It’s that time in your life when you need lots of great advice! The growing belly, body fatigue, tired feet, itchy skin, and morning sickness; moms-to-be need some really good advice that works. There is plenty, more than we actually want, but whether it’s useful or not, that’s something to ponder.
As a mom-to-be, wouldn’t it be wonderful if someone offered to rub your feet or make some ginger ale for you? How you wish you had a magic wand that would solve all your pregnancy pains.
We are sure you’ve searched everywhere for something that would relieve your itchy skin condition and erase the blue lines that have started appearing on your belly. This is also the time when you should start questioning the safety of products you are using.
And so it was that we decided to search for a possible solution and in the process, we opened nature’s Pandora’s box. Luckily for us, we did find an answer, unlike Pandora. Nature has the power to heal, and here is our advice on some effective natural remedies for common pregnancy problems
1. Those hurting feet!
A good foot massage can do wonders for a pregnant mommy. The growing body weight exerts a lot of pressure on the legs and problems like swollen feet and varicose veins often arise during this period. Get your feet rubbed using some good base oil like vitamin E or olive oil. Add a few drops of natural oils like peppermint oil as its wonderful aroma rejuvenates the senses and the oil is known to relieve pain. A Shea butter massage too moisturizes the feet and alleviates the pressure and discomfort in the ankles. You could also soak your feet in warm water after adding a few drops of essential oils or salt. Try some simple foot exercises like stretching your feet, eat foods rich in Vitamin C and E. Drink loads of fresh fruit juices and water, to flush out toxins and harmful salts that retain fluid in the body, leading to swelling in the feet.
A Shea butter massage too moisturizes the feet and alleviates the pressure and discomfort in the ankles. You could also soak your feet in warm water after adding a few drops of essential oils or salt. Try some simple foot exercises like stretching your feet, eat foods rich in Vitamin C and E. Drink loads of fresh fruit juices and water, to flush out toxins and harmful salts that retain fluid in the body, leading to swelling in the feet.
Mom Tip: Use The Mom’s Co.’s Natural Foot Cream for a great foot massage.
2. The strange smells, morning sickness, nausea, and your tired body!!
Nature has bestowed us with the best cleanser that cleans with gentleness – coconut. Apply it as oil, add it to body scrubs, or get a natural body wash that has coconut. Use these natural ingredients instead of a readymade chemically-laced body wash. Your body will feel so good that you will want to use it even after pregnancy.
Ginger works like magic for morning sickness woes. Add a few drops of Ginger Essential Oil to your bath in the morning. It’s a great remedy for relieving nausea and morning sickness. You can also try remedies like acupressure to reduce discomfort, or just take a walk to release endorphins that act against nausea and tiredness. Eat something minty, sour, or salty – try different tastes and see what works best for you.
For a ready-to-use solution, see The Moms Co.’s Natural Body Wash with ginger essential oil to ease morning sickness and coconut cleansers and Pro-Vitamin B5 to lock in that moisture
3. Dry, itchy skin and those stubborn stretch marks!!
As the body grows, the internal changes start reflecting on the surface. It also brings along dryness and itching in your skin. You need an effective stretch mark oil/cream that is bestowed with effective natural oils. For a do-it-yourself solution, make a concoction of oils and vitamin E, and smear it on your skin when itching strikes! Oils like Sea Buckthorn Oil and Rosehip Oil help in maintaining skin elasticity and aid in regeneration and healing. These oils, together with Vitamin E, penetrate deep into the epidermal layers to keep the skin supple and healthy. Eating a well-balanced diet to keep the body weight in control also helps.
Cocoa and Shea butter have deep moisturizing qualities that keep the body moisturised and soft. The Moms Co.’s Natural Body Butter with Seabuckthorn Oil, Rosehip Oil, Cocoa and Shea Butters, is full of natural Omega 3, 6, 9 and Vitamins A, E and C, that help in Collagen Synthesis.
Just rub an effective body buttercream like this twice a day all over the hips, breasts, thighs, and stomach to get relief from itchy, dry, and stressed skin. Believe us, your skin will thank you. Start right at four months, and don’t stop till 3 months after the delivery!
Moms-to-be love who prefer a non-greasy oil, check out The Mom’s Co.’s Natural Stretch Oil – with 7 amazing natural oils like Seabuckthorn, Rosehip, Coconut, Olive, Wheatgerm and Natural Vitamin E. Moms love it for its light texture and long-lasting ease from itchy skin.
There are some problems in pregnancy which cannot be totally avoided. But, with some good help and intelligent advice, these little troubles can be eased and managed well. Give Mother Nature a chance to serve you with its plethora of wonderful oils and natural resources. Listen to your body, exercise, relax, pamper yourself with the best products and stay safe!
For a great pampering, natural experience, try out the Complete Mom-To-Be Care Kit by theMomsCo. With Natural Body Butter, Natural Stretch Oil, Natural Body Wash and Natural Foot Cream, it promises to take care of your pregnancy woes through those beautiful 9 months.