Since my pregnancy is coming to an end in a few weeks, I wanted to share a few of the amazing products that have helped me get through the last 35 weeks!
Boppy Pregnancy Pillow (Not Pictured)
This was one of the first purchases I made and I’ve been thankful for it every.single.night! I chose the Boppy Custom Fit Total Body Pillow because I could adjust the support for exactly where I needed it most and after baby arrives, it can double as a nursing pillow! I’m especially thankful for this pillow now as my body is going through such dramatic changes and my belly, hips and lower back need more support.
Lavender Essential Oil
I’ve been going to TAP (True Aromatherapy Products) in Fort Langley for years and I’ve always been impressed by the quality of their products. Chris and I really value locally made, eco-friendly and fair trade items; we make every effort to shop and live with these core values in mind. TAP makes pure essential oil products on site and they are always so knowledge about natural healing. Not only is pure lavender oil great for household cleaning, its aroma is relaxing and therapeutic. I love diffusing it at the end of a long day or mixing it with epsom salt in a soaking bath.
Mama Mio “Keep Calm Nipple Balm”
Ahh! This balm is a lifesaver! This perfect blend of medical grade Lanolin, organic Shea Butter and organic Coconut and Olive Oils has saved my sanity as it relieves, soothes and moistures nipples that are going through changes of their own! I will definitely be using this balm when its time to start breastfeeding!
Usana Baby Care Prenatals (Not Pictured)
From the top-rated vitamin supplement company in the world, I wanted to make sure that I was getting pharmaceutical grade vitamins that were free from unnecessary fillers and effective in providing my baby with exactly the right nutrients for his growth and development. I also took additional Vitamin D, Biomega and Calcium supplements to ensure that baby got everything he needed! Get yours here.
Saje Mother’s Wellness Oil
Made in Vancouver with Grape Seed Oil, Apricot Oil, Jojoba Oil and the essential oils of Rosewood, Frankencense, Tangerine and Neroli. Needless to say this blend smells amazing and I never have to worry about what my skin is absorbing. (And so far…no stretch marks!)
You can find these almost anywhere these days but I got mine from Jack and Audrey’s Natural Products in Chilliwack, BC. Made with authentic Baltic Amber from Lithuania, Amber stones are widely known as a natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. I’ve only recently started wearing mine and it has made a huge difference in the hip pain that I’ve been experiencing as my ligaments loosen and prepare for childbirth. Seriously, I see why so many parents give their babies Amber teething necklaces to wear!
Lush Fair Trade Foot Lotion
There are so many products from Lush that I could easily gush about but the Fair Trade Peppermint Foot Lotion has been such a treat for sore tender toesies! Honestly, after long days carrying around the extra baby weight, I really enjoy this stuff! And I love knowing who made it, when it was made and who made it. I also love that it supports a group of small scale farmers and if I bring back 5 clean Lush pots, I’ll be rewarded with a fresh face mask. Good for the earth, good for people and good for me! Plus, when mixed with a foot rub from a caring Husband before bed…its just heavenly!
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
Finally, the book that is helping me to make the mind/body connection in preparation for childbirth. Seriously, Ina May Gaskin is an absolute genius! I loved reading every positive birth story and strategy. It’s stories like these that remind me to trust my body and know God has perfectly equipped Baby and I to go through this journey together. If there is any book to read during pregnancy, this.one.is.it.
What about you? Any Mamas out there have some of their own favourite pregnancy products to share? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!