Morning sickness - for some it stops as suddenly as it started – but for others it can be a daily struggle for 20 or 30 weeks in what was supposed to be the most ‘blooming’ stage in your life.
I haven’t been able to eat broccoli and spinach since 2005, as both foods bring me right back to that time of quease. I still have strong smell associations many other foods which are immediate reminders of those horrendous 16 weeks of morning, noon and night sickness. Heidi, 32, was consumed by morning sickness for 20 weeks and couldn’t handle the smell of her nearest and dearest: “even the smell of my husband turned my stomach”. For many the pain of childbirth makes mums shudder at the memory but for Jen, 28, it’s the memory of “chronic nausea and the constant feeling of being stuck on an unsteady ship at sea that never reached port.”
The jury is still out on what are the most effective remedies to ‘ease the quease’ but we’ve gathered our top five favourites.