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Our Top Pregnancy Essentials

Pregnancy is such a special time of life – a beautiful nine months where you’re growing and nourishing a new member of the family. Whether you’re a first-time parent, or it’s your second or third (or sixth!) bubba, your needs develop and change with each individual pregnancy. We’re super excited to share with you our favourite things that have made this time a little easier, and more comfortable for us.

 

Pictured: Eden Dress in Maple Sugar | Poppy Shirt in Cornflower Gingham & Aurora Pants in Cappuccino | Freya Dress in Antique Gingham (All to be released next week)

  1. Comfy Clothes

An essential all year round, but especially for pregnancy is a few key comfy pieces of clothing. For us, that comes in the form of all-natural fibre pieces that double as both maternity and postpartum wear. Fabrics such as cotton, linen and ramie are the safest choice for pregnancy, and beyond – even for your newborn. 

Natural fibres come straight from the earth and are free from the crude oils, chemicals and plastics that make up synthetic fibres. They’re more environmentally friendly than synthetics, and biodegradable – they will completely decompose once disposed of, avoiding further pollution of our planet. Because of this, they’re safe to have against your skin, and safe to wear during this delicate time.

Ultra-comfortable, soft and made from 100% natural fibres, our selection of loungewear is perfect for this time. Our Chloe Pants and Charlie Pants are stretchy, soft and great for both maternity and postpartum – just choose your favourite style, harem or wide leg. We also have a selection of cotton knit tops – our Demi Singlets and Daisy Tees both have a relaxed, oversize fit for bump and beyond. Even better, all of these pieces also double as pyjamas – the cutest comfort!

 

  1. Teas

Teas have long been used to support and boost immunity, hydrate the body and its antioxidant benefits. Because of this, teas are a great remedy for morning sickness and in general, aiding you through pregnancy.

Our favourite brand is Love Tea, a local Victorian brand that specialise in brews for supporting your body. They have a beautiful selection of teas – some loose leaf, some in satchels – specially formulated for pregnancy. 

Raspberry Leaf was formulated especially for the second and third trimester. Known to strengthen and tone the uterus, it’s also nutrient rich to help support postpartum recovery. It’s best to skip this one during your first trimester, and midwives claim it can help to make contractions more efficient.

Pregnancy Tea is a supportive brew for the last few months of pregnancy. A nutrient rich tea, it supports the digestive and nervous system with ingredients such as peppermint, chamomile, ginger, lemon balm and nettle leaf.

Morning Wellness Tea is specially curated for the early stages of pregnancy. With peppermint and ginger to reduce nausea related morning sickness, it also has lemon balm and cinnamon to overall support digestive function and balance blood sugar levels. Have a cup of this tea every morning for a refreshing start to the day.

 

  1. Body Care

Created by a local mama, our selection of beautiful Hermosa Co products continue to be a favourite of ours even after pregnancy. The Hermosa Co features all-natural products and treatments for pregnancy, postpartum and newborns. Every aspect of the product process is overseen by Lydia – creator and founder of The Hermosa Co – to ensure product quality and formulation.

One of our favourites is the Belly Oil. Made from a combination of Avocado, Apricot Kernel, Macadamia, Rosehip and Acai oil, this blend leaves skin feeling supple, soft and assists in healing and preventing stretch marks. It’s super nourishing and hydrating, making it a perfect all over body oil. 

The Hermosa Soak is a magnesium rich bath soak formulated to assist with pregnancy related aches and pains. Magnesium is a super special mineral that can aid in sleep and body recovery. It also includes Himalayan pink rock salt to aid in reducing swelling and inflammation, and a touch of spearmint oil for a relaxing, calming scent.

The ‘Nipples’ nipple balm has quickly become a favourite around the office – not only is it amazing for caring for dry and cracked nipples during breast feeding, but it’s also perfect for treating pregnancy related skin dryness. We regularly use this natural product on our lips, elbows and dry patches of skin for nourishing relief.

 

  1. Honourable Mentions

Our selection of Modibodi underwear is perfect for pregnancy (and all year around). We have fallen in love with Modibodi – it’s so convenient and great for the environment by reducing the amount of single use pads and tampons used daily.

Modibodi have pregnancy specific underwear, designed to sit comfortably under baby bumps to hold any pregnancy related accidents. But overall, we would recommend any of their underwear for pregnancy and postpartum. 

Weleda Perineum Massage Oil is a must have for pregnant mamas, and for healing after birth. To be used in conjunction with a perennial massage, this oil helps enhance skin elasticity and flexibility – aiming to reduce the risk of tearing or need for an episiotomy during birth. Use after a warm bath and massage a small amount of oil into the perineum area, 3-4 times a week for 5-10 minutes.

 

These are only a few of our essential items that have helped us through pregnancy, we’d love to know yours!

 

All our love,

 

Miann & Co x

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