Glowing skin, thick and luscious hair and a variety of medical benefits – all women will reap some of the positive impacts of pregnancy at some point during the nine months that they carry their child.
That’s not to say that the whole of your pregnancy journey is going to be plain sailing though, and many women experience some less than desirable pregnancy symptoms too. One of the most common is morning sickness, which statistics have revealed affect around 8 in 10 pregnant women in the UK.
Morning sickness is a common term used to describe nausea and vomiting that many pregnant women experience, particularly during the early stages of pregnancy. It is not limited to the morning and can occur at any time of the day or night. Morning sickness typically starts in the first few weeks of pregnancy and often improves or resolves by the end of the first trimester (around the 12th week of pregnancy), though it can persist throughout pregnancy in some cases. Luckily, there are a number of pregnancy nausea remedies that you can add into your daily routine to reduce your morning sickness symptoms. Ever considered morning sickness sweets? We weigh in on why these delicious treats are the perfect cure for your pregnancy nausea.
What are Morning Sickness Sweets?
Morning sickness relief can come in many forms, but how about something that feels like your favourite naughty treat and tastes delicious too? Morning sickness sweets are small, sweet snacks enriched with a variety of ingredients and natural substances known to help alleviate and reduce the symptoms of pregnancy related nausea. Crammed full of stomach soothing ingredients, morning sickness sweets are a quick fix and work wonders for many women experiencing morning sickness.
The Science behind Morning Sickness Sweets
When searching for the morning sickness relief that is right for you, you want something that is effective and backed by science. In short, it needs to work!
Well, morning sickness sweets offer a plethora of benefits that make them an effective antidote for pregnancy related nausea, not to mention easy to carry in your handbag and provide quick relief.
Firstly, sugar has been shown to help with that sickly feeling we all experience from time to time, which sort of makes sense when you consider that low blood sugar can actually result in nausea. Consuming too much sugar could of course upset your stomach and increase your morning sickness symptoms, but when consumed in small doses, it could be just the tonic your body craves.
Not only do our morning sickness sweets contain just the right amount of sugar, but they are also crammed full of other natural ingredients known to alleviate nausea. Ginger, an ancient herb used throughout history, contains bioactive compounds with anti-inflammatory properties, such as gingerol. Inflammation in the digestive tract can contribute to feelings of nausea, and ginger's anti-inflammatory properties may help reduce this inflammation, which explains why our Myrtle & Maude Ginger Gins are so popular.
Peppermint is another natural remedy that is often used to help alleviate nausea and gastrointestinal discomfort. It has been used for its digestive benefits for centuries and is known for its soothing and calming effects on the stomach, so if minty fresh flavours are more your thing, reach for our Myrtle & Maude Peppermint Oil Bon Bons. These natural remedies for morning sickness are tried, tested and formulated using an age-old technique that hasn’t changed for 100 years, so are sure to alleviate your sickness and infused with vitamin B6 to help combat nausea.
Benefits of Using Morning Sickness Sweets
The main benefit of choosing our morning sickness sweets will of course be the relief they will provide you with from your pregnancy nausea, but that’s not to say choosing sweets as your tool for tackling nausea doesn’t pose other benefits too:
The beauty of choosing morning sickness candies as relief for pregnancy related nausea is that they are so simple to use. Small, transportable and fuss-free, you can take them anywhere, anytime your sickness strikes, whether that be at home, work or even on holiday. Because they are small and look like any other sweets, they are also fantastically discreet, perfect if you are currently keeping your pregnancy private.
Our morning sickness sweets are a natural solution to pregnancy nausea, and because of that they come with absolutely no side effects – apart from perhaps a desire to have more! Vegan and loaded with Vitamin B6, our morning sickness sweets will help you feel your best while providing you with a healthy energy boost.
While you may be taking your sucker sweets for morning sickness relief, you’ll be glad to know that there are benefits for your baby when you choose our sweets too. Our morning sickness sweets contain Vitamin B6, and adequate amounts of this is important during pregnancy for the development of the baby's brain and nervous system.
How to Choose the Right Morning Sickness Sweets
If you’re new to the world of sweets for nausea during pregnancy, you’ll want to make sure you choose the kind that is right for you, so consider these factors:
When pregnancy is making you feel slightly queasy, what you’re eating and drinking is important. Smells and tastes can act as catalysts for your sickness, so ensure you stick to flavours that you enjoy. Whether you prefer the fieriness of ginger or the freshness of peppermint, our morning sickness sweets balance sweetness and flavour perfectly, ensuring that you enjoy every moment and actually look forward to snacking on our sweets.
In a world where food is readily available and more convenient than ever, lots of us are becoming more conscious of the ingredients used in the foods we consume regularly. Foods with high levels of additives could actually be harmful to your baby as well, as they can disrupt hormones, growth and development. Natural is always best, and our sweets contain balanced levels of sugar and are free from artificial colours, flavours and gluten.
"Nothing helped my morning sickness more than these"
"I suffered from really bad morning sickness during my early pregnancy, these really helped!"
"Actually bought these during my second trimester as I have felt sick all the way throughout this pregnancy.The bon bons are just amazing for anytime I feel queasy, really helped!"
Safe, sweet, affordable and easy, morning sickness sweets are the perfect first resort when you are suffering from morning sickness. Experiment with flavours and find a remedy that works for you and remember that morning sickness isn’t a forever thing. Though it can be challenging, remember you have support around you, whether that be from family, friends or healthcare professionals, and you may find that sourcing a solution to your sickness is sweeter than you thought it would be!
Myrtle & Maude have a wide range of nausea combatting products which can help you through those icky days, find out more here...