Moms are the best resources for finding valuable information, I just wish someone would have shared their list of their amazing pregnancy favorites with me. So, I created one for you. This list includes my picks for prenatal vitamins, maternity clothes, best places to save money, favorite books, the best brand of nursing bra, and more. Here are my pregnancy favorites that you don’t want to miss:
1. Chapped lips: Lansinoh Lanolin cream
I could not seem to keep enough water in me while I was pregnant, so my lips were chapped often. Someone told me to try using this cream, which is actually for when you are breastfeeding, but it works great on your lips too.
2. Discounted Baby and Maternity Items: Mom to mom sales
I have found some killer deals shopping mom to mom sales. Personally, I find it helpful to go in prepared with a list of items I need. I have noticed that the spring and the fall are the most popular times of the year for these sales. If you are not sure how to find one near you, search in Google for mom to mom sales and the name of your state.
Week by week:
This book is written by an OB/GYN. It gives weekly updates on what is happening with your baby, your body, and frequently asked questions.
Getting Baby to Sleep:
On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the GIFT of Nighttime Sleep, By Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam
I am a huge fan of this book. If you would like a summary of the ideas covered, check out Survival Guide for Sleep Deprived Parents: 7 Strategies to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night. This book gives advice on how to get your baby to sleep 8 hours at night by 8 weeks. It has been a total game changer in our home.
4. Exercise: Yoga (of course!)
I am a huge fan of yoga regularly, however, it is by far my favorite pregnancy workout. Yoga stretches your muscles and ligaments, provides relief for your growing body, and decreases stress.
5. Prenatal Vitamin: Rainbow Light Just Once Prenatal One Advanced Multivitamin
This vitamin had really good reviews online and I have been really happy with it. It is easy to digest and is free of any animal products, according to the label.
6. Back pain: Chiropractor
Going to the chiropractor was one of the best decisions I made while I was pregnant. It was a total game changer for me. I also recommend asking if a therapeutic massage is covered by your insurance, because who doesn’t enjoy a good massage?
7. Nursing bra: Thyme Maternity
I had to buy a new bra a few months after I found out I was pregnant. Many of my friends who were already moms recommended this brand. I have been very happy with it. They often run a sale, so you can get 30% off.
8. Sleeping Through the Night: Pregnancy Pillow
Ever since I bought this pillow, I have slept so much better. This pillow supports your hips and chest so that they are in better alignment, when you lay on your side. I love to sleep on my stomach, so this pillow was great for helping me make the switch to sleeping on my side.
I bought my dress for my baby shower and a winter coat from ASOS. They have free shipping and free returns. You really can’t beat that. H&M also has affordable and trendy maternity clothes.
What are your pregnancy favorites?
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