The most important pregnancy must-haves for new moms
Finding out that you are pregnant can be one of the most exciting moments of your life. There is so much to think about and plan for. What do you need? When do you need it? Is it even important?? The first few weeks of pregnancy can be a whirlwind!
All these questions will be running through your mind, but before you can even catch a breath, you will be bombarded by different moms telling you what they think you need, and telling you exactly what to buy. This can be quite overwhelming. As a new mom it can be easy to fall prey to buying a whole host of items that you won’t actually use.
Knowing what is actually useful during pregnancy can save you a lot of time, and a bunch of money.
Here are the most important pregnancy must-haves for all new moms. They will help make your pregnancy more comfortable, and most importantly, more enjoyable.
Hopefully this list will help you throughout your pregnancy. Every bit of extra comfort you can give yourself is worth it. It is such a special journey, and you don’t want to spend it being uncomfortable and cranky. Rather give yourself the chance to enjoy it, and ease all the pesky pregnancy symptoms as best you can.
|Nature Made Multi Prenatal Tablets||$$||Contains all vitamins needed for pregnant mom and growing baby.||★★★★★
|Contoured Body Pillow||$$||Offers support for pregnant mom. Helps relieve lower back pain.||★★★★★
|What to Expect When You're Expecting||$||All the information a pregnant mom needs about her journey ahead and how her baby is growing||★★★★
|Skinny Maternity Jeans||$$||Comfortable and stylish for moms to wear throughout pregnancy. Offers support to a growing belly||★★★★
|Maternity Belly Band||$$||Can be worn under clothes to support the back during pregnancy||★★★★
|Organic Pure Ginger Root Tea||$||Helps ease morning sickness||★★★★
|Bra Extender||$||Extends use of regular bras by giving more room for a growing bust||★★★★
|Pregnancy Gift Box||$$$||Perfect gift for a pregnant mom. Contains items to help in the first trimester||★★★★
|Compression Socks||$$||Helps increase blood flow and decrease swelling in legs||★★★★
|Tummy Butter & Stretch Mark Massage Lotion||$$||Decreases the appearance of stretch marks and can help prevent them||★★★★
|Pregnancy Bath Salt||$$||Relaxes mom