Rebecca loves Topshop’s Maternity Moto Blue Leigh Jeans so much that she joked she “might not go back” to her regular denim after her baby’s born. Soft and comfy, these slim fit jeans with a stretchy, elasticated waistband have become Rebecca’s maternity wardrobe staple. And they get the thumbs up from MFM HQ too – we (like, totally) love them!
Maternity Moto Blue Leigh Jeans, £38, Topshop.co.uk
Stretch mark oil
The two products that Rebecca uses to keep stretch marks in check are Bio-Oil and coconut oil. “At first I only rubbed oil into my boobs and belly but now I put it all over,” enthuses Rebecca.
She revealed that during the day she uses coconut oil, which she also rubs into her hair, eats and uses to whiten her teeth (yep, really). And at night she’s a fan of Bio-Oil.
Biona Raw Organic Coconut Oil 400g, £7.99, amazon.co.uk
Bio-Oil 60ml, £5.99 Boots.com
“I started taking pregnancy tablets as soon as I found out that I was pregnant at 5 weeks,” says Rebecca. “My doctor told me I should take the tablets and although they are expensive, I’ve done it throughout my pregnancy,” she adds.
Rebecca opts for Pregnacare Max, which includes 400 mcg Folic Acid, vitamin D, calcium and a separate dose of Omega-3 (which aids foetal brain and eye development).
Vitabiotics Pregnacare Max 84 Capsules, £19.99, Boots
Make-your-own body scrub
If you’ve noticed your skin changing during pregnancy you’re on the same page as Rebecca. “One week it’s dry and the next week it’s greasy,” says the ex professional swimmer about these perfectly normal but v annoying changes.
Proving she’s not just a great athlete, Rebecca’s made her own body scrub from coffee, coconut oil (yep, Rebecca loves the stuff) and sugar, which “combats cellulite and is great for giving your skin a boost”.
While we’re off to try out Rebecca’s concoction, if you’re not into DIY beauty, why not try this coffee based scrub instead…
Grounded Coconut Body Scrub, 200g, £13.50, groundedbodyscrub.co.uk
Maternity body shaper
It might look a little undignified but Rebecca swears by a maternity body shaper to “tuck in her love handles” and make her feel more confident when she goes out.
“It’s a life saver,” says Rebecca. We like to celebrate our pregnancy curves but if you like the way Rebecca’s thinking, try these…
Spanx Power Mama Maternity Mid Thigh Shaper, £30, ASOS.com
A good maternity bra is one of the most essential pregnancy purchases that you’ll make. “My boobs getting sore was one of the first pregnancy symptoms that I noticed. I needed something comfortable that wasn’t underwired,” says Rebecca.
Why not try…
Bravado Bliss maternity and nursing bra, £34, Bravado
Pillows – lots of them!
Rebecca has 4 pillows to support her bump in bed (much to the annoyance of her husband Harry Needs). She’s also invested in a pregnancy pillow to “rest and support” her back, now her bump is growing daily. If you need a bit of nighttime comfort (not including your partner), try this…
Dreamgenii Pregnancy And Feeding Support Pillow, £47.99, Mothercare