Taking Care of the Baby Bump
I love being a mother. My kids are the best, most amazing blessings in my life and I can’t wait until our baby girl arrives to make us a family of five.
While I do have fun indulging all of my food cravings (I can’t get enough of sour cherries and cinnamon gummy bears!), I make sure to take really good care of my body in other ways. First and foremost: keeping my growing baby bump moisturized to prevent stretch marks. My regimen is to gently exfoliate my belly once a week in the shower, and then after I dry off, I take my time massaging lotion (for the daytime) or an oil (for night) on my skin. For all of my pregnancies, I’ve had my go-to products and they are still my favorites.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter
I love so many of the formulas from Palmer’s, from the Tummy Butter enriched with collagen, Argan oil, elastin, and shea butter; to the Massage Lotion which both help improve my skin’s elasticity and reduces the appearance of those pesky stretch marks during and after pregnancy.
Sonya Dakar Body Oil
I rub this body oil all over my body after a bath. It uses botanical and essential oils to help soothe, hydrate, and nourish my body without making it feel oily.
Hatch Mama Belly Oil
I love the way this oil smells—a mixture of calendula and sweet almond—and the fact that it keeps my belly calm, cool, and not itchy. I use the dropper to put a small amount into my palms, rub my hands together, and then massage into the areas that feel extra stretched out. Pure bliss.
Epicuren Pro Collagen and Mama Mio Boob Tube
Don’t forget about those boobies! I use this each night to help my sensitive skin stay perky during this growing time.