9 things to help ease your pregnancy symptoms
Raspberry leaf tea is widely believed to help tone the uterus in readiness for labour. Just a teaspoon of honey helps this ‘medicine’ go down. Raspberry leaf tea, RRP$3.57, redseal.co.nz
Folic acid supplements are recommended for at least one month prior to conception and throughout pregnancy to support development of your baby’s nervous system. Blackmores folic acid, RRP$15 from pharmacies and selected supermarkets.
Elevit is specially formulated to meet the needs of women who are trying to conceive, pregnant or breastfeeding. Elevit, RRP$92.99 from pharmacies
Made from a blend of natural plant oils and vitamins A and E, this is the product most recommended by midwives for reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Bio-Oil 60ml, RRP$18.99 from pharmacies, major supermarket chains, Farmers and The Warehouse.
This drink is specifically designed by an Australian obstetrician to help meet the hydration needs of pregnant, birthing and breastfeeding women. Aquamamma 450ml mixed 3-pack, $15, aquamamma.co.nz.
If you wake up feeling nauseous, pop a packet of crackers by your bed. Huntley & Palmers Flat Bread, RRP$3.30, countdown.co.nz
Specially formulated by naturopath Natasha Berman to ease nausea, take 10 drops of QueezeEase, three to six times daily, or as needed. QueezeEase, $35, qbaby.co.nz.
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