Best Maternity Finds

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Our baby girl is here and she is just about the most scrumptious thing I have ever seen. It is still so hard to believe that she was in my belly!  It’s all such a miracle.

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As beautiful as the whole process is, pregnancy does not always seem so magical.  Your body goes through SO much and there are a lot of hard days.  It was really important to me to stay positive and grateful – getting pregnant in and of itself was a little process for us so I certainly was not going to let my discomfort steal my own celebration for what was happening inside of me.

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Like most pregnant women, I could name more than a few things that were making me uncomfortable.  My midwives were watching me closely because I was swelling so badly! I couldn’t fit into any shoes and sleep became really difficult.  Towards the end of my pregnancy, I discovered the wonders of diffusing lavender essential oil.  I had never diffused oils before and it would put me into a deep sleep every night.  I still got up a few times to go to the bathroom, of course – but it was incredible to me how much the lavender oil helped!  (I use Doterra Lavender Oil and diffuser.)  Another sleep game changer was my Snoogle!  Around 27 weeks, I suddenly started to experience changes in my sleep. I immediately ordered my Snoogle on Amazon Prime and it was one of the best purchases I have ever made.  I looked forward to my comfy little nest every night and I could not have survived Third Trimester without it!  It’s also been helpful and doubled as a nursing pillow since Chapel was born.  I can wrap the pillow completely around my body when I want to nurse in bed and both baby + I are comfortable.  I would recommend this pillow to any pregnant woman!

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It became really important for me to find ways to feel cute and put together with my expanding body.  I have three favorite clothing pieces that I would buy over and over and over again.  The first is my Bump Body Dress.  I received so many compliments every time I wore it.  It was seriously the most flattering maternity dress that I tried.  It gave my whole body and belly the cutest little shape!  ** Bump Body is offering my followers 20% OFF with the code ROSEWATER**

I purchased these Ingrid & Isabel Leggings from Peanuts Maternity + Kids in Santa Barbara.  I absolutely lived in them.  They have the belly support that I needed and somehow were completely flattering.  I tried so many leggings and none came close to this pair!  And since it was shorts weather during a majority of my pregnancy – I also wore these shorts very frequently.  They were not-too-long, not-too-short, comfortable and cute!

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Little pick-me-ups go a long way during pregnancy.  I loved receiving the Ecocentric Mom Pregnancy Box every month.  It’s a subscription box that is filled with clean products for me to try and usually a little something to help get ready for the new baby!  I’m looking forward to getting the Mom + Baby box next!  It’s such a great gift idea for the clean beauty and clean eating mom-to-be! I’m so glad to have found some items to help to me to feel good during my pregnancy!  It was certainly challenging at times, but I would do it all again in a heartbeat because it gave me the most precious gift!

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Lauren Hull

I live in Atlanta, Georgia with my dreamboat husband Jonathan and our giant red goldendoodle, Abraham Lincoln.  I am passionate about health and wholeness for women- mind, body + soul.

‘I am going to make everything around me beautiful – that will be my life.’ – Elsie De Wolfe