Natural Relief for Morning Sickness

Natural Relief for Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is most usually believed to be caused by the rapid changes in hormone levels that occur during the first trimester of pregnancy, but morning sickness can also be caused by diet and blood sugar levels, among other things.  Many women experience a strong eversion to strong smells or tastes.

If you are experiencing morning sickness, and your doctor has ruled out anything more serious than pregnancy queasiness, there are a few things that you can try.

Mama Mornings Tincture

Mama Mornings is a pregnancy safe herbal tincture that is a blend of herbs and flower essences that have been successfully used for generations. It is easy to take, works quickly, and is convenient to carry with you.

Peppermint Leaf: The Herbal Toad uses peppermint leaf in our morning sickness tincture to soothe upset stomaches and prevent nausea. Peppermint leaf has been used to calm countless upset stomachs. Peppermint contains chemical compounds that work as an anti-inflammatory as well as constituents that aid in preventing gas. 

Fennel: Chinese medicine has relied on fennel seeds as an anti-nausea remedy for centuries, and we couldn't agree more. In fact, fennel is one of our first go-to herbs for preventing vomiting.

Catnip: Catnip is not only good for emotional support, but is one of the best herbs for gastrointestinal upset, including indigestion, cramping, and gas.

Chamomile: Chamomile is an herb with many wonderful medicinal properties, including those that aid in digestion. Chamomile is also a good choice for calming the nerves of pregnant mothers.

Lemon Balm: The Herbal Toad uses lemon balm for its anti-spasmatic and anti-gas properties. The plant contains both beta-caryophyllene and geraniol, which are both helpful chemical compounds to assist with nausea symptoms.

Lavender: Most people know about lavender's ability to help you decompress and prepare for bed, but  lavender is also effective in fighting nausea, especially when caused by anxiety or discomfort.

Flower Essence: Flower essences work on the emotions. They are made by placing flowers in a clear bowl filled with spring water and infusing them in sunlight for several hours.  Mimulus and Scleranthus are two flower essences that have shown to be of great benefit for easing the symptoms of morning sickness.

Other Useful Tips

Stay Hydrated

Allowing yourself to get dehydrated can make nausea worse, and if you are vomiting frequently, it can be hard to get enough liquids. Drink Tummy Soothe Herbal Tea and water as often as possible. If your urine is clear, then you’ll know you’re getting enough. If plain water is a challenge for your, try adding slice of lemon, lime, grapefruit, or orange to make it more appealing.

Change Your Diet

Eat small frequent small meals with complex carbohydrates and protein. You may have to avoid foods that are triggers to your nausea. It is best to stay away from foods that are fried, greasy, spicy, or rich. For now, it is safer to stick to a diet that is more on the bland side. Eat a protein-rich snack before you go to bed. Low blood sugar in the morning can cause nausea so eat something before you get out of bed. 

Aromatherapy

The aroma of the oils can be inhaled using an aromatherapy inhaler, directly from the bottle, or diffused into the air.  Try Tummy Soothe Inhaler, The Herbal Toad's ready to use blend of nausea fighting essential oils.  Essential oils can help relieve a number of pregnancy related issues, including nausea, stress or headaches. You always want to buy authentic, 100 % pure essential oils, but it is even more important during pregnancy to stay away from fragrance oils or essential oils that are not from an honest, reputable source. Not only can fake essential oils make nausea worse, they may be unsafe.

9th Feb 2020 THT Steph

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