Quite early on in my pregnancy, I suffered from morning sickness. It was always usually just as I was getting up to go to work or just as I’d arrived at work and my colleagues had put the kettle on. I tried fizzy drinks and ginger biscuits to try and alleviate the sickness but it didn’t work very well so I ate a lot of plain toast at meal times trying desperately to keep the food down. Luckily, I didn’t suffer too badly and the sickness disappeared by around weeks 15/16 much to my relief.
Around week 20 of my pregnancy, the sickness came back and I again found myself with my head down the toilet. This time, I was lucky enough to be able to try out some products from the Sea Band Mama! range. I’d not heard of their products before but was pleasantly surprised to see a range of techniques that were drug free, easy to use and small enough to carry around in my handbag.
The Sea-Band Mama! wristbands are brilliant. Very easy to use, just slip them on your wrists and the small plastic stud stimulates the Pericardium (a pressure point). I used these a few times when I felt nauseous and didn’t feel sick for long. The bands are washable so re-useable and can be used for whenever you feel sick. They’re lilac in colour and retail at £8.15 per pair.
I was really eager to try the Sea-Band Ginger Lozenges as I love the taste of ginger, I’d happily munch of gingerbread men all day! The lozenges are packed with subtle ginger which aims to reduce abnormal gastric activity when ingested. The lozenges come in blister packs of 24 so really easy to use throughout the day and here comes the scientific part, each lozenge includes 40mcg of folic acid to help support the growth of healthy red blood cells and maternal tissue. I tried these lozenges on a few occasions over a few days but they left me with a funny after taste so I didn’t use them again. The lozenges retail at £3.99 for 24.
My favourite Sea-Band Mama! product of all is the Essential Oil Rollette. It’s a roll on which is applied to the skin (temples, wrist and chest) and the combination of essential oils ginger, lime and spearmint invigorates your sense of smell which in turn triggers a reaction in the brain blocking feelings of pain and nausea. I used this product on many occasions when I was feeling a queasy and I’m pleased to say it definitely worked for me. Although I’m no longer feeling sick, it remains in my handbag for those times when I might overeat or when baby doesn’t agree with my choice of food or drink. The Rollette retails at £4.99 for 10ml.
I will definitely be keeping the bands and rollette to hand over the next 15 weeks of my pregnancy; hormones can play up and pregnancy can do funny things to your sense of smell and taste so these will be extremely useful should I feel nauseous.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I was sent 3 products for the purpose of this review but all words are my own except those in italics which were provided to inform the review.