The months that lead up to the arrival of a new baby can bring all sorts of questions. But what do you really need to stay well during pregnancy and into the fourth trimester? Our guide rounds up the balms, supplements, and other essentials you’ll want to have on hand.
With so many new mamas as part smof our community, we’re always researching what composes a healthy prenatal diet.
There are many different types of prenatal vitamins and supplements—here’s a look at some of our member favorites.
Thrive Market’s prenatal vitamin is formulated with iron and served up in a once-daily tablet that offers 18 essential vitamins and minerals.
SmartyPants has you covered in the gummies department, making it easier than ever to get your daily dose of nutrients. Organics Prenatal Complete Gummy Vitamins deliver vitamins D3, B12, folate, and prebiotics to support your health.
Garden of Life’s Dr. Formulated Once Daily Prenatal Probiotic has everything you need to support gut health during pregnancy. The formula is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian.
This jar has 192 vegetarian capsules that include folate, vitamin D3, vitamin K, iron, and more. The addition of ginger may help reduce nausea, too.
Here’s a prenatal supplement developed with DHA—a source of omega-3s to benefit both you and your growing baby. If you’re not a fan of taking pills, you’ll appreciate the smaller softgel size.
How to cure morning sickness is a question on the minds of many pregnant women. If you’re lucky enough to experience pregnancy without feeling nauseous, permission to skip ahead to the next section! For the rest of you, here are some home cures for morning sickness.
If nausea has become part of your daily routine during pregnancy, make friends with ginger, which is commonly recommended as a natural remedy.
For quick relief, add a few sprays of magnesium mist to the soles of feet, wrists, or other exposed areas, then massage it in. This convenient treatment makes it easy to support yourself at work or on the go.
Brew a cup of organic ginger tea anytime you need a moment of zen. This bag is made from a spicy blend of ginger, lemongrass, peppermint, licorice, and black pepper.
If you’re struggling to feel like yourself, enjoy a non-GMO candy formulated with organic ginger, natural raspberry flavor, and 15mg of B6 to help keep nausea at bay.
We love supporting mamas-to-be and recently launched a lovely collection of balms and sprays to support you during pregnancy and beyond.
Botanicals such as shea butter, apricot oil, and rosehips are the base of this soothing balm to help calm itchy skin and minimize the appearance of stretch marks.
“Makes my belly feel hydrated, warm and cozy!”
If your little one has an uncomfortable rash, rub in our diaper balm. It’s made from organic botanicals that include Oregon grape root, calendula flower, and extra virgin olive oil to nourish irritated skin.
“This is very effective, and a little goes a long way.”
This spray combines witch hazel, yarrow, uva ursi, and essential oils to help bring cooling relief to sore perineal muscles after labor. The clean formula is free from synthetic ingredients, parabens, and artificial fragrances.
“I’ve tried other sprays and sitz baths, but this one seems to be the most soothing. Love that it’s organic!”
Sore and cracked nipples can put a damper on bonding during feedings. Soothe delicate skin with our paraben-free formula, infused with shea butter, marshmallow root, and calendula flower—no need to wash it off before feedings!
“This is a great gift for new moms!”
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