Kate Middleton’s Morning sickness
The news of Kate Middleton’s pregnancy broke yesterday as she was admitted to hospital suffering from a severe form of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum. According to the NHS website it is a condition that about 1 in 200 women suffer from and the main symptoms are prolonged and severe nausea and vomiting that often lead to dehydration and weight loss. Women suffering from HG require medical attention to ensure they do not lose too much fluid and dehydrate. The NHS website says that HG is unlikely to harm the baby but weight loss can lead to the baby being born with a low birth weight.
Most women do not suffer morning sickness as severe as the Duchess of Cambridge but it is thought that over half of pregnant women suffer from some nausea and vomiting in the first trimester. It is unknown what exactly causes morning sickness but it is thought that it is probably due to hormonal changes taking place in a woman’s body at this time. As we don’t understand what causes it, treatment tends to be focussed on the symptoms especially relieving the nausea and vomiting.
Morning Mama morning sickness tea
If you’re suffering from morning sickness comfort will probably be one of your priorities, avoiding tight waistbands and uncomfortable clothes can make a difference as can understanding your food triggers. At Mama Tea we have developed Morning Mama to comfort and soothe the symptoms of morning sickness. Morning Mama is a blend of:
- Ginger root – a wonderfully warming herb that has been in use by medical herbalists since records began. It is regarded as useful for controlling both nausea and coughing. It has traditionally been taken in pregnancy in teas, ginger beer, sweets and biscuits for morning sickness.
- Chamomile – used by both the Greeks and the Anglo Saxons. Herbalists have used chamomile for nervous upset stomachs, nausea, insomnia and externally in creams for eczema, wounds, nappy rash and piles. In pregnancy it has been taken to combat nausea while it’s sedative properties are great for relieving anxiety and insomnia.
- Lemon balm – a cooling herb regarded by one German herbalist as an “elixir of youth”, as late as the eighteenth century it was still being recommended to “renew youth”. Today it is used as an anti-depressant and as a digestive. In pregnancy it is used to ease digestive upsets, such as morning sickness, and a gentle sedative for emotional upsets.
- Lemon peel and orange peel – these add a pleasant background flavour to the tea, in addition to this bitter orange has traditionally been used in Chinese medicine to treat nausea and morning sickness.
The Mama suffered dreadful “morning” sickness when she was pregnant and wanted to take something natural that had been researched. Ginger biscuits made her feel worse as the smell of ginger was overpowering. Therefore when she thought up the idea for Mama Tea, she decided to make sure that the Tea Blender blended Morning Mama ginger herbal tea to be a subtle ginger aroma rather than overpowering. The result is a lovely warming blend that is energising and soothing. We have sent some Mama Tea to the Duchess of Cambridge and hope it soothes and comforts her as it has other women.
To buy morning mama or find out about the other Mama Teas in the Mama Tea collection visit our website www.mamatea.com. Mama Tea is also available to buy on Amazon and through some lovely independent retailers, contact us to find a retailer near you.