By Stephanie Silberstein
It’s been a few years since I’ve been pregnant….and this time I have twins on the way. My pregnancy-safe creams and lotions have all expired, my old maternity clothes are all surprisingly hideous and I’m kind of scared to touch some of the stuff that’s been stored in my basement. Thank goodness, my favorite go-to brands have some great stuff on the market and I’ve discovered some new products that are helping to make this pregnancy stress free and getting me excited for my new bundles to arrive!
For 7 weeks, I had no idea I was pregnant with twins. But I was well aware of my double dose of morning sickness. Fortunately, there were ways to ease my discomfort safely. Sea-Band Mama is a drug-free, natural line of products to help pregnant women get through those queasy trimesters. Sea-Band Mama helps to alleviate the nausea associated with morning sickness in a safe and drug-free way with anti-nausea wrist bands and ginger lozenges. Sea-Band Mama Wrist Bands trigger the P6 Nei Kuan pressure point on the inside of the wrist to alleviate nausea from morning sickness. Stimulating this pressure point helps the body to calm nausea and vomiting. Also, in the Sea-Band Mama line is the Ginger Lozenges which are free from artificial colors and flavors and formulated with essential ginger oils to help relieve an upset stomach. They also include folic acid to contribute to a normal maternal tissue growth during pregnancy. Visit http://www.sea-band.com/mama.
My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear Collection
They’re cute. They’re cuddly. And now, stuffed animals also make the perfect keepsake for expecting parents, thanks to My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear. This unique kit consists of an adorable stuffed animal (choose from several winsome creatures) and a 20-second red heart battery recorder that captures the sound of your baby’s heartbeat during your next ultrasound. Created by a registered diagnostic medical sonographer and mom of twins, My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear makes a perfect shower gift. And only $35! Visit http://www.mybabysheartbeatbear.com.
The brand has also just launched a new app where you can simply upload your baby’s heartbeat for safekeeping, forever. This allows for peace of mind if you accidentally erase the recording from the sound module, or it allows you to temporarily switch the recording to a sibling singing a lullaby, a parent-to-child good night sign off or your child’s first words. You can change the recording, as desired, without worry that you’ll lose the original.
Bundle Organics Subscription
Pregnant with twins while already taking care of 2 kids, I needed energy and nutrition stat! A tasty prenatal juice subscription from Bundle Organics keeps energy high and is incredibly convenient. For Expecting and Breastfeeding moms the recommended serving of fruits and veggies jumps to 2 cups of fruits and 2 ½ cups of veggies. Hectic schedules and traveling can make that a daily challenge. That’s why Bundle Organics created a line of juices made with organic fruits and veggies to help mom get a head start on her fruit and veggie intake, while providing an extra bump of key vitamins and minerals for healthy development like Folic acid, Calcium, Vitamin D, and Omega-3. To make sure it’s absolutely safe for mom and baby, they follow a unique pasteurization process that allows the juice to keep their good-for-you ingredients and none of the questionables. Gift the expecting mom with a monthly juice subscription, delivered to her front door. ($67.00 – 12 juices a month! http://www.bundleorganics.com.
Active Edge Temperature Regulating Apparel
All moms, whether they have newborns or full-grown children, can use more sleep, but figuring out how to get it is the challenge. Mom can throw on the eye covers at night, take a relaxing soak in a lavender bath before she goes to bed, she can even try warm milk, but the reality is none of these are going to help improve her sleep long term. The Active Edge sleep shirt is proven to help increase REM sleep. Tested in clinical trials at the University of Florida and by the Department of Defense, Active Edge is an invisible radio technology that can be adhered to the fibers of the shirt. While you sleep, the shirt interacts with your body to increase oxygen intake, reduced inflammation, improve REM sleep and provide other benefits. The result, no matter where you are sleeping you wake up feeling more rested, less achy and ready for your day.
1 Voice Sleep Headphones Eye Mask
The 1 Voice Bluetooth Sleep Headphones is just what you need to tune out the anxious thoughts in your head you inevitably get during pregnancy and be lulled into a blissful slumber! Block out bright lights and distracting sounds with this cozy velvet eye mask made of memory foam for optimal comfort. With built-in headphones, soft soothing music from any smartphone or MP3 player can ease you gently into sleep. The sound disks even have an extra layer of memory foam built in so you’ll never feel them, even if you’re sleeping on your side. 1 Voice Sleep Headphones are compatible with any phone or MP3 player and they don’t need a battery. The eye mask comes in grey, blue, pink and black. It has an adjustable Velcro clasp so one size fits all and it’s machine-washable. Visit http://www.1voicenyc.com/1-voice-sleep-headphones/.
Anti blemish facial wash and acne control spot treatment
Belli Skincare is a physician formulated line that is teratology-screened to eliminate any and all ingredients that have been found in medical studies to have even the remotest link to birth defects, miscarriage or other problems of pregnancy. Belli’s acne care and prevention products contain no salicylic acid, glycolic acid or benzoyl peroxide, common acne-fighting ingredients that are contra-indicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Their Anti-Blemish Facial Wash and Acne Control Spot Treatment will clean your hormonally charged skin so that pregnancy glow shines through! Visit http://www.Belliskincare.com.
NOM Maternity and Nursing Clothing
NOM Maternity has created a clothing line that’s on a mission to help every woman feel confident, stylish and comfortable in her changing body both during pregnancy and beyond. Their clothes are all about style, comfort, showing off that sexy baby bump and quality fabrics that will last well past nursing and make breastfeeding easier.