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Tips for staying happy and healthy during pregnancy.
Feeling bloated? Feet swelling? Try making sure to take two capsules of T-Tapp's Premium Blend of alfalfa at least three times a day, drink plenty of water (at least 64 ounces) and add in Awesome Legs nightly. Within 24 hours the swelling should be down and your shoes will fit again!
Worried about skin elasticity and stretch marks? Taking a warm bath in dead sea mineral salts twice a week helps the skin repair itself and maintain elasticity. Also it feels great! Tell the hubby he's in charge for a few minutes, kiss the kids bye-bye and lock the door! The water should be warm, not hot, and while it's running, add 1/2 cup of dead sea mineral salts to it. In a pinch, you can use Epsom salts, but the minerals in the dead sea salts really feed and firm up the skin.
Better Body Basics has a great sea salt available on their web site: "High quality dead-sea mineral salt for use in bath water or personal salt scrubs. Boost your body's ability to repair itself, maintain elasticity and control cellulite. Nature's Way to better skin!"
Having upper back pain? Make sure you do the Primary Back Stretch followed by T-Tapp Torso Twists, Archery Pulls, and the Lawnmower; within two days your back pain should dramatically reduce.
Has morning sickness been taking you for a ride? Doctors suggest eating several small meals throughout the day and dry soda crackers; but, some other food remedies may surprise you and include ginger, such as ginger ale, ginger snaps and ginger tea. Peppermint is also reported to work in tea or candies, and some people even find "red hots" combat it! Even potato chips (yes potato chips) are reputed to help ease symptoms, especially dill flavored (which may explain why women crave pickles). One of my girlfriend's swears by Granny Smith apples and a few more by Miso soup (Japanese bean paste soup), and when you are nauseated ANYTHING is worth a shot. Even smelling lemons helps and for me lime sherbet was a great reducer of symptoms.
Medical therapies such as acupressure can also help and now there are specially formulated prenatal vitamins available by prescription that ease symptoms.
Remember your best ally is time, morning sickness usually lasts just for the first trimester. Other tips include getting up out of a lying position SLOWLY, avoid perfumes, and travel as that tends to aggravate it.