April 10, 2013

Mama-to-be-approved: Body & Beauty

prenatal approved products

Pregnancy is different for every woman; from nausea to hormonal tantrums. It's a truly amazing experience but we can also not seem like our usual selves. Although, I have always tried to be somewhat conscious of food, products, and lifestyle choices. The fact is pregnancy changes what you put on the inside and outside. Lately, I have tried to change my beauty habits. Products such as; retinoids and glycolic acids are no longer part of my skincare regime. I've tried to take out as much chemicals as I can.
On a later date I will be posting my new skincare regime which I am still tweaking! Thankfully, no pregnancy breakouts.
As for other health products:
Main concern are stretch marks, so I've been applying baby oil all over my body concentrating on the stomach and boobies! Over top I apply Love My...Body Butter created by my hairdresser Eva Therese. Love this stuff! A raw organic thick balm that emulsifies between your fingers and spreads like butter.

Body Shop DeoDry Deodorant (which I believe recently discontinued), no harsh chemicals but the biggie for me is no aluminum.
 PrenatalVitamins and Omega 3's: so far liking the Quest prenatal vitamins and the Nordic Naturally prenatal omega 3's.

Any major product or lifestyle changes for my mama readers?


  1. Aww. Congrats Monica, I had no idea as I haven't been on your blog in awhile. I'm so happy for you and wish you all the best.
    Carolina Z.

  2. Congratulations! How exciting!
    Our daughter was born September 29th and it has been a beautiful experience!

    These are just a few products that I started using during my pregnancy and continue to use.

    I'm vegetarian (vegan)so I did quite a bit of research to find products and vitamins that I could use and that provided the nutrients that I needed. One of my favourites is a DHA vegetarian algae made by Flora Health. It's a great source of Omega-3.

    For skin, I started using Neutrogena's Natural products and they have been great. I particularly love their facial wash with willow bark. During the pregnancy my sense of smell became extremely heightened. I also used (and still use) cocoa oil and an almond oil by Now Solutions. My skin was soft and lighted scented (I haven't found any stretch marks so perhaps the oils helped :) )

    There are some baby products that I love as well but I can share those with you another time.

    I hope you have a smooth pregnancy and that you enjoy each moment of it! Congratulations again.

    Rita S.

    P.S. I love your blog and your boards on Pinterest!

  3. Thanks Ladies!!
    @Rita, my due date is Sept 22!! Thank you for all the tips, will look into a few you suggested.

  4. Oooh, congraculations Monica!!! I'm so happy for you and wish you all the best. Thanks for sharing your ideas, it was a good read.

  5. Congrats Monica! So happy for you. When you have time, can you please review some stretch mark fading products. I'm getting tons of them, drives me nuts. Thanks!

    Christie X.


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