80 to 90% of all pregnant women experience morning sickness. It usually begins at around the 4th week of pregnancy and typically subsides between weeks 13 and 16. However, for some women it can begin earlier and last much later.
The cause of morning sickness is still unknown but it is believed to be caused by the increased hormonal levels which enhance the sense of smell and increase stomach acids.
So what can you do to end morning sickness? There are many different remedies and recommendations available to end morning sickness from eating dry crackers before getting up in the morning to taking naps after every meal.
Following are 3 natural treatments to help end morning sickness:
Ginger – Make a tea by boiling fresh ginger root in hot water. Ginger has been used for centuries to help alleviate nausea.
If your nausea is extreme and you would like faster results, you can eat 1-2 teaspoons of ginger powder and wash it down with a glass of water. Consuming powdered ginger seems to work faster to end morning sickness.
Thyme and Lavender – Mix dried thyme and lavender together and place in the center of a cloth, then tie it tight.
You are making a little pouch of the mixture that you can carry around and place under your nose anytime you come across and odor that makes you feel nausea. Breathing in the mixture is meant to help stop the feeling of nausea.
Drink Mint Tea – Drinking mint tea will help soothe your stomach and help to get rid of the feeling of nausea. You can purchase mint tea from the store or if you like make your own by placing mint leaves in hot water.
These are just a few of the many remedies available to end morning sickness. If one method doesn’t work for you, try another. If you keep at it, you will find something that will make you feel better and help get your nausea under control.