Natural Remedies for Morning Sickness

Morning sickness can make the first trimester pregnancy - and sometimes all the early months - truly miserable. Luckily there are loads of natural remedies and cures for morning sickness that help ... certain foods that help, nausea pops, essential oils... here is a roundup of 30 natural remedies to try to help aleviate your morning sickness symptoms #morningsickness #pregnancy #firsttrimester

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You’re deliriously happy and unbelievably excited having received the best news of your life.

You’re pregnant – hurrah!!

But you feel so nauseous.

You have morning sickness.

It. Is. Not. Fun.

What is morning sickness?

Morning sickness is one of the most common issues in early pregnancy.

Around 85% of women suffer morning sickness to some degree.

It usually starts around the fourth week of pregnancy and starts to ease of or stop around the twelfth week.

An unlucky minority of pregnant women suffer morning sickness well into their second trimester, and in rare circumstances until the end of their pregnancy.

If, like the Duchess of Cambridge (formerly Kate Middleton), you are suffering from a very extreme form of morning sickness,  hyperemesis gravidardum, you must seek medical help, because it can be dangerous for you and your baby.

The symptoms of morning sickness are a result of your body’s reaction to the high levels of pregnancy hormones in your body.

‘Morning sickness’ is such a misnomer.

It can happen at any point during the day.

A lot of women do find it worst when they first wake up.

But it can also be caused by certain smells, certain foods – foods that you might previously have loved – brushing your teeth too close to your throat.

Maybe morning sickness is nature’s way of introducing new mums-to-be, to the bitter-sweetness that is motherhood…. it is totally wonderful, but sometimes it sucks!

Read more: Check out our Pregnancy focused posts for a bunch of useful information and tips on all aspects of being pregnant

Natural remedies for morning sickness

It’s a good idea to avoid taking medication unless absolutely directed to do so by a medical professional during pregnancy.

So the best way to deal with the symptoms of morning sickness is to use natural remedies.

My personal favourite natural remedy for morning sickness, which I had from around week four until week 16 of my pregnancy, was to have a banana by the bed, which I would eat before I got up in the morning.

It was a good way to balance my blood sugar before I started the day.

But different things work for different people.

So here is a list of over 30 natural remedies for morning sickness that I have put together from asking friends and family who’ve suffered with morning sickness.

Hopefully you will find a few remedies on the list that really work for you.

30 Natural Remedies for Morning Sickness

  1. Eat a dry biscuit / cookie 30 minutes before you get up
  2. Have a banana ready to eat in bed before you get up
  3. Eat a small snack before bed
  4. Eat little and often
  5. Smell a cut lemon
  6. Lemon tea
  7. Fizzy lemon or fizzy orange … I discovered San Pellegrino Aranciata which worked brilliantly for me and as I discovered via Google loads of other moms too 🙂
  8. Lucozade – but watch out for caffeine and other stuff in it
  9. Especially formulated morning sickness tea  – e.g. Mother To Be,  Earth Mama Morning Wellness,
  10. Plain dry crackers
  11. Ginger cookie …
  12. Ginger beer
  13. Ginger tea … Yogi & Stash both do a lemon ginger tea which gives you a double whammy of relief!
  14. Ginger in food
  15. Ginger sweets … e.g. Tummy Drops that were developed by doctors for nausea
  16. Ginger chewing gum … e.g. from Sea Band
  17. Relaxation exercises
  18. Fizzy water
  19. Avoid acidic foods e.g. citrus fruit, tomatoes
  20. Drink 30 minutes before eating
  21. Take slow release iron pills
  22. Suck ice cubes / lollies
  23. Suck boiled sweets – you can get some, e.g. Preggie Pops, specially formulated for morning sickness
  24. Avoid high fat food
  25. Avoid spicy food
  26. Peppermint tea
  27. Mints – e.g. Tummy Drops do some specifically for nausea
  28. Just eat whatever takes your fancy
  29. Chamomile tea
  30. Vitamin B6 rich food e.g. pepper, tuna, chicken, turkey, spinach, cod, rice, garlic
  31. Acupressure
  32. Acupressure wrist bands – e.g. from Sea Band Mama and Acu Strap
  33. Acupuncture
  34. Take short naps
  35. Get someone else to cook – if smell makes you nauseous
  36. Homeopathic granules e.g. from Good Morning Mama, King Bio … don’t have great reviews but seem to work for some
  37. Essential oil spray e.g. Happy Mama Spray

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Morning sickness can make the first trimester pregnancy - and sometimes all the early months - truly miserable. Luckily there are loads of natural remedies and cures for morning sickness that help ... certain foods that help, nausea pops, essential oils... here is a roundup of 30 natural remedies to try to help aleviate your morning sickness symptoms #morningsickness #pregnancy #firsttrimester

Morning sickness can make the first trimester pregnancy - and sometimes all the early months - truly miserable. Luckily there are loads of natural remedies and cures for morning sickness that help ... certain foods that help, nausea pops, essential oils... here is a roundup of 30 natural remedies to try to help alleviate your morning sickness symptoms #morningsickness #pregnancy #firsttrimester

 

I really hope you’ve found this post useful. If you’re suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) severe symptoms, do check out our How To Deal With Severe Symptoms of Morning Sickness post. Of course the most important thing you must do if you have HG is to seek the help of your doctor.

Read more: Check out our Pregnancy focused posts for a bunch of useful information and tips on all aspects of being pregnant

Featured image: Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash

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13 thoughts on “Natural Remedies for Morning Sickness”

  1. Visiting from Transformation Thursday! My first pregnancy with a boy was a breeze and I thought what’s the big deal? Then I had my girl. 🙂 Luckily it was only a few weeks of being ill. Great tips!

  2. Great tips for relief, but if someone is interested in getting rid of morning sickness entirely, they must take natural supplements, I took 21 to start with and cut to 17 tablets a day when I was pregnant for the 4th time. I never even got a morning sickness once! By the way the advise came from a proper nutritionist who works for Forever Living Products. Great company & great products.

  3. Great list… so many of my friends need this! 🙂 You are a Featured Favorite this week and we can’t wait to see what you have been up to this week!
    Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie 🙂

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