Tips to relieve morning sickness

'Morning sickness' is misleading as it can happen at any time during the day or night, it is very common in the first 3 months of pregnancy but it usually passes between 16 and 20 weeks. Severe sickness is called hyperemesis gravidarum and needs specialist treatment as it can be a very serious condition. If you're suffering with nausea or vomiting try these tips to help relieve your symptoms:

  • Get as much rest as you can
  • Take small sips of water throughout the day, rather than a large glass in one go.
  • Avoid very cold drinks or ones that are very sharp or sweet in taste.
  • Try drinking herbal teas such as peppermint, chamomile or ginger.
  • Eat small amounts throughout the day including plenty of carbohydrates and avoid large meals and fatty or spicy foods
  • Try eating cold meals if smells are your trigger
  • Ginger is known to relieve nausea and vomiting. Try drinking as a tea or add to a smoothie or your favourite stir fry.
  • Vitamin B6 (also known a pyridoxine) is thought to help relieve nausea so try taking a supplement of 10-25mg every 8 hours.
Tom RedwoodComment