Let’s Talk Pregnancy, Bums, and a Fresh Care Routine! #LetsTalkBums

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cottonelle.

Having kids is such a joyful and rewarding experience that often times we moms completely forget about the other ‘stuff’ that happens to our bodies both during and after our pregnancy. You know, the stuff no one likes to tell you about before you get pregnant! Today I’m going to change that and talk about some of the not so pretty aspects of pregnancy and being a mom.

Bodily Changes During Pregnancy

During pregnancy a lot of changes happen and our bodies don’t always get the best treatment. We suffer not only from things such as nausea, memory loss, and heartburn; but also physical things like stretch marks, weight gain, and even…hemorrhoids! Yep, I said it… the not so fun stuff no one ever likes to talk about, but probably happens to a large portion of moms out there!

After pregnancy we still have all the same issues to deal with, plus now we add in sleepless nights, breast soreness, back pain, constipation, and more (all of which can also occur during your pregnancy).

Don’t worry, I’m not here to scare anyone away from getting pregnant or becoming a new parent. I mean let’s face it, women have been going through these changes and dealing with all of these problems for centuries, and the reward of having a beautiful new baby in your arms outweighs all of the suffering we put our bodies through. Which is why after your beautiful little bundle is born, we usually forget all about the bad stuff we had to ordeal to begin with.

So…what can we do to ease some of our suffering?

Easing Pregnancy Symptoms

To be honest, there isn’t always a lot you can do for some of the symptoms. Unless you are willing to put a bunch of medication into your body, and potentially your baby, relief from nausea might not come until about the 2nd trimester. I chewed ginger gum, and ate ginger candy until the cows came home, but I still suffered quite a bit of queasiness throughout the day regardless. Taking an anti-nausea medication was just not in the cards for me so I just suffered through.

Weight gain can be controlled by remembering not to over-eat. Yes you have a growing baby, but you really don’t need that many more calories, so don’t take pregnancy as free reign to eat whatever you want. In fact, now would be a good time to make sure you are eating properly and getting all the nutrition you and your baby both need!

talk about bumLet’s Talk Bums!

So let’s talk about one thing we can do. Our bums go through a lot, and anyone who has ever had kids knows that sometimes there are just some things that happen to your body that you really cannot control….like hemorrhoids. I got them with my first child and have them again this time around. For anyone who has had hemorrhoids, you know how uncomfortable this can make things.

cottonelleTo get relief, first off you can soak in a warm bath (advised by my doctor) and then use a hemorrhoid cream to reduce them in size (check with your medical provider first). They won’t go away doing this, but it will help.

This still leaves the issue of going to the bathroom. Scratchy toilet paper isn’t helping the issue as it may just irritate the tissue more, so using something a little more comforting is a good idea. Incorporating cleansing cloths into your bathroom routine may feel weird at first but ultimately, it’s a clean and fresh feeling that leaves you ready for anything and doesn’t irritate your bum more than it already is!

Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths are now available in a sleek, newly designed, upright dispenser – making it easier for everyone to enjoy the clean and fresh feeling of the Cottonelle Care Routine.

Cottonelle Fresh Care Routine

Even if you are not pregnant, or have never had hemorrhoids, the Fresh Care Routine can be a benefit to you as well!

Cottonelle wants to get North Americans talking about their bums and on the road to a better way to clean “down there”  by using the Cottonelle Clean Routine. The Cottonelle Clean Routine combines the use of Cottonelle Toilet Paper and  Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths. With the help of a sleek, newly designed dispenser for Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths, keeping a clean bathroom routine is easier than ever.

We have the Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths in our bathroom and my husband absolutely loves them! In fact, he now insists on having wipes for his bum versus just the scratchy toilet paper we had before.


So…  What weirds you out about most wipes? You aren’t opposed to using wet towelettes on your hands after a meal, so why use only toilet paper on your bum after you go? 

Cottonelle Toilet Paper and Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths are designed to work together for a clean you can feel. Join the conversation on Facebook and try the Cottonelle Care Routine for yourself. Visit the Cottonelle Facebook page and let’s talk about your bum!


Cottonelle wants to get you talking about your bum and on a better way to clean “down there” by using the Cottonelle Clean Routine. By combining the use of Cottonelle Toilet Paper and Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths, the Cottonelle Clean Routine is a revolutionary way to keep your bum cleaner.

Are you ready? Don’t be shy! Visit http://www.facebook.com/cottonelle to learn more about the Cottonelle Clean Routine and join the clean routine conversation.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cottonelle.

Jesica H

When she isn’t drowning in a pile of never-ending laundry or picking up Legos, Jesica is busy helping other parents make their lives a little less stressful with homemaking hacks, easy recipes, fun DIY projects, and more. On her successful blog, The Mommy Bunch, her Cricut crafting tutorials are the most popular articles and are what sparked her passion for helping others build a business of their own. Jesica started rockyourcraft.com where you can find loads more craft tutorials and business advice. In her FREE Facebook group, Rock Your Craft Business, Jesica teaches other entrepreneurs how to take their craft business to the next level by building their brand, targeting the right customers, and utilizing smart social media strategies. Join us!

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15 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Pregnancy, Bums, and a Fresh Care Routine! #LetsTalkBums

  • September 18, 2013 at 11:34 am
    I chewed and sucked on Papaya Mint Enzyme when I was pregnant with my kids. It really worked!! :) Reply
  • September 18, 2013 at 11:42 am
    I got some of those Cottonelle fresh wipes and put them next to the coffee pot to clean up spills. They really are great to clean up anything - not just bums. ;) Reply
    • September 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm
      Ha, if I did that I think the hubs would be mad... he really likes them in the bathroom. :-) Reply
  • September 18, 2013 at 12:12 pm
    I'm sure my hubs would love these...And kuddos to you for keeping it real=). I just had a baby, so I should know...lol Reply
  • September 18, 2013 at 5:04 pm
    I totally use those wipes to clean my face in the morning, LOL. They're really gentle, and work great for cleaning up little make-up spills too! Reply
  • September 18, 2013 at 9:30 pm
    I haven't used these wipes yet, but I do keep wipes in the bathroom at all times. Sometimes the kids just need something other than scratchy tp. Reply
  • September 19, 2013 at 12:03 am
    I have never the Kleenex Cotonelle wipes, I usually keep some baby wipes in the restroom. I use them on my kids the toilet paper usually isn't enough to keep their bottoms clean Reply
  • September 19, 2013 at 6:57 am
    We use the Cotonelle wipes all the time, it just seems so much cleaner, especially for my 2 little girls! It makes it a lot easier for them to wipe and do a good job at it. Reply
  • September 19, 2013 at 10:14 am
    I love Cottonelle Fresh Wipes! They are so easy for my little ones to use! Reply
  • September 20, 2013 at 10:34 am
    I love these containers. We usually have baby wipes next to the toilet. This is so much better :) Reply
  • September 22, 2013 at 2:43 pm
    I haven;t tried these yet but would like to. It makes sense. We use wet wipes to clean our baby's bums so why not ours?? Reply
  • September 23, 2013 at 3:53 pm
    I am 9 months pregnant and use flushable wet wipes not only for the hemorrhoid pain but to keep cleaner. Reply
  • September 25, 2013 at 2:51 pm
    I haven't used these wipes yet, but I have other brand of wipes always in my bathroom. Reply

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