In case you are just tuning in, I'm 9 weeks along in my second pregnancy (with twins) and as one might suspect, the morning sickness is indeed doubled... or worse. It's pretty miserable, and I've talked before about various ways I'm trying to deal with it. The biggest help so far is making sure I eat pretty much every hour on the hour, ideally something with protein. But all of this food leaves quite a nasty aftertaste in my mouth, which just brings on more nausea! So, after eating I have to brush my teeth, chew on some minty gum, or suck on some candy!!
You've probably heard of Preggie Pops and seen them in your local maternity store, but perhaps you haven't tried them yet. I never tried them in my first pregnancy, so was extra keen on giving it a go this time around! The brand, Three Lollies, has several varieties and I got a box of the original Preggie Pops (Variety Pack) as well as the Preggie Pop Drops Plus.
Both of the products contain dried cane syrup, corn syrup, citric acid, natural flavors (made with essential oils), and natural colors. The essential oils are what separate these from any old candy. They're specifically formulated to help relieve morning sickness related nausea.
The Preggie Pops Variety Box comes with 7 lollipos in each flavor: Peppermint, Spearmint, Lavender, Ginger, Sour Lemon, Sour Tangerine, and Sour Raspberry. They hit the nail on the head with the sour flavors - those really rock this pregnant lady's world! The lollipop design has the benefit of being able to easily remove it from your mouth, say if you're at work and have to answer a phone call. Personally, I just felt kinda guilty eating them around my son with the evidence of my "candy" hanging out of my mouth, since he's not allowed to eat candy yet. Ha!
I also tried the Preggie Pop Drops Plus, and the "plus" is because each drop contains 10mg (750% of your daily value) of Vitamin B6 (which is believed to help relieve nausea). They come in Sour Raspberry and Sour Lemon and are both delish! These were my favorite since I could discretely pop one in my mouth and shove it over to the pocket in my cheek if I needed to talk or anything. Plus, you feel good about it containing some sort of vitamin - yay!
If you want to try any of the Three Lollies products for yourself, which come in various flavors as well as "queasy pops" (i.e. for non-pregnant folks) version, you can purchase them directly from Three Lollies' website, on Amazon, at your local Motherhood Maternity, and at various other pregnancy-related shops!
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Disclaimer: Although I did receive this product free of charge, I was not compensated in any other way to do this product review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and completely unbiased.
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