Congratulations!

You have found out you are pregnant so what next? Oh no…the dreaded morning sickness is just around the corner. While most women suffer from the bouts of queasiness, nausea and throwing up, nearly 30% escape it. Lucky them, right? The uneasy feeling in your stomach, the fatigue and dry heaving is enough to send some woman over the edge.

Luckily, those feelings usually subside as your second trimester nears around 12 weeks. However, for a minority of women, morning sickness sticks around the whole pregnancy or reappears later.

What Causes Morning Sickness?

A large spike in hormones including hCG and estrogen are a few hormonal changes that can cause morning sickness. Once you hit the second trimester, the levels normally balance out, allowing you to feel like yourself again – that is as much as you can feel like yourself with a tiny human growing inside of you!

What to do When Morning Sickness is Imbarrable

For some women, the morning sickness can be so bad that it prevents them from living their life to the fullest and maintaining a normal everyday lifestyle. Unfortunately, there is no cure for morning sickness but there are many herbal teas you can drink to calm morning sickness!

Herbal Teas for Morning Sickness

  • Red Raspberry Leaf: This can be drunk as a tea and can not only help combat an upset stomach and calm morning sickness, but it also has fragrine, which can help with a smooth labor by strengthening the uterus for contractions. Full of Vitamin C, red raspberry leaf tea just might help you get back on your feet, mamas!
  • Nettle Leaf: Packed with Vitamin K, nettle leaf can help with leg cramps and can even be essential to your milk supply production!
  • Peppermint Leaf: Not only does peppermint leaf tea support digestion but it can help soothe that upset stomach of yours. Plus, it will leave a minty fresh breath – your hubby won't complain!
  • Ginger root tea: It can help reduce gas, bloating and ease nausea. You can easily throw some ginger into a morning smoothie or find a delicious ginger tea to sip on.
  • Chamomile: Easy on the tummy and easy to drink, chamomile is perfect to help quiet the rumbles of a tummy wrought with morning sickness. Some women suffer from morning sickness more at night and chamomile can be a great nightcap to help you drift off to get the sleep you need. Add some honey and almond milk and you've got a sweet night treat!

While most women are forced to deal with morning sickness as a side effect of being pregnant, some women suffer more than others. If you are unable to keep fluids down, eat or resume normal activity, you may want to talk to your doctor.


Ali Turner

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My name is Alli Turner and I am 28 years old. I live in Charlotte, NC and went to NC State University. Go Wolfpack! I am also a first time mom to baby Harper Estelle.

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