Pregnancy Must Haves 

First

Peppermints and Ginger Ale  – lots of people hear that ginger is the perfect cure for morning sickness and although ginger ale worked great, peppermint was my life saver!

Sea Bands – A lot of people get morning sickness but did you know you can also get night sickness? I was one of those lucky people. So I would feel nauseous right after dinner all through the night. An easy fix was to wear Sea Bands while I slept.

Notebook – You like to think that you will remember your pregnancy experience but your memories fade. Its a good idea to keep a journal to spark those special memories.

Protein Bars – When your nauseous nothing really sounds good. An easy fix for me was to stock up on protein bars. Also very helpful for after the baby is born for those quick meals or snacks.

CinaMama App – A quick and easy way to snap your monthly, weekly or even daily photos for a fun video montage.

Insulated Water Cup – Its important to stay hydrated when pregnant, the easiest way was to keep an insulated cup with me at all times.

secondBody Pillow – Sleeping when pregnant is so uncomfortable. Not to mention the fact that you get up all throughout the night to use the bathroom. So getting optimum comfort is key.

Maternity Leggings/maternity jeans – Comfort!  Nothing more frustrating then the day you try to get dressed only to find that your clothes no longer fit. This is where the maternity pants are your best friend.

Maternity Undershirt – When you have an ever expanding belly… boobs… love handles… pretty much everything. You will find that things that fit yesterday no longer work for today. That’s where throwing on a white tank and cardigan is the fastest way to a successful outfit. The undershirt was the perfect touch to rounding out the belly and hiding any bulges.

Flats – Your feet will start to swell and you will start to feel the extra weight. Flats. Are. Your.Friend.

Lotion – During my pregnancy I had exceptionally dry skin, especially at night. I would lather on lotion before bed and throughout the night if needed.

Stretch mark cream – Stretch marks with sneak up on you.  If your me you will find them hidden after your pregnancy when everything starts to settle back to normal. So start creaming early and often.

Coconut water lemonade – Coconut water is an excellent source of hydration which is extra important when pregnant. The lemon also acts as a natural diuretic to keep everything on track.

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Tums – I hate horrible heartburn during my third trimester. I woke up one night chocking from acid reflex. From that day forward I would take tums before going to bed every night.

Fan – It helped create white noise to keep me a sleep as well as keep me cool. I was lucky to have a majority of my pregnancy in the winter time but even then I was still hot at night.

Belly Wedge – Helps keep your back aligned when sleeping. Side sleeping is the best for you and baby during your third trimester so this helps keep you comfortable.

Bra Extender – Your chest just keeps getting bigger all throughout your pregnancy. But to save on having to buy additional bra’s invest in some bra extenders to give yourself some extra room.

Cooling sleep mask – It was not until the end of my pregnancy that I started to notice my face getting a little puffy as well as some added bags under my eyes from getting up about every hour. The cooling mask felt wonderful as well as reduced some of the swelling.

Ice packs – I had horrible cramping and restless legs all throughout my pregnancy. I would keep ice packs on my calves to combat the aches.  Worked like a charm!

Exercise ball – It can start to get really uncomfortable to sit no a couch or chair , especially the last month of pregnancy. The exercise ball is a great alternative.

 

 

 

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