Being pregnant certainly is not simple…but there are some items that have actually made it much easier. Here is my list of favorites-I hope they help you as much as they have helped me!
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Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow, White
This pillow is a total lifesaver! I can’t express how helpful it is. There is nothing more important to a mother-to-be than a good nights rest. It is important to have your belly, head, back and legs supported and this pillow does all four so you don’t need to keep adjusting several small pillows to get the same affect.
Within the packaging there is a helpful guide that also gives you other options and ways to use the pillow, whether you are lying down or sitting up. While pregnant, it is also important to sleep on your left side for optimum blood flow to the baby, and for some just not sleeping on your back or stomach can be a struggle. This is absolutely my favorite pregnancy purchase.
Stretch Marks and Scars Cream – Best Body Moisturizer to Prevent and Reduce Old & New Marks – Natural & Organic for Pregnancy – Also for Men – 4 oz – By Body Merry
Excuse me while I go knock on 5 pieces of wood, but as of yet, and I am 8 month’s pregnant, I still do not have any stretch marks! This lotion is amazing, and I have gone through at least 3 jars of it, but I think it is well worth it! Just be sure to apply it liberally to not only the front of your stomach, but the sides as well and any where else you feel like you are expanding. By no means am I a medical professional, but this lotion has worked for me.
ReMEDies Cool Mist Humidifier Ultrasonic Humidifier “No Noise” Plus Aroma Diffuser – 7 Color Cozy LED Lights, Auto Shut-Off
For whatever reason, pregnancy comes with its share of odd symptoms, many of which no one talks about. One of these symptoms is sinus pressure. It is very common to feel like you have a cold all the time and constantly get bloody noses. Those with small sinuses to begin with are even more prone to these symptoms. This humidifier is not only helpful for mom while pregnant, it is also extremely helpful for the nursery after the baby is born to keep humidity in the room. Bonus: There is a compartment for your favorite essential oil and this humidifier has the option to provide a soft light in many neat colors! Just be sure to check with your practicioner prior to using essential oils. Also, if you have pets, some essential oils affect animals negatively.
KOYO Reduced Sodium Garlic and Pepper Ramen Made with Organic Noodles, 2.1 Ounce (Pack of 12)
Pregnancy comes with all sorts of strange food cravings. For me, I could indulge in macaroni and cheese and ramen soup every single day if I could. However, we all know how bad for you the typical ramen can be. It is full of MSG and many harmful chemicals. I knew there had to be a better alternative and ran into KOYO ramen at my local health food store. It tastes even better than normal ramen and is much better for you! The noodles are even organic!
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer: How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate with Your Baby
I asked a friend who has been a nanny for years what her favorite baby items are and what has been most helpful to her. She highly recommended this particular book. I haven’t experienced it for myself yet, but from what I hear the most important thing you can do is get your infant on a schedule, and this book helps you get there.
What to Expect the First Year
I’m pretty sure you are never actually “ready” for what is to come when you have an infant. However, reading this book while pregnant is certainly eye-opening. A friend at work told me she really wished she read it prior to the baby being born because there would have been so much she would of been less stressed about had she known ahead of time. I used post-it notes to highlight the pages I felt would be great to reference back to when in a pinch.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting, 4th Edition
This book is a classic mother-to-be favorite and I found it very helpful. I love how each chapter highlights the month you are in of your pregnancy and provides helpful tips as well as calms your worries. This book is very informative, yet not opinionated like some others can be and allows you to take in all the information and than choose what is right for you and your child.
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