Natural remedies for pregnancy woes

By: Dayna Copeland Schaef

Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life. With a beautiful, new baby on the way, pregnancy bliss can lead to the well known “pregnancy glow,” and a woman can discover amazing things about the strength of her body that she never knew before.

While there are so many wonderful feelings and experiences that come along with pregnancy, without a doubt, there are at least a few that will require a little creativity, patience and persistence to overcome. And with a precious life growing inside of you, it is more important than ever to take care of yourself, pregnancy woes and all, with natural, nourishing remedies that will be good for both you and your little one.

Morning sickness is a prevalent symptom in the first trimester, leading many women to spend the majority of the first three months becoming acquainted with the bathroom floor. Doctors can be quick to prescribe potentially harmful medications to ease the suffering of a soon-to-be mom, but beyond soda and crackers, sniffing essential oils like peppermint and ginger can bring a queasy and dizzy pregnant lady back to her equilibrium so she can move on with her day.

As your belly begins to blossom in the second trimester, lathering your bump in Earth Mama Organics Belly Oil multiple times a day can help prevent itching from skin stretching, and it can also help to prevent visible stretch marks from forming.

As the third trimester finally arrives and your baby (and possibly your body) is packing on the last few pounds, your stomach is quickly running out of room and those cute little kicks are hitting you right in all the wrong places. Heartburn can be a real bummer in the last few weeks of pregnancy, and with all of those cravings for spicy foods, prevention is less of a reasonable possibility, and relief is the name of the game. Earth Mama Organics also sells Organic Heartburn Tea to soothe that pesky heartburn, or any organic anise or fennel tea found at most health food stores will do the trick.

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful and natural states for a woman to be in, and despite the reality of some difficult side effects, in just nine short months, you will have the most perfect reward. With these and many other all-natural and organic products available in stores and online these days, giving your baby the best start is not only easy, but it’s good for mom, too.

We provide information, not medical advice. Please consult your health practitioner before adding any supplements to your daily routine.