Pregnancy Must-Haves: Surviving 40 Weeks

Pregnancy Must-Haves: Surviving 40 Weeks

After the excitement wears off of finding out you’re going to be a Mom, you’ll want to get your pregnancy must-haves. Who am I kidding, that excitement doesn’t wear off. Congratulations! Pregnancy can be a lot of fun but it’s hard enough on its own. I mean, you’re creating another life! So getting all the items to make it even a little bit easier is something you’ll want to do. These must-haves are going to make your next 8 months so much easier, I promise!

Pregnancy Must-Haves: Surviving 40 Weeks

First Trimester Must-Haves

For some of us the first trimester is full of nausea and either keeping our head in a bowl or running for the bathroom. For others it may be a little heartburn or no appetite. The first trimester of pregnancy does not determine how your entire pregnancy is going to go. It can take a turn at any point as hormones have a mind of their own and do what they want.

Pregnancy Vitamins -Pregnancy vitamins give you and your baby the vitamins and nutrients they may not get in your diet. They contain Folic Acid that is a vital nutrient to prevent miscarriages.

Maternity Leggings – I don’t know why I didn’t think of these during my pregnancy. I lived in scrub pants at the time. That’s probably why… But I wish I had these as part of my maternity wardrobe.

Essential Oils— I learned that essential oils can do amazing things. I learned about essential oils during my pregnancy because I wanted all-natural ways to calm myself and ease nausea while I was growing a baby. Here we are years later and they are still my go-to for runny noses, congestion, and headaches!

Preggy Pop Drops— Nausea be gone! Add these with some of your favorite popsicles and you will stay hydrated and fight off nausea. I became a big fan of popsicles during pregnancy. It was the only thing I could eat constantly that wouldn’t make me turn up my nose or make me feel sick.

Pregnancy Must-Haves

Stretch Mark Cream— I put this in the first trimester because the best thing you can do to prevent stretch marks is to start as early as possible. If you’re having twins, well I’m sorry but stretch marks are almost inevitable, but you can always try! Moisturizing and hydration are the best things to prevent stretch marks.

Heartburn relief— Omeprazole may become your best friend. It was mine. Along with the nausea came heartburn. It was one or the other every time I tried to eat anything. It’s a common symptom with pregnancy, some worse than others, but most pregnancies end up with one of them if not both.

Pregnancy Teas— It’s really easy to become an all-natural person when you become pregnant. There are so many articles and people telling you what not to put in your body because “it might hurt the baby”. There are so many herbal teas out there for calming, sleep, pregnancy, and you can find them all at your local grocery. Some might taste like crap, but you can usually add a little honey or syrup to them and they’re tolerable. They even have them for breastfeeding. Wink-wink.

Pregnancy Must-Haves

Pregnancy Pillow– If you’re a pillow person like me you could get away with all the pillows shoved under different areas of your body. If you think I’m crazy, come back in the third trimester. I got to the point I would have one against my back, between my legs, two under my head, and sometimes a small one under my ribs.

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Second Trimester Pregnancy Must-Haves

Belly Band– I do believe these help with stretch marks too. Since they take some of the weight off of your skin. I bought mine more for my back. During the second trimester baby gets to a certain weight and your back says, “oh my heck, what is that” and you get a belly band to help support that growing baby.

Hair Tie Hack- All the cute phone cord hair ties don’t work here. You need a simple hair tie or rubber band and those jeans you still want to fit into.

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Collagen Powder– There are many different collagen powders out there and I don’t know all the details about them all. This particular collagen powder is for Mama, Baby, and pregnancy. Talk to your doctor before adding it to your diet. Taking these with your prenatal vitamins may be more than you need as it has everything in there to help stretch marks, blood sugar, nausea, joint pain, and helps with vaginal tearing. You have to read for yourself everything this stuff helps with!

Third Trimester Pregnancy Items

Comfy slip-on shoes– Get yourself a pair of comfy, slip-on shoes because you’ll be wearing them from now until the end of time. From the point you can no longer see your toes or reach them, you will decide that laces are over-rated.

Stretchy clothes– All the stretchy clothes and maternity clothes. Your body will be doing all kinds of growing at this point and you may be exhausted. Take care of yourself and let your body focus on baby. Stretchy clothes will keep you comfortable while still allowing you to prepare for your new bundle of joy.

Conclusion To Pregnancy Must-Haves

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Going through your pregnancy what must-haves do you think you need or have to have to survive. Are you just starting out? How’s it going? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to talk to you!

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