I feel like I’ve been hearing about more and more expecting mamas lately. As this was my first go at pregnangy, mamahood, and all that it entails, each of the pregnancy products I used or tried were either recommended to me or I found them through my own research. Anyways, I have to say with all the mom bloggers out there, I was able to try a bunch of their loved products too. All that being said, those lists helped me so much I thought, why not put together my own list and share for all of those beautiful mamas-to-be out there! I hope this list helps you on your journey through pregnancy, as much as each of these products helped me navigate mypregnancy!
- Gap Maternity Leggings – these leggings are the bee’s knees. They are soft and don’t have a big wide panel that goes over the belly, sitting right under your precious babe. They will definitely grow with you throughout your pregnancy; and I must admit, they’re so comfortable I wouldn’t be surprised if you found me in mine on a cozy Sunday afternoon minus the baby belly.
- Bump Nest – This came in handy for me once my sweet Hudson really started to grow. Sleep can sometimes be a little rough when you have somewhere between a growing to huge belly, a partyin’ baby, and not really having too may options when it comes to sleeping positions. Most nights I still hug this bad boy! Once you have a bump nest, let me tell you, you never go back! Sorry hub. xx
- A BIG bottle for water – Now, for me, I really didn’t have too many crazy food cravings. However, the one thing I had with me at all times was a big ole’ cup of ice water. Not to mention, that staying hydrated during your pregnancy is an absolute must. Lots of water a day keeps the doctor away.
- A good pair of flats – Once I started to get into the real puffy stage, toward the end of the last trimester, it was the heat of summer. My feet really didn’t get too swollen; however, for the last month or so I just preferred to wear a comfortable pair of sandals. If you’re pregnant now and reading this post, chances are you may be pregnant through the heat of the summer. Either way, it isn’t a bad idea to find a comfortable pair of flats and have them on hands at all times. These are really open and would let your puffy feet breathe, if that is a problem for you.
- Comfortable clothes – I didn’t really get into maternity clothes until I was about 6 months pregnant. Pre-maternity wear, leggings, the rubber band trick and basic Ts were my best friend. Go for stretchy, soft and comfortable. Once I couldn’t fight maternity clothes any longer, dresses, loose, light tops, thin t-shirts and a single pair of maternity jeans were what I went with. I live in the desert and my third trimester meant June, July and August. No need to say more.
- Work Clothes – Look no further than ASOS. Try these, these and these!
- What To Expect App – This was one of my favorite things throughout my pregnancy. Each week I looked forward to the information on my changing body & growing baby. It would tell me what was happening, what to expect and common things that could happen. I still use it now as you can enter your child’s birthday and it continues to update you throughout their growth.
- Prenatal Vitamins – Obviously, we all know how important it is to take prenatal vitamins. I believe doctors even suggest you start taking them while trying to become pregnant. Anyways, the One A Day’s prenatal vitamins + DHA are what I chose and worked extremely well for me. I would take them at night before bed and never had issues sleeping or with an upset stomach, which I understand can be common with prenatals.
- Mustela – I’ll be honest with you and say that after my perfect little man came out, I unfortunately walked away with some pretty awesome stretch marks. However, they really didn’t pop up until the very end of my pregnancy and I really credit this product to helping as much as possible, you just can’t fight genetics! Apply, apply apply: excessively and consistently.
- Walk & Nap – So, these obviously aren’t tangible products but I can’t stress how important each are. Now, I must admit, I did not exercise as much as I would have liked to, but I did make sure to walk at least once every day. Not to mention, staying in shape as best you can will help when it comes time to birth your perfect little one! Refer to my last post for the perfect footwear to pair with your walks! Nap. Because you won’t get much once baby arrives. It is so true how different all babies are, but for us, the first 4-8 weeks were highly sleep deprived.
ps – I should’ve used this space as an outlet to share all this stuff, nursery inspiration, what our nursery ended up looking like, not finding out the gender, etc., as it was happening. So, I’m going to rewind a little bit and share some of my journey under mamahood! Subscribe over there -> and keep up, especially if you’re a mama to be.