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4 Tips to help survive morning sickness

Looking for tips on how to survive morning sickness?

Nausea in the early stages of pregnancy is very common. Although this is usually referred to as ‘morning sickness’ it can actually be experienced at any time of the day or night, with some unfortunate ‘mums to be’ suffering from it all day long!

Morning sickness can be unpleasant, distressing and difficult to deal with as it usually lasts for the first four months of pregnancy.


4 Tips to help survive morning sickness

There is no guaranteed morning sickness relief but there are some things that you can do to try and quell that feeling and help survive morning sickness symptoms:

  • Eat little and often
  • Rest as much as possible
  • Stay hydrated
  • Visit a reflexologist

1. Eat little and often

Although eating might be the last thing you feel like doing, nibbling on smaller portions throughout the day rather than eating big meals can provide morning sickness relief and suppress that nauseous feeling.

Try to avoid foods which contain a lot of sugar and saturated fats such as chocolate etc. and opt for carbohydrates such as bread, potatoes and pasta.

Have a small dry, snack before getting up in the morning.

Drinks and foods containing ginger have been known to relieve morning sickness and nausea.

2. Rest

Try to rest as much as you can as feeling tired can make nausea feel worse.

In the early stages of pregnancy it is common to feel tired so listen to your body and try to relax.

3. Stay hydrated

It is extremely important to stay hydrated throughout this time. Especially if you have been vomiting.

Herbal teas are a good alternative to tea and coffee. Try ginger herbal tea as ginger is known to be good at quelling morning sickness and don’t forget to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Sipping a little and often can help prevent vomiting.

4. Visit a reflexologist

Reflexology is a natural therapy which can provide morning sickness relief. It can quell nausea and help you survive morning sickness by calming your digestive system.

How can Reflexology help relieve morning sickness?

Using the hormonal balance technique can help regulate your hormones and help you to adapt to the changing of hormones within your body.  I use techniques which sedate the stomach and stimulate the pancreas to help balance your blood sugar levels.  This should then lessen and hopefully quell morning sickness symptoms and improve your appetite.

Also, Reflexology is very relaxing, aiding sleep, calming the body and promoting general wellbeing.

Read ‘Christine’s story‘ on my website for more information as to how your body can react to reflexology treatment for morning sickness. Reflexology really helped her survive morning sickness.

Can Reflexology make my morning sickness worse?

In some instances, whilst trying to get the right balance of hormones, you could initially feel a little worse before feeling better.

How long does Reflexology take to improve morning sickness?

All ladies are different and some have had an immediate improvement whilst others notice a more gradual improvement over a few treatments.

It may take a little time for reflexology to provide morning sickness relief but if you stick with it the results will be worth while.

What causes morning sickness?

The exact cause of morning sickness is unknown. However Morning sickness is thought to be brought on by the bodies reaction to high levels of pregnancy hormones, in particular human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Oestrogen and progesterone are also thought to contribute.

These hormones rise quickly during the first few weeks of pregnancy and morning sickness is likely the body’s reaction to pregnancy hormones.

When can morning sickness become serious?

There is a chance of developing a severe form of morning sickness. This is called hyperemesis gravidarum.

This can be serious as it carries a risk of dehydration and malnutrition from continual vomiting.

If your nausea and morning sickness turns to continual vomiting then it is important you seek help from a healthcare professional.

If you’re suffering, pregnancy reflexology can help you survive morning sickness. Contact me today to arrange an appointment.

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