Woman on bed in pain

By Dr John Barnett

Now that you’re pregnant, your body is producing the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) in large quantities. This hormone makes sure that your baby gets what it needs from your body in the early weeks. However it also makes most women very nauseous.  Once the placenta takes over nourishing your baby, hCG levels drop and your nausea should ease.
Although it’s miserable being sick, as long as you are drinking plenty of water and not losing weight, your health and your baby’s well being shouldn’t be affected.  Hopefully, your morning sickness will subside between about 14 weeks and 16 weeks. For some women, though, it can continue for a little longer. For a few unfortunate women, it lasts throughout pregnancy.

Here are 5 Home Remedies that can help you get through this time.

1.) Ginger – Fresh ginger works wonders on nausea. You can make a tea by slicing up a few pieces and boiling them in water for 5 or so minutes. Or you can dice it up and add it to your favorite dish. However, if you just aren’t a fan of the flavor you can buy it in capsule form.

2.) Limes – When ginger doesn’t help with nausea, the sour, astringent nature of limes can sometimes calm the stomach and ease nausea.

3.) Mint – The oils in mint have anti-nausea properties. The cooling nature of mint can also help ease the reflux type symptoms associated with nausea.

4.) Catnip – This is part of the mint family. In addition to anti-nausea properties, this also has calming properties that can help settle the fetus.

5.)Exercise – Going for a brisk walk will increase your blood flow which will help a lot with your nausea. I know if can be hard to get up and moving when you feel this way but if you put in the effort it will be worth it.