In honor of my friend Beth who just gave birth to her first child - a beautiful little girl named Illiana - this post is dedicated to pregnant ladies.
The lovely Illiana
Here are some of the latest and greatest products for pampering the pregnant body - from head to toe. Use this list for yourself or as a shopping guide next time you're off to a baby shower.
For the FACE
Basq Rebalancing Facial Cleanser
: As your hormones change during pregnancy, your skin is naturally affected. While you need an effective cleanser for break outs and blemishes, many contain ingredients that should be avoided during pregnancy. Basq created this whipped cleanser with micro exfoliators, rich emollients, ylang ylang and imported oak root extract to rebalance and refine the appearance of your skin.Belli Anti-Chloasma Facial Sunscreen
: A lightweight broad-spectrum tinted facial sunblock. Used daily, it can protect against chloasma-- dark brown splotchy areas on the face that occur in 70% of pregnant women.thatglow Refresher Face & Body Mist
: Help calm the stresses of pregnancy and keep your energy alive. Spritz your face and body to feel an instant pick me up. For an extra treat, keep one in the refrigerator and use throughout the day.For the BOOBS
Mama Mio Boob Tube
: Boob Tube is a leave-on moisture mask for the very delicate skin in the bust area. This skin does not take well to large size changes and however much you wish your fantastic pregnant profile was permanent, it isn’t. It is on loan and the rent is high if you don’t take care of your skin. Trust us, you will be paying for years to come! So keep rubbing in Boob Tube – an EFA-rich blend of skin-soothing oils.Bug & Pickle Nipple Cream
: Mum can help prepare her nipples prior to the new arrival by using our rich ointment daily during the final trimester… and definitely be sure to have plenty on hand for those first few weeks after the baby comes.Propoline Mult-Mam Nipple Cream
: For a natural approach during pregnancy, use Multi-Mam Massage Balm with Aloe & Tea Tree. Heals and protects cracked or sore nipples.Mustela Specific Support Bust
: Helps promote firmness and prevent loss of elasticity. Helps relieve skin tension and soothe breast tightness.Bug & Pickle Hooter Hiders
: Allows mom to nurse her baby without showing off her hooters to the world! The soft fabric comes in a variety of fun patterns.For the BELLY
Henna Belly Painting Kit
: Henna use during pregnancy is an ancient practice and is soothing as well as calming. It is believed to help bring about an easy birth and healthy child. (Note: Having henna applied during a healthy pregnancy is generally safe but it is always a good idea to speak with your doctor.)Mama Mio Tummy Rub
: Mama Mio Superstretch Tummy Rub is a super-nourishing blend of the richest and most healing oils available. It absorbs quickly, leaving your skin feeling soft and nourished but not at all greasy.Miss Oops Popper Stopper
: You're five-months pregnant and you look beautiful. You slip into that form-fitting top, proud to show off your new bump. But wait--there's a bump on your bump! Miss Oops Popper Stoppers to the rescue.Tummy Honey Stretchmark Prevention Stick
: It has a solid, oil-based formula that penetrates deep into the skin layers, maintaining skin moisture and elasticity for several hours.Tummy Honey STICK has a mild natural cocoa butter scent - no flowery or overpowering fragrances. This ideal stretch mark prevention solution is the winner of the iParenting Award for Excellence.Preggie Pop Drops for Morning Sickness
: A delicious and discreet way to fight morning sickness - all day long! Comes in 3 wonderfully sour flavors - raspberry, lemon and tangerine.Naked Paint Belly Butter
: NakedPaint's Belly Butter is a maternity cream for expectant mothers that combines natural ingredients to help increase hydration and elasticity and is designed to minimize the stretch marks, dryness and itchiness often associated with skin's expansion during pregnancy.Belli Stretchmark Minimizing Cream:
This highly effective, nourishing treatment features darutoside-- a molecule from the Asian plant Siegesbeckia Orientalis, which has long been known for its wound-healing properities. Recent research has shown it's ability to minimize the appearance of stretchmarks by stimulating tissue regeneration and promoting growth of the collagen matrix.For anywhere SKIN
Active Birth Organic Pregnancy Bath Oil
: A luxurious organic bath oil with warm, exotic fragrances to soothe away tiredness and keep your skin beautifully moisturised. Use daily for a balancing effect on the emotions, to restore energy and enjoy a welcome respite from the extra weight of pregnancy.Mama Mio Wonder-Full Balm
: A blend of nine different oils and waxes, this product is super-targeted moisture. Designed to rid you of those obscure little dry patches (a weird side-effect of pregnancy).Nicci Maternity Body Creme
: Extra- rich, and deeply nourishing Shea Butter from Uganda combined with a mild blend of Orange Blossom and Lavender.For the LEGS & FEET
Belli Foot Relief Cream: During pregnancy, swelling and cramping may cause discomfort of the ankles, feet and calves.
Bella Mama Foot Salts: Rest tired, swollen feet in a bath filled with these uplifting salts made with a wonderfully cool and refreshing citrus aromatherapy blend.
Mustela Instant Comfort Legs: Immediately relaxes and refreshes legs. Ensures long-lasting hydration and toning.
For your EMOTIONS
Earth Mama Angel Baby Happy Mama Spray
: For Morning Sickness and the Baby Blues, Happy Mama Spray is virtual bliss in a bottle! It's a wonderfully uplifting aromatherapy spray made only with pure essential oils and flower essences created for new mamas as well as seasoned ones.Basq Sweet Dreams Aromatherapy
: It’s often hard to give your body the rest and relaxation it needs during pregnancy. This beautiful lavender-pear aromatherapy blend helps your sleeplessness and promotes relaxation.
The Beauty Hatchery salutes all moms and mothers-to-be and hopes these products may help ease your body's adjustments as you await your new(est) little one!Got a preggie product to share? Add a comment!