So I have to admit that I wasn’t the most knowledgeable person when it came to pregnancy. Besides the obvious of no drinking, smoking or doing illicit drugs, I wasn’t really clear on what OTC drugs I could take or what products I could use on my skin. It was definitely trial by fire. For instance, only after using a zit cream on my face did I find out that it was NOT recommended for pregnancy. Fabulous. I’m embarrassed to say that this type of situation happened more than once (am I alone in thinking there needs to be a Surgeon General’s type warning on everything!?!). Well, luckily I figured things out pretty quickly and found some amazing products that make me look and feel great. Here are a few I love:
Mio’s Pregnancy Kit has the best goodies all in one convenient and bright package! The kit includes: Gorgeous Glow face wash, The Tummy Rub Butter for your belly, Pregnancy Boob Tube for the ladies and Lucky Legs for, well, your legs. The face wash has an amazing scent and is perfectly safe for you and your baby. Plus it is nice and gentle. The Tummy Rub Butter is super thick to help promote skin elasticity and prevent stretch marks. Lucky Legs has a wonderful pepperminty scent and offers a nice cooling effect on your legs.
I’m a big fan of Burt’s Bees and I love the Mama Bee collection. The foot cream pictured above has rosemary and peppermint oil. It is safe for pregnancy and offers the most cooling sensation for your tired feet. The product also claims to help circulation, which for me with my swollen feet is super helpful.
Ok this one is not specifically designed for pregnancy but I love the scent so much. I love the Yes To brand and coconut is definitely my favorite. It is hydrating and nourishing and simply delicious! I love the shampoo and conditioner, body wash, face wipes, lip balm and body butter.
Ok I might be the most excited about this product. With pregnancy we know hormones go crazy and this can cause skin conditions and breakouts. BUT, don’t you dare use zit cream to get rid of these conditions because they are not good for pregnancy. Luckily your skin is not one of the many things you will have to give up to experience the joys of motherhood because I found a solution! Belli products are specifically designed for mamas-to-be and are approved by ob/gyns and dermatologists. The face wash and anti-blemish cream are the answer to your skin problem prayers!
Readers, what are some of your favorite products? Am I the only one that is totally unaware of what products are good v. bad for pregnancy? Totally unrelated to this post, is anyone else ridiculously excited for Gone Girl the movie?
*This is not a sponsored post. All products were purchased with my own funds and I really like them all! However, this post does contain some affiliate links. When you click on the link and make a purchase I receive a small commission, which helps support my lotion habit! Seriously, thank you for all your support. 🙂
I too wasn’t aware of all the bath/body products that weren’t pregnancy safe. There’s way more than I ever imagined! I started using a lot of products from the Honest Company. I also like the Yes To line and Burt’s Bees as well. Mio is a new one to me, so I’m excited to check them out!
You know I find this post helpful! Thanks especially for the face wash recommendation. Pregnancy is the only time I’ve dealt with truly awful skin and it really freaked me out in the first tri when I suddenly had cystic acne! Thank goodness my face has chilled out since then.
No worries, it’s impossible to know everything that is or isn’t “safe” for pregnancy! And sometimes things are most likely fine, but for legal reasons, they have to say that you shouldn’t use it while pregnant.
Burts Bees – I’m not surprised those products are on here. I’ve always loved the milk/honey lotion. I also can’t imagine what it feels like to be pregnant but I have a feeling that peppermint would be one of the best scents to have around while being pregnant. cool products!