July 15, 2015
Myrtle & Maude
. 1 – FREQUENT EATING .
Probably not what you want to hear but its best not to have an empty pregnant belly, so we suggest nibbling on something every couple of hours even if it is just a small cracker, (if your belly can’t take too much). Also, try to eat smaller portions over a longer period of time.
. 2 -DRINK GINGER ALE .
The classic soft drink is one that combines medicinal properties of ginger root with sugar and carbonation.
Some modern brands do not use natural ginger root so please compare a few brands and look for one that uses natural ginger root.
Ginger root has been used for thousands of years, it’s known for its digestive benefits. It is important keep your consumption to a minimum and talk to your midwife or doctor before taking ginger.
. 3 -ACPRESSURE .
Acupressure is a complementary therapy using pressure points similar to those in acupuncture but without needles!
Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique derived from Asia over 5,000 years ago. Traditional Chinese medical theory describes special acupressure points that lie along channels in your body. It works by stimulating the meridian system to bring about relief and aid discomfort.
Acupressure practitioners use their fingers, palms, elbows or feet, or special devices to apply pressure to acupoints along the body’s meridians. The practitioner gently presses on acupressure points on your body.
Not all Western practitioners believe that this is possible or even that these meridians exist. They believe that any results are due to other factors such as, reduced muscle tension, improved circulation or stimulation of endorphins, which are natural pain relievers.
. 4 -GET PLENTY OF REST .
This is easy to say but with modern working life and potentially caring for other children this is not always easy. Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles it lowers stress levels and gives you energy which is important when trying to combat nausea.
. 5 -PRETZELS & CRACKERS .
Many women have found that nibbling on dry crackers or salted dry pretzels can help ease nausea if nibbled on slowly throughout the day.
The carbohydrate content can help settle your stomach. Follow with plenty of foods that have high water content, including melons, grapes, celery or pears. Pregnant women are prone to retaining water and swelling, try keep salt to a minimum.
. 6 -LEMONS .
The smell of lemon has been shown to reduce anxiety, depression, and nausea, and many women have found it soothing and helpful during pregnancy.
. 7 -GINGER BISCUITS .
As mentioned with the ginger ale above, ginger root has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years, it is known for its digestive benefits.