Welcome to the world of mamahood! It is exciting that a little one is growing inside you. But do you know what changes your body will go through? While pregnancy may bring a beautiful glow to your face, your body will be another story. It is best to be prepared for pregnancy essentials. So we have picked ten must-have maternity products list to make every new mom feel comfy and pampered during her pregnancy:
- Stretch Mark Creams
- The Right Bra
- Maternity Dresses
- Pregnancy Pillows
- Comfy Shoes
- Maternity Belly Band
- Heat Treatment & Massage
- Snack Healthy
- Pregnancy Multivitamins
1. Stretch Mark Creams
No prenatal care is complete without stretch mark removal creams and oils. Use several anti-stretch products throughout the day. Get one to treat stretch marks for each body part. Get a super moisturising belly balm and belly rub oil.
Let’s not forget about cellulite!
Anti-cellulite gel or oil will keep hips, thighs and buttocks toned.
2. The Right Bra
This is an oft forgotten item in an expecting mom’s maternity products list. There is no avoiding this one: your breasts will grow fuller during the first trimester, along with other parts of your body. Pick maternity bras wisely. You will need to change bras in each trimester as your chest and bump expand. In general, get adjustable wide strapped bras with full cup shapes in cotton fabric. It is a good idea to avoid bras with hooks in the back.
3. Maternity Dresses
Want to show off your bump at your baby shower? You will be able to wear comfy nighties and stretchable sweatpants at home. But you need comfortable maternity apparel especially when you have to leave the house. Every mom to be needs a good pair of maternity jeans. So dress up that bump with a beautiful maternity dress and get one in black too for an evening out. If you are pregnant during summer time, you may want to cool off in a one-piece maternity swimsuit.
4. Pregnancy Pillows
Bedtime blues? Most pregnant moms can’t get enough rest and sleep, and most of them have a lie awake at night. So doctors have designed special maternity products to help them rest. Be a smart and healthy mom and lean on a few maternity pillows to relax your baby bump, neck and back while you nap, lounge or sleep. These memory foam leg pillows give the ultimate support to tired and swollen calves and feet.
5. Comfy Shoes
Your feet will hurt most of the time, so keep them propped up as often as possible. Get several pairs of comfortable shoes roomy with open toes. Your feet will thank you later if you invest in arched feet and leg supports too. Take comfort to another level by wrapping your ankles with compression socks and using gel heel cups and arch supports inside your shoes.
6. Maternity Belly Band
This is another must-have item for preggos. A maternity belly band relieves abdominal muscle pain, lumbar and leg pain. If you are in the first 5 months of your pregnancy, get an adjustable maternity belt. It reduces back pain and keeps you from wobbling when you walk.
7. Heat Treatment & Massage
Are you pregnant in winter? Then it is a must to stay warm. Although a hot water bottle will do, a heating pad will soothe and support with warmth to your back. Invest in an orange or peppermint scented massage oil because your body will need regular massages. Warm the oil first to get the full benefits of the essential oils. Another relaxing treatment is a hot water soak with lavender scented bath salts.
8. Snack Healthy
Healthy pregnancy means eating healthy and this includes snacking. Snack often and always keep healthy snacks within reach. Put them beside your bed, in your handbag and even glove compartment. There are many ways of healthy snacking during pregnancy.
Did you know that ginger is at the root of getting rid of morning sickness? Ginger cools the body, reduces inflammation and helps digest food, reducing nausea. Studies show that ginger can lower inflammation and cholesterol. Make ginger a part of your daily diet. Add it to tea, cooked meals and chew on ginger candy, like peppermint ginger.
10. Pregnancy Multivitamin
Vitamins, minerals and folate are vital to a healthy and problem-free pregnancy, according to a study. B-vitamins, Vitamins A, C, D, K, iron, calcium and folic acid are the biggies. Still, it is best to consult a dietician or your ob-gyn doctor, before you get pregnant. Take a prenatal multivitamin preferably before and during the pregnancy, if your diet is deficient.
Remember: Always check with your doctor or an ob-gyn specialist for expert advice and services before you try new supplements or maternity products.