Sea Bands: Morning Sickness Cure?
Twins in my belly almost guarantees me morning sickness, afternoon sickness, and night sickness. Though my friend who had triplets had no nausea whatsoever. Lucky!
I've tried and continue to try everything -- saltines, popcorn, fruit (especially apples), real ginger (in all its forms), and eating five small meals throughout the day instead of three. Still, I lost about five dinners, three breakfasts, and have dry heaved so many times I lost count.
Until I added Sea Bands to the mix.
Recommended to me by both KnoxvilleDoula and Cafe Sheri (thank you both!), Sea Bands are found in most drugstores and are wristbands with little balls sewn in to push on the pressure point in your wrist that helps control nausea. Used for sea sickness, but also for mommies-to-be.
Now I don't know if it's psychosomatic or just a combination of me wearing these bands, eating apples, along with five small meals a day, but I've been wearing them about a week now and my symptoms have minimized. They aren't gone, but I have been feeling better.
Morning and right before bed are the worst times for me, but I've been able to make it through the day with maybe only a few dry heaves here and there. Oh and they look like a fashion accessory -- I wish I saw the black ones they have at Target ($9.99) before I bought these pale blue ones.
I know some moms have nausea and vomiting very bad. If you can't hold down food, consult your doctor.
Have you ever used Sea Bands? Did they work for you?