Pregnancy usually comes with a lot of joy and expectations, but it also comes with challenges. This post will give you a list of all the must-have pregnancy items for mom that will ease those challenges.
With the right tools at hand, your pregnancy can be easier and more enjoyable.
Must-Have Pregnancy Items for Mom:
A pregnancy pillow is one of the best investments you can make for yourself while expecting. It is actually the number one must-have item recommended by moms.
Pregnancy pillows are designed to provide the necessary support for your back and your tummy. They eliminate the need to use several pillows at once.
By the time you are in the second and third trimester, sleeping can be really uncomfortable due to the growing tummy. A Pregnancy pillow will ease the discomfort and improve your sleep significantly.
Morning Sickness Remedies
Most pregnant women develop morning sickness with varying intensity. While it may not be a problem at all for some, most will need a remedy for nausea as it can be a real inconvenience.
If you are dealing with morning sickness, using natural remedies like ginger and lemons can help. A SeaBand wristband that uses acupressure to relieve nausea naturally is another good option. You can also find more remedies here
Soothing Lotion/Cream For Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are the badges of honor that we receive as mothers for carrying a little human in our tummies for a whole 9 months. While it may not be possible to completely eliminate them for some people, a stretch mark lotion/cream is a must-have pregnancy item for mom.
Keeping your skin intensely moisturized can help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. The trick is to start using a stretch mark lotion or cream early to increase your skin’s elasticity. Don’t wait until the third trimester when the stretch marks are already appearing for you to start applying. Start in the first trimester.
Who doesn’t like to know what to expect at every step of the way while pregnant? Pregnancy apps come in very handy for this. They give you week by week updates on what to expect, your baby’s size each week and other useful tips.
Some even give daily updates and provide a tracking system for all pregnancy-related stuff such as your weight, mood, what you are eating, doctor’s visits, etc.
My favorite apps are Babycenter and Ovia Pregnancy.
Comfortable flat shoes are a must-have item during pregnancy. Keep in mind that your legs might swell and your normal shoe size may not fit. You will probably need to go one or two sizes higher during pregnancy. Slip-on shoes are also a good option.
Prenatal vitamins cannot miss in the list of must-have pregnancy items for moms. They are extremely important for ensuring your baby has all the necessary nutrients for their proper growth and development.
Start taking your prenatal vitamins as soon as you find out that you are pregnant. You can even start as soon as you start trying for a baby. It is actually recommended.
Belly Support Band
Belly bands are designed to support your back and your abdomen especially if you are very active. They provide gentle compression to support your uterus as well as reduce discomfort from physical activity.
Getting a nice belly band will help you maintain good posture, alleviate pain and discomfort and help you engage in your normal duties more comfortably. They can also be used even after pregnancy.
Comfortable Maternity Clothes:
When you are pregnant, comfort comes first. A pair of maternity yoga pants that will stretch with your growing bump and cute pregnancy tank tops can pair really well.
I have also found body con dresses to be a necessary addition to your wardrobe because they stretch beautifully to flatter your growing bump. They will come in handy when you need to step out for an event and keep you looking fabulous without too much effort.
More than half of all pregnant women experience heartburns in the second and third trimester. There are several natural home remedies for heartburns. You can also use safe over-the-counter medicines such as Tums.
During pregnancy, you are going to need to drink a lot of water. it is recommended that you take 48 to 64 ounces (six to eight 8-ounce glasses) of water per day.
Get a nice bottle that you can carry with you wherever you go so that you always have your water with you throughout the day.
Your breasts increase in size in pregnancy. Most women will go up a size or two. For your comfort, be sure to obtain a bigger stretch bra to accommodate your growing girls. While at it, you can even opt to get nursing style bras since you are gonna need them soon anyway.
Now that you know all the items you need I hope that you will get to enjoy your pregnancy as much as possible.
What is your number 1 must-have item during pregnancy?