I buy ginger root from the health food store or you can get it from your local grocery store.
To determine the freshness by breaking off a piece. The skin should be tight and when you break a piece,
it should snap off. Do not purchase if its weak,and soft and doesn’t have a crisp, clean break, its old and should not be eaten.
Wash and Peel the ginger
Break or cut off a piece about the size of your thumb and slice it thin , or Grate it in.
To make ginger tea:
1 – Put the ginger slices in a pot of water and turn up the heat until it boils. As soon as it boils, take it off
the heat and let it cool for 5 – 10 minutes. Add Ice if you prefer Ice Tea!! :)
I love to add some fresh Lemon or Lime Juice and some Stevia in the Raw as a natural sweetener, I even add fresh Mint the mint helps too !! :) But make it according to your favorite tastes or your babies lol if you are consuming this for morning sickness :)
So lets start with diet:
may help relieve morning sickness:
Acupuncture has been shown to help gals out as well :)
I have always liked to even have ginger ale ive noticed that in some of my pregnancies that it has helped here is one of my favorite sugar free, all natural versions other than making my own :)
They even have a great little article on there page titles Zevia and Pregnancy :)
Some other wonderful Morning Sickness Aids:
I absolutely Love everything Earth Mama Angel Baby has to offer here is there Link:
All I can say from Many pregnancies and experiences is every little thing helps! I Find drinking Recharge helps keeps those Electrolytes in and Up:
|And in some cases Emergen-C helps as well :) |
Another great thing to try I hear are : http://www.sea-band.com/
Sea-Bands will benefit persons suffering with nausea and vomiting associated with:
- Post Operative
Another Great Approach that I can definelty vouch for with a few of my pregnancies is VITAMIN B-12~
Check with your healthcare provider beforehand. She or He can tell you how much to take and whether or not the amount in your prenatal vitamin should count as one of the doses. (The amount of vitamin B6 in prenatal supplements varies.)
However, the dose commonly recommended for easing nausea and vomiting is much higher – 10 to 25 mg, three times a day. To reach this amount, you'll need to take B6 supplements
Don't take more B6 than your caregiver recommends. Too much can cause numbness and nerve damage for you and may not be safe for your developing baby.
Peppermint Essential Oil
The aroma of peppermint can help a queasy stomach. Fill a large bowl with hot water. Place two drops of peppermint essential oil in the bowl and place it on a table near your bed. Make sure it is in a safe area so there is no risk of it being knocked over. Or use an aromatherapy diffuser, Like I have I am A Young Living Distributor and I always diffused my Peppermint oil, which can be ordered through me :) So let me know if you are interested in any of Young Living's Amazing Oils or products! http://www.youngliving.com/en_US/index.html
|Young Living Diffuser, Bronze|
Well I have to get going but will add more things to this post as times goes on :)
Lets talk about Heartburn:
This to me was such a find and i have used to in two pregnancies LIFESAVER!!!
EARTH MAMA ANGEL BABY HEARTBURN TEA
Sometimes pregnancy turns on what can feel like a furnace in your belly! USDA Certified 100% Organic and Certified Kosher Heartburn Tea was lovingly created to help put out the fire. Not just for mamas, this delicious and soothing blend lends a cool hand to anyone with heartburn!
Formulated with soothing, coating Marshmallow Root and tummy comforting Lemon Balm, Chamomile and Spearmint, and astringent Red Raspberry Leaf for a delicious after-meal soother that helps turn down the heat.
All Earth Mama Angel Baby teas are naturally caffeine free, in biodegradable, easy to brew tea bags with compo stable over-wrap, and the 100% recycled and recyclable cartons were produced using wind energy. Steep, sip and enjoy!
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Another Great Thing to use is Chewable Papaya Enzymes I like these from American Health:
Our famous blend is the perfect "after meal" supplement for helping maintain daily digestive health. We combine the finest quality of freshly ripened papaya fruit with papain, amylase and protease enzymes. Take this delicious digestive aid regularly to promote gastrointestinal wellness.
For adults, chew three (3) tablets following meals. Tablets may be chewed or swallowed.
Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place. Tamper resistant - Do not use if imprinted seal under cap is broken.
Does Not Contain:
Yeast, wheat, gluten, milk or milk derivatives, lactose, preservatives, artificial color, soy, sodium (less than 5 mg per serving).
xoxooxox JoAnna xooxoxo