I got really sick during the first trimester of my first pregnancy. And I mean *really* sick. Like throwing-up-seven-times-a-day-and-losing-weight sick.
When I found out I was pregnant with my second child, I had a stash of Preggie Pops (“naturally flavored and specially formulated lollipops for pregnant women” that are designed to ease morning sickness) ready and waiting. Unfortunately, I never had an opportunity to try them out. I started throwing up in July on the plane ride on my way home from BlogHer and basically never stopped until September. True Story.
I didn’t think it was possible, but I was even sicker with my second pregnancy than my first. As in I-didn’t-leave-my-house-for-over-3-months-and-was-too-sick-to-even-try-morning-sickness-remedies sick.
Since I didn’t get an opportunity to try them, I thought I’d let my readers speak for the product. Here are a few of the comments that I received on my original post featuring Preggie Pops in November 2007:
“I highly recommend the Preggie Pop Drops to pregnant women. I tried both the pops and the drops, but I liked the flavor of the drops better (the lavender- and ginger-flavored pops kind of freaked me out; I’ve got to admit I never tried them). I used them throughout my whole first pregnancy!” – Miss Erica
“I lived off Preggie pops when I was pregnant as I threw up every day until 6 months. Those pops are amazing for soothing the sickness, at least momentarily.” – Mom of a munchkin
“Oh yes, preggie drops *saved* me during my first pregnancy. I had them everywhere–in my bathroom, next to my bed, in my car glove compartment, in my drawer at work…” – Anonymous
There you have it. From the mouths of moms.
Preggie Pops are available as either “drops” or “pops.” They retail for $3.95-$5.50 per container and are sold online and at a variety of baby boutiques & maternity shops.
- Herbal (Peppermint, Ginger, Lavendar)
- Natural Green Apple
- Sour Fruit (Sour Raspberry, Lemon, Green Apple, Tangerine)
- Mint (Peppermint, Spearmint), or
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Preggie Pops prize pack that includes 1 Preggie Pops box, 1 Preggie Pop Drops container, and 1 Organic Preggie Pop Drops box. To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Tuesday, May 5 at midnight (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).
P.S. Are you currently experiencing morning sickness? You may want to read my previous articles:
Morning Sickness Remedies (11-3-2007)
More Tips for Combatting Morning Sickness (11-6-2007)
How to Help A Friend Who Has Morning Sickness (2-26-2009)
*UPDATE* The winner is #17 Israel Y. Congratulations!