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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pregancy Aids - Morning Sickness, Heartburn & More Also Natural and a great RecipeGinger Tea


Pregnancy Aids - Morning Sickness, Heartburn  & More Also Natural and a great Recipe Ginger Tea :)
I buy ginger root from the health food store or you can get it from your local grocery store.

To determine the freshness by breaking off a piece. The skin should be tight and when you break a piece,
 it should snap off. Do not purchase if its  weak,and  soft and doesn’t have a crisp, clean break, its old and should not be eaten.
Wash and Peel the ginger

Break or cut off a piece about the size of your thumb and slice it thin , or Grate it in.

 To make ginger tea:

1 – Put the ginger slices in a pot of water and turn up the heat until it boils. As soon as it boils, take it off
the heat and let it cool for 5 – 10 minutes. Add Ice if you prefer Ice Tea!! :)

I love to add some fresh Lemon or Lime Juice and some Stevia in the Raw as a natural sweetener, I even add fresh Mint the mint helps too !! :) But make it according to your favorite tastes or your babies lol if you are consuming this for morning sickness :)




So lets start with diet:
may help relieve morning sickness:





  • Eat frequent smaller meals, so that you are never too hungry or too full at one time
  • Avoid fatty or fried foods
  • Keep crackers, bread or toast, cereal, or other bland foods handy. *Try eating a few crackers before getting out of bed in the morning.
  • Identify any triggers and avoid them
  • Make sure you are drinking enough fluids, especially if you have been vomiting. Try drinking in between meals rather than with meals, which some women find helpful.
  • Ive found things with allot of natural water in them, like Watermelon, Cucumbers , grapes so forth :)

  • Acupuncture has been shown to help gals out as well :)

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    I have always liked to even have ginger ale ive noticed that in some of my pregnancies that it has helped here is one of my favorite sugar free, all natural versions other than making my own :)


    http://www.zevia.com/index 
    They even have a great little article on there page titles Zevia and Pregnancy :)  What I love about this brand is that it is sweetened with stevia and healthy ! No sugar! or flavorings!
    http://www.zevia.com/about-pregnancy

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    Some other wonderful Morning Sickness Aids:
    I absolutely Love everything Earth Mama Angel Baby has to offer here is there Link:
    http://www.earthmamaangelbaby.com/

    morning-wellness-tea.html

      



    All I can say from Many pregnancies and experiences is every little thing helps! I Find drinking Recharge helps keeps those Electrolytes in and Up:

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    And in some cases Emergen-C helps as well :) 

     
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    Another great thing to try I hear are : http://www.sea-band.com/ 

    Sea-Bands will benefit persons suffering with nausea and vomiting associated with:
    • Motion
    • Pregnancy
    • Chemotherapy
    • Post Operative
    and they Are Latex Free!
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    Another Great Approach that I can definelty vouch for with a few of my pregnancies is VITAMIN B-12~

    Check with your healthcare provider beforehand. She or He  can tell you how much to take and whether or not the amount in your prenatal vitamin should count as one of the doses. (The amount of vitamin B6 in prenatal supplements varies.)
     However, the dose commonly recommended for easing nausea and vomiting is much higher – 10 to 25 mg, three times a day. To reach this amount, you'll need to take B6 supplements

    Don't take more B6 than your caregiver recommends. Too much can cause numbness and nerve damage for you and may not be safe for your developing baby.
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     Peppermint Essential Oil FOR DIFFUSE ONLY~ - DO NOT APPLY PEPPERMINT OIL TO YOURSELF WHILE PREGNANT !
     
    The aroma of peppermint can help a queasy stomach. Fill a large bowl with hot water. Place two drops of peppermint essential oil in the bowl and place it on a table near your bed. Make sure it is in a safe area so there is no risk of it being knocked over. Or use an aromatherapy diffuser, Like I have I WAS A Young Living Distributor and I always diffused my Peppermint oil .
    Young Living Diffuser, Bronze








    Nux Vomica 30X


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    Nux vomica Heartburn or drowsiness due to excessive eating or drinking Common name:  DIRECTIONS Adults and children: Dissolve 5 pellets in the mouth 3 times a day until relieved or as directed by a doctor. Active Ingredients Nux vomica 3X to 30X - 3C to 30C HPUS Inactive Ingredients Sucrose, lactose The letters HPUS indicate that these ingredients are officially included in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States. Warnings Do not use if pellet-dispenser seal is broken. Stop use and ask a doctor if symptoms persist for more than 3 days or worsen. If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. Keep out of reach of children.Other Information Contains approximately 80 pellets

    I use this for many reason's But Now Brand Liquid Calcium Magnesium is so helpful, can be purchased Through Amazon.com or your local supplement store. Also Available in Lemon Flavor.

