I was sent what I would call a pregnancy survival care package at the beginning of this pregnancy thanks to Fairhaven Health. In it I discovered PregEase, Tea-for-Two, and Dreambelly Butter. These have become some of my favourite items during this pregnancy. I like them so much that I have recommended them to my friends, and now I am going to share with you just why they have found such an important spot in my prego world.
With the name PregEase it makes you think right away that this is something to help you out during pregnancy. It is a natural relief from morning sickness, and heartburn. Now, I am incredibly thankful that I take after my mom. During my pregnancies I have never had to deal with terrible morning sickness, or heartburn, I just had the odd moment. I did have some moments where it felt like I was on a boat for too long. I chewed a PregEase tablet and felt so much better after. They made a definite difference in my feeling better, faster. One thing I really appreciated was the taste. I did not care for taking other chewables for heartburn, I greatly disliked the chalky texture and the taste during my first pregnancy. These are not like that at all. A much better texture, and the flavour is great. I really liked the citrus taste to these.
I am a huge tea fan, and each pregnancy I am a bit sad to say goodbye to a couple of teas I like that are recommended you not drink during pregnancy. I love discovering different teas that I can enjoy while pregnant, and Tea-for-Two is one of them. This is an organic pregnancy tea that is for supporting a healthy pregnancy, and another benefit for those of you who do suffer from nausea during pregnacy… is that this tea helps to bring relief to morning sickness. I’d never heard of a tea being specifically for supporting a healthy pregnancy before, this made me very intrigued. According to the overview of the product it contains herbs that aid in strengthening the womb, and prepare the body for labor and childbirth. I’ll have to keep you posted on the second part of that and give you an update after our second child’s arrival . It is loose tea so you need a tea ball, or tea bags you can fill. You may still end up with some loose tea bits at the bottom of your cup. I enjoyed this tea with just a bit of honey added to it.
Many of us worry about our tummies during pregnancy. During my first pregnancy I had no stretch marks show up until after my daughter was born. This pregnancy, all those stretch marks reappeared right away. So I have surrendered and am waving a white flag when it comes to stretch marks. I am accepting the fact that I have them. What I will not accept is being uncomfortable form my skin stretching. I have tried many different products, but I am not a fan of the smell of cocoa butter. It does not sit well for me. I have been on the hunt for something that I could use to soothe my skin that did not smell of this, and I finally found it in Dreambelly Butter. I love that on the websites description, in big bold letters it says “to help protect and nourish your skin”. This was what I wanted in a product for my baby belly. The consistency of Dreambelly butter is nice and smooth, and feels very luxurious. It smells like honey and orange to me. I liked using this at bedtime especially because of its consistency, it’s thicker than a regular moisturizer, and let it absorb in over night. Really though, you can use it any time you feel your skin needs some extra help. There have been moments where my tummy felt itchy from the stretching during pregnancy, and this would calm it instantly. I plan on continuing to use this after childbirth to help continue taking care of my skin. There is also a Dreambelly stretch mark cream… go check that one out too!
The people at Fairhaven Health have very kindly provided the opportunity for one Discovering Parenthood reader to win a PregEase, Dreambelly Butter, and a Tea-for-Two. The perfect little mom to be kit. This giveaway is open to residents of the USA and Canada. So please, enter. Share with any soon to be new mamas you know, enter for yourself. Good luck to everyone who enters.