Are Preggie Pops the next big product for expectant mothers? More than 50% of pregnant women will experience morning sickness at some point during their pregnancy. Doctors have recommended various methods and treatments for ridding of this problem. Some say to eat frequent, small meals. Some say to stay away from strong smells. Yet others recommend using sea-sickness bracelets as a nausea deterrent. Preggie Pops are new products on the market that claim to “Ease Morning Sickness the natural way”.
Since I myself am pregnant, I decided I should try out these new Preggie Pops. I had never heard of these treats before my mother picked them up for me at Toy’s R Us. This is my second pregnancy, but first pregnancy in which I experienced morning sickness and nausea. Like any other mom, I was willing to try anything.
Preggie Pops look inviting enough. They appear to be mere lollipops that come in a pack of seven. Each of the lollipops is a different flavor: Peppermint, Sour Lemon, Ginger, Lavender, Spearmint, Sour Tangerine, and Sour Raspberry. Since I love candy, I figured Preggie Pops were just the answer for me.
My first sample was a Sour Raspberry lollipop. The first question on everyone’s mind usu sally is: Did the nausea go away? The easy answer to that question is: Yes. However, my nausea wasn’t too bad at that time and it took so long to finish the Preggie Pop that my nausea could have gone away on it’s own. None-the-less, after finishing the Preggie Pop, my morning sickness had been alleviated.
Most health care professionals believe that strong odors and tastes can negatively effect a pregnant woman’s nausea. That being said, I think some of the Preggie Pop flavors are strange to be giving pregnant women. For instance, The Ginger Preggie Pop was so strong I had to spit it out after the first lick. When I sampled the Ginger pop, I didn’t have morning sickness, I just wanted to sample another flavor. It was a good thing I had no nausea, otherwise the strong flavor may have thrown me over the edge. With anything else, I believe it is best to stick with traditional flavors the general public seems to love.
Although I loved the taste of the traditional flavored Preggie Pops I began to wonder what was in these suckers that I couldn’t get from a traditional lollipop? The package only says there are all natural flavors and it is supposed to give you a burst of energy. Sugar alone can give you a burst of energy. I find it a little difficult to spend more money for seven Preggie Pops than to go to the store and buy 50 traditional Lollipops. For the most part I enjoyed Preggie Pops, but I believe I will stick to more traditional methods of alleviating morning sickness in the future.