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Natural remedies morning sickness


Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy can be quite debilitating and unpleasant and despite its common name of morning sickness, it can occur at any time of the day.

It typically begins at around 7 weeks' gestation and is usually gone by the 14th week.  However, unfortunately for some women, it can continue throughout the whole pregnancy.

When sickness is constant and even water is not being kept down, medical help should be sought as dehydration can occur in as few as 1-2 days.  This severe form of pregnancy sickness is called hyperemesis gravidarum and if allowed to continue, can be harmful to both mother and baby.

On a positive note, nausea and vomiting are usually a sure sign that all is very well with the pregnancy as high levels of pregnancy hormones can often be a cause of the sickness.

These days, unless sickness is severe, the medical profession try to avoid prescribing medication since the use of the drug thalidomide in the late 1950s to the early 1960s caused thousands of babies across the world to be born with developmental defects to their limbs.

Fortunately, there are many simple and effective natural remedies for morning sickness that you can help to ease nausea and vomiting in pregnancy:

Eat little and often - low blood sugar can worsen the nausea

If you are particularly trouble by sickness first thing in the morning, try eating a high protein (but not high fat) food just before you go to bed

Try to avoid strong odours

Avoid excessively spicy or fatty foods

Take gentle regular exercise even if this is just a short walk around the block

Sip chamomile or ginger tea.  You can make ginger tea by steeping a small piece of ginger root (1-2 cm) in a cup of boiling water.

Stress and worry or very mixed feelings about pregnancy which can often be unconscious seem to be important causative factors in morning sickness.  If you have tried the resources above and nausea still persists, hypnotherapy can be a very effective natural remedy for morning sickness and can also be used alongside other treatments.


A hypnotherapy recording for the relief of morning sickness in pregnancy is available for purchase in our store.