With this pregnancy, my morning sickness started just shy of 4 weeks, before I even knew I was pregnant. By my first prenatal visit at 7 weeks, the nausea was practically intolerable. It persisted around the clock and it was all I could do to hold down food and liquid. When the midwife noticed two babies on the sonogram, it all became clear. TWINS! Double the hormones, double the nausea. Faaaaaabulous...
My midwife suggested eating at least every 1-2 hours, always including something protein in the snack. And that helped bring the insane nausea down to a terrible annoyance that left me pretty miserable and for lack of a better description, a pretty lousy mother to my toddler (i.e. LOTS of TV time).
I tried No Mo Nausea acupressure aromatherapy bands but they didn't grant me much relief (though many moms find great instant relief with them, I wasn't so lucky). So by the time I discovered Pink Stork Morning Sickness Solutions I was pretty darn desperate, excited, and wary.
I got the Mild Morning Sickness Treatment set (apparently it's "mild" if you're not vomiting), which includes the following:
Pink Stork Mist: Containing Dead Sea magnesium flakes and steam-distilled purified water. It's widely believed that a deficiency in magnesium can contribute greatly to pregnancy-related nausea, and it's believed that most adults are either mildly or moderately magnesium deficient! You can take oral supplements, but many nutrients will lower the absorption of magnesium, as will any kind of gut issues (including, ahem, vomiting), so a transdermal magnesium oil or spray such as Pink Stork's Mist is definitely the way to go. 3 spritzes equals about 100mg of magnesium. Supposedly many pregnant women find relief instantly after spritzing with this magnesium mist, however I didn't notice any myself.
Pink Stork Pro: A powerful probiotic to eradicate harmful bacteria that are believed to cause or contribute to nausea and vomiting. Probiotics are all the rage recently, and for good reason! Making sure our guts are filled with enough good bacteria to fight the bad bacteria really does a body good!! Instructions say to take two of these (completely tasteless, by the way) capsules first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach if possible. 2 capsules includes 2 billion lactobacilus acidophilus, 1.2 billion bifodobacterium bifidum, 200 million bifodobacterium longum, 200 million streptococcus thermophilus, 200 million lactobacilus bulgaricus, and 200 million lactobacilus paracesei. I started right away with the full dosage and never had any negative reactions - no diarrhea, cramping etc. Phew!
Pink Stork Cocolaurin: A pure monolaurin derived from coconut oil, the cocolaurin is the most powerful agent of the Pink Stork lineup, and acts as a "gut cleanser" against harmful bacteria and gastrointestinal issues. Monolaurin has been used for decades as a natural immune booster, and instructions recommend starting with one scoop three times a day working up to three scoops three times a day within two weeks. This supplement was the hardest for me to get used to. They're like tiny soap beads and you just toss them in your mouth and swallow with a chug of water. There's no taste or anything and the beads are very small, so they're actually easier to swallow than a regular sized pill. Just an odd feeling in your mouth!
After about 3 weeks of being on the treatment plan, I started to feel overwhelmingly better. Now, whether this was due completely to the Pink Stork Supplements or just a coincidence with relief actually being due to my body coming to terms with the hormones as I journeyed into the second trimester, well, I will never know. But, I definitely think that Pink Stork is worth a short if you're suffering from morning sickness or even hyperemesis gravidarum, as they have the mild, moderate, and severe morning sickness treatments to choose from. Please do note I am not a doctor or medical professional, and Pink Storm treatments are not regulated by the FDA. As always, please consult your health care professional before considering this regimen!
You can order Pink Stork products on their website and Amazon, and you can also enter to win a Mild Morning Sickness Treatment set in my $500 value Best for Your Bump Giveaway, running through April 28!
ENTER TO WIN HERE!!
Disclaimer: Although I did receive these products free of charge, all thoughts and opinions are my own and completely unbiased.
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