For many women, being pregnant is something they’ve always looked forward to. But the realities of what that does to your body can be overwhelming: swollen feet, stretch marks, tiredness, hormonal acne and even hair loss. (And no, being a celebrity or super fit does not exempt you from the side effects!).
Not only will your beauty regime need to change when you’re growing a real life human, a little pampering will help to take the edge off too. Check out our pick of the top pregnancy beauty products that are totally baby safe, and soothing for you too.
Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the next nine months.
Many mothers will tell you that the restless nights come before the baby arrives, not just after. This chamomile and lavender scented pillow mist will help soothe you to sleep, and is also safe to use on the baby's pillow once they arrive.
A mummy-to-be must-have, this multi-use balm can be used to combat hormonal dryness, stretch marks and even sore nipples. Gentle and 100% natural, it's safe to use for your little one's nappy rash too.
Few brands make your bathroom feel as spa-like as Cowshed. Massage this lightly but heavenly scented balm, packed with protective vitamins and oils, onto your growing belly to help prevent stretch marks and encourage relaxation.
One of the many 'joys' of pregnancy is soreness and stretch marks around your chest (as they expand, and expand some more). This vegan, naturally-scented cream harnesses cabbage leaf extract to combat the aches, and hydrating vitamins to boost hydration.
Although some essential oils aren't advised to be used during pregnancy, you don't have to skip out on your face oil completely. Developed by Miranda Kerr, this organic, glow-inducing oil was used by her during her pregnancies, and let's be honest, she looks pretty good for it.
A combination of natural ingredients and Clarins' Phyto Stretch Complex makes for a comforting yet hard-working combination in this luxury lotion. Daily application will help prevent stretch marks whilst hydrating deeply.
Fragrance-free but hydrating, this is the ultimate in-shower product for mums-to-be who are experiencing aversions to their usual favourite scented body washes.
Many exfoliating ingredients and acids are a no-no during pregnancy, but AHAs are widely regarded to be a gentler, baby-safe option. This peel will help keep hormonal breakouts at bay, without being too aggressive on the skin.
Although we all love a tropical scented shampoo, when you're pregnant some scents can cause immediate nausea. This is completely scent free, so won't get up your nose, plus it's gentle on the scalp too.
For when carrying around another human literally inside of you gets a bit much, this chamomile and sweet orange-scented candle helps calm a stressed out mind and uplift tired limbs. Importantly, it's non-toxic too.
Rahua's quinoa-enriched conditioner contains 100% natural ingredients which means no potentially harmful dodgy chemicals being absorbed through your scalp. Huzzah!
Bio Oil is the stuff of stretch mark legends. Super quick drying but packed full of moisturising properties to nourish parched skin, use this to help you bounce back post-baby.
Harsh anti-perspirants containing aluminium can be harmful when you're expecting. Swap in Aesop's herbal spray deodorant instead - it neutralises odours using a blend of rosemary, sage and eucalyptus.
A nourishing bath oil that promises to bring a sense of tranquility with every use. With its fragrant essential oils and skin boosting ingredients it's full to the brim of goodness, so go and run that bath and let the oil work its magic.