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Help for sister in law

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IvyRen3 Wed 01-Feb-17 01:03:19


This is my first post so sorry if it's in the wrong area!
I visit all the time (you mums have literally the best advice ever), but I've never felt like I had to ask something before, so hopefully I've found the right spot.

My sister in law has just found out she's pregnant, literally 2-3 weeks. She's had some issues with abnormal cervix cells in the past so her and her husband are really pleased that they've managed to conceive, but of course having had complications with that part of her body, she's more prone to miscarriages.

I wanted to put together a sort of care package. Maybe things like something to help morning sickness, any tricks or products you found useful, things to calm her down as she's really worried about losing it, just bits to make her feel a bit more relaxed. I was wondering what you would have wanted when you found out you were pregnant!

Thanks in advance for any advice smile

ConvincingLiar Wed 01-Feb-17 06:19:51

She might not have morning sickness. It's such early days I'd focus on general relaxation, so maybe bath stuff (avoiding essential oils), candles, music, chocolate.

onedsrightnow Wed 01-Feb-17 06:44:13

Perhaps a pregnancy journal so that she can write down her thoughts and experiences. A mindfulness cd/book.(minding mum by Alison canavan supposed to be good!), chocolate, some nice herbal teas too.

INeedNewShoes Wed 01-Feb-17 06:54:49

I wouldn't send her things for sickness. Not all women suffer with it and it might make her worry that something's wrong if she doesn't.

If you live nearby take her to a cafe for lunch and if it's a nice day have a walk.

I am pregnant, on my 4th pregnancy having lost the first 3, and the thing that really makes the difference is spending time with people and having a nice time (which means resisting the temptation to hibernate - which makes you feel mentally and physically crap).

In those early days the very best thing is to keep busy, distracted and have as much fun as possible otherwise the early weeks drag into eternity.

I'd send her a supply of good quality chocolate and if she's a coffee drinker some good quality decaffeinated coffee beans or ground coffee (I can make recommendations of brands if you want to do that).

IvyRen3 Wed 01-Feb-17 09:54:39

Thank you all so much! I'm babyless so I had no idea morning sickness wasn't a given so thanks for letting me know!
Got some great ideas now. Thanks again grin

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