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12 Highly Effective Home Remedies For Morning Sickness

One of the first and most common symptoms of pregnancy is morning sickness. Even though feeling nauseous and puke-y in the morning might feel like an inevitability during pregnancy, it is nonetheless avoidable with home remedies for morning sickness, which are totally natural and chemical free, ensuring your safety, as well as your growing baby’s.

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Morning sickness can be a supremely uncomfortable and harrowing experience and can make pregnancy feel like an ordeal. In reality, it is one of the worst parts about pregnancy, and once you can master these home remedies for morning sickness, you can enjoy one of the best times of your lives, without having to retch first thing in the morning. Before any of these remedies can start working like a miracle, you have to try some of them out to see which one suits you best, and which remedy helps you get rid of your condition long-term.

Suggested read: 14 Soothing Home Remedies For Nausea That Actually Work

We did half the job for you and rounded up some of the most effective home remedies for morning sickness.

1. Eat more ginger

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Ginger is an ancient herbal remedy that has been used since time immemorial to treat various kinds of problems. It is especially effective for treating nausea and morning sickness because it helps sooth and neutralize the stomach acids that are released. Ginger is also known to contain phenols, which helps flush the toxins from your stomach which might be causing your morning sickness.

Ginger can either be consumed in the form of tea, or raw, or through your daily diet. Crushed or minced ginger is a popular ingredient which you can have on a daily basis through your food to get rid of morning sickness.

2. Drink herbal tea frequently

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A lot of people worry about herbal tea and its effects on pregnancy, when in fact, it is one of the most soothing and nourishing inclusions to your diet when you are pregnant. If you have been experiencing heartburn and morning sickness, a cup of peppermint tea with lemon extracts is perfect for your condition, as both are well-known natural remedies for the same.

You can try out other different kinds of herbal teas s well, after consulting with your doctor about what is best for your baby and your body, during the early stages of your pregnancy.

3. Practise acupressure


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Your body contains several acupressure points which can help you relieve your pain. It is an ancient Chinese healing method which stimulates certain pressure points in the body to help relieve some sort of problem internally. In this case, you get rid of nausea and morning sickness.

To find the right acupressure point, hold your hand up, with your palm facing you and take three fingers of the opposite hand and place it on the wrist of the upright hand. Mark where your index finger is and right under that place the thumb. You should feel 2 tendons under your thumb. Massage this area in a round motion for 3-5 minutes to get rid of nausea and morning sickness.

4. Avoid smelling and sniffing foods

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When you are pregnant, unknowingly a lot of odours can cause your stomach to revolt and you can end up feeling nauseous and experience morning sickness. To avoid this from happening, stop sniffing around your kitchen, and don’t smell every single thing before you eat it. If you don’t like something remotely, avoid it altogether. Surround yourself with fresh odours like flowers and fresheners, and keep your rooms well-ventilated to avoid picking up on unwanted smells.

5. Eating/smelling sour things

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Sour food items can work wonders when you are trying to get rid of morning sickness. The acidity from these foods helps in cutting down the queasiness that you feel, and can make your mouth taste and feel different. Of you experience morning sickness regularly; an effective remedy would be to carry around a piece of lemon or a sour candy, or any other sour foods that you prefer. Every time you feel like throwing up, you can pop it in your mouth and chew/suck on it till you feel better.

Suggested read: How To Eat Healthy During Pregnancy: What To Eat & What To Steer Clear Of

6. Keep yourself hydrated

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When you are pregnant, your body requires more water than usual. In order to keep morning sickness at bay, it is important to drink at least one glass of water every hour. You can check whether your body is dehydrated or not, by checking your urine. If it is dark and pungent, it means you need to increase your water intake substantially. You can do this by increasing your water intake directly, or by munching on water-rich fruits and vegetables.

7. DIY belly rub

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Massaging and rubbing your belly when you are experiencing morning sickness can help you get immediate relief. You can prepare your own DIY belly rub at home and store it in an airtight container in a cool dry place, to use whenever the need arises.

To make the most effective belly rub for morning sickness, mix 5 drops of camomile oil with a drop of peppermint oil and gently rub in circles on your belly. Alternatively, you can also mix a tablespoon of coconut oil in a cup of cool water and rub it on belly. It not only soothes your stomach but also gets rid of morning sickness effectively.

8. Eat curry leaves

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Curry leaves are a great natural acidity regulator, which can help calm your stomach down. When you are feeling nauseous, certain compounds in curry leaves can help ease your intestines and clear it of toxins and remove anything inside your stomach that might be causing nausea. You can either munch on a handful of curry leaves, or put them through a juicer to extract the juice, and drink this liquid whenever you are feeling nauseous.  Curry leaves are an all-natural remedy for morning sickness, without any adverse or side-effects.

9. Crackers


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If you experience morning sickness regularly, then you can try keeping crackers of all kinds at your bedside, so that immediately after you wake up, you can pop a cracker or two and start your day,. These are made of simple starches, which help absorb the toxins and flush them out of your body. They are also easy to digest, meaning having them will not sit heavy on your stomach. It can help you feel immediate relief when you are feeling nauseous in the morning.

10. Frozen fruit 

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Frozen fruit is one of the best home remedies for morning sickness, simply because it is handy, easy to access and immediately effective. Simple take your favorite fruits and put them in the freezer, whenever you are feeling queasy or uneasy, pop a piece of fruit and let it slowly melt in your mouth. This sweet treat can be made with lemons, grapefruit, berries, or any other fruit that you prefer. The sharp, sweet taste of the fruits eliminates the sick feeling from your mouth and helps calm your stomach down because of the cool fluids that are entering your system as a result.

11. Divide your diet into several small meals

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By dividing your daily food intake into several small portions, you give relief to your stomach muscles. Your system will find it infinitely easier to break down food, when you eat in small amounts, several times a day. Eating too much as once can put unnecessary pressure on your digestive system, and lead to morning sickness constantly. When you eat thoughtfully and while giving enough rest to your stomach, you are less likely to feel nauseous in the morning.

Suggested read: Pregnancy Pampering For Expecting Mothers: What Is Safe And What Isn’t

12. Get mild exercise

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When you are pregnant, exercising can feel like a wary thing to try out, especially since you don’t know what might harm your body and might not. However, mild exercise is important even in the final trimester of pregnancy, so that your body doesn’t become lethargic and dependent. Sitting around all day can also lead to digestive problems like acid reflux and gas, which can be effectively released if you practice mild exercise and yoga. You can get a personal trainer to recommend what exercises will be good for morning sickness and your pregnancy in general, but this it is still imperative that you practice exercising nonetheless.

Morning sickness is a problem that almost every woman experiences during her pregnancy.  Even though there are medical and chemical drugs which are designed to relieve you of the discomfort of morning sickness, it is always better to resort to natural home remedies, so that can get immediate relief without any of the harmful side effects.

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12 Superb Home Remedies For Morning Sickness
Check out these superbly effective home remedies for morning sickness to cure the problem of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy once and for all!
Aishani Laha

Aishani Laha

Bibliophile. Feminist. Unreasonable optimist. I am dangerously obsessed with the English language and the stage is my second home. I still believe in fairy tales and happy endings, and more importantly, that there is nothing that good music and a cup of coffee can’t fix.