“You’re glowing!” This is a common compliment heard by pregnant women. The increase in hormones and blood flow often leads to beautiful skin and thick hair. Besides a little bundle of joy, the glow is one of the few pregnancy benefits. Behind the scenes, pregnant women deal with many uncomfortable symptoms, such as nausea, ligament pain, joint pain, back pain, varicose veins, headaches, acne, and sleep loss.
Unfortunately, many medications used to relieve these symptoms are unsafe for pregnant women. According to the national center for health research, it is difficult to test whether medications are safe and the full effects are not apparent until long after the baby is born. Health providers discourage the use of Ibuprofen, Aleve, and Aspirin. Medications for stomachaches, cold, acne, and chronic conditions also present risks. Acetaminophen is typically approved, yet if the pain is severe enough, it is about as effective as a breath mint.
Doctor Hoy's® Natural Pain Relief products have helped many pregnant and nursing mothers. Our products are manufactured with natural ingredients, such as Arnica, Time-release Menthol, and Camphor. They do not contain parabens, toxins, or aspirin derivatives. Two distinct formulas provide topical pain relief, without the concern of ingesting something toxic to the baby.
Doctor Hoy's Natural Pain Relief Gel has a cool-warm sensation that relieves back pain, ligament pain, sore joints and muscles, and more. Time-release encapsulation technology protects the potency of the natural ingredients to extend pain relief for several hours. This water-based topical dries clear, absorbs quickly into the skin and won’t sweat off. The strength is adjusted by layering; add up to three layers to increase pain relief.
Doctor Hoy's Natural Arnica Boost stimulates circulation and decreases inflammation to promote healing. It is perfect for swollen feet, varicose veins, acne and bruises. It can calm nerve pain and ease cramps and spasms. There is no scent or sensation. Use individually or combine with the Pain Relief Gel to meet specific needs.
Here are some testimonials from pregnant and nursing moms.
“I was six months pregnant. There was a car stalled on the side of the road in my neighborhood. I offered to help move the car. The next day I couldn’t move. I had pulled every single muscle in my lower back. The pain was excruciating. It was difficult to function. My doctor prescribed an opioid, but suggested I not use it very long. I hardly took any because it wasn’t a safe solution. Then I found Doctor Hoy's. I used it every single day. It helped me show up for my children, husband, and full-time job.” Monica
“I had an extensive jaw surgery to repair damage from rheumatoid arthritis in my jaw joint. At the time, I had a small breastfeeding baby. I had some milk storage, but he refused bottles. The prescribed narcotic pain medications were unsafe for my baby. I would have to pump and discard my breast milk. I never filled my prescription.
Left, four days post-operation at peak swelling.
Right, eight days post-operation.
Following my operation and throughout recovery, I didn’t take any pain medication! I relied on Doctor Hoy's Natural Pain Relief products. Arnica Boost reduced my extreme swelling. The Pain Relief Gel relieved aches and pains. I laid the flexible hot/cold packs across my face and changed the temperature depending on my needs.
Left, ten days post-operation.
Right, three weeks post-operation, halfway through recovery.
The safe and natural ingredients provided peace of mind. I was able to resume breastfeeding immediately after returning home from the hospital. Thanks to Doctor Hoy's, I was quickly back to my routine with my baby.” Aubrey
The content in this article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Check with your doctor before using these products when pregnant or breastfeeding. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site.