Natural Home Remedy: Morning Sickness Cubes
According to The American Pregnancy Association, "More than 50% of pregnant women experience morning sickness. Morning sickness refers to the nauseous feeling you may have during the first trimester of pregnancy, which is a result of the increased hormones in your body.Morning sickness can be accompanied with vomiting. Many doctors think morning sickness is a good sign because it means the placenta is developing well" (American Pregnancy Association, 2016).
Many of my clients, friends, and family members have experienced morning sickness. Have you? Today I'll be teaching you how to create natural morning sickness cubes. Why cubes? They're versatile! Feel free to suck on the ice cubes, place them in a glass and pour water, coconut water, or organic juice over; OR crush the cubes into ice chips and enjoy a few nibbles.
Whatever is easiest for you and your tummy, do it.
Point being, you need to stay hydrated and full of electrolytes... even when it seems like you can keep nothing down. Ease into this method, mama and remember, this is only a season and it WILL PASS. Below you'll find natural ingredients for our morning sickness cubes. The oranges and lemons provide a dose of healthy vitamins, with the lemons actually assisting in nausea relief as well. Ginger is also an excellent anti-nausea ingredient.
Natural Morning Sickness Cubes
1 cup filtered tap water
1 fresh squeezed orange
1 fresh squeezed lemon
1-2 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 tsp honey
In medium pan, combine coconut water, water, freshly squeezed orange juice (just cut the orange in half and squeeze!), freshly squeezed lemon juice (same instructions as the orange!), and fresh grated ginger. Gently warm over the stove on low-med heat for 5-10 minutes (DO NOT BOIL).
Add honey to the mixture, stirring until well dissolved. Turn stove off and let mixture cool.
Pour mixture into non-BPA ice cube trays and let freeze (2+ hours)
If you're looking for additional morning sickness ideas, you may consider:
Red raspberry leaf tea (Helps in alleviating nausea and promotes uterine health!)
Peppermint tea (Peppering helps in alleviate nausea)
Fermented cod liver oil (Packed full of omegas, nutrition, + helps in nutritional absorption)
Magnesium oil (This is a topical spray to decrease magnesium deficiency!)
Again, ladies, these are just a few recommendations. It's important to remember that each woman's pregnancy and morning sickness(es) are going to be different. Take this with a grain of salt and be sure to consult with your doctor for YOUR specific needs.
I'd love to hear your comments below! What has worked for you during your morning sickness journey? Let us know and be sure to share this article below with a friend!
Morning Sickness: Do's and Dont's. (2012). Retrieved May 29, 2016, from http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-health/morning-sickness-during-pregnancy/