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A Wellness Kit
for

New
Moms—from
Prenatal to Postnatal

Depending on who you ask, the process of becoming a mom is magical, overwhelming, illuminating, or just flat-out taxing. And that’s an evaluation that can change pregnancy to pregnancy—or even day to day.

That’s why, from prepregnancy through early motherhood, we get by with a little help from our friends who have been there. We gathered their intel on the tools that have helped them, from powerful prenatal vitamins and soothing papaya nipple cream to a book on what to expect after all the expecting.

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  2. OH
    MOTHER

  3. Looking for a gold-star vitamin pack for prenatal and postnatal mamas, we made our own. The Mother Load includes a top-of-the-line maternal multivitamin and omega-3 fatty acids, plus additional choline, calcium, and magnesium to support mom (and baby) through pregnancy and beyond.

  4. goop Wellness The Mother Load goop Wellness The Mother Load
    goop Wellness
    The Mother Load
    goop, $90/$75 with subscription
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  6. BLISSED OUT

    This blend of rose, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, and chamomile essential oils smells like someone’s bottled a happy thought. And it comes mixed with a silky-smooth jojoba oil that’s just right for a foot rub. (Hint, hint.)

  7. UMA Pure Bliss Uma Pure Bliss
    UMA
    Pure Bliss
    goop, $85
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  9. BUTTON TO BUTTON

    This body-skimming sweaterdress flatters a baby bump at every stage. Even better: You’ll want to slip into the cozy Italian wool long after your bump is a consideration.

  10. Larkin Henley sweaterdress Larkin Henley sweaterdress
    G. Label
    Larkin Henley
    sweaterdress

    goop, $695
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  12. SHOE TO
    DROP

  13. If it’s your first time at this rodeo, hopefully someone’s told you by now: Your feet will get bigger during pregnancy. But they won’t necessarily stay that way, so a pair of burner sneakers—shoes that are comfy and cute but on the cheap side—will come in handy. Plus, classic Vans like these never go out of style, if you’re thinking about pregnancy number two, or three…

  14. Vans CLASSIC SLIP-ON SNEAKER Vans CLASSIC SLIP-ON SNEAKER
    Vans
    CLASSIC SLIP-ON
    SNEAKERS

    goop, $50
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  16. FLOOR EXERCISE

    Elvie is the Kegel practice that plays like a game. You download the app, sync with your trainer via Bluetooth, and track your progress through a pelvic floor exercise video game. It’s surprisingly fun.

  17. Elvie Trainer Elvie Trainer
    Elvie
    Elvie Trainer
    goop, $199
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  19. HEY MAMA

  20. It’s no secret that childbirth requires recovery. For some moms, that run-down feeling can persist for months or even years. Dr. Oscar Serrallach outlines the expectations versus the reality of postnatal life in this book and lays out a protocol for getting new moms back on their feet.

  21. The Postnatal Depletion Cure: A Complete Guide to Rebuilding Your Health The Postnatal Depletion Cure: A Complete Guide to Rebuilding Your Health
    goop Press
    The Postnatal
    Depletion Cure

    goop, $27
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  23. THE BALM

    This clutch do-everything balm formulated by a naturopath has enzyme-rich papaya and soothing calendula in a base of shea butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E. It’s good for whatever skin needs soothing, from diaper rash to sensitive, chapped nipples during breastfeeding.

  24. PURE Papaya Ointment with Calendula PURE Papaya Ointment with Calendula
    PURE Papaya Care
    PURE Papaya Ointment
    with Calendula

    goop, $27
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  26. NEW GUARD

    If your recovery from childbirth means your every sneeze is accompanied by a wee bit of peeing your pants, anything that keeps you comfortable and dry is a godsend. Speax by Thinx undies are genius. They absorb odor and hold up to eight teaspoons of fluid at a time. And they’re machine washable, so that’s one less thing to think about.

  27. If your recovery from childbirth means your every sneeze is accompanied by a wee bit of peeing your pants, anything that keeps you comfortable and dry is a godsend.

    Speax by Thinx undies are genius. They absorb odor and hold up to eight teaspoons of fluid at a time. And they’re machine-washable, so that’s one less thing to think about.

  28. Speax by Thinx Hiphuggers Speax by Thinx Hiphuggers
    Speax by Thinx
    Speax by Thinx
    Hiphuggers

    goop, $37
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  30. OIL’S WELL

    While your body’s nurturing a baby, it’s nice to give a little love to your skin, too. This body oil packs a triple punch: It keeps skin supple throughout pregnancy, gives you a gorgeous gleam, and has just the right amount of citrus scent.

  31. HATCH Belly Oil HATCH Belly Oil
    Hatch
    Belly Oil
    goop, $58
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  33. WORTH ITS SALT

    We’re not really saying you need to stash salt in your purse for when those cravings hit, but if that’s your vibe, pick this one. It has more minerals that regular salt and looks pretty on whatever it is you’re hungry for.

  34. CAP Beauty The Pink Mountain Salt CAP Beauty The Pink Mountain Salt
    CAP Beauty
    The Pink
    Mountain Salt

    goop, $22
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  36. LET IT REST

    This weighted eye pillow is a great companion for a relaxing moment to yourself. It’s filled with a fragrant blend of lavender and chamomile, comes in a Mongolian cashmere case that feels so good on your skin, and signals to the room that you’re on a self-assigned and well-deserved time-out.

  37. Cashmere Aromatherapy Eye Pillow Cashmere Aromatherapy Eye Pillow
    Bodha
    Cashmere Aromatherapy
    Eye Pillow

    goop, $58
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