When pregnant it is important to remember to take time out to pamper and take care of yourself. With two small children already I don't have huge amounts of time to pamper myself but using the right products can make a huge difference to how I feel. Just before Christmas I was sent a mum to be pamper hamper with some fab products perfect for those of us who are expecting.
Centrum During Pregnancy Multivitamins (£4.29 for 30 tablets at Boots and Tesco’s) are tailored for women to take from the moment they found out they are pregnant. They contain 21 vitamins and minerals specially developed to give both mum and baby nutritional support including vitamin D and Calcium as recommended by the Department of Health, Iodine for brain and nervous system development and Chromium to help maintain normal blood glucose levels.
My consultant reminded me how important it was to continue taking multivitamins throughout my pregnancy, so I have been ensuring that I take them (I am human I have been known to forget). I find the long narrow shape of the Centrum During Pregnancy Multivitamins makes them really easy to swallow which is always a plus for me.
Dr. Organic Hemp Oil 24hr Rescue Cream (£8.99 for 50ml at Holland and Barrett) is a soothing and nourishing face cream based on organic Hemp Oil which is rich is essential fatty acids and Omega 3, 6, and 9 all essential for healthy looking skin. The oil is combined with Beeswax, Borage Oil and a blend of natural organic extracts including Horsetail, Hibiscus and Hops to create a restoring rescue cream proven to look in moisture for 24 hours.
I have mentioned in my pregnancy posts that my skin does get more sensitive during pregnancy so I was interested to try this cream. It is a light cream, with a lavender scent and I have found that it sinks in quickly leaving me with super soft skin and best of all, no irritation!
Bio-Oil (£8.95 for 60ml in Boots) is something of a cult product among pregnant women. So would you believe that I had never tried it before? Bio-Oil is designed to maximise skins elasticity helping to prevent the appearance of stretchmarks. Containing well know skincare ingredients including Vitamin A and Vitamin E along with Calendula, lavender, rosemary and Chamomile oils the oil can be used on face and body including sensitive skins which is perfect if like me your skin becomes more sensitive during pregnancy.
I always worry with oils that they will leave my skin greasy but Bio-Oil wowed me, literally sinking straight in, no greasiness at all. I am going to be using this on my bump and also on an old scar to see if it will help to improve the appearance with long term use.
If you are pregnant and looking to pamper yourself or are looking to make up a mum to be pamper hamper(great baby shower gift) then these products would make great additions.
**I was sent these items for the purpose of this post, all opinions are my own**
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