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Thursday, March 27, 2008
Time for a change
Maternity fashions catch up with today’s trendy moms-to-be
By Cheryl P. Allen • STAFF WRITER • March 27, 2008 • GreenvilleOnline.com
Maternity clothes have evolved drastically over the years, adding flair and elegance to pregnancy, said Katie Darby, owner of Pickles & Ice Cream on Augusta Road.
Darby, who opened her store eight years ago, said she was inspired by conversations with pregnant friends who were frustrated over trying to find trendy clothing for their changing bodies. “I actually opened the store before I had children,” said Darby, now a mother of three young children. “So then, when I did have babies, I had something to wear.”
In the past, options were very limited, Darby said. “It was always a season or two behind the regular women’s fashion. Everything was very loose, big, long panels ... extremely frumpy, a lot of button-up tops and not much fun. You had to completely change your style and just wear what pregnant people wore. Now you don’t have to change your style.”
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Food cravings has even the celebs baffled
Courtesy of Easier.com
(March 25, 2008) - Reports this week revealed that pregnant Cate Blanchett is experiencing cravings for pickles and ice cream, making her one of the estimated 68% of pregnant women experiencing similar unusual food hankerings.
What some might not know is that these cravings can reveal a lack of certain nutrients, such as olives potentially indicating a lack of sodium and cheese a common sign of calcium, phosphorous and aluminium deficiency. Amongst other such desires, some pregnant women experience irrepressible cravings for chocolate and this could mean that you may be slightly anaemic (lacking in iron). Dark chocolate in particular, can be a useful source of magnesium and iron, whereas milk chocolate actually tends to inhibit the absorption of iron.
With this in mind there is a resource available for pregnant women to sort the nutritional facts from the fiction - the ‘Guide to healthy eating in pregnancy'. Produced in association with Midwife Maggie Evans by natural iron-rich water supplement, Spatone, the guide contains concise information for mothers-to-be on why healthy eating is important for their unborn baby, how much to eat, what particular cravings mean and which foods to avoid during pregnancy.
Friday, March 21, 2008
PEOPLE - "Halle Berry, who only recently said, "I want to stay pregnant forever", had a baby girl Sunday and "is doing great," her rep has confirmed.
The father is Gabriel Aubry. Berry, 41, and the 32-year-old model met while shooting a Versace ad in Los Angeles in November 2005 and first stepped out publicly together three months later at the February 2006 opening of a Versace boutique in New York City.
Berry first announced her pregnancy in September last year, when she was three months along.
During her pregnancy, the Oscar, Emmy and Razzie winner told InStyle she felt "fantastic" thanks to eating right and keeping fit with yoga, swimming, light weights and an elliptical machine. "Right now I just have so much joy and energy," she said. "I can just go and go and go."
For his part, Aubry has been reading
baby manuals and parenting books." Read more...
Thursday, March 20, 2008
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Meet our new obsession.
It's a little treat called Tummy Rub Oil, by Mama Mio.
And, it's fabulous... Pregnant, or not!
Pickles & Ice Cream was lucky enough to have met with the National Sales Manager for MamaMio, (she's a jewel by the way), and she gave us an awesome presentation on their products. We are so pumped about this stuff, that we want to share everything that we learned with all of you.
She made a good point...
We will spend $200 on a piece of clothing that we wear occasionally,
but we are hesitant to spend money on something we wear every day...
"Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil is a super nourishing blend of the richest and most healing oils available. It absorbs quickly, leaving your skin feeling soft and nourished but not at all greasy. It super-hydrates your taut tummy to add elasticity, sparing you itchy belly syndrome and helping you win the battle against stretch marks. We offer an oil alongside our Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter as your skin naturally produces oil and therefore it is easily recognised and used. Every ingredient in Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil has a distinct moisturising purpose and is laden with Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) - Omegas 3, 6 & 9. Combined with our non-nauseating Gravida fragrance it is a tremendous stretch mark fighter.
The decision between Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil and Stretch Mark Butter is entirely yours. Do you prefer an oil or a butter they are both equally powerful at fighting stretch marks. For mega-tummies (does it feel like twins?) try layering Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil first and Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter second. With this dynamic duo in place, stretch marks wouldn't dare!" - ♥ mamamio.com
Continue reading for more information about Mama Mio!
Learn how to use the product for the best results...
Plus, what exactly is in this stuff??