Step 3 Used the Oils, and without further ado, here are the things I absolutely could not live without during my second trimester.
6. Bone Nutrient Lifetime Complex- I mentioned that one of the things that baby is developing these months is its brain, but another is bones, so my baby book mentioned increasing calcium intake. However straight Calcium was not an option for me seeing as I am highly anemic, and calcium inhibits the body's ability to absorb iron. I started taking the bone nutrient Complex because it contains more than just calcium and allows for one nutrition without compromising my iron intake. If you are not anemic taking just calcium is fine, but if you are anemic you and your doctor or midwife may want to look into other options like the bone nutrient complex. At an early age, women begin to build bone mass, reaching a maximum bone density in their late twenties. A diet rich in essential bone nutrients is critical during these early years of bone development, but food intake surveys suggest that women consume half the recommended amounts of calcium and other bone nutrients for optimal bone health. This deficiency is pronounced in teens who are less likely to eat right but who would benefit from increased bone nutrient consumption as their young bones are absorbing nutrients at a rate nearly double that of adult women. The Bone Nutrient Essential Complex is formulated with bioavailable forms of natural nutrients that include vitamins C and D, plus calcium, magnesium, and other trace minerals that support healthy bone density as a woman ages.
7.TriEase - months 4-6 of my pregnancy happened during the spring for me, and so allergies were a struggle. Mainly I just wanted to stop sneezing because I peed myself almost every time, and bringing extra underwear with me everywhere I went was not as convenient as just taking this. I was nervous about the peppermint in TriEase would effect my milk coming in but during a second trimester milk supply is not a huge necessity for me, so I wasn’t too worried. My milk did come in though and read that when taken daily peppermint won’t have as much of an effect of milk supply as when taken sporadically. While I do not know this to be a fact, it was true for me. TriEase Soft gels were developed to protect against seasonal and environmental elements and to promote a healthy respiratory system when needed most. Each soft gel contains equal parts of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint essential oils, known for their ability to maintain clear breathing and a healthy immune response when combined together.
Here are some of the essential oil combos and DIYs I used during me second trimester:
4. Lemon Lavender and Peppermint: earlier I mentioned using something called TriEase, which is a supplement containing these three oils. for those of you who aren't keen on taking essential oils internally, you can certainly use this combination topically or aromatically to help combat seasonal threats. Keep in mind that as you get closer to your due date peppermint may begin to affect your milk supply, so if you are planning on breastfeeding, this combination may need to be altered when you are ready to start that.
Single Oils used during my second trimester: