Pregnancy is an amazing time, but it's also a difficult time. During all of my pregnancies, morning sickness was my constant companion. I'm trying not to scare you off with too much description from the start, so let's just say that it wasn't pretty. I know many moms had it worse than I did, but the only time I can't keep my food down is when I'm pregnant, and often I just couldn't function.
I was given a prescription during two pregnancies, but I hated taking it. I did everything I could to keep the morning sickness under control or at least reduced. One thing I found quite helpful during my first pregnancy was Sea-Bands. I wore them through the toughest parts of all of my pregnancies after that! They didn't make the morning sickness go away completely, but they did help make it manageable. I remember feeling like I could get through most of the day when I wore them. In fact, I kept my pair of bands just in case I'd ever need them again.
These stretchy bands remind me of the sweat bands that tennis players wear. But they have a little plastic stud meant to be worn on the inside of the wrist, which applies pressure over the Nei Kuan acupressure point. The bands are latex free and come in adult and child sizes! They're not just for morning sickness, they are for any nausea and vomiting including travel, post-operative, chemotherapy, and many other conditions.
The bands come with a storage case and instructions that tell where to place the stud on your wrist. It's very easy to find the acupressure point once you see the diagrams. You can also find instructions on the Sea-Band website.
I was sent a Sea-Band package containing four pairs of Sea-Bands, two packages of ginger lozenges, and an aromatherapy roller bottle.
The first thing I noticed is that Sea-Bands has a wider range of products than back when I used the bands, and they are marketed towards pregnant women! This would make it much easier to find them in stores than it used to be. The Sea-Band Mama! bands are a nice pastel purple/pink color. They come in a plastic storage case, making it easy to keep track of the pair when dropped in a purse or drawer.
Did you know ginger helps with nausea too? I remember eating candied ginger but cutting it into tiny pieces because it was so expensive and hard to find. These Sea-Band Mama! Ginger Lozenges with Folic Acid contain ginger, folic acid, sugar, and glucose syrup. There are only 6.9 calories in each lozenge, and 24 per box. And they taste really good. These would be so helpful to settle a queasy tummy! I constantly had ginger ready to eat after my babies were born too, did you know ginger can help calm those awful afterpains?
The Sea-Band Mama! Ginger and Spearmint Rollette contains natural oils that are safe for pregnancy, such as grapeseed oil, lime oil, spearmint oil, and ginger oil. You roll it on to your wrists, temples, or chest as needed. It has a calm and gentle smell, and does not feel greasy on the skin. Sometimes just smelling a calming scent can relax a queasy tummy, and that is the intent of using this Sea-Band Mama! Aromatherapy Rollette. I like that it comes pre-diluted in grapeseed oil so there is no chance of using too much.
Sea-Band for the family
In addition to the Sea-Band Mama! items, we received Sea-Band goodies for the rest of the family too. There were three more pairs of Sea-Bands, and some Anti-Nausea Ginger Lozenges.
We were given two pairs of child size Sea-Bands. The package shows that they come in three camo colors, green, pink, and blue. Both of our pairs are blue, and my girls and my son though they were pretty neat. We were also given one blue adult set of Sea-Bands. As my children tried them on, we discovered that the child size pairs fit kids under ten, but my teen and pre-teen said the adult size fit them better. They are supposed to fit snugly, but the child size was too tight for them. The package says the child size is suitable for use by children from the age of 3.
The Anti-Nausea Ginger Lozenges are nearly the same as the Ginger Lozenges with Folic Acid, except they contain a tiny bit less ginger oil and no folic acid. There are instructions on the box for using them with children 6-12 years old as well, so these would be helpful to bring along if you have children who get motion sickness.
I am happy to see that Sea-Band has branched out and marketed towards pregnant women, as well as expanded their product line. They are something I prefer to use because their products are all natural and drug free. I am so glad that we now have bands for the whole family to use too! You never know when these items might come in handy.
You can find Sea-Band Mama! and other Sea-Band products at CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart, Target, and many other drug stores and pharmacies. Please check the website to find a full list of locations.
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