raw piece of ginger or snack on ginger cookies any time during the day.
  1. Peppermint

This is a very effective herb which has a calming effect on the stomach. Peppermint can be consumed in any form for best results.

What you need to do:

  • You can make peppermint tea by adding dried peppermint to hot boiling water with honey. Drink this concoction in the morning for relief from nausea.
  • Sprinkle a few drops of peppermint essential oil on a handkerchief and keep smelling it whenever you feel like puking.
  • Simply chew on peppermint leaves.
  • Peppermint candies are also equally effective.
  1. Oranges

Oranges contain citric acid which helps relieve nausea as soon as you inhale the aroma. Also, oranges are considered to be one of the most craved fruit during pregnancy!

What you need to do:

You can simply inhale the freshness of oranges or sip orange juice to alleviate the vomiting sensation.

  1. Cinnamon

A widely used spice in the Indian household, it is considered highly effective to alleviate the morning sickness during pregnancy.

What you need to do:

Make some cinnamon tea by adding a 1-inch cinnamon stick to a cup of boiling hot water and simmer for 10 minutes. Let it cool and add a teaspoon of honey to it. Drink this cinnamon tea whenever you feel like vomiting. It also improves digestion.

  1. Lemon

Owing to its citrus fruity flavour, lemon provides instant relief from nausea in pregnant ladies. Lemon is also rich in minerals which help improve your overall well-being.

What you need to do:

Just squeeze half a lemon into one glass of warm water and add a teaspoon of honey and drink this juice daily in the morning. Alternatively, you may also inhale lemon essential oil sprinkled to a handkerchief for instant relief.

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar possesses antimicrobial properties and is rich in essential acids. It neutralizes the acid in the stomach and maintains the pH of your body, thereby ceasing the feeling of nausea and vomiting. Apple cider vinegar is considered best to cure acute vomiting issues in pregnant ladies.

What you need to do:

You can consume it in the morning by mixing one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and honey with warm water. You can also consume the vinegar in small quantities during the day.

  1. Clove

Due to its inherent properties, cloves offer relief from diarrhoea, indigestion and nausea in pregnant women.

What you need to do:

Simply chew on a clove bud whenever you feel like vomiting. Alternatively, you may add 2-3 cloves to boiling water or tea to make a clove tea and drink to get instant relief from morning sickness.

  1. Yoghurt

Yoghurt has a magical effect on vomiting and nausea. Yoghurt is rich in probiotics, i.e. good bacteria which improves digestion. So, it helps reduce the feeling of vomiting.

What you need to do:

You can consume a bowl of yoghurt 1-2 times in a day for a sated feeling. Or just add fresh strawberries or a fruit of your choice to enhance the flavour.

  1. Kiwi

Known to be a powerhouse of vital minerals and vitamins, Kiwi is a naturally rich source of folate, potassium, vitamin C, K and E. It also has a high water content which will keep you hydrated even after vomiting many times during the day.

What you need to do:

You can consume it along with your fruit salad or blend it with banana and a cup of water and sprinkle some honey to make a refreshing kiwi drink.

  1. Almonds

Almonds contain high protein content and are a rich source of essential nutrients. It helps in digestion and is also considered to provide relief from morning sickness during pregnancy.

What you need to do:

You can eat 2-3 almonds during the day as a snack or consume 10-12 soaked almonds at night before going to bed in order to avoid morning sickness.

  1. Aromatherapy with essential oils 

This will help relieve the feeling of nausea considerably.

What you need to do:

You can sprinkle a few drops of lavender essential oil, along with peppermint essential oil on a handkerchief and inhale the vapours for a soothing effect. Lavender essential oil is known to calm and soothe the senses. You may also inhale a few drops of lemongrass essential oil or orange essential oil sprinkled to your handkerchief.

  1. Fennel seeds

The aroma of fennel seeds is quite soothing and refreshing and the seeds themselves are great to keep morning sickness at bay.

What you need to do:

You may chew on fennel seeds whenever you get a feeling of nausea for instant relief. You may also make fennel tea by adding the seeds to a cup of hot boiling water and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the concoction and add a teaspoon of honey. Drink this tea in the morning to curb your morning sickness.

  1. Cumin seeds

Cumin seeds are another effective remedy for vomiting and nausea.

What you need to do:

Add a few cumin seeds to boiling water and simmer for a few minutes. Strain and drink 2-3 times a day to help eradicate morning sickness and nausea.

  1. Acupressure

Acupressure is an effective and natural way to curb morning sickness.

What you need to do:

You can wear acupressure wristbands on both the wrists. Whenever you feel nausea just press the button on the wrist 20 times at an interval of one second. Follow the same procedure on both the wrists to feel better from nausea and vomiting.

Alternatively, you can even massage the pressure points.

  • Rest three fingers on the wrist and keep your thumb below the index finger on the wrist.
  • Massage this point firmly in circular motion for a few minutes.
  • Repeat the procedure on the other wrist for relief from morning sickness and nausea

These quick and easy home remedies for pregnancy nausea and vomiting can provide relief from morning sickness to a great extent. But in case your vomiting is extremely severe, and you throw up whatever you eat or drink then it might be due to a food allergy or infection. So, it is better to consult a doctor for proper medication. One mistake that pregnant women make is deciding to take up the role of a doctor themselves. Avoid doing this; the foetus inside may not respond well to the medication. In extreme cases, self-medication has even resulted in miscarriage or long-term damage to your baby.

Morning sickness is experienced by most of the pregnant ladies only during the first trimester. However, in some cases, it is experienced during the entire pregnancy. The above mentioned natural remedies will definitely make you feel better and stronger during your pregnancy.

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