I can't stress the importance of moisturizing your entire friggin body like every day during pregnancy to prevent stretch marks. I really like this one because of its limited number of ingredients and lack of weird chemicals. It is thickkk and feels like real butter, but because of that it takes a while to dry and sometimes cat hair and dust start sticking to my skin. Lol tmi?
This is my alternative belly butter. I know, I know...Burt's Bees is owned by Clorox, and this one does contain a bunch of ingredients I can't pronounce, but fug it. This shit works. I use it after every shower - everywhere. My butt, thighs, stomach, lower back, bewbs, neck, etc etc. So far I have been stretch mark free. Can it remain that way until the end? *fingers crossed*
Oh my god, pregnancy hormones have destroyed my face. I am oilier than a slice of NY pizza, and I have acne worse than I did in middle school. Thank Jebus this foundation exists. It is oil free with a matte texture that helps balance the grease melting out of my face. It also covers discoloration really, really well. Like *~so~* well. I'm continually impressed. It's one of the best, if not the best, foundations I've ever used.
This is my daily facial moisturizer. Another oil free product that leaves my face feeling smooth and bright. It also has an amazing scent. It's like a natural herb smell, idk I can't really place it, but I love it.
Yoooo sweaters. Fall is around the corner, my favorite season. I have always loved big, baggy, oversized, comfortable sweaters. But now that I am pregnant they will clearly be a staple in my fall wardrobe. I am currently wearing a vintage knit sweater from St. John's Bay similar to the one I linked above.
On the opposite end of the wardrobe spectrum...the weatherperson is still forcasting 90+ degree days. So I can't quite pack up those shorts just yet. These shorts from AA are my all time favorite. I have them in black, navy, and red. They are thick (yet lightweight), comfortable, and fall perfectly just below my belly.
I should've listed this item up with the other beauty shiz, but whatever, my bad. I've never regularly used a toner before, but once this oil problem started I had no choice. This one is great. It contains only natural organic ingredients, and it's very lightweight. It minimizes the oil without drying out my skin. I use it after showering before the Ole Henriksen moisturizer.
Have you ever seen what happens to a women's body during pregnancy? Your stomach and intestines get smashed up so tight it's no wonder heartburn is such a common symptom. I've used this tea a couple times now as a remedy and it works wonders. Highly recommended.
This tea on the other hand I've started drinking more regularly to tone and prepare my body for childbirth. The main ingredient is red raspberry leaf, which apparently is supposed to be a pregnancy wonder herb, but scientific evidence is "questionable" they say. Idk - never question the power of the placebo effect right?
Okay this last one I recommend to all people. Men, women, pregnant or not. This is seriously like the best item I have ever found. For many years I have struggled to find a good deodorant that could mask BO without making me feel like I was absorbing cancer. This deodorant is organic, handmade, and it smells like a dream. It lasts all day and doesn't leave white marks. At first I was apprehensive about applying it with my fingers, but I got over that really fast.