Wednesday, February 1, 2023

My Favorite Products for a Naturally Healthy Pregnancy


There are so many ways to naturally deal with all that pregnancy throws at you. Growing another human takes a lot of work, which can lead to some pains, discomfort, and other not so fun things. These products can help you stay comfortable, nourished, and as pain-free as possible.

Please note that I am not a medical professional. This is not medical advice. You should consult your care provider and do personal research before using the products listed below.

Magnesium is a vital nutrient for anyone. It is best when absorbed through the skin, which makes magnesium lotion, oil, and Epsom salts are a great way to get the magnesium that you need. Magnesium can be super helpful is helping with leg pain, restlessness syndrome, and sleeping problems. These are my favorite magnesium products: 

Earthley Magnesium Lotion

Pinkstork Pregnancy Flakes

Pinkstork Magnesium Mist 

Pregnancy teas are formulated to help pregnant women stay healthy and prepare for birth. The base of pregnancy teas are red raspberry leaf tea, which contains vital nutrients for a healthy immune system while helping the uterus prepare for birth. These are my favorites:

Earthley Pregnancy Tea

Pink Stork Labor Prep Tea 

Earth Mama Third Trimester Tea

Forest & Meadow Glorious Pregnancy Tea

"Morning" sickness is a downright awful part of pregnancy. And the name is misleading, as some women have nausea all the time, not just in the morning. If yours does start in the morning, it can be helpful to keep snacks, like crackers, near your bedside & eat before getting up for the day. 

The nausea can be attributed to the hormones associated with pregnancy. There are many helpful things that can stave off the nausea including lemon, ginger, mint, and B6. 

But you should seek help from a functional medicine doctor if the nausea is extreme & seems to rule your life. Getting support for your liver & kidneys can fix the root cause of the nausea. 

These are my favorite products that a can help you find relief:

Earthley Ginger Root Capsules

Earthley Mama's Tummy Relief Tincture

Traditional Medicinals Organic Morning Ease Lozenges

Earth Mama Ginger Nausea Tea 

Pink Stork Nausea Sweets-Mint

Pink Stork Morning Sickness Tea

Pink Stork Total Nausea Capsules

Forest & Meadow Morning Sickness Tincture

Staying hydrated is one of the easiest & cheapest ways to stay healthy during pregnancy. By staying hydrated you keep yourself regular, you help ensure your amniotic fluid level stays good, & it can prevent headaches. Drinking half your weight in ounces should be your daily goal. As well as ensuring you’re eating a healthy amount of good quality salt. Drinking of a bottle with a straw makes it easier to drink the recommended amount. And coconut water & electrolyte mixes can be healthy ways to up your electrolyte intake. With coconut water, you’ll want a product that is raw, over pasteurized. And with both coconut water & electrolyte mixes, steer clear of products that contain added sugar (which can dehydrate you even more!) These are the products that can help you ensure your fluid intake is good:

Klean Kanteen Straw Bottle

Cure Electrolyte Mix

Harmless Harvest Coconut Water

Berkey Water Filter

Celtic Salt

Pink Himalayan Salt

Getting enough protein during pregnancy is one of the most important things you will want to do to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy. Low protein intake is linked with high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia. You will want to ensure you get 70-100 grams/day. Eating real food is the healthiest way to get protein. You will want to ensure you are eating protein rich foods like chicken, beef, eggs, beans/legumes, and broccoli. If you are struggling to get in enough protein, adding in ready made products can be helpful. These are some healthy options:

Seeking Health Optimal Prenatal Protein Powder

Orgain Plant Protein Shakes

Orgain Protein Powder

Rx Bars

Vital Proteins Collagen Powder

Vital Proteins Collagen Water