I am nearing the end of pregnancy (35 weeks now) and am feeling huge and a bit tired and fed up with all sorts of hideous pregnancy 'symptoms', can anyone recommend any nice mum to be or new mum toiletries/bath or body sets which would give me a lift but don't contain anything that needs to be researched or worried about?!
Or any other tips for feeling fresh and feminine when your body is starting to feel the strain!
In the last few weeks I have had a few scalp and neck massages, and also a leg and 'ankle' massage (i.e. so no one was worried about reflexology and bringing on early labour). Neither have required lying on my back (which i can no longer comfortably do) and have really made me feel so much better. Sort of like a trip to the Spa but without all the changing and robes and faff which I cannot be doing with anymore.
I wish you a very speedy final few weeks...I am so bored of being pregnant now, and really starting to get quite angry and emotional about the whole thing. Good luck and we are nearly there!!
No bath or body sets will contain anything you need to worry about, unless you usually have skin sensitivities or eczema.
There is absolutely no need to waste money on 'natural' products or, ahem, anything containing aloe vera or similar, i.e., things th at are often marketed quite aggressively at pregnant women, playing on their guilt about harming their baby
I love Cote Bastide products, you can get them from Cologne and Cotton online. The Au Lait products are nice as well.
You can get specific pregnancy massages where the table has a hole for the bump so you can properly lie on your front and have your back massaged with aromatherapy etc, haven't tried it but friends have raved about it despite the cost!
Same here, 31 weeks and literally just woke up two days ago feeling all kinds of fat, frumpy, breathless, pissed off, exhausted all of a sudden! Have a trip to the hairdressers, pedicure, swimming on my list for when mat leave starts in 6 weeks...
Pregnancy massages are wonderful! With my first DC I had one at 36 wks and it was the first time I had lain on my stomach in months (special table). It was a really heavenly experience.
If there is a swimming pool nearby head down there at a quietish time and just float in the water... releases weight of bump and can feel really wonderful.
Watch as much Netflix as you can manage, with a pot of tea (so don't have to get up) and cake or biscuits or whatever your favourite treat is. You won't be able to do this so much when baby is born! If TV is not your thing then your favourite book, podcast or whatever is just as nice
Acupuncture can also be oddly relaxing - there are practitioners who specifically do pregnancy acupuncture too, just like with massage.