Post # 1
My BFF is 6-weeks pregnant and in the throws of morning sickness. She was going to the store today to get some crackers… but I wanted to put together some sort of “YAY” you are pregnant and “BOO” you are sick – type care package….
any thoughts for contents or what you really appreciated / used in those first few weeks?
(This is her 2nd kid, if it makes any difference) – they were TTC for over 2 years, so this is very exciting – although, she’s quickly remembering why she didn’t like being pregnant the first time around!
Post # 4
@Mrs. Spring: Outrageous Ginger Ale is very good. You can get it at Whole Foods, the reason I think it might work is because you really taste the ginger, so if she doesn’t like ginger that much it might not taste that great for you. By The Way all of their sodas are amazing, esp. the Vanilla Cream Soda. 🙂
Post # 5
@MacFaniam24: I’m definitely going to have to try it! 🙂
Post # 6
I am currently obsessed with Reed’s Virgil Root Beer (it can be found in the organic section of Kroger) and I was going to order some for the reception, but it ended up being too expensive, but while on the website I read reviews for their Ginger Beer and apparently women swear it’s the best thing ever for morning sickness and ive seen it at the same section of Kroger
Post # 7
I’ve actually found that plain (as in no butter no nothing) popcorn works really well when I need something in my stomach. And for me, personally, Sprite works loads better than Ginger Ale.
Also, you’re an awesome friend for doing this 🙂
Post # 8
Those little minnie toothbrushes and some wipes would be good for morning sickness away from home 🙂
Post # 9
Yes, I agree, you’re an awesome friend! I would add peppermint lifesavers and peppermint-lemon caffeine free tea, too.
Post # 10
Pretzels were good for my ms because I got tired of eating saltine crackers and I also liked lemon drops. This is a great idea because I felt so awful I didn’t have the time to wander around the grocery store trying to find something to snack on.
Post # 11
There are morning sickness candies I have seen them at Babies R us.
A paper lunch bag haha not so funny if you have been through it.
Love this idea. How sweet!!
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
i tried all of those remedies and the only thing that worked for me was 100 mg of vitamin b6 + 1/2 a unisom every night throughout my first trimester. my doctor recommended it, and it’s safe while you’re pregnant. google it to hear about other women who’ve tried the same. i wouldn’t have survived my pregnancies without it!
Post # 13
@oracle: I just have to say you are the sweetest person. I would probably start crying from happiness if one of my friends were to put together such a package for me right now.
Post # 14
I definitely agree with the preggie pops (one of my students brought me some and said she found them at one of the maternity stores) and the mini toothbrushes.
Orange tic tacs were a big help, and anything sour seemed to help too. If I was going to throw up though, there was nothing stopping me.
I have tried and thrown up most of the options above, but here’s hoping they work better for others than they did for me!! 🙂
You really are a bff! This is such a sweet thing for you to put together!
Post # 15
Lemons worked for me. I had awful, needed to be hospitalized morning sickness. I lived on lemon meringue pie. Something about lemons seemed to help and the protein in the meringue was a definite winner. I also drank tons of lemonade, loved lemon drops and someone made me a lemon mouthwash which was a Godsend because regular mouthwash made me hurl. I also had fabulous luck with Red raspberry tea. My midwife prescribed it for the 2nd and third trimester nasuea. For some reason lemons stopped working then. Pink grapefruit is also great. Sour works for some reason.
Post # 16
Maybe gatorade? I loved the smell of lemons, but anything too sour made me sick. The gatorade was a lifesaver when I needed to drink something but couldn’t stomach plain water. Plus, if you’ve been vomitting all day the electrolytes will help you feel a bit better!