Being pregnant is a beautiful miracle. Whether planned or not; hearing your baby’s heartbeat for the first time changes your perspective. People start noticing that glow and you select who you want to share the news with. Immediately the attention shifts to your precious bump. Instinctively your hands touches your stomach at all times as it becomes your pride and joy.
The joys, the cries, the highs, the lows are all part of the wonderful experience of carrying another human being.The three trimesters of pregnancy encompasses so many developmental, physical and emotional changes. The latter two relating to the expectant mom. Your ultimate focus is to keep your unborn baby healthy and alive but you neglect to take care of yourself.
Your body changes as your pregnancy progresses. As your uterus and baby grows so does your bump. A growing bump causes the tissue under your skin to stretch which thins skin. During pregnancy the body produces more corticosteroid, a hormone that decreases the amount of collagen in the skin. Causing your skin to lose its elasticity and becomes dry and itchy. Resulting in unsightly stretchmarks.
And although everyone’s bump grows differently and not all develop stretchmarks; for those who do it is important to keep your skin moisturized throughout your pregnancy.
I was one of those who developed stretchmarks. Throughout both my pregnancies, I used Happy Event Antenatal Lotion to moisturize my skin. Applying the product early in my first trimester (both morning and evenings) to my stomach, breasts, hips and thighs. Then continued with the same application routine throughout my second and third trimesters. Using the product allowed for better blood circulation which eliminated itchiness and improved the elasticity of my skin.
Eight years, post pregnancy and I still find myself using Happy Event Antenatal Lotion. This is to keep my skin moisturized from stretchmarks caused from rapidly gaining and losing weight over the years.
What makes this particular product different from it’s counterparts?
It is a world-class quality stretchmark product which has been tried and tested by moms for over 50 years.
Happy Events contains natural ingredients in its formula with a high concentration of natural olive oil which moisturizers the skin and maintains its elasticity.
The formulation of the ingredients in the lotion are:
- Natural Olive Oil
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin E
- Beta Carotene
Visit the Happy Event product information for detailed information on the ingredients.
It is a non-greasy product which does not leave stains on your clothing before or after application. The lotion absorbs quickly into the skin, moisturizing it immediately for a longer period. The product is cost effective and a small amount is needed to apply to the skin, so it will last you longer.
Happy Event is available for purchase at all major retail stores including Checkers, Pick n Pay, Clicks, Dischem, Spar, Baby City and selected pharmacies.
What is amazing is that Elana Africa-Bredenkamp is now the brand ambassador for Happy Event. It is the first time that the brand has associated themselves with a South African celebrity. Having used Happy Event herself with both her pregnancies, Elana highly recommends this product to all expectant moms.
The good news is that one lucky reader stands a chance to win a Happy Event gift pack worth R680 containing the following products:
- 200ml Pump Happy Event Antenatal Massage Cream
- 125ml Tube Happy Event Antenatal Massage Cream
- 200ml Pump Happy Event Antenatal Massage Cream Fragrance Free
Terms and Conditions
- You need to enter through the Rafflecopter widget below.
- The prize cannot be exchanged for cash.
- The competition closes on 9 May 2018.
- The giveaway is open to South African residents only.
- The winner will be contacted via email.
- Happy Event will send the gift set to the winner directly.
- Please ensure that you follow all the steps required or you will be disqualified.
- Answer the easy question and like the Miller In The City Facebook Page.
- All entries will be verified.
**Disclaimer** This review was done in collaboration with Happy Event, however all views and opinion are that of my own.