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Morning sickness is a common occurrence during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. Some women are lucky in that they only experience it for a few days, but others have to put up with morning sickness for weeks, even months.
But relief is available in the form of natural remedies prescribed by Ayurveda. A combination of specific foods, herbs, lifestyle changes can reduce morning sickness and allow you to enjoy the gift that is motherhood.
Roast cardamom seeds, grind them, and eat a small pinch of it throughout the day. If that’s too much effort, just chew on one or two cardamom seeds. The change of taste will help soothe the vomiting sensation. Black cardamom subdues Kapha, Pitta and Vata whereas the green cardamom stimulates pitta and soothes Vata and Kapha.
Pregnant women should look to balance their Vata dosha, because it gives energy to the nervous system. They should have warm, freshly made meals made from fresh vegetables, whole or sprouted grains cooked in healthy oils like ghee or coconut oil.
Boil ¼ teaspoon of ginger powder and ¼ teaspoon of fennel seeds in hot water. Strain the mixture and sip on this throughout the day. You can also try sipping on chamomile, lemon or peppermint tea. These help in managing nausea, dizziness, vomiting, headaches and indigestion.
Expecting mothers should sleep on their side because it helps deliver blood and nutrients to the placenta and the baby. This will also reduce the morning sickness that is brought on by inadequate sleep or poor sleep cycle.
If the episodes of morning sickness become too prolonged or frequent, it’s important to speak to our doctor. He will be able to prescribe a treatment or a combination of medicines to make you feel better. Jiva AyurBaby program prepares couples to welcome a healthy baby in their life and guides them on all aspects of pre-pregnancy and afterwards.
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