Care for Pregnancy: 1st & 2nd Trimester

Care for Pregnancy: 1st & 2nd Trimester

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Care for Pregnancy: 1st & 2nd Trimester

Care for Pregnancy: 1st & 2nd Trimester

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We’ve done the research to figure out what you really need in early pregnancy. 

During pregnancy everyone focuses on the baby. Our kit focuses on you. This perfect gift-to-self or to a loved one provides research-backed information to clarify the confusing and sometimes contradictory guidance out there, and products made with medical experts to support you through the incredible and dramatic transformations taking place in your body.

It’s specially designed for the first and second trimesters when you’re getting tons of advice, while also tackling things like morning sickness and feeling thirsty all the time. That’s why this kit includes research-backed essentials that you actually need—like discreet ear seeds that may ease nausea, and a gorgeous water bottle you’ll want to bring everywhere. We’ve got you covered on the advice front, too: Wondering whether you can eat sushi or drink coffee? This complete kit has the answers, and high-quality, thoughtfully designed products that help you feel good.

As always, consult with your care provider before using any treatments in pregnancy.

What's In The Kit?

FOR RESEARCH-BASED GUIDANCE

The Hacks Pack

  • There are lots of different opinions about what to buy, but few focus on you and your body. We highlight important products and services for you and the best places to get them—with special discounts just for you.

Expecting Better

  • Emily Oster, a professor of economics at Brown University and a Bodily advisor, tackles common pregnancy questions by diving into the research and explaining what you actually need to know. You can toss all of your other books.

FOR NAUSEA

Acupressure Ear Seed Kit + Wrist Bands

  • Morning sickness is common during pregnancy—and at all times of day. These research-backed tools help manage nausea by activating key acupressure points. Try both options to discover what feels best for you, or alternate.

FOR HYDRATION

Water Bottle

  • Water consumption ramps up considerably in pregnancy, and it’s important to focus on hydration if you experience morning sickness. Our gorgeous (and inspirational) water bottle makes sipping a self-care ritual. Get ready to bring this with you everywhere.

JUST FOR FUN 

Stickers

  • Pregnancy comes with a lot of experiences, and our sticker set represents some of the things you might feel. Add these to your water bottle to symbolize your own unique path in this amazing journey.

Materials and Care

Acupressure Ear Seeds: Stainless steel, 24k gold-plated “seed” and latex-free, medical-grade adhesive tape. Remove and discard after use, and wash your ear to remove any remaining residue.

Acupressure Wristbands: 100% polyester band and plastic bead. Machine wash warm with like colors and lay flat to dry—do not iron.

Water bottle: Stainless steel. Hand wash only—do not use a dishwasher.

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Why Care For Pregnancy: 1st & 2nd Trimester?

How Acupressure Ear Seed Kit + Wrist Bands can help

Nausea occurs in 50-90% of all pregnancies, and vomiting occurs in more than half of all pregnancies. This is caused by rising hormone levels in early pregnancy, primarily human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and progesterone. Symptoms typically occur in early pregnancy, peaking in intensity around weeks 8-12.

Acupressure, a method developed in traditional Chinese medicine which puts continuous pressure on specific body areas without needles, has been shown to alleviate nausea and vomiting—though the research is limited.
  • Motion sickness bands that apply pressure to the P6 pressure point on your wrists have been found to reduce the severity of nausea and the frequency of vomiting in pregnancy.
  • Auricular pressure (including use of ear seeds) involves applying pressure to key points in the ear, which were shown in a randomized double-blind study to provide significant relief for nausea, although it did not provide relief for vomiting.

Why you need to drink more water

Hydration is key in pregnancy, especially if you’re experiencing morning sickness and are vomiting. Hydrating properly can also help with other conditions, like pregnancy rhinitis, for example: Drinking plenty of fluids helps to thin mucus and ease nasal congestion. There isn’t widespread consensus on how much water you should drink daily, but the general recommendation is to drink half your weight in ounces of water daily.

Here are some tips to help you stay hydrated:
  • Drink consistently throughout the day, but take small sips so that sudden changes in fluid volume don’t trigger vomiting.
  • Try sparkling water, as the bubbles may help settle your stomach, and avoid sugary soft drinks when possible.
  • Some find that drinking out of a straw increases water consumption.
  • Cold liquids may be easier to consume than room-temperature beverages.
  • Adding electrolyte tablets to your water can also ensure you get essential minerals to maintain your hydration levels.
  • Consuming foods with a high water content (like watermelon, cucumbers, and fruit-based popsicles) may also help with hydration.