In pregnancy
Morning sickness remedies don’t always work. From the old wives tales about about how your level or nausea predicts baby’s gender, to the common misconception that morning sickness only occurs in the first trimester anecdotal knowlege has often caused confusion about the causes and cures for nausea in pregnancy.

The good news is that we’ve decided to compile our five top morning sickness remedies to share with you… and these are ones that actually work!


Morning sickness remedies: Drink herbal teas

Sipping on a hot cup of tea can help to relieve your nausea. In particular, certain teas, such as ginger, chamomile, and peppermint are thought to be most beneficial. Some may even soothe other digestive issues like bloating and sickness pains.  There are a vairety of specialist tea makers that create fabulous brews. 

Our personal favourite is Morning Rescue, by Hottea Mama, which is packed with tummy-soothing botanicals of lemongrass, ginger and African mint. This yummy cuppa not only tackles morning sickness but it’s good for everyday digestive health, so definitely one to have in the cupboard for when you’re feeling a bit ‘bleugh’!

Morning sickness remedies: Stay hydrated

Staying hydrated can feel like a herculean effort when you have morning sickness. But it’s essential to get enough liquids because the more dehydrated you become, the more nauseated you’ll feel.

Water is essential to produce the fluid surrounding your baby and to help increase your blood volume. If you are suffering with morning sickness, you will also be losing extra fluid, so it is vital that you try to drink extra to make up for this.

We get it – not everyone likes the taste of water (especially when dealing with a bout of morning sickness). Instead, try to stock up on non-caffeine herbal teas.  Alternatively, splash a bit of low-sugar cordial in with your water to enhance the taste.

Another top tip is to carry a flask of water around with you at all times. It’s easy to forget to drink but if you have a flask on hand studies show you are more likely to drink more throughout the day.

Morning sickness remedies: Wear an acupressure wristband

Acupressure wristbands apply light pressure to a spot located inside the wrist believed to be related to nausea and vomiting. A band maintains steady pressure on your P6 point, located on your inner arm just below your wrist; this stimulates the median nerve, interrupting “I’m sick” messages sent between the brain and the belly.

Morning sickness remedies: Eat little and often

Nibbling a little before you get out of bed in the morning can stave off nausea, and a light bedtime snack will stabilize your blood sugar throughout the night. In addition to this aim to eat five to six small meals a day to keep your strength up. It’s vital that you don’t skip meals because and empty stomach can make you nauseous.

On the subject of food, there are certain foods that can make nausea worse. Spicy or high-fat foods, citrus juice, milk, coffee and tea with caffeine are all commonly cited as foods that exacerbate morning sickness.


Morning sickness remedies: Get plenty of rest

Pregnancy is an exhausting business – we get it! Therefore, you won’t need much encouragement with this one. Ultimately, sometimes the best morning sickness solution is the simplest. Try lying down, closing your eyes, taking a few deep breaths, and just getting some rest. Morning sickness may feel worse when you’re tired, so try to get some shut-eye if you’re not feeling well.


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