Pregnant bellies are beautiful, glowing signs of new life. They are also itchy, tight and susceptible to stretch marks and saggy skin post-childbirth. The use of pregnant belly balms, oils and creams can help keep your skin supple and hydrated. While they won’t stop stretch marks completely, these products can help with the itchiness and tightness. Below is a list of belly balms and creams that are made with natural and organic ingredients. And they are formulated specifically for pregnant women.
Sleeping on your side (SOS) is the best sleep position for pregnant women – especially your left side. The use of a pregnancy or body pillow helps to make this position more comfortable. I have compiled a list of some great options for pregnancy pillows. And because you should try to avoid synthetic materials and… Read More
Although everyone needs sleep to function well, sleep is especially important for pregnant women. One poll found that more than 75% of women slept worse during pregnancy. Many pregnant women suffer from body pains, heartburn, vivid dreams, sleep apnea, nasal congestion, restless legs and insomnia. A lack of sleep can lead to depression and a decreased… Read More
Whether you suffer from a touch of “morning” sickness or you can’t hold anything down at all, you are probably desperate for some relief. Around 80% of pregnant women experience some sort of morning sickness. I was one of the unlucky few that was hit hard with severe morning sickness (also known as hyperemesis gravidarum).… Read More
Trying to have a baby is stressful. You have to worry about whether it’s the right time to have a baby. Whether you have the room. Whether your marriage can handle it. Making the baby should be the fun part! But did you know that using the wrong lubricant can actually interfere with your ability to get pregnant?
Check out my post “Why I Wish I Hadn’t Used a Lubricant While Trying to Conceive” on the Circle of Moms RoundUp for more information!
I have not posted on this blog (or really had anything to do with One Part Sunshine) in months. Instead, I have been confined to my bed overwhelmed by nausea, vomiting and extreme fatigue. We found out we were pregnant with our second child shortly before Christmas. And a week later, I was a mess. I became one of more than 60,000 women each year to be afflicted by a condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG). HG is a condition that occurs during pregnancy characterized by extreme nausea and vomiting which leads to dehydration and weight loss.
Although I’m not pregnant yet, I have started my pregnancy beauty routine. If you are thinking about getting pregnant or think that you might be already, there is no better time than now to start cutting out things that could potentially be harmful to your unborn child. I already try to live a natural and organic lifestyle but even some green products can have harmful effects on an unborn child.