Mama Glow founder and maternity lifestyle expert – Latham Thomas, is a known leader when it comes to the new generation of “Sex and The City” females — who want to be in touch with their bodies, their babies, and their birth. Her maternity brand is based in NYC, and is the go-to-resource for hip mamas-to-be. Thomas has proved to be the must-have guru for healthy, happy, glow-worthy pregnancies.
You have to check out her recently launched book — Mama Glow: A Hip Guide to Your Fabulous Abundant Pregnancy, where Latham reveals some of her most important tips for a glowing pregnancy! As an added chic treat — I have listed 4 of these great tips below:
1. Get your Green on- It’s important to have a healthy, plant-based diet of whole foods with a focus on what I’ve termed “glow foods”, such as green leafy vegetables (kale, collards and mustard greens), for optimal wellness. These foods are loaded with nutrients and promote fetal development. Suffering from nausea? Try and work some lemon and ginger into your diet as well.
2. Get your OM on- I highly recommend yoga or other dynamic movement that will support your joints, muscles and needs of your changing body, and prepare you for labor. The great part about yoga is you can do it anywhere. It helps with circulation and can even firm the skin, not to mention the important benefit of peace of mind!
3. Get your GLOW on- Have personal time to focus on you. That’s right, be selfish! Take baths, get a massage, get your hair blown out and your nails done or do a facial at home. Relaxing and decompressing helps to reduce stress. Putting yourself first is one of the most important things you can learn while pregnant. When you learn to mother yourself you can be an amazing mother.
4. Start your day the hydrated way- First thing in the morning, have a wake-up tonic: squeeze the juice from half a lemon into 8 ounces of room-temperature filtered water and drink. If you want to take it a step further, add some liquid chlorophyll to the mix. A well hydrated body will ensure better digestion and a more robust metabolism!
It wasn’t until I was pregnant that I became overly conscious of how much I only wanted to have positive things around me; people, food and energy! I also saw how easy it is to think of birth as a series of decisions that someone else is making for us. But we woman are powerful and almighty and Mama Glow helps show us just how empowered we can be all the way throughout this glorious time in our lives,” said Alicia Keys- Grammy award winning recording artist.