So many readers reach out, groaning, wondering: How long does morning sickness last? I was super-lucky in that I didn’t suffer very much. Other women struggle long past the first trimester. As a general rule morning sickness starts at about 5-6 weeks from the last menstrual period, but it can start earlier, and lasts until about 12 weeks. Morning sickness is a misnomer as most women who suffer, whether mild or severe, will suffer all day. Severity varies from person to person and from pregnancy to pregnancy in the same woman. We’ve got 21 remedies that could help your morning sickness.
If you are suffering from morning sickness and you are vomiting frequently or losing weight because you can not eat, you should see your caregiver. Our remedies are natural, but there are now medications that can be used to help control morning sickness.
21 Remedies to Help Your Morning Sickness
- Ginger – chews, candied ginger, ginger ale, or ginger lollipops
- Mint – there are natural leaves or even mint gum
- Smaller and more frequent meals
- Sour flavours – even sour soothers or ranchers
- Vitamin B6
- Avoid strong smells
- Take your prenatal vitamins before bedtime. The iron in them may upset your stomach in the morning.
- Skip greasy foods, sweet foods or those that give you gas
- Opt for high-protein snacks
- Eat bland, salty, high-carb dry foods
- Try aromatherapy, just be sure to pick the right scent for your body
- Exercise can help
- Alternative therapies: sea bands, amber may help
- Lemon – even some lemon frozen juice concentrate in water
- Pickles, as well as the pickle juice
- Breathe slowly in through your nose and out through your mouth
- Fennel, cumin and cinnamon are great spices for nausea
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) or massage therapy
- Stay hydrated
- Eat your meals and drink afterward
When you’re asking the nagging question about how long does morning sickness last, you can read a few hints in our list of morning sickness remedies too!