Our trusted friends at Marks & Spencer always make the best necessities, but one thing I like about them, the first thing I buy in preparation for childbirth is these mule slippers. Non-slip soles (ideal for hospital bathrooms), fluffy inside, available in four colors, I live in these.
Nursing bras and underwear
Vitamins and minerals
I increased my vitamin intake before birth. Some of these vitamins also need to be taken after birth because your body needs some medical help. Before you take any new supplements, be sure to consult your doctor or healthcare practitioner.
These vitamins are in full compliance with the folic acid dosage recommended by the Ministry of Health. It is highly recommended for healthy cells, protecting cell damage and tissue growth. I still take these after delivery to help maintain all my vitamin levels.
The list of benefits of this probiotic is long. Essentially, it is for gastrointestinal health, support the intestines, help digestion, relieve constipation…all the happy stomach problems caused by childbirth!
When I researched tea that helps breast milk secretion, this tea ranked first anywhere. It was voted the best maternity product in the 2019 British Baby Awards, so… I want to say it is very popular. It contains rosemary, fennel seeds, star anise, lemon verbena and nettle leaves, so it is full of natural goodies; it is caffeine-free and helps promote milk production. Gluten-free and vegan-friendly, the pyramid tea bags are biodegradable.
When I was not pregnant, I often talked about Vital Proteins in Instagram stories. Collagen is good for everything. But please be sure to consult your healthcare practitioner before you start taking it.
Your midwife will provide postpartum bathroom advice, but I have linked below some things I found useful when I had an Honor. Put everything in one place and put these things together, because you will experience more than you think. Anything that can be used hot or cold is a real first choice for me, because your body temperature is a bit messy.
I would love to spend some time in the freshman bubble, even though I actually know that life, work and having a toddler still have external pressure and interference. However, with the advent of each day, remember that the bad is over, the good is the gold powder, and it seems easier to get honor in hindsight. I have a loose plan, but I also try to go with the flow, involving breastfeeding, any kind of baby schedule, my own recovery, and how much I end up doing — and how quickly. If I want to meet friends or go for coffee, I will, if I don’t-then I won’t feel guilty for saying no to visitors. If I want to make up and wear ordinary clothes, then I will, but if I want to stay in PJ and it looks like a mess, I will do it too! This is a somewhat selfish prime time, putting family first.