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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tips Tuesday!

When you are pregnant, you can have symptoms such as nausea, headaches, heartburn and stress. Due to changes in hormones, expectant moms could suffer in ways that makes it difficult just to accomplish minor tasks. While medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen are generally not encouraged, there are some holistic ways to help you cope with these symptoms.

*Ginger has been used to relief illness fir centuries and is one of the most effective measures in decreasing the severity of your nausea. You can consume ginger in many ways; from eating a ginger slices and sipping on ginger tea to sucking on ginger candies.

*Drink plenty of water and eat the moment you wake up because dehydration and an empty stomach can make your morning sickness worse. Have snacks by your bed at all times so that you can ease your nausea if you wake up in the middle of the night.

*Avoid acidic or greasy food at all costs because it prompts nausea and heartburn.

*When you are pregnant and have a cold, your usual discomfort cam seem amplified. While you may not be able to take medicines containing pseudoephedrine and aspirin, there are plenty of other ways you can take on your cold proactively. If you have a sore throat, try gargling warm water three times a day. Salt kills bacteria and warm water will feel good for your aching throat.Another great holistic option is a syrup made from honey, lemon juice and a spoonful of vinegar. Warm the syrup over the stove and sip.

* Nobody wants to acknowledge the "H word" but with unfortunately, hemorrhoids are very common for women who are pregnant. Interestingly, the best way to avoid hemorrhoids is to avoid constipation. By eating plenty of high fiber foods, exercising and drinking plenty of water you can avoid this uncomfortable issue. If you already are suffering from hemorrhoids, try taking a bath with warm, shallow water.and sit for20-30 minutes. After sitting, pat down the area or if you have time, let it area dry. Another way to soothe hemorrhoids is to apply a cool compress or an icepack to the area.

What are your favorite holistic cure-alls? Share them with us!!

Have a happy Tuesday!

The Moody Mamas

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