Is castor oil useful for inducing labour?Drinking castor oil is a popular method used by pregnant women to induce labour.
The truth about birth and your vaginaA midwife shares exactly what happens to your lady bits after giving birth to a baby.

Top tips for morning sickness

Here are what real moms had to say about battling morning sickness.
Zayaan Schroeder Mollagee

Pic: Shutterstock

Article originally in Parent24
The first trimester of pregnancy is often the most difficult. You're trying to keep it all under wraps till the 12 week mark when all will be safe but the exhaustion is getting to you and the morning sickness, oh, the dreaded all day sickness is overwhelming.

It can be a nightmare so we've asked our Facebook moms what their top tips for morning sickness were. Here's what they had to say:

Keep your stomach full! - Renet Van Der Merwe

Ginger beer - Leaticia Monique Jarvis Zimri

Ginger Lollipops or Ginger Tea - Oshanthini Johnson

Yes, anything dry also helped for me...biscuits, dry toast, crackers, etc. And also lemon water! - Cecilia Celliers

I tried everything and the only thing that really helped was changing my vitamins, I have 2 different brands that I alternate, I still get morning sickness every now and again and I am 29weeks I change my vitamins every month. - Ilke Mouton

Small regular meals and water! Don't starve yourself and then pig out when you do it! You'll feel ten times worse! - Nelia Smit

Eat and you won't feel sick. Apples worked for me and when I started feeling bad I ate one and I felt better. - Elani Venter Page

Sour green apples - only thing that got me to work! And fireballs! - Natascha Vorster

I had liquorice and it worked like a charm. - Freddah Leolo

Rooibos tea without milk. Toast with little butter. Lettuce leaves with some salt. Water! That was the only "food" I could eat. - Cynobrey Jansen

Ginger biscuits and Sparkles sweets - Yolande Murphy

Toast, no butter, dried fruits and Provita, oh yes and crackers!!! - Anastasiya A. Meintjes

Find more tips on how to fight morning sickness on our Facebook page.

What are your tips for morning sickness? Tell us in the comment box below.


Perceptions and role models

2014-03-25 14:33

Read Parent24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Pregnancy week-by-week

Want to know what your baby looks like and what you can expect at this stage?

Select your current week below:

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.