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#1 of 10 Old 01-30-2003, 10:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have a friend who is 7wks pregnant and terribly nauseous... the kind where she can barely lift her head up off the pillow some days. Anyway, I'd like to get her some natural things to help her get through this. I've heard that peppermint and ginger are supposed to help. Does anyone have specific suggestions of items/products/things I could make. I'm thinking of Burt's Bees lip balm that smells like peppermint or some sort of ginger beverage. I saw some crystallized ginger at the health food store today in the bulk foods - is that something that she could nibble on or does it need to be added to something?

Any suggestions would be appreciated - thanks!
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I've been living on gingerale and preggie pops that and wheat saltines for some reason they work better than the regular. I can't stand ginger, the smell or taste so ginger makes it worse, however room temperature, a touch flat giner ale seems to work. Bring over a bunch of stuff and see what works, everyone is different.

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Hard cheeses and crackers seemed to help me with ds#1. Ds#2 was crackers only.
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Gingerale! go to a natural food store and get the kind that says "extra ginger".

Also papaya spears or papaya juice since they aid digestion.

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For my 2 trips down Green Street I had lemon wedges in a baggie to sniff when funky smells came around. You can also nibble on the lemons. I also had alot of relief from drinking meal-replacement shakes to kind of coat the lining of the stomach and cut down on the acid-y nausea.
I was also vegetarian at the time and with both babes I HAD to have meat - RED meat, just a couple of times, but it made me feel better. I'd say follow your cravings.

Good luck to your friend!
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Yes, get some crystallized ginger...very good for nibbling.

Another vote for lemon wedges! Always nice to add to water, very good to sniff or suck during an intense moment of nausea.
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When I was pregnant with my dd, I wore Sea Bands. They are wrist bands that have a small knob that hits a pressure point when you wear them. It's supposed to hit that pressure point in your wrist that relieves nausea. Something like that.

You can get them at any local pharmacy for about $10 I think.

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You should be able to find peppermint tea.
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my fave this time around in the very early days was a tissue with a drop of eucalyptus oil on it to sniff whenever I felt the smells getting too much (most of the day)

also making sure to eat some little thing often - hunger seems to make nausea worse
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I have had the worst morning sickness...I sympathize with your friend! Here are some things that have helped with me:
*Peppermint anything...the tea seems to make me sick but I always have a bag of peppermint candy around (like Altoids)
*Try not eating and drinking within 30 minutes of each other...sounds silly but it seems to help keep food down.
*Exercise, however minimal, helps a lot.
*My favorite is salty and sour together. Lemonade and Salt and Vinager Lay's!!

I hope she feels better!!
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