Top Tips to Relieve Morning Sickness

Lets not pretend, morning sickness is a hideous part of pregnancy. Most women get it, those that don’t are in the minority. And it comes in varying extremes. Some just suffer with a bit of nausea that comes and goes, while it’s uncomfortable, it is manageable.

Other, more unfortunate women suffer nausea all day and all night – bringing into question the ‘morning’ part of this pregnancy symptom. Then there is a condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum – extreme vomiting in pregnancy. Often women with this condition end up losing weight, become dehydrated and are often hospitalised.

Whatever form your morning sickness takes, here are some top tips to relieve morning sickness when it strikes!

Top Tips To Relieve Morning Sickness – Tried and Tested!

  • Ginger: ginger in any form often helps. Women have reported snacking on ginger nut biscuits, chopping up fresh ginger and smelling it at regular intervals, drinking ginger tea or ginger ale, and taking ginger tablets used for travel sickness. Taking a supplement that contains B6 and Ginger can help reduce the symptoms of morning sickness.
  • Mint: eating anything mint is known to help. Peppermint is known to settle the stomach so sucking on mint drops, chewing Minty lollies, or sipping peppermint tea can really help.
  • Bland food: eating crackers, such as water crackers or Jatz Crackers helps. Plain buttered toast or a cheese sandwich has been known to help.
  • Sea bands: these are knitted elasticated wrist bands, worn around the wrist. A plastic stud within the band applies pressure on the Nei Kuan acupressure point on each wrist. This particular pressure point is commonly used to help relieve nausea, travel sickness, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headaches.
  • Maxalon: this is an anti-nausea tablet, available on prescription from your doctor. It doesn’t work for everyone but if you are really suffering it might be worth a try.
  • Restavit: Restavit is used for both pregnancy insomnia and morning sickness. Restavit is available over the counter, however, you should speak to your doctor before taking any medication in pregnancy.
  • Zofran: this is a tablet that you dissolve on your tongue. This is only given in extreme cases as it is not available on the PBS. A ten pack of Zofran will cost anywhere between $60 – $110.
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