The saying “morning shows the day!” is particularly true when we wake up to a pleasant morning turned unpleasant by the morning sickness. Morning sickness is an entwined part of pregnancy for most women, in fact in many cases; this symptom breaks the good news to the family. If nausea and drowsiness were not enough to tackle, the bitterness of vomiting just makes it worse. Though many pregnant moms experience this only in the first trimester, for some it may go long the whole phase of pregnancy.
Ayurveda, the 3000 years old science of healing highly emphasized on making pregnancy a smooth journey and highlighted the importance of taking proper care during this period. It offers multiple herbal and therapeutical methods to combat these hard-hitting symptoms of pregnancy.
Some of the most popular Ayurvedic discoveries are revealed below:
Ginger for instant relief
This magical root is enthralled with an unending list of benefits. Ginger root has been used for aeons owing to its plethora of medicinal benefits including treating digestive problems, heartburn and nausea. It is a must-have for pregnant mothers experiencing morning sickness and nausea during pregnancy. It can be easily consumed as a brew of ginger tea, paste, ale juice or with a combination of other foods.
Herbal tea to soothe the uneasiness
Herbal teas are particularly effective in soothing the tiring symptoms of pregnancy. Just a few sips of these hot brews and ward off the uneasiness of morning sickness. Herbal teas made with chamomile, lemon balm and peppermint are very beneficial in soothing heartburn and nausea.
Use the power of lemon
This is one of the best remedy to morning sickness. Just sniffing the strong but pleasant odor of lemon or lemon leaves helps in treating morning sickness. Drinking mild lemon juice also helps in combating the troubles of heartburn, nausea and vomiting.
Add mint to your diet
Mints like spearmint, horsemint and peppermint are a boon for the pregnant ladies as they are very effective in controlling morning sickness. Their fragrances and flavors stimulate the different channels of the body and mitigate the feelings of nausea and vomiting.
Getting good sleep
Carrying a child in the womb all the time is definitely exhausting and demanding. Fatigue, tiredness, shortness of breathe are very common, particularly in the third trimester. It is very important to listen to the body and provide it with sufficient rest whenever it demands. Getting a sound quality sleep is very important for the body. Relaxation techniques such as yoga or meditation and a healthy diet help to calm the mind and boost better sleep.
Coconut water is a must have drink during pregnancy as it offers oodles of benefits for both the mother and the baby. Rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre, coconut water is extremely effective in tackling morning sickness.
Practicing right yoga postures during pregnancy offers immense help with stress, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, and low back pain. And it might help ease morning sickness too. Asanas such as balasana (child’s pose), ardha chandrasana (half moon pose) and prasarita padottanasana (wide-legged forward bend) can be particularly helpful. However, getting the postures correct is very important as a wrong practice would definitely increase the difficulties.
In case the morning sickness is very severe, then consulting an Ayurvedic doctor would be helpful in dealing with the issues.