january 2022

How To Survive Morning Sickness

Up to 80% of women experience some nausea and/or vomiting during pregnancy. Here our midwives give their expert tips on how to ease it.

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Feeling nauseous in pregnancy is very common as there are lots of changes, especially hormonal changes, occurring in your body.

Morning sickness and nausea are common in early pregnancy. It usually eases off after the first 12 -16 weeks but everyone’s experience is different and it can carry on into later pregnancy. It is often referred to as ‘morning sickness’ but it can happen at any time of day or night. Whilst uncommon, 1-2% of women can experience a severe form of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum which can lead to severe dehydration and hospitalisation.

When you have morning sickness, it’s important not to feel guilty if you are unable to complete everyday tasks or if you are too tired to do much exercise. You are not alone. At least 30% of women will need some time off work during their pregnancy due to nausea and vomiting.

morning sickness statistics about pregnant woman

What Helps With Morning Sickness?

While there is no quick-fix cure for morning sickness, there are certain things that help relieve feelings of nausea. Here are some things you can try to help with morning sickness:

  1. Use a morning sickness spray

    Carry a handy morning sickness spray in your handbag to help ease feelings of nausea while you’re on the go. Our Sick Of It! Spritz can be sprayed whenever you feel nauseous and includes peppermint, lemon and grapefruit whose properties are known to help feelings of sickness.

    morning sickness spray

  2. Eat little and often

    An empty stomach can make morning sickness worse, so try eating and drinking little and often to keep up your fluid and energy levels. If you can predict the times that you may feel nauseous, try to eat something small, like a biscuit or rice cake just before. It can help stave off feelings of nausea. Equally grazing through the day can really help keep symptoms at bay.

    eat at regular intervals

  3. Try morning sickness supplements

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