Nothing extreme, nothing too wild or "out there". More like, herbal supplements (ginger, fennel, fenugreek, etc.) ice packs/heat packs instead of pain killers, etc. *Note: I did have an epidural during delivery, but only after 10 hours of on my own pain management. I'm not anti-drugs, I just have a new found confidence in homeopathy & the human body for it's self healing abilities
A few items that I have used or still use are:
Preggie Pops (and drops) are great for upset stomach due to morning sickness. They also offer Queasy pops for non prego upset tummies and queasy tummies for kids (ages 4+)
Hylands offers a huge selection of products for infants and children. These are the only products I have found available for babies under 2 years old. I always keep a variety on hand at all times for T mans aches and pains.
- Teething Tablets (dissolves instantly)
- Tiny Cold Tablets (dissolves instantly)
- Teething gel (does NOT contain benzocaine)
- Earache drops
- Cough syrup
We are currently living on a constant supply of Hylands.
T man is teething plus he has caught a cold of some sort so we are rockin both of the tablets
and the gel on an hourly basis (as needed per symptoms).
It keeps him happy and keeps mommy sane =)
- Blessed Thistle
- Marshmallow Root
- Brewers Yeast
- Flaxseed Oil
Non-prego related, I recently discovered that corn starch applied directly to a canker sore is extremely affective at easing the pain. I don't think it heals or speeds recovery, but it sure lessens the pain =)
Some other products that I have not personally tried but I have heard good reviews on are:
Good Morning Mama (for morning sickness)