As I mentioned in a previous post, I plan to throw a few maternity articles into the mix on the blog over the next few weeks. To start with, I want to share what have been my “essential items” so far during my pregnancy.
Bio Oil for Stretch Marks
I decided to use Bio Oil to prevent stretch marks on boobs, belly and legs. I began using it at around the three months mark and it has worked a treat. (I actually think it has cured some previous stretch marks I had!) I use it each night after I shower. You can pick up a large bottle for the reasonable price of $14.95 from Chemist Warehouse & my first bottle lasted around three to four months.
Berlei Maternity Bras
In the first three to four months of my pregnancy my boobs were growing at what felt like the speed of light. I found the changes very overwhelming and crazily I kept buying new bras to keep up with the changes. I thought it was too early to buy maternity bras..! At around four months on yet another bra shopping expedition I had a discussion with a lovely lady in Myer and she assured me it definitely wasn’t too early to get into maternity bras. So, she professionally measured & fitted me right there & then and I stocked up. I found the Berlei Maternity Bra’s the most soft & comfortable. It was the BEST thing I ever did. I haven’t had to buy a new bra since and don’t plan to until a few weeks before my due date.
Belly-Bean Support Pillow
At around 6 months into my pregnancy I began to get a little uncomfortable in bed and therefore my quality of sleep began to suffer big time. A was a little sceptical about those long body pillow things but knew I had to do something. I randomly stumbled across Kayla Boyd’s Instagram account one day and saw that she recommended the Belly Bean maternity pillow. I was pretty much sold reading the testimonials on the website ” I was only sleeping for a few hours a night and had my first full night sleep with the Belly-Bean pillow”!! I ordered the pillow & it arrived within 2-3 days. It has been super beneficial in terms of comfort for my back and hips and getting a longer & better night sleep. I like that it offers support to both sides. I will probably continue to use it after the pregnancy.
You may remember these from the 90’s lol! I think I had a pair when I was in high school! Before I knew I was pregnant I bought a new pair to relieve tension in my feet from the gym and they have since become a life saver throughout my pregnancy! My feet have been getting insanely heavy and sore in the past few weeks so as soon as I arrive home from work I wear these around the house for 20 minutes to get a bit of circulation happening and relieve some stress. This ritual goes hand in hand with Steve giving my feet a little rub each night 😉
I think Maternity Clothing definitely needs it’s own post so stay tuned for that in the next few weeks!!
Have a great week.
Love Barbara-George xo