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Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Unique and Essential Items for Pregnancy

This week I'm 18 weeks pregnant. The time is certainly flying by! Over the past few months I've been exploring some unique items for use during pregnancy which I will share below. I've also started to plan what will be in my hospital bag! 



For use in pregnancy...

Blueiron Liquid Iron
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can result in women becoming low in iron. Iron is essential for baby's cognitive brain development and as pregnancy progresses and blood volume increases, woman's bodies need more iron. Blueiron has been specially formulated for pregnant women. It is gentle on the stomach and doesn't contain an array of other vitamins meaning it can be taken alongside daily pregnancy supplements. For more information just click here!
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Modibodi
As you may have discovered, pregnancy can put a little strain on your bladder meaning you may be prone to a few leaks. With Modibodi absorbent underwear you can go about your day in confidence, knowing their leak-proof, absorbent and comfortable undies will have your back! They can be washed, dried and reused meaning the are much more environmentally friendly that disposable products. Find out more and explore the range here.
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Colief Mum to Be Cream 
To help prevent the appearance of stretch marks and to keep skin soft, supple and itch free, a good quality moisturising cream is one of my must-haves during pregnancy. I love this one from Colief. It nourishes and rehydrates skin and is enriched with plant extracts and vitamins. This one is fragrance-free, perfect for those ultra-sensitive pregnancy noses! Available at Amazon


Menthoderm 
Pregnancy can result in changes in your skin. My skin has started to be quite itchy over the last few months. Menthoderm is a Sodium Lauryl Sulphate free menthol in aqueous cream, perfect for cooling and soothing hot and itchy skin. It is available in three sizes and in three different strengths. Itching can be a sign of Obstetric Choleostatis so always let your GP or midwife know. For more information on Menthoderm, click here.

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What's in my hospital bag...

Spritz For Bitz- My expert Midwife
For swelling and soreness of the vulva and perineum as a result of childbirth, this soothing spray will offer relief and comfort. It includes lavender to soothe and tea tree oil for its antibacterial properties as well as witch hazel to promote healing. Explore the range from My Expert Midwife here



Water wipes
I used these for my second born and they were one of our favourite products. They are so gentle, containing 99.9% water and a drop of fruit extract and can be used on newborn skin reducing the need for fiddly cotton wool and water. These will certainly be in my hospital bag! Find out more here


Multi-Gyn Compresses
These are handy compresses for use during pregnancy or after childbirth. They can be used for discomforts including overstretched skin, injured skin or hemorrhoids for example, providing relief and supporting the natural healing process. The little sachets are perfect for popping in a hospital bag. Find them here
Multi-Mam Compresses 
Also from the Multi range is the Multi-Mam Compresses which work as an intensive nipple treatment for breastfeeding mums. They have a direct soothing effect on sore nipples, reducing swelling and preventing infection. I wish I had known about these with my first two babies. These will definitely be in my hospital bag! Find yours here.
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Natural Birthing Company
I just love the range from Natural Birthing Company. Their products are designed and developed by midwives, aromatherapists and chemists so you can be confident that the products are carefully tailored for use during pregnancy and for after the birth of your little one. They contain naturally derived ingredients and help to relieve common pregnancy and postpartum symptoms. The Sleepy Mamma Relaxing Pillow Mist has been brilliant for helping me unwind and fall asleep at the end of a long day. I also love the Best washes uplifting body wash which has a delicate scent, perfect for those super-sensitive pregnancy noses! Explore the range here!


Palmer's Stretch Mark Range
This range is perfect for improving skin elasticity and improving the appearance of stretch marks. The range includes Tummy Butter, Massage Cream and Massage Lotion and it smells divine! The products are enriched with pure Cocoa butter, Shea butter, Essential oils, Collagen, Elastin and Lutein which will leave your skin soft, smooth and supple. Explore the range here


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Biamother
Biamother is wonderful app to support new mums and mums to be. It offers an array of advice and guidance to help support  mums during pregnancy and through the early years of motherhood offering nutrition support, mindfulness tips and exercise advice. Behind the app is a team of experts with the wisdom and knowledge to support you during this exciting time making this app truly one of a kind. The app is available to download with a 14 day trial! For more information just click here

Biamother


Stay tuned for more pregnancy updates soon! For unique and essential ideas for newborns click here!




Disclaimer: I was kindly gifted some of the items in this post. I was sent a sample of water wipes a few years ago! 

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