Carrying a little bundle of joy for 9 months can have it’s highs and lows. Do you (or did you) have a product you couldn’t do without?
"Bio Oil is the world’s leading scar and stretch mark product with over 400 skincare awards to its name helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. The clinically proven formulation is a combination of plant extracts and vitamins suspended in an oil base that work together to help improve the texture of the skin and increase its elasticity.
Bio-Oil Skincare Oil’s formulation combines a blend of Vitamins A and E, plant extracts and a breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil-, which reduces the thickness of the formulation and makes it easily absorbed. It also acts as an emollient, making the skin soft, smooth and supple.
It helps reduce the possibility of stretch marks forming during pregnancy, periods of rapid weight gain, and helps improve the appearance of existing stretch marks. In clinical trials, 100% of participants showed an improvement in the appearance of their stretch marks.
Can be ideal for use in a daily skincare regime as it helps improve uneven skin tone on the face and to smooth and tone ageing skin on both the face and body, helping retain its moisture.
Non-comedogenic and suitable for sensitive skin."
"Ulluv’s pre-packed maternity hospital bags are a stress-free solution for mums-to-be who are looking to sort their hospital bag from the comfort of their home. With a variety of bag designs and styles to choose from, as well as a wide range of hospital contents packs and individual items, it couldn’t be easier to find a pre-packed hospital bag that works for your style and budget.
With 2 sustainable/plastic-free hospital contents packs now forming part of the range (our “Conscious” packs) and the multifunctionality of the bags themselves, Ulluv has an increasing focus on sustainability and is constantly looking for ways to replace any plastic hospital contents items with greener versions. We also try to include Irish brands as much as we can."
"Certified organic, Udo’s Choice® Ultimate Oil Blend is a plant-based seed oil formulated to contain the ideal 2:1 ratio of Omega 3 and 6. What's more, it's the richest vegan source of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids available in Ireland. These essential fatty acids play a key role in many functions including heart, brain and vision* health to help you look and feel amazing, inside and out.
Essential fats are so important for our health and wellbeing, and this goes for your developing baby and infants too.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommends that pregnant and lactating women consume an additional 200mg of Omega 3 DHA essential fatty acids daily on top of the standard 250mg EPA and DHA recommendation for adults, to contribute to normal brain and eye development of the foetus and breastfed infants.
100ml of Udo’s Oil contains provides up to 215mg Omega 3 DHA fatty acids. Udo's Oil is safe to use while pregnant and breast feeding and is a great way to support the Omega 3 needs of your baby.
It has a pleasant nutty flavour which many women may find more palatable than fish oil especially during pregnancy. You can take it by the spoon or add to salad dressings, smoothies, soups, casseroles, porridge and more.
*the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA for adults."
"Pregnacare supplements are the most popular and trusted by mums to safeguard the diet of those who are planning for pregnancy or are already pregnant. Pregnacare has been carefully developed by experts so that all ingredient levels are within safe levels for pregnancy and are moderate rather than excessive.
Pregnacare provides support through all stages of the pregnancy cycle:
Pregnacare is recommended before conception to build up the stores of nutrients such as iron in women who are trying for a baby.
Pregnacare provides essential nutrients throughout pregnancy including folic acid which plays an important role during the full nine months and contributes to normal blood formation.
Pregnacare Breast-feeding is specially formulated with key specific ingredients for the postnatal period, including essential fatty acids such as DHA."