Natural Remedies That Are Safe for Pregnancy
When you find out you are going to be a mom, whether, for the first time or the fifth, you automatically feel a sense of desire to avoid anything that could potentially be harmful to you or the new life you are carrying. Throughout the roughly 266 days that you will be growing your new little life, you may still experience issues that require a remedy, the problem is most over the counter medications you usually reach for are no longer options. Enter in the world of natural remedies, you know, the kind of stuff your great grandmother probably knew about before there was a Walgreens and CVS on every corner. Let me share a few things and you can learn some natural remedies that are safe for pregnancy.
A fantastic natural remedy for this complication is one that you will not believe until you have personally experienced the rooftop shouting benefits. It sounds counterintuitive, but it works. Get yourself a small shot glass and put 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar in it, fill the rest with water and then take your shot. It literally takes less than 5 minutes to begin to soothe the snaking, burning sensation that creeps up the esophagus of a pregnant mama. The great part of this anecdote is it can be used as often as needed, after all, it is just vinegar.
Problem: Stomach upset/Nausea
Did you ever hear that when your stomach is upset you should drink ginger ale? That was an old time remedy from when ginger ale actually contained a fair amount of fresh, real honest-to-goodness ginger in it. So what you can do is drink ginger tea or opt for a sprite infused with freshly grated ginger. Ginger has long been known to calm an upset stomach. Fennel seeds can help as well and being that both are food products, there is no concern for the baby.
Winter Cold/ Sore Throat
Have you heard of the Neti pot? It is such a strange looking little device, reminiscent of the teapot song we all learned as children. However, when it comes to a stuffy nose or sinus infection it can be a wonder miracle worker. If that same bug also causes a sore throat go to the old time remedy of gargling with warm salt water, it works wonders.
Lower Back Pains/Swollen Ankles
Run to that Walgreens or CVS that we know about on every corner and pick up a bag of Epsom salts. Soaking in a tub of warm water with dissolved Epsom salts can relieve back pain and ease the swollen cankles that plague a pregnant mom.
As far as pregnancy is concerned, going the natural route is often the safest as there is no warning concern on the side of an over-the-counter medication box telling you to consult your physician before ingesting. Most of the remedies mentioned are ones that have been around for hundreds of years, we have just forgotten them in lieu of modern remedies that can be found lining the shelves of your local drugstore. For a side-effect free remedy, though, do try out a few of these tips, all of which are safe for you as a pregnant mom