According to the Mayo Clinic over 70% of all expectant mothers experience nausea and vomiting during the first trimester of their pregnancy. This is more commonly known as morning sickness. The good news is that there are in fact some foods that may prove to have a soothing effect on nausea, making those early childbearing days more tolerable.
A recent report in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology has confirmed that ginger can help manage morning sickness in the first four months of pregnancy. Dr. Lanni, an assistant professor of maternal fetal medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center recommends a variety of non-pharmaceutical solutions for her obstetrical clients, and ginger is among them.Ginger is absorbed into the G.I. tract and it works quite well on low-grade nausea. You can get ginger in a million different forms and some women choose to put a slice of fresh ginger between their cheek and gum and chew on it throughout the day or you can nibble on small pieces of crystallized ginger.
Pregnant women suffering with morning sickness might consider starting their day with cold or hot cereal topped with crystallized ginger slices, whole-wheat toast topped with ginger jam, or a cup of tea made from steeped fresh ginger slices, honey and lemon.
- Mother Approved
As every woman’s morning sickness is different, so are the foods that relieve it. Listed here are some foods that go outside the cracker box, and have reportedly brought comfort to nauseous moms-to-be.
- Potato Chips
- Raspberry tea
- Ginger snaps
- Graham crackers
- Baked potatoes
- Rice Cakes
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