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My Favorite Must-Have Pregnancy Products

I have to admit, I was #BLESSED with an amazing pregnancy!  Other than, (extreme!), fatigue during my first trimester, I pretty much sailed right through the 9 months. That being said, I did rely on a few essential items to help me along the way. Here is a round-up of my favorite must-have pregnancy products.

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FullSizeRender2I have always loved the Honest products and their Face and Body Lotion is no exception. I would use this every night straight out of the shower concentrating mainly on my belly, hips and chest. Once the lotion was absorbed, I would apply a generous amount of Belly Jelly by Substance. This stretch mark cream is the bomb!!! I had tried many that were too greasy and would never fully absorb on my skin, or they were way to fragranced. This one is perfect, not too greasy, with just a light lavender scent…and best of all it’s all natural. I loved it so much that I had to get a travel size for my purse. Not sure if this is what prevented my stretch marks or not, but I’m sure it helped 😉

FullSizeRenderCan we talk about Saje Wellness for a minute?!? Where has this place been all my life?! I only discovered it near the end of my first trimester. I love going into their store and checking out all the oils (Liquid Sunshine is my favorite!) and the staff there are always so knowledgeable and helpful! My hubby picked up a couple of the Mother’s Wellness products and I used them throughout my pregnancy. The Stretch Mark Blend I actually used as a massage oil for those oh-so appreciated back rubs. The Soothing Blend roll-on has lavender and chamomile oil for relaxation and is perfect before bedtime. Dab a little, (or in my case, a ton!), on your temples, head, neck…and then drift off to sleep (Unfortunately, it doesn’t prevent you from waking up a dozen times in the night to use the bathroom!)

IMG_2496I received the Earth Mama Angel Baby Organic tea sampler in a gift basket from my sister-in-law, and since I couldn’t stomach the thought of coffee, I tried it out right away. There are 4 different tea samplers inside. My favorite was the Peaceful Mama tea which I would have in the evenings since it’s a blend of lemon and chamomile. Of course I also had the Third Trimester tea (raspberry leaf) during the last few days to help get this little one out! There’s also a Mama’s Tummy Tea for nausea, and a Mama’s Morning Tea for a quick pick-me-up. I ended up repurchasing a box of the Peaceful Mama tea and still use it now, postpartum.

4Last, but certainly not least, is my beloved Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil. I cannot rave enough about this stuff! It is literally my holy grail beauty product that I’ve used for years for my dry skin. During my pregnancy, my skin was super sensitive and I would regularly break out in hives. Every night I would use my argan oil and by morning the hives were gone, including any redness. I can’t say enough about this miracle oil, it literally does it all!

This concludes my favorite must have pregnancy products. Hope you enjoyed reading about them and will give them a try – pregnant or not!

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Our Maternity Photoshoot

Hey everyone! I know it’s been a minute since I’ve blogged – but I’m back! Here’s a little peak as to what I’ve been up to the past 9 months (warning: photo overload)…

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