If you’re reading this post you’re probably about 6 or 7 weeks into your pregnancy, because that is when the morning sickness really hits you.
First of all, congratulations! You might feel horrible today (and probably tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that…) but in a few short months, when you’re holding your little bundle in your arms, all of this will be forgotten. Momentarily…then you’ll get the first dirty diaper and the nausea will start all over again. Hahahaha! Oh the joys of parenthood.
The good news is that for most women morning sickness start to subside at around week 12. I know, I know, the knowledge of having another 5 or 6 more weeks of this awful feeling does not make you feel any better.
I do have something that I hope will in fact make you feel a little better…A few remedies that other moms swear by.
After asking on a mommy group for all their tips, tricks, lotions and potions, here are their Top 5 Recommended Remedies for Morning Sickness.
Top 5 Remedies for Morning Sickness:
There were tons of suggestions and recipes with ginger as the main ingredient. From ginger biscuits, to ginger tea or just plain grated ginger in boiling water.
The second most popular opinion was NOTHING. Many said that while some things gave some relief, some of the time, most of the time absolutely nothing helped for the nausea.
- Asic Tablets
Although a popular choice, I had never heard about this medication before. PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE TAKING ANY MEDICATION. Please also make sure you read up about the contra-indications.
- Marie Biscuits
If you’re in South Africa you’ll know this product very well. If you’re elsewhere in the world, follow the link to see what it is so you can find a local alternative.
- Salt & Vinegar Crisps
The saltiness of Salt & Vinegar crisps seems to be a fan favourite and nr 5 on our Top 5 Remedies for Morning Sickness list.
I’ve tried all of the above with no luck
When it comes to most things in life, there is no “One Size Fits All” solution and this is no different.
Here are some of the suggestions that didn’t make the Top 5 list:
- Water with lemon slices/juice, or just eating a raw lemon.
- Ice, also a great alternative if you’re struggling to drink water.
- Sparkling water
- Dry rusks
- Salty Crackers
- Motion sickness pills
- Green Apples
As you can see from the list above, it is completely random. Some prefer sweet things, other salty, some solids, some fluids. It really is a trial and error phase of your pregnancy, but before you know it, it should be over.
This could be serious
If you feel like your nausea is just getting worse and that you’re starting to lose weight as a result of persistent vomiting, please seek medical attention and get checked out for Hyperemesis Gravidarum.