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The ONE Ingredient That Makes Hair Healthier Than a Prenatal

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When I was in college and definitely not trying to get pregnant, I was taking prenatals. Why, you may ask? Well I had just gone to a hair school to get a cheap haircut and the girl gave me bangs. And let’s just say that bangs were not a good look for me. So I needed my hair to grow… STAT. I went to the closest grocery store, grabbed a bottle of prenatals, and started a routine. And I’m telling you, it grew like Jack’s beanstalk.

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Fast-forward 10 years and I found myself taking prenatals again, but this time I was pregnant. I was also lucky to have a lot of pregnancy-safe protein powder with prenatals and DHA lying around (thanks to Mommi:). Hair growth is not something I anticipated or even thought about while designing Mommi 3-in-1. I was looking specifically at prenatal health for the baby and mother’s benefit.

But naturally, it was a perfect fit for hair growth as well. And what I discovered was a really cool hidden benefit. The protein in Mommi was helping my hair grow just as much as the iron, biotin, copper, omega 3 fatty acids, and vitamins A, B6, B12, C, & E found in the shake (prenatals & DHA). So it was like a Blake-Lively-hair-party-for-9-months-and-beyond experience. Win win win win….winning (like Charlie Sheen but with way better hair).

Basically, protein in your diet helps the body to produce keratin, which is fundamental to the hair structure. When keratin weakens, hair strands are more prone to breakage. To nourish hair with protein, eat a diet that includes high-quality, lean protein, aka Mommi 3-in-1.

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Don’t believe me? Give it a try? What have you got to lose? Definitely not your hair! Do you have any tips or tricks for hair growth that you want to share? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @mommihealth. I’d love to hear them!

Maternity Wellness Healthy Pregnancy Holiday Giveaway

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Enter now for your chance to win a Maternity Wellness Trio of Gifts.

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We are super excited for the 12 Days of Christmas.  So for Day 3 we bring you a wonderful trio giveaway for the fit mom-to-be.  For this awesome prize we are teaming up with two of our favorite brands—For Two Fitness and Sara Haley Fit.

This prize pack features everything you need to keep yourself feeling great inside and out. One lucky winner receives prizes from these 3 great brands. Entry form below.

First up, $150 For Two Fitness Workout Wardrobe 

To keep you looking good throughout your pregnancy, is a $150 workout wardrobe from For Two Fitness.  Discover maternity workout clothes from For Two Fitness – the most raved about, world-class apparel for every prenatal workout.

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Second, a DVD bundle from fitness celebrity, and personal trainer to the stars, Sara Haley.

Stay fit, healthy and motivated through pregnancy and beyond with pre and postnatal fitness specialist, Sara Haley’s, award-winning workout programs. Both are safe and effective for all moms. Expecting MORE will guide you through your prenatal fitness journey and Expecting MORE: The 4th Trimester Workout will guide you through postnatal recovery to be a MORE fit and stronger mom.

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And rounding out this super fun Holiday Giveaway is Mommi 3-in-1 prenatal protein shake and Mommi water & shaker bottle. 

Mommi 3-in-1 is a prenatal protein shake formulated by an OB/GYN and top nutritionists, that conveniently delivers 15 grams of pregnancy safe whey protein, 100%DV of 14 essential prenatal vitamins and 200mg of DHA!  The Mommi Shaker & Water Bottle is great for on-the-go Moms. It has a dual opening cap, holds 24oz of liquid and is BPA free.

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Entry form must be completed to win. Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

Cold Weather Fashions For Your Winter Pregnancy

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The beautiful, and at the time, pregnant, Eva Mendes took a lot of heat back in March when she declared war on sweats, “You can’t do sweatpants … ladies, No. 1 cause of divorce in America. Sweatpants, no!

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But, Eva sweatpants are sometimes like a comfy, puffy blanket. And let’s face it, with our bellies popping and our feet swelling, some days we feel like throwing on a blanket is the best we can do. Now bring on the cold weather and some of our fashion choices make us look like the Michelin man.

Cold weather fashions tend to add bulk. Think fluffy, wool sweaters and puffy down vests! So we thought it might be a good time to share some winter pregnancy fashion tips  with you.

The Bump, Maternity Fashion section had a great article this week—9 Ways to Spruce Up Your Winter Wardrobe.” We especially loved this Scoop Top from Isabella Oliver. Easy to layer over jeans or leggings and it comes in 8 colors! And it is all about the layering when our pregnancy hormones kick-in.

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The girls over at Fit Pregnancy have a thing for jackets “the casual jacket and the statement jacket.” Those girls also recommend a pencil skirt in stretchy suiting fabrics—helping you look sleek while staying comfy when you need to run to a meeting or spend the day in the office. And we recommend you check out the knee high wedge heeled boots from Laylajoy Dana—keeping your feet fashionable and comfortable.

Parents.com put together a wonderful winter pregnancy guide. There is lots of good information and tips in the article but if you are dressing for winter we could not agree more with #7—Spring for a Winter maternity coat. And have they chosen a beauty, Isabella Oliver’s gorgeous Melrose Maternity in white wool. This coat adjusts to your growing silhouette and is totally versatile for casual or dress-up.

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Also check out #11 in this winter pregnancy guide. Your go to winter basics, so you are never at a loss. Black pants, black blazer and great jeans. Pair them with some long sweaters or layering tees and you are good to go. Plus they easily hide the “don’t quite fit me” phase!

And when all else fails, turn to the comfy maternity/workout pants aka (sweats) and layering tees from For Two Fitness—sorry Eva we think some sweats are just fine.unnamed-500x500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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