The term morning sickness doesn’t quite cover it when you are sick morning, noon and night or when nausea hits you every evening. Let’s face it; morning sickness should really be renamed. Actually a growing number of health authorities are calling it “nausea and vomiting in pregnancy” (NVP) instead.
The facts of the matter are these; 80% of pregnant women experience some sort of nausea during pregnancy and 50-55% of pregnant women experience episodes of vomiting on a daily basis.
The good news is that nausea during pregnancy usually passes once you are 12 weeks. However, some pregnant women (approximately 20%) do experience nausea longer than 12 weeks or throughout their entire pregnancy.
So what can you do to make it through this unpleasant side effect of pregnancy?
Here is one of my favourite nausea fighting drink recipes:
Cranberry Mint Spritzer
In a large juice jug mix:
2 cans soda water or ginger ale
1/2 lemon cut into wedges
a bundle of fresh mint(preferably peppermint), left on stock (approx. 15-20 stocks)
Place in fridge for a few hours, serve over ice with a fresh lemon wedge.
For more information, support and ways to cope with morning sickness/NVP check out Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy Forum.
December 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment