Morning sickness is the most commonly heard-of pregnancy symptom, and we’re afraid despite the name ‘morning’ sickness it can occur at absolutely any time of the day. Due to this, not only is morning sickness one of the most awful early pregnancy symptoms (unless you’re lucky enough to have escaped it), it is also a huge giveaway that you are expecting.
So, if you have seen the back of your toilet bowl more than you than you would like, listen up ladies, because we have the best morning sickness remedies right here.
Let’s start with one of our lovely products, because Best Washes has been specifically developed to help with morning sickness. We have used the refreshing delicate aroma of Spearmint to soothe and calm icky tummies, together with Black Pepper to tackle the tired fuzzy mind. Sounds like a dream right!
Avoid food and smells that make you feel sick
Avoid those smelly foods! This is one of the more obvious remedies, your sense of smell has heightened, so avoid eating foods that smell dreadful to avoid running to the loo more often than necessary. If you are finding that hot meals smell rather unappetising, try cold foods instead. And, if a particular food makes you feel sick... it’s probably best to avoid that too!
There is plenty of evidence that suggests ginger helps to reduce nausea and vomiting, so try adding ginger to your morning smoothie, sucking on ginger sweets or nibbling on a gingernut biscuit.
Acupressure is an ancient healing art that’s based on the traditional Chinese medicine practice of acupuncture. With acupressure, pressure is applied to specific places on your body. These places are called acupoints. Pressing these points can help release muscle tension, promote blood circulation and help stop vomiting.
So, for those of you who love a cheeky mint after every meal, you may want to indulge in a few more. If we want to talk science, the reason mint can help you not feel so sick is because its calming and numbing effect relaxes your stomach muscles so that bile can break down fats, and food can move through the stomach quickly. So, we would suggest you keeping a pack of your favourites in your handbag for emergencies.