Originally Posted by DreamsInDigital
I I no longer have first thing in the morning nausea or the right before bedtime really severe nausea I was having the last couple of weeks.
Oooh, this is what's just really started for me! It's annoying in the morning, but it's NASTY right at bedtime.
Originally Posted by celtic_angel
Luckily I tend to graze throughout the day anyway, so it works for me....
Right now I am working on researching natural ways to keep my blood pressure down that are safe for pregnancy. It is already going up and I will not get my birth center water birth if I can't get it under control. Feel free to drop ideas my way~~~
Per Susun Weed's "Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year":
*Avoid stimulants like spicy or peppery foods, black tea, cola drinks, coffee, nicotine, cocaine(k, it's right there in the book, not that I think you're using!!), and diet pills.
*Drink Nettle or Raspberry Leaf Infusions regularly. (Both are really good, Nettle has a strong taste, but Raspberry just tastes like black tea)
Remedies for Hypertension:
*Garlic, parsley, and onions help lower blood pressure. For maximum effect, use large quantities raw.
*Cucumbers are the food most renowned for reducing high blood pressure. One half cup of cucumber juice or an entire, fresh, raw cucumber daily is the suggested amount. Overripe, yellowish ones are the most effective.
*The juice of half a lemon or lime plus two teaspoons of cream of tartar in a half cup water taken once a day for 3 days safely lowers high blood pressure during pregnancy
Then she lists some more herbs that help: Hops, Passionflower, Skullcap, and Hawthorn berries.
I'd highly recommend getting her book and talking with your care provider about some of the herbs if you're interested in trying them!
Originally Posted by Orionbelt
Anyway...enough complaining...I'm going to bed.
Still no word on whether DH is going to the Gulf or not. We might now know for a couple of weeks...ick!
Sorry you're not feeling well and it's so hard for you right now!! I totally feel you!!
Originally Posted by JMarie930
I finally had to get a Bella Band and I LOVE it.
ME TOO! I'm loving my Bella Band for those days when yoga pants just won't work. I don't need it so much in the a.m., but by the afternoon I'd be miserable without it.AAM
Had a good, low key weekend. It was an amazing day today here, warm and sunny! We spent most of the day out in the yard gardening and our kitty was having a blast chasing bugs and birds. He's got epilepsy, so he's an out-door-under-supervision-only cat and that means he doesn't get out much when the weather is nasty. Supposedly it's supposed to snow again later this week, so I'm glad we got to enjoy the awesome sunshine while it lasted! I'm so ready for summer!!
My m/s has finally it it's stride, blech! Still not vomiting, but I might as well be. I've got to get horizontal to cope with it and the saltines are really helping, but it hits the worst right around bed time.
My Mom, sister, and BIL are coming up in two weeks for a week long visit and I can't wait!! I miss them lots and it will be so much fun to have them around to talk baby stuff with. Some clients of Dh's just got us our first baby stuff: some socks, sleepers, and a really sweet blanket. Kind of makes it feel more real that our baby is going to be wearing those!!!
Hope everyone has a great week!