It's no secret that I've been blessed with two healthy boys over the past 3 years and that I most recently was pregnant for about 10 weeks before experiencing our loss (see: our ectopic story). So, all in all pregnancy and post-partum has impacted me quite a bit. I've seen it all and I've pretty much felt it all. The good, the bad and the not so pretty. We, as women, tend to be super heroes in procreation, but not without a little help from our friends. The minute I found I was pregnant this past Fall, I immediately teamed up with one of my favorite brands for some aide in getting through the first trimester sickness and gearing up for round 3 of breast-feeding and postpartum care. When I tell you that UpSpring is the premier resource for your entire maternal journey, I mean it. Let me introduce you to some of my favorite products and let you see for yourself.
Okay, so you just found out you're pregnant and you're feeling alright, but within two weeks of seeing that glorious test, all of a sudden you're so ill you can barely make it out of the bathroom. Enter UpSpring's new product Morning SickLESS a complete nausea relief kit that will help you get back to feeling normal in no time. The taste is flavorful but not overwhelming and it decreases your nausea pretty quickly. It's a drop and a pill that you can take together or separately depending on how bad your feeling. It's all-natural (drug-free + no artificial anything!) and works immediately when taken daily. Beats the heck out of taking all that ginger ale and saltines!
The 100% Pure Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is absolutely amazing for preventing stretch marks and keeping your now sensitive skin in check. I started using this immediately when I found out I was pregnant and I'm still using it because it just smells soooo good! It's a totally different texture than what you would think and it literally just melts into your skin and relieves any itchiness caused by pregnancy or other skin conditions. My little guys suffer from a mild case of eczema and I use it on them, too. Pregnant or not, this is something I would want in my house at all times.
The Wellmom Organic Nipple Balm soothes, moisturizes, and helps to support healing for sore, cracked nipples. And because it’s made with only the cleanest, purest organic ingredients, you don’t need to wash it off before nursing. Not that any of us have time for that anyway! It's recommended by lactation consultants everywhere because it's made with coconut oil, nature’s perfect healing ointment. That's how you know it's good!
The Milkflow Drink Mix is a great way for breast-feeding moms to get their fenugreek and keep hydrated with a tasty drink. It helps to boost milk-supply and although I haven't tried it yet myself, I'm happy to have it on hand when the time comes. They also have a ton of different flavors, like chocolate (the first ever!) and berry. I hear it's super effective within 24 hours and helps when your baby starts to drop feedings. I always had an issue pumping and feeding, since my boys loved to eat around the clock, so this should be a huge help with our next little one!
Shrinkx Hips is a revolutionary belt that provides postpartum support and helps reshape your hips back to pre-pregnancy dimensions in the first eight weeks post-baby. I started using this a few days after I had both my boys and helped control the pooch and bloat. While using this in correlation with breast-feeding, I definitely think it brought my pre-pregnancy body back much quicker (within 4 months). I wouldn't want to give birth without it!
UpSpring has a whole line of products for your little one at all different stages, like vitamin drops and even walking wings for when your baby transitions to toddler. One item we keep in our cabinets at all times is their probiotic + colostrum supplement for babies and kids. If your baby’s tummy ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. Your baby’s microbiome, the collection of bacteria he inherits at birth, sets the stage for gut and immune health for years to come. This is the best way to give your baby the best start possible, and keep his tummy comfy, too. Not to mention you can use it for any age! It has 5 billion active cultures per dose and helps reduce occasional digestive upset including diarrhea and other tummy troubles. It comes in easy to use single serve packets, so I just slip one into my boys juice when I know they're not feeling well. Like most of UpSpring's products, it's all-natural and contains nothing artificial! One of the many reasons I love this brand so much.
I've teamed up with UpSpring Baby for our weekly giveaway tonight, so be sure to check back at 7:30pm/est on Instagram to enter for a chance to win a $50 credit to UpSpring & Little Adi + Co. To see more of their products (andsee for yourself just how great they are!), check them out below: Shop | Facebook | Instagram
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