    Calcium is an important mineral best known for its role in the formation of bone and teeth.Magnesium is another key mineral that plays a complementary role in bone formation.In addition, Boron and Vitamin D have been included in this product because they play an essential role in bone metabolism. Calcium also serves as an integral cofactor in numerous biochemical reactions and Magnesium is known to be involved in more than 300 metabolic reactions.In addition, Magnesium and Calcium work together in several physiological systems, providing support for the maintenance of healthy cardiovascular function as well as for healthy muscle function*





    Some people also use Natural Calm (more expensive than the Now Brand Cal Mag  )

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    Calcium & Magnesium:


    A Matter of Balance

    You experience the tensing (calcium) and relaxing (magnesium) interaction of these two elements each time your heart beats, when you feel your pulse, and every time you breathe. When we are under stress, our cells—which in their resting state contain magnesium—go through a change. Calcium, normally outside the cells, enters the cells and the calcium level becomes high. This is the action state in which a muscle cell, for example, will contract and tense the muscle. The magnesium then pushes the calcium out of the cell and the cell is again in its resting, relaxed state. Think of it as an on-off switch. The “off” is magnesium and the “on” is calcium.
    But what happens to a cell that is not in balance—where the magnesium level in the body is deficient? In simple terms, the “off” switch doesn’t fully turn off. That means calcium can continuously leak into the cells and stimulate cell activity (the “on” switch). The result is stress accompanied by one or more of the magnesium deficiency symptoms.
    Magnesium helps your muscles and nerves function properly; it keeps your heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system and also assists in keeping your bones strong. This essential mineral helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure and is required for producing and storing energy. It’s easy to see why many researchers say that no single dietary factor is as critical as magnesium. Magnesium is necessary for more than 300 known body functions.
    Purchase here:
    http://www.calmnatural.com/natural-calm-raspberry-lemon-16oz
    or Through Amazon.com or you local Supplement Store.


    Well I have to get going but will add more things to this post as times goes on :)

    Lets talk about Heartburn: 

    This to me was such a find and i have used to in two pregnancies LIFESAVER!!! 

    EARTH MAMA ANGEL BABY HEARTBURN TEA
    LINK: http://www.earthmamaangelbaby.com/pregnancy/heartburn-tea.html


    Sometimes pregnancy turns on what can feel like a furnace in your belly! USDA Certified 100% Organic and Certified Kosher Heartburn Tea was lovingly created to help put out the fire. Not just for mamas, this delicious and soothing blend lends a cool hand to anyone with heartburn!
    Formulated with soothing, coating Marshmallow Root and tummy comforting Lemon Balm, Chamomile and Spearmint, and astringent Red Raspberry Leaf for a delicious after-meal soother that helps turn down the heat.
    All Earth Mama Angel Baby teas are naturally caffeine free, in biodegradable, easy to brew tea bags with compo stable over-wrap, and the 100% recycled and recyclable cartons were produced using wind energy. Steep, sip and enjoy!

    • Certified by Oregon Tilth
    Another Great Thing to use is Chewable Papaya Enzymes I like these from American Health:

    Product Label
    Our famous blend is the perfect "after meal" supplement for helping maintain daily digestive health. We combine the finest quality of freshly ripened papaya fruit with papain, amylase and protease enzymes. Take this delicious digestive aid regularly to promote gastrointestinal wellness.
    Directions

    For adults, chew three (3) tablets following meals. Tablets may be chewed or swallowed.
    Warning

    Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place. Tamper resistant - Do not use if imprinted seal under cap is broken.
    Does Not Contain:

    Yeast, wheat, gluten, milk or milk derivatives, lactose, preservatives, artificial color, soy, sodium (less than 5 mg per serving).



    Also wonders for HEARTBURN~
    I use this for many reason's But Now Brand Liquid Calcium Magnesium is so helpful, can be purchased Through Amazon.com or your local supplement store. Also Available in Lemon Flavor.

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    Calcium is an important mineral best known for its role in the formation of bone and teeth.Magnesium is another key mineral that plays a complementary role in bone formation.In addition, Boron and Vitamin D have been included in this product because they play an essential role in bone metabolism. Calcium also serves as an integral cofactor in numerous biochemical reactions and Magnesium is known to be involved in more than 300 metabolic reactions.In addition, Magnesium and Calcium work together in several physiological systems, providing support for the maintenance of healthy cardiovascular function as well as for healthy muscle function*



    How do I bring my Milk Supply Up?

    First of all stay hydrated, good skin to skin contact , nurse and pump,
    You can ALSO TRY:

    1)
    Mother's Love herbal Company has some great items for this as well . AND ALLERGEN FREE !!!!!
    "Lactation specialists, hospitals and healthcare professionals globally recommend Motherlove's numerous breastfeeding products. Made with certified organic herbs, they never contain dairy, shellfish, fish, egg, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat or gluten. These products are manufactured in an FDA registered, GMP certified facility and are regularly tested for bacteria and heavy metals to ensure purity and quality. The liquid extracts are certified kosher by KOF-K."
    They Have, Nipple  Cream,  Many More Mother's Milk Options, Goat's Rue, Fenurgreek Alchol Free, diaper rash /thrush cream.

     motherlove.com/breastfeeding




    2) MORE TO COME AS I EDIT THIS POST :D
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    2 comments:

    1. Ginger Root Tea has been a life saver for me! Started getting very bad nausea tonight. Within a few minutes of drinking some ginger root tea I was feeling better. Thaks JoAnna!!!

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      1. Oh I am so very happy you are getting relief!! :)

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