When I got pregnant with my third child three years ago, everything felt a bit different. With four years seperating my middle son with my youngest, my body had changed a lot in that time. Instead of being in my 20’s I was now in my early 30’s. Everything felt more difficult. I loved being pregnant with my first and could have stayed pregnant for so much longer. With each subsequent pregnancy I felt the need to be done earlier and earlier, despite loving the feeling of my baby growing inside me. Like with all my my pregnancies, I suffered from total exhaustion and morning sickness in the first trimester. For me, this meant feeling tired and rather queasy for most of the day. I only wanted to eat chicken, salad or fruit. Nothing heavy or fried. Once I hit my second trimester I found my new love.
I fell in love with OJ something fierce. Nothing made me happier than drinking a glass. It was liquid gold.
I didn’t just want it.
I needed it.
So the one time my husband went to the store for me, and came back without orange juice, despite having a list with only a half a dozen items, I lost it.
Did I get mad? Yell? Nope. It was worse.
I cried. I actually cried. It was fall here in Minnesota. It was cold and dark, and I really didn’t want to go to the store. But I really wanted my orange juice. I needed my orange juice. I was absolutely devastated that he forgot the one thing that really made me happy. Thankfully my husband was very apologetic and sympathetic to my obvious raging hormones. Some things you just really can’t explain when you are pregnant. Your body and mind aren’t the same anymore and you have to let go and enjoy this wonderful time with your new addition.
Apparently I’m not the only one who had major orange juice cravings during their pregnancies. I was able to pull up this old conversation from my Facebook wall, where my friends could understand exactly how I felt. It is always nice to talk to other moms who know and understand your frustrations. It is even better when they can offer some advice. Morning sickness hits about 50% of pregnant women at some point in their pregnancy. I wish that someone could have told me about the Sea-Band Mama line developed for pregnant women, including drug-free morning sickness wrist bands and anti-nausea ginger lozenges.
These products are new, but if I had known about them three years ago, I would have jumped at the chance to try them out. Sea-Band Mama wrist bands use acupressure to trigger the P6 Nei Kuan pressure point on the inside of the wrist to alleviate nausea from morning sickness. Stimulating this pressure point helps the body to calm nausea and vomiting. Free from artificial colors and flavors, Sea-Band Mama Ginger Lozenges were formulated with essential ginger oils to help relieve upset stomach. They also include folic acid to contribute to a normal maternal tissue growth during pregnancy. Both products can be used seperatly or togehter.
Did You Know?
Sea-Band Mama products use no drugs and have no side effects, and are safe for use during pregnancy.
Looking for more ways to reduce nausea during pregnancy? Check out this video on You Tube: Pregnancy Morning Sickness? Drug Free Ways to Reduce Nausea During Pregnancy.
Do you (or did you) have morning sickness or any special cravings during your pregnancy?
For more information about Sea-Band® Mama and to learn more about morning sickness visit http://www.sea-band.com/mama
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sea-Band Mama. The opinions and text are all mine.