Wellbeing Tips For Pregnancy and Early Motherhood

Neal's Yard Remedies

Neal's Yard Remedies

Writer and expert
Pregnant Woman

Pregnancy diet and nourishment note

As miraculous and joyful as pregnancy and early motherhood can be, it’s also a phase that brings many physical, mental and emotional changes that may be challenging to navigate. So, whether you’re looking to conceive, are pregnant or in a postpartum bubble, we’re here to share some simple, practical ways that natural remedies can help nurture your individual needs and complement your journey wherever you are.

Pregnancy vitamins and supplements

At all ages and stages, a nourishing, balanced diet should provide you with the nutrients, vitamins and minerals needed for your body’s natural development and to maintain overall good health.

There are times, though, when you may want added support, like in pregnancy, when hormones and energy levels are changing and your body’s accommodating space to grow, birth and feed a baby. The good news is that plenty of things can help, as well as easy ways to incorporate them into your everyday.

In search of supplements

Standing in a supermarket aisle surrounded by supplements can feel overwhelming, as can falling down a Google-shaped rabbit hole of bottomless advice on what you should take.

To eliminate confusion, our in-house experts have created a specially formulated Pregnancy Supplement to care for both mum and baby. This carefully balanced nutritional blend of essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants works to support your body from preconception to the fourth trimester and beyond.

Each capsule provides a range of B vitamins, like folic acid, to help maintain healthy bodily functions and support foetal development, along with vitamin D, iron and magnesium to aid tiredness and fatigue. What’s more, it’s Vegan Approved by the Vegetarian Society and formulated without synthetic binders and fillers, and it comes in an easily absorbed capsule form.

Pregnancy self-care

While your body shapeshifts, when skin feels tugged and pulled, or if you’re feeling a little off-kilter, self-care habits can be a force of good to enhance your overall wellbeing. Something as simple as a relaxing bath to ease weary limbs or a bedtime routine to help you settle for sleep can make harder days more manageable and good days even better.

That’s why we created our Mother’s Collection, a beautiful range of expertly made natural products to condition skin and calm the mind during pregnancy and beyond. 

Our bestselling Mother’s Balm is a daily go-to for mums and mums-to-be. Perfect for sensitive skin, this certified organic, fragrance-free formula is blended with nourishing plant oils and beeswax to soothe the skin and help reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

For the ultimate moment of me-time, soak the day away with our beautifully aromatic Mother’s Bath Oil. Infused with uplifting organic bergamot, ylang ylang and lavender essential oils, this nurturing blend works to replenish the skin and relax the mind.

There’s something to be said about the healing power of touch. Cue our 100% organic Mother’s Massage Oil: a skin-nourishing blend infused with relaxing neroli, uplifting mandarin, sweet almond and vitamin E-rich wheatgerm to relax body and mind and help you indulge in a bit of self-love.

Pregnancy massage and therapies

Many holistic therapies can provide the perfect complement to your pregnancy and post-partum journey. Our Therapy Rooms all over the country offer an oasis of pampering and calm enjoyed regularly and as a luxurious treat. There, you’ll discover a wide range of treatments, including:

  • Pre- and Post-Natal Massage, which uses gentle massage techniques to help release muscular tension that may help relieve physical discomfort and fatigue
  • Maternity Reflexology, which may help to alleviate or prevent discomfort arising from imbalances experienced through pregnancy and restore the body’s equilibrium
  • Acupuncture for fertility and birth to help rebalance the body’s energy flow
  • Hypnotherapy, which can sometimes be helpful in preparation for labour, and
  • Baby Massage, which may help to enhance bonding and baby’s wellbeing.

If you have a specific health concern and you’d like some advice, come and visit our in-store Therapy Rooms to speak to one of our experts.

Mother and Baby Gift Sets

Our Mother and Baby Collection combines nurturing products for expecting mothers during and after pregnancy as well as for newborn babies, all in one luxury gift box. 

A blend of skin-soothing ingredients for parched mothers and gentle nourishing blends for precious little one’s delicate skin. With the same offering as our Organic Mother Collection, this also includes    Baby BalmPure Baby OilBaby Bath & Shampoo, and an organic cotton flannel.