When I was pregnant, I went through some really funny hormonal and sometimes just weird body changes. I felt all sorts of weirdness, sometimes pain, most of the time, fear, and of course excitement. I had to adapt to everything and find a way to get through whatever was thrown at me. How did I cope?
Here are some products that helped me deal with some of the most unpredictable changes my body went through:
1. For nausea:
I tried lollipops, herbal drinks, and all sorts of weird things. Nothing calmed my nausea like dry crackers. This was an absolute necessity and something that had to stay in my bag. I could smell the weirdest things that never bothered anyone else and usually if it smelled sweet, it made me hurl!
Saltines were my absolute favorite. It was the craziest thing, but whenever I felt my food was about to come up, I just put the crackers in my mouth, sometimes just sucked on it, and it helped calm me down.
2. For stretch marks:
When I was pregnant, I was very picky about the things I put into my body as well as on it. So you could probably imagine my husband’s horror when he saw the monthly expenses just from shopping at Whole Foods and any other organic store I could find.
I recommended this to my friends who have all had good things to say about it. It is called, Mother’s Special Blend. I actually started to apply this in the middle of my second trimester when I noticed a few nasty purple stretch marks coming on. It was really freaking me out and I just got so worried that I read everything under the sun about how to get rid of it!
Anyway, I applied this after a shower, when my skin was still slightly wet and at least a couple more times during the day. It has only natural ingredients:
- Coconut Oil
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Cocoa Butter
- Vitamin E
So I knew this would be really safe for me AND my baby. It worked! Honest! I just don’t want to show you a picture of my belly because it’s a little fat right now, but when I trim it down, I promise to share 🙂
3. For sleep:
When you get to the most uncomfortable time of your pregnancy, sleep becomes extremely difficult. You need it, for you and your baby’s sake, but it is sooo uncomfortable when you just can’t find the right position. I always wanted to lay on my back, because I had such horrible back pains. I couldn’t of course, for the baby’s sake. So when I found the perfect pillow, I slept like a baby! You might find others that are better, but the one I liked was from leachco.
My husband hated this, because it was so big and took up so much space on the bed, but it helped me so much! When I sleep (yes, even now) I need to have something on my back and always love to cuddle something between my legs. So this pillow was absolutely perfect!
4. For oral care:
Along with many things that change in your body, sometimes you might have problems with your teeth. Some say theirs become more sensitive than usual and others just cry. I needed a new filling. You might think I’m crazy but I was overly careful when I was pregnant. I was (still a little) a major label reader and was not about to have anything drilled or fixed in my mouth while I was pregnant. No! I didn’t care how advanced any technology is now or what anyone told me. Unless it was really life threatening, I was going to deal with pain. Luckily though, I found the most amazing thing that helped me deal with my pain naturally.
During one of my frequent visits to Whole Foods, I found Perio Wash and PerioBrite. It read “All Natural” and of course the ingredients themselves were great. It’s got C-Q10, Folic Acid, Oregano, Cinnamon, and Clove. It has no sodium-lauryl-sulfate, no synthetic solvents, no artificial sweeteners, and no artifical preservatives.
I used this immediately and I kid you not, my pain was gone! Of course my tooth had to be removed after the baby was born, but at least it wasn’t during!
The products above were necessities for me. Your list might be different so I invite you to share. Surely there are favorite clothes, pants, shoes, and other amazing things you can add to help the pregnant mom ease her pregnancy woes.