OUR TOP TIPS FOR COPING WITH MORNING SICKNESS
We were thrilled to hear that the Duchess of Cambridge has announced that she is pregnant with her third child. It’s very exciting to find out that another royal baby is on the way and it will be lovely for Prince George and Princess Charlotte to have another little playmate! However we were sorry to find out that once again poor Kate is suffering with serious morning sickness as she did with her previous pregnancies. We know that morning sickness is a common problem for many women in the early stages in pregnancy and so we thought we’d take a look at what causes it and share some of our top tips for surviving it. Morning sickness can actually happen at any time of the day and usually occurs between the 4th and 16th week of a pregnancy. It can simply make you feel nauseous or you can actually end up being physically sick. It is caused by hormonal changes in the body and the good news is that in most cases it passes by the end of the 2nd Trimester. If you have extreme morning sickness (known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum) you will need specialist care from a medical professional but in most cases there are some useful home remedies that can help you to feel better in those early weeks. Here are our suggestions but if you have some of your own we’d love to hear from you! Use Ginger and Mint in Your Cooking Ginger has long been known as a gentle way to relieve nausea and it can also be great to have an excuse to open up a packet of ginger nuts and settle down with a cuppa! You can also try ginger tea or simply add fresh grated ginger to any curries or stir fries that you make. If you really don’t like the taste you can buy special ginger supplements from a good health food store. Mint is another herb which can aid digestion and ease discomfort so why not try a fresh mint tea made with boiled water, mint leaves and a teaspoon of sugar to taste. Try Acupressure The NHS suggests that acupressure can have good results in helping to ease sickness and nausea. This simple process involves wearing a specially designed band on your wrist which puts pressure on a certain accu-point in your arm. This is thought to cause your brain to release chemicals that can help reduce vomiting and feelings of sickness. These bands are also often used for travel sickness and can be purchased from most high street chemists. Relax and De-Stress Lack of sleep or feelings of stress can contribute to morning sickness and you may not be eating as much as you normally would, leading you to feel much weaker than usual. Therefore it is really important to get lots of rest and relax as much as possible. So why not put your feet up and have a snooze in our sumptuous Co-Ko rocking chair . This stunning chair is also ideal for nursing and night feeds when your little one comes along too. Keep up your B6 levels Increasing your vitamin B6 levels has been shown to help reduce morning sickness so make sure that you eat lots of nutrient rich food which is high in B vitamins. This can include eggs, lean meat and wholegrain cereals. It’s important to keep your nutrient levels high but we know that this can be difficult if you are feeling unwell so why not try a supplement to help you out. We love the ‘Food-Grown’ pregnancy vitamins from Wild Nutrition and you can now get 20% off with our offer code WNCC1. We hope that these tips are useful to you if you are suffering from morning sickness and wish you a happy healthy pregnancy!