For many women, the wonderful news of finding out that you're pregnant comes with the terrible news that you're going to feel nauseous for the next three to four months. I was hoping to dodge that bullet since my mom claims that she never got morning sickness with any of her pregnancies. Unfortunately, I read in my pregnancy books that people who get motion sickness (Hi, I'm the girl who threw up on every car trip I ever took) tend to get morning sickness. Come on, genetics!
Well, I didn't get sick...until about week eleven. Then there was week twelve. Early this week I felt so bad that I told Jeffrey I gave up on pregnancy. (He tells me that's not possible.) Just when things seemed the most bleak (I was actually resting my head on the toilet seat without any thought to what had gone before me there), I heard of a magical cure for nausea called "Sea Bands."
Originally made for sea sickness (hence the name), these bands work by acupressure to relieve upset stomach. A small plastic piece in a little wrist band puts pressure on your arm and relieves your symptoms by...um....magic?