Natural Pregnancy Remedies
One big difference in how you experience nausea is also one of the simplest possible. Adapting a breathing technique has been incredibly helpful and represents a tool that makes us feel like we do have control over our bodies. We love pregnancy yoga and learning about how our breath has more power over us than we know. Try it for yourself and let controlled breathing be your life-saver.
Try this breathing technique whenever you feel that nauseous feeling creep up:
Take a deep inhale to the count of three
Then hold your breath for three counts
Exhale to the count of three and repeat about three times
Another remedy to fight nausea naturally is ginger. Whether you love it or hate it, research suggests that ginger can be an aid in relieving nausea. For us, it’s the combination of sipping warm ginger tea that creates a moment of relaxation that helps soothe the feeling of nausea - whatever it is, it seems to work. There are other ways to up your ginger intake with lozenges, tinctures or even pregnancy-safe ginger supplements, which provide the highest concentration of the root.
Tossing and turning at night, feeling uncomfortable no matter which sleeping position you try: We’ve been there. A restful night’s sleep is so important and you only realize how important it really is when you don’t have it. Of course, let's not kid ourselves: Once your little one is here, getting a restful night's sleep will be nearly impossible - at least for a while.
Meanwhile, here are our favorite ways of making sure we get our Zzz's in:Get movin’:
Create a ritual:
Newborns need to feed at least eight to 16 times every 24 hours. Every woman who has experienced it knows that breastfeeding isn’t always easy and issues are very common.
If you’re experiencing issues especially around milk supply, we might have found the only nursing tea you will ever need.
MumShape team member Laura was struggling to breastfeed with both of her babies when she came across Neuner’s Organic Nursing Tea and swears by it since. Voted “Best breastfeeding tea in the UK” for five years in a row and boasting all organic ingredients of aniseed, fennel, verbena, caraway and fenugreek seeds, this tea can help boost milk supply naturally. Staying hydrated is important when breastfeeding, so sipping tea will help you get your hydration levels up.
Those tea bags will also come in handy if you’re experiencing sore nipples, by the way, so don’t throw them out immediately. In addition to soothing tea bags, you might also want to give nipple balm a shot. Our favorite one is by Weleda and boasts lanolin, olive oil, and beeswax. Lanolin is an animal derived wax used in many cosmetic products and for anyone wishing to use a vegan alternative, we’ve found this one wonderful.
We hope you’ll find our natural remedies helpful but if any of your symptoms persist, please check in with your physician.
Have any other tips you swear by? We’d love to hear!