The top 5 pregnancy must haves!

 

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Today we’re going to talk about my top 5 pregnancy must haves. Keep in mind these are in no way specific to anyone but they are just my recommendations.

1. Pregnancy Body Pillow

When you’re pregnant your body goes through so many changes, everything starts to become uncomfortable. As your belly grows, sleeping becomes a little tricky, having one of these pillows makes everything sooo much better, trust me. Most of the time you’ll need support somewhere, on your back or in between your legs and the body pillow can be positioned so many ways. Most of them are pretty affordable, here’s a couple i recommend.

Full Body Pregnancy Pillow – Hypoallergenic Maternity Support Cushion

Restorology Full 60-Inch Body Pregnancy Pillow – Maternity & Nursing Support Cushion with Washable Cover

Boppy Slipcovered Pregnancy Body Pillow, Trellis, White

2. Stretch Mark Creams and Oils

Yes i know, i know, it’s all about genetics but it can’t hurt right? Haha. Trust me other things happen asides from genetics, my mom never had any stretch marks, not even with three kids. So i totally thought i was going to be saved by genetics, i still used Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark Lotion sporadically but not as often as i should have. I went on all the way until about 37 weeks and then one morning there it was!! a dreaded stretch mark, i was mortified lol. What they don’t tell you is what you need to worry about is the post-partum stretch marks, when everything starts shrinking back!! So a good oil, cream or lotion can only help you! Here’s a few…

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Stretch Mark Lotion

Bio-Oil 200ml: Multiuse Skincare Oil

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil

3. Pregnancy Leggings

These aren’t exactly “must have” but they do feel much more comfortable than regular leggings, especially when your belly starts getting bigger and bigger. Most of the times regular leggings sit under the belly and that can become super uncomfortable even with the stretchiest leggings. So having preggo leggings that cover your whole belly definitely feel soo much comfortable. Besides leggings are so flexible, well at least for me haha, you can always dress them up or down and just with an ever growing belly they are honestly so much easier than anything else.

BLANQI Everyday Maternity Belly Support Leggings

Motherhood Maternity Women’s Maternity Full Length Secret Fit Belly Leggings

4. Prenatal Vitamins

Getting a good source of vitamins is crucial when you’re pregnant (always make sure to check with your Dr. first before ingesting anything) that’s because the baby starts basically sucking every vitamin and nutrient out of you in order to grow. It doesn’t help that most pregnant women get a lot of nausea and vomiting early on and that sometimes makes it hard to keep anything down let alone trying to get vitamins from foods. That’s why a good supplement is always recommended.

Vitafusion Prenatal, Gummy Vitamins

Garden of Life Prenatal Multivitamin Supplement with Folate for Mom and Baby

SmartyPants Prenatal Complete Gummy Vitamins: Multivitamin, Folate, B12, Biotin, Omega 3 DHA/EPA Fish Oil

5. Maternity Belly Button Bands

These belly button bands are usually super cheap and easy to use, they come in handy when you still want to rock your regular jeans that just no longer close lol and while yes the whole hair tie trick works in the button of the jeans. These actually cover that whole area so you don’t have to worry about your whole business being exposed and out in the open. Maternity jeans can be quite expensive so this is a good inexpensive alternative.

Womens Maternity Belly Band Seamless 2 Pack Everyday Support Bands

Ingrid & Isabel Women’s Bellaband

And there you have it, my top five pregnancy must haves! i hope you enjoyed reading my blog! Let me know in the comments if you ever used these when you were pregnant or if your are pregnant, are you using any of these?

Do you have a recommendation for a must have that wasn’t on the list? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time!

-ALY

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