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How do you cope with morning sickness?

January 18, 2010

We stumbled across Lillipops the other day – a natural iced lolly designed to alleviate morning sickness. I particularly like the sound of the lemon & mint and camomille & orange flavours.

lillipops morning sickness relief

What’s meant to cause morning sickness?
Some experts believe morning sickness occurs due to an increase in the progesterone hormone which causes the uterus muscles to relax and possibly also causes the stomach and intestines to relax which leads to excess stomach acids. Other theories include an increased sensitivity to smells which triggers nausea or low blood sugar levels.

Is there a cure for morning sickness?
If you’re experiencing severe morning sickness, speak to your doctor as he/she may prescribe anti-nausea medication. But if you’re looking for a more natural way to relieve the symptoms, here are some (pretty common sense) suggestions:

  • eat small meals regularly so that you keep your stomach full without feeling bloated and uncomfortable
  • eat plain, low GI foods such as brown rice, wholegrain toast and porridge to keep your blood sugar stable
  • if you’re having particular cravings go with your instincts  – also avoid the foods you might be having an aversion to so you are giving your body what it wants
  • suck on ice cubes to stay hydrated if you can’t face drinking liquids

Let us know your top tips!

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