This has been a staple since day 1 really, i couldn't possibly get to sleep without it. I bought it after watching one of Hannah Maggs YouTube videos and even before i needed it to cram under the hefty bump to add some kind of support it had already replaced my pillows, i just found it to be so much more comfortable and obviously it has its uses more and more as you expand!
2. 100% Pure Coconut Oil
Even before being pregnant i've always had sensitive skin (oddly not on the face!) but i am a sucker for lotions and potions and believe me i've spent a fair penny on them for bump! To name but a few, Mamma Mio Stretch Mark Butter - Great, its absorbs quickly, looks to be actually doing something but i cannot for the life of me stand the smell! i tried to get over it considering the not so sweet price tag but the smell would constantly make me nauseous. Oh and the famous Bio-oil, id drowned my skin in this but my skin did not take too kindly to it...constant itching! it seemed the only way forward was au natural, 100% au natural in the form of coconut oil and its worked wonders for me. So far no stretch marks but i know this is technically just down to what you slap on the bump (good genetics and all that have there part to play and its usually just a couple of weeks before you drop that those suckers get ya! But anyway, coconut oil, it soothes any irritation i got from the stretching skin, absorbs pretty quickly and funnily enough had no scent, not even a coconut one. perfect.
3. Tums - Assorted Fruit Anti-acid Tablets
My third trimester brought with it the return of the heartburn! thanks for that...
I usually suffer with heartburn the most at night so its hands to have this little tub on my bedside table but its also small enough to chuck in my bag when heading off for work. I like me you cant stand the taste of 'chalky' anti-acid tablets definitely give these a try, not only do they work an extra bonus is they are fruit flavoured so quite tasty too (always thinking about the stomach!)
4. Origins Ginzing Eye Cream
Lets face it, i've not had a decent nights sleep in about oh errrr 30weeks? (if its not sickness its heartburn if not heartburn most likely backache, bumpache, legache, just aching in general).
This is a little pot of gold dust and with a good concealer is great at faking those wide awake peepers! Im a big fan of all the Ginzing line from Origins, so definitely worth checking out if you've never tried it before.
5. Newlook Bump Bands
Nothing fits? roll out the bump bands! Great for tops that are wide enough to house bump but not quite long enough and if like me you cant bare to part with your beloved skinnies (and the whole buttonhole/hairband trick no longer works) these are great at keeping them up and hiding the fact that your walking around with your jeans unbuttoned.