MORNING SICKNESS IN PREGNANCY

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, also known as ‘Morning sickness’ is very common in early pregnancy. Although known as ‘morning sickness’ this can effect many women any time of the day.

The exact cause for morning sickness is unknown but research has shown it is more than likely related to the high levels of pregnancy hormones in the first few weeks of your pregnancy.

In most women morning sickness is the worst within the first trimester, the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy.

Morning sickness doesn’t affect everyone so don’t worry if you don’t have this as one of your pregnancy symptoms.

Morning sickness remedies?

  • Ensuring you get plenty of rest, asking for help if you need it.
  • Eating foods that are easier to eat when you feel nauseas, maybe toast, potatoes.
  • Eating little and often, try and eat smaller meals more frequently throughout the day.
  • Ginger is good to help with nausea and sickness, ginger biscuits, ginger tea.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, sipping little and often.
  • Anti-sickness bands.

Can you think of any remedies that helped you in your pregnancy? If so, please let us know and we can add to our list.

(Check with your pharmacist before taking any supplements in pregnancy)

If you are struggling to keep any food or liquid down then please speak with your midwife or doctor. Some women in pregnancy get a condition called Hyperemesis gravidarum which is severe nausea and sickness.  There are several anti-sickness medications that are safe to use in pregnancy that can be prescribed to you by your GP, if required.