I was a little (a lot!) excited on Friday as I was invited along to the Natural Birthing Company Bloggers Breakfast hosted by the NCT Breastfeeding Cafe at The Baby Show at the NEC. Being still fairly new to the blogging game, it’s really lovely to be asked along to these things and a real treat to be able to try out products and chat to other parenting bloggers.
I wasn’t familiar with the Natural Birthing Company beforehand, probably as they were launched just after Finley was born back in 2014 they hadn’t come on to my radar, so being a health and beauty product of any kind fantatic, I was really excited to learn more about the range and see the range of products on offer.
The press pack boasted of the numerous awards the range has received in the short time it has been on the market. Mother and Baby Awards shortlist 2018, The Green Parent Awards 2017 and Prima Baby and Pregnancy Awards 2016 to name but a few. The range is 100% vegan and British made. There are so many products aimed at Babies and Children on the market, so it was really refreshing to learn that the Natural Birthing range is made specifically for mums to be.
It was also really lovely to chat to Jane, the founder of the range and a qualified and practicing Midwife. If anyone knows the needs and challenges of a pregnant woman, it has to be a Midwife right?!
Not presently being a mum to be, there were a few products I couldn’t do a full review on, namely ‘Down Below’ (Perineal Massage Oil) and Bosom Buddies (Breastfeeding Oil) But trying the products out on my hand you could feel how lovely the products are to use and how yummy they smelt! The products contain essential oils such as Evening Primrose Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Peppermint and Lavender. And having being developed specifically for use in pregnancy, you can be assured they are safe to use.
My favourite product is the ‘Best Wishes’ Uplifting Body Wash. Although the recommended use is to help with morning sickness, I immediately thought how lovely it would be to use when your little one had a bunged up nose! It’s so lovely and mentholly and I would also love to use it perhaps for aching joints and if you yourself are under the weather. We tried it out over the weekend and it produces lovely foamy bubbles. Our upstairs smelt amazing afterwards too!
Also available is the ‘Cool It Mama’ Cooling Body Spritz to help with pregnancy sweats and hot flushes. Including ingredients such as Neroli and Ylang Ylang, it can also help with headaches and tiredness. I will be passing this on to my Mom, as it can also help with menopausal hot flushes too! ‘Bump Envy’ Stretch Mark Oil contains olive oil and shea butter to help combat stretch marks and can be used throughout pregnancy. ‘Pure Bliss’ Postnatal Compress Solution would be an absolutely fantastic product to pack in your hospital bag. It can be used on stitches, C section wounds and haemorrhoids. I would have LOVED to have this to hand after I had given birth, along with ‘Bottoms Up’ Soothing Bottom Spray, which can also help with general soreness down below. This would be great to take out and about in your changing bag,
The final product demonstrated was the ‘Relax and Breathe’ Calming Massage Oil which is designed to be used on your bump to aid bonding with your baby and throughout labour. Again, one I would have loved to have had!