Hi Friends! How’s it going?
I’m hanging in there! I’ll actually be full-term at the end of this week, and Small Bean is due in 20ish days! AHHHHHH!
Today, I wanted to share the Mama Strut Maternity Care System (here) with you pregnant ladies out there, or gals who are looking for a gift for a pregnant friend or family member. Mama Strut is predominately known for their postpartum care products, but they also have a “during pregnancy” care system that I got to try out (I was not paid for this post, but did receive a complimentary product).
This pregnancy hasn’t been super easy for me – feeling sick in the first trimester, getting gestational diabetes in the second trimester, and now just feeling huge and swollen in the third trimester. So give me all the products that’ll make things easier! Well, not all the products…you guys know how I’m health-conscious and prefer to do things the clean/natural way if I can!
I’ve had some bouts of hip pain (especially when sleeping) and around Christmas, had TERRIBLE tailbone area pain. A lot of doctors will just tell you to take some Tylenol. But I’d rather not do not on a daily basis.
The Mama Strut Maternity (during pregnancy) pelvic soft brace is built to deliver heat/ice therapy to reduce pregnancy pelvic, SI joint, lower back pain and vulvar swelling. It supports the pelvic floor, back, hips (SI) and abdomen and has removable ice/heat pouches that can be placed wherever you need it. The system fits under clothing, and is made with moisture-wicking, anti-microbial fabric. It’s also machine washable, and comes in many sizes.
Even though I haven’t had much pain recently (knock on wood), since we’ve been moving and packing/unpacking and cleaning like crazy, I find myself needing more support overall. My bump just feels…heavy? Wearing this brace around the house has helped me more around more comfortably and do chores. Even without the ice/heating packs!
After birth, I’m super excited to try the postpartum care system as well – I’m super nervous about that stage. I heard that everyone warns you about labor being tough. But lots of women feel ill-prepared during the first couple weeks after baby’s birth.
See you guys back here soon for a third trimester update!