Pregnancy was certainly one of the toughest things I’ve ever been through, although I am forgetting it rather quickly seen as it was only 7 weeks ago. I’ve started to sort out all my old pregnancy items that I no longer need, and a few I want to keep. These are the top 5 items that I couldn’t have done without during my pregnancy.
1) Pregnancy Pillow
Bearing in mind how tired I was when I was pregnant, it seemed rather unfair that I found getting comfortable at night and actually sleeping rather difficult. I was sent this fantastic pregnancy pillow to review early on in my pregnancy and it made a massive difference. It allowed me to lie in a supportive and comfortable position and take the strain off my back and belly as I grew.
2) Stretch Mark Cream
OK so I was of the mind set that these creams don’t work and you either get stretch marks or you don’t. With the first 2 pregnancies I occasionally used Bio oil but not regularly as I probably should have. I got marks across my hips and stomach with both of these pregnancies. This time round I used the Mama Mio cream every day, just in the morning all over my stomach and hips, it smells so lovely and absorbed really quickly so it was easy to use. I can honestly say that I haven’t got any new marks from this pregnancy. I wish I’d used a cream with the first 2 pregnancies.
3) Heat Pack
These packs are amazing for all types of aches and pains. During pregnancy no one wants to take medication if they can help it. I would pop this in the microwave for 3 minutes and use it on my neck and back to ease any pains that I had.
4) Comfy Jeans
For me pregnancy was more about comfort than style. Although I couldn’t live in joggers everyday. It’s hard enough finding good comfy jeans when you’re not pregnant, let alone when your body shape is changing weekly. I found mine in Mothercare by Blooming Marvellous, I wore these throughout the pregnancy as they could be worn over or under the bump. They washed well and still looked great when I’d finished with them.
5) Pregnancy Vitamins
It’s important to look after yourself when you’re pregnant and make sure that you’re getting all the correct vitamins. After all you are growing a brand new human being and if you’re suffering from morning sickness it can be hard to eat well. Taking a pregnancy vitamin everyday will ensure that you’re body and baby are getting want they need.
What did you find most helpful during your pregnancy?