Hello you, It’s Bron here. I’m so glad to get to talk you finally.
I’m not sure what brought you here, whether you are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, or it’s 3:27am and you’re trying to kill time while you're pumping your left (or right!) boob for its glorious breast milk. But I’m glad you stopped by because congratulations, you’re now a part of our activated mumma advice network.
We want The Maternity Market to be so many things.
Firstly, our vision was to have an online store that focussed on the mum, her body, mind and spirit. Sure, there are many websites out there that stock products to support you through your pregnancy, but is there really a store that came into your head straight away when you wanted a product that you needed to help you look after your body and all the weird things that happen to it through pregnancy? A place with a growing range where you could shop by whatever stage of pregnancy you were in, or search by symptom? One where the pregnancy products weren’t just the second last tab of a baby focussed store? I think I’ve used enough ?’s so I’ll cool it. Just to say that, Nikki and I knew the feeling of “I have no idea how to find that” all too well when we were pregnant and needed something to help us with the symptoms we were suffering from (Nikki had PUPPS and I had De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, which is a fancy way of saying my wrists hurt like a bitch) and we don’t want you to have to search and search, you can just come to The Maternity Market and have more options than you maybe knew were available.
A selection of our growing range of products!
Secondly, there is so much out there for you. SO many amazing businesses that have pregnancy friendly products as part of their ranges. We’re gathering them all here in one place, to give you a full range of options for whatever you’re looking for, without you having to have 17 tabs open. We aren’t about stocking the products you could get at your local supermarket (although more power to you if that’s your jam!). We source and research and get to know our amazing brand family and stock products that are made with love and specifically chosen ingredients.
Thirdly, we want you to tell us what worked for you. Get in touch and tell us about the side-effects you suffered from, and what helped you. Maybe it was an old wives tale of some ancient herb that helped with pregnancy indigestion, or maybe you found a tea that made you lactate like a dairy cow? See, this is how the activated mumma advice network works, we gather all of the products, so no-one is left feeling alone. Can’t find something? Tell us. If we don’t have it, we want to stock it so the next person won’t feel the same way.
Lastly, although nothing can replace the advice of your healthcare professional (who we recommend talking to A LOT throughout our website) you can rest assured that we have meticulously scoured all the ingredients to ensure that what you find is safe and appropriate for your stage of pregnancy. But of course, please read EVERYTHING and always use the right amount of caution when putting any products in and on your body during pregnancy.
There are so many more reasons why we think we are awesome that I’d love to yammer on about, and you’ll hear from me often, but in the meantime you can see what we think makes us unique here.
Have a browse and get a feel for how we operate. We hope it makes you feel excited and appreciated and loved.
Fulfilling our mission is going to take some time as we grow, but it’s our aim to be the #1 one-stop-shop for all things pregnancy related.
We have so many ideas and new products in the works and we can’t wait to bring them all to you!
Until then, welcome to the sisterhood.
Nikki & Bron x