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Sometimes I find it hard to believe that I am actually pregnant with our fourth child. That in a few short months we will have another adorable baby girl to snuggle and cuddle. At this moment I am feeling so absolutely blessed – especially when I feel her moving and kicking inside me. And I’m finally enjoying food again. Yup, I am indulging in whatever craving hits me at any given moment. These are just a few of the photos I have shared on Instagram when one of those cravings strikes. Just the other night I had to make a run to the grocery store for watermelon… but I came home with a cart full of fruits! Luckily most of my cravings have been fruit or veggies so I don’t have to feel guilty about indulging, hehe.
But I admit in that first trimester some days I had to remind myself that being pregnant is a blessing. On those days that the morning sickness and food aversions were just too much to handle. Just to walk in the kitchen or fix my kids a meal I had to plug my nose. When driving anywhere I always made sure to have a bucket in the car in case what I did manage to eat would make a reappearance. But as a mama who prefers to avoid putting unnecessary medications in my body – especially while pregnant – I chose to pretty much just tough it out. Eating small frequent meals seemed to help and eating a little something before even getting out of bed as well. But I still found myself wishing there was something else I could do to help more on those days that were really bad.
Have you found yourself in that same situation? If so don’t feel alone because approximately 50% of women experience morning sickness at some point in their pregnancy. But dealing with it can be a little easier if you have some tricks up your sleeve… or well on your wrist. I really wish I had known about these awesome Sea-Band Mama products a few months ago…
What made this crunchy mama happy and intrigued me most about the Sea-Band Mama line is that they are completely free of drugs and have no side effects which make them perfectly safe for use during pregnancy. The Sea-Band Mama wrist bands use acupressure to trigger the P6 Nei Kuan pressure point on the inside of the wrist which in turn alleviates nausea from morning sickness. Plus it only takes between two and five minutes to become effective though a better result is achieved if the band is in place before your nausea commences – I’d suggest putting them on before getting out of bed in the morning. If you seem to be having a hard time shaking that nauseated feeling it is also possible to apply extra pressure to the plastic stud. A few more things that make me like the Sea-Band Mama wrist bands even more are the lovely light purple color & the fact they are washable!
And I can’t leave out the Sea-Band Mama Ginger Lozenges. The concept of using ginger to soothe upset tummies isn’t a new idea by any means – it’s been used for thousands of years. However, putting this naturally soothing ingredient into a convenient lozenge is rather revolutionary. Plus Sea-Band Mama has made sure there are no artificial colors or flavors and added folic acid which provides vital nutrients that contribute to normal maternal tissue growth during pregnancy.
If you or someone you know is struggling with morning sickness I highly encourage giving the Sea-Band Mama product line a try. You can learn more about these great products on their website and purchase them at CVS, Target, as well as Drugstore.com. If you are a crunchy mama like me who prefers drug free methods to reduce morning sickness you will definitely want to check out the “Pregnancy Morning Sickness? Drug Free Ways to Reduce Nausea During Pregnancy” video on YouTube. Oh and just one more thing! Be sure to check out the Sea-Band Mama New Mommy Sweepstakes where you can enter to win up to $500 in prizes – hurry because it ends 8.30.2014.
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