Morning Sickness

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, also known as morning sickness, is common during the first trimester. It’s thought hormonal changes in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy are probably one of the causes of morning sickness. Around half of all pregnant women experience vomiting, and more than 80% of women (80 out of 100) experience nausea in the first 12 weeks.

There is not much that doctors can do to help with morning sickness, so they usually suggest home remedies and changes to your daily life to help reduce your symptoms.

How can Hypnotherapy help you ease your morning sickness?

In 2010, researchers at Queen’s University of Belfast in Belfast, Northern Ireland, completed an examination of six different studies on hypnotherapy and acute morning sickness and found encouraging results for its use as a treatment.  Hypnosis reprograms your subconscious mind to ease the nausea, thus reducing vomiting, and help you overcome foods and smells that make you sick.  I use a variety of techniques and methods to help you.

Overcoming your negative associations with food and replacing them with cravings for healthy, nutritious food.

Teaching you self-hypnosis skills, so that you will focus on relaxation techniques to remove tension, nervousness and anxiety.

Of course, hypnosis is not a miracle cure for morning sickness. Regular medical check-ups are important if you are experiencing morning sickness, frequent vomiting can lead to dehydration and malnutrition that could put the baby’s health at risk. Some women get a very severe form of nausea and vomiting called hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), which can be very serious.