Natural Morning Sickness Cures

Not every mom goes through morning sickness, but for many moms it’s a familiar enemy. For several weeks during pregnancy, morning sickness lurks in the shadows, striking at random throughout the day and causing havoc to your schedule. The worst part: morning sickness happens at any point during the day, not just the morning.

But never fear, mama! Bump Boxes is to the rescue with the all-natural morning sickness remedies, cures and solutions that you’ve been craving more than a double cheeseburger with extra pickles!

Ginger

When the nausea strikes, many moms reach for ginger. Ginger root is well known for its nausea-relieving power and its unique spicy taste. That’s a win-win! There are a ton of ways to make ginger a part of your life:

  • Chew crystalized ginger, which also works as a tasty natural candy.
  • Slice some fresh ginger root (available at many natural grocery stores or health food shops) and pour hot water to create a simple herbal tea.
  • Take ginger in capsule form if smelling and tasting things is simply too much (we’ve been there).
  • Flat ginger ale! This one’s a bit of a mystery because most ginger ales don’t have enough of the real thing to make a difference, but this is a go-to for nauseous people everywhere.

Herbal Teas

Herbal teas are a fantastic way to slow down nausea. Pick teas that are low in caffeine (although a little won’t hurt!). These herbal bases will set you right when morning sickness strikes:

  • Peppermint: Cooling and refreshing! Can aggravate heartburn.
  • Lemon balm: Fantastic for digestive problems and minor pain.
  • Raspberry leaf: Calming and helps strengthen uterine muscles.
  • Chamomile: Oh so soothing!

Bonus tip: Healthy Mama makes some of the best herbal teas for pregnant mommies out there!

Vitamins

Get back to your local health store and stock up on a few of these supplements. Be sure to consult with your doctor before taking any vitamins to be sure they are right for you!

  • Vitamin B-6: 25mg of B-6 every 8 hours has been known to be an adequate nausea stopper.
  • Increase Iron intake: Your prenatal vitamin (which you are definitely taking, right?) has a lot of bonus iron, but you can bump that figure up by eating red meat, beans and legumes.
  • Zinc: 25mg of Zinc will help pregnancy-related yuckiness as your body needs more and more of it while pregnant.

Food!

It’s the last thing you want to think about right now, but

  • Peppermint gum: Feeling nasty? Pop a stick of strong peppermint gum and let the minty aroma calm down your nausea.
  • Citrus: Citrus is a superhero when it comes to morning sickness. Suck on a lemon drop, drink some lemonade, or add some orange slices to your water. If it fights scurvy it’ll probably fight nausea!
  • Crackers: The best nausea beater out there! Nibble on some crackers when you can’t keep anything else down. Pro tip: Keep some by your bed, and have a few bites to stave off empty-belly morning sickness!

Tips and Tricks

  • Give yourself time to get up: If you don’t want to start your morning with nausea, get out of bed slowly. Sloooooowly. You don’t want to upset your stomach first thing in the morning.
  • Pace your meals: Eat several small meals throughout the day, that way your stomach is never too full or too empty. Don’t feel guilty for snacking if it keeps you from loosing your lunch!
  • Open a window or two: You’ve probably noticed that you’re very sensitive to smells. Overfilled trash bins, dirty laundry, eggs, every aroma seems to send you running to the bathroom. Keep your spaces well-ventilated and free of those suddenly-nasty smells!
  • Tone down your meals: Make sure your food choices are nice and agreeable, nothing too spicy, greasy or rich. Keep it light and bland so you don’t have to see it again.