Natural Ways to Treat Morning Sickness

by Brent Woods

One of the least favorite parts of your pregnancy might be the nausea and vomiting you experience each day. This is called morning sickness, and while it is quite normal, it can be very tiresome and frustrating. If you are interested in finding ways to treat the morning sickness without medication, you may want to try some of these options.

Keep Your Stomach Full

One of the tricks many women find out during pregnancy is that if they keep their stomachs full, they feel less nauseous. To do this, you will need to avoid eating large meals, and instead, you should try to eat six to eight small meals each day. By doing this, you will keep food in your stomach all the time, and this may relieve some of the symptoms of morning sickness you are experiencing.

Consume More Food That Contains Vitamin B-6

Gynecologists may actually recommend taking Vitamin B-6 supplements for treating morning sickness. While you should talk to your doctor about this, you can also try consuming more foods that contain this important vitamin. According to Baby Center, Vitamin B-6 is helpful for making antibodies and red blood cells in your body, and this may be why it helps treat morning sickness. You can get this vitamin by eating

  • Nuts
  • Green beans
  • Bananas
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Potatoes
  • Fish

If you consume enough of these foods, you may be able to find some relief from your morning sickness symptoms.

Try Peppermint

Another idea you could try is using peppermint to ease your symptoms. Peppermint is a natural ingredient that can be consumed or inhaled, and it often brings relief to pregnant women. To use peppermint oil for this purpose, you could

  • Brew peppermint tea – If drinking hot beverages makes you sick, try drinking peppermint tea cold.
  • Chew gum – Chewing on peppermint gum may also soothe your stomach.
  • Inhale essential oil – You can place a few drops of peppermint oil in a diffuser and allow the smell to fill a room. As you breathe this in, you might find it soothing and comforting to your stomach and mind.

If the smell of peppermint makes you sick, don't use it, or try using spearmint instead. Spearmint offers similar effects.

If you try these methods and are still struggling with morning sickness symptoms, contact your gynecologist, one like Naples OBGYN. He or she may be able to offer other recommendations for you that will work better.