A few months ago I was lucky enough to win a tube of MaterniCare PRE & POST NATAL Nourishing Cream (bump cream!) over on the lovely Mrs Shilts blog. Up until that point I had steered away from buying maternity-specific creams, as I figured they all do much the same thing as each other, and you'll probably pay a few pounds extra for that 'maternity' label. However, never one to turn down a freebie, I happily gave this cream a go.
I'm pretty realistic about my figure changing due to pregnancy, and having always been a plus sized woman, I am honest with myself about inevitable things like stretch-marks and the such. However, before I became pregnant I had lost over 3 stones in weight, and my skin was definitely in the process of re-adjusting to my new size. Then I shocked it back into stretching again (this time for a better reason than pie-eating!) and I knew I needed to take some extra-care.
I do try hard to look after my skin, and give it the best treatment I can a) afford and b) remember to undertake! Massaging in a lovely smelling cream twice a day is not too taxing even for me, and I have to say I've loved this cream, and am now at the point where I'm squeezing out the last dregs!
"Massaging MaterniCare into your breasts, tummy, thighs, hips and bottom 2-3 times a day will help keep your skin strong, smooth and supple through your entire pregnancy journey."
In my opinion the cream smells lush (even my hubby kept commenting on it!) and left my skin and hands non-greasy, and more importantly seemed to really help relieve the itchy skin most pregnant women seem to suffer with towards the end, me included! My stretch marks aren't half as bad as I imagined they might be, and at 37 weeks now I can't imagine they'll get too much worse (wishful thinking?) I just hope this tube will last me until our little Mr makes his appearance.
Materni-Care cream is now available in Boots priced £14.99 (200ml), or online at MaterniCare.
This is not a sponsored post. I genuinely loved this cream and would recommend it to any expectant mums out there!