balancing act

must have products during pregnancy



One of my beautiful besties is now pregnant – and she asked me for advice on my favorite fab products (what I used to prevent stretch marks, the best prenatal vitamin) — and what to eat. Some of this post is a copy paste of what I wrote to her but with some added nuggets. Babies and beauty are two things I love talking about — so it was so fun to put together my list of must have products during pregnancy! (You can buy most of these at Whole Foods or Amazon.)

Mother’s Special Blend All Natural Skin Toning Oil, 8-Ounce

I used this body oil (and the one listed below it) every day, morning and night (and especially always after a shower when your body is still wet!). I came out with two pregnancies with zero stretch marks and I cop it up to diligent skincare.


Basq Resilient Body Oil, 4 oz.

Rainbow Light – Prenatal One Multivitamin, Folic Acid, Probiotic, Iron

This is my favorite prenatal vitamin and I’ve tried a bunch. I even use this today as my daily multi – and my doctors have agreed it’s good stuff and have advised to continue using it. You only have to pop one in your mouth daily (rather than all the other brands that require 6 horse pills to do the trick). Also, it’s non-constipating and a probiotic. Win win, sisters.

Leachco Back ‘N Belly Contoured Body Pillow

Sleep is essential. So once you hit the third trimester – you’ll be calling this your boyfriend, your buddy, your bestie.

Desert Essence Organics Shampoo Green Apple and Ginger — 8 fl oz

Although I love my Nioxin to make my hair thick and shiny, be sure to keep your beauty regimen organic, clean and non-chemical laden during these precious 9 months (as well as while breastfeeding). This apple and ginger shampoo / conditioner duo is indeed organic and smells so darn delish to boot!


The COOLA is my go-to for my body and face! It goes on smoothly and is infused with antiaging antioxidants! Preventive and restorative beauty in a bottle!



+ That’s all I’ve got for now. Have a fab weekend, everyone!

NEW PERSPECTIVE ON INFERTILITY How to manage infertility is the million dollar question. Many of my friends are currently enduring this battle, the laborious efforts of the search for motherhood and family, unable to bring a child to life. Some suffer miscarriages — and others haven’t been able to conceive at all. In addition to my…

JOAH LOVE DISCOUNT CODE My favorite baby and kids line these days is JOAH LOVE, the epitome of cool and comfort.  It’s the brainchild of founder Korean American AHYOUNG KIM STOBAR who has managed to marry the needs and luxuries of parent and child alike.  “Joah” means love in Korean.  Hence, “JOAH LOVE.” The fabrics are of a calming buttery feel (and…