The medical term for morning sickness is nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP). Morning sickness is a huge misnomer though, because it does not only occur in the morning! Morning sickness can occur any time of day or night, and can last from minutes to hours, or like me…all day and all night. Yes, that was a wild ride, two times, for 40+ weeks.
Between 80-90% (depending on the studies out there) of pregnant women will experience some degree of morning sickness. For the majority, it starts around week 6 and for the lucky ones subsides by the end of the first trimester. A small percentage of women are left feeling crummy well into their second trimesters, and some, like myself and Kate Middleton, well, it’s pretty much torture for the duration. Morning sickness is not limited to nausea though, the nausea can induce vomiting, or just feeling tired and dizzy are other symptoms!
When you are nauseated, and not wanting to eat or drink, it sends your body into a tailspin, so do your best to get something into your tummy. A good start would be Sparkling Mama’s Fizzelixir. Effervescence delivers multiple nausea fighting ingredients in one dose at a neutral pH to your stomach. This allows for quick uptake into your bloodstream, fast relief and no stomach discomfort often found in pill forms! Check out the website, sparklingmama.com to learn more about this great product.
Written by: Tami Lennox
Sparkling Mama was inspired by Tami Lennox’s two pregnancies and the extreme morning sickness she experienced with both. Morning sickness can be a misnomer… in her case it struck day and night and unfortunately continued until the day she gave birth. During her first pregnancy Lennox tried everything on the market to combat her nausea. She found some relief with carbonated beverages but it was short lived. She attempted several different vitamins but couldn’t swallow the large pills, and tried her hand at raw ginger but the intense flavor was too much for her. Pressure bands didn’t work, and other nausea relief was not recommend for pregnant women. During Lennox’s second pregnancy, she had a vision to develop her own product that combined all the elements for nausea relief that she craved… something fizzy, packed with nausea fighting vitamins, lightly flavored, no additives, caffeine free and safe for baby and Mama.