Toronto-based Designer, Elizabeth Montilla, is anxiously awaiting the birth of her twins. Here is her story on how she is preparing for their arrival with the help of MATRAEA herbal teas and belly butter.
MATRAEA is the most comprehensive maternity line in Canada created by midwives. Their organic teas and natural products, are crafted with intention to nurture and care for every aspect of your growing body and baby.
With the babies due any day now, I have been really trying to relax and keep my feet up as much as possible. Relaxing has been a difficult concept for me to grasp, as I’m constantly on the go – but I had to listen to my body this last month of pregnancy.
Self-care is so crucial, especially now as we prepare for the arrival of our twins. A long hot shower, watching your favourite movie you haven’t seen in years, even something as basic as making a cup of tea in the afternoon has become a new ritual that I truly look forward to. Being on bedrest has been very enlightening and has made me realize that it’s OK to take care of yourself.
I’ve recently discovered MATRAEA and all of the amazing products they offer to mothers both during pregnancy and post birth. All of their teas and creams are made up of organic ingredients with the intention of nourishing a woman’s growing body.
My favourite time of the day has been early afternoon when I could sit back and relax with a cup of the Energizing Iron Mama Tea. I have always loved peppermint flavoured teas and this one was no exception. It has a robust flavour without the added caffeine. I’d bring up a big pot of water and just keep refilling my mug as I kept my poor swollen feet up.
The Blooming Baby Belly Tea has also been great in these last few weeks, as my due date quickly approaches. It’s a great way to naturally prepare your body for birth, as raspberry leaf tea is believed to strengthen your pelvic floor & assist in breastmilk supply.
At night, my belly would be so sore & red (ah, the joys of pregnancy!). I would rub MATRAEA’s Radiant Belly Butter all over and immediately feel relief. The texture is different than your average belly butter, and a little bit goes a long way. It also smells delicious, which is something I’ve struggled with in the past with other products. I also have incredibly sensitive skin but one glance-over the ingredients, I knew this wouldn’t aggravate my skin!
Tell me, are you pregnant? Why not prepare for baby (or babies!) with some organic products to help you transition into motherhood!
Thanks for reading!
Although Snuggle Bugz were kind enough to send me these products, all opinions & images are my own.
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