No, I’m not pregnant again….But after the family recently suffered a bout of Norovirus I was reminded of how horrible sickness is and how debilitating it can be. 

So I thought I’d share a few of tricks I learnt when I used to suffer from terrible morning sickness.

1. Brush your teeth in the shower. I gagged everytime the toothbrush went in my mouth but if I did it in the shower, I didn’t gag. I think maybe the water on my head was distracting my brain. Anyway it worked for me! 

2. Dab a few drops of pure peppermint oil onto a handkerchief and keep it with you. Every time you have a wave a nausea, hold it to your nose. This helped me enormously.

3. When a wave of nausea hits, seek fresh air immediately then recite names of something you’re knowledgeable in. For me it was flowers. I’d stick my head out of the window and call out flower names! My neighbour’s probably thought I was mad but it worked! Again, it distracts the brain.

4. Now this might have just been me, but I found sweet black tea or Bovril were good hot drinks to drink gently after any vomiting. 

I really hope this is a help to some of you. 😊


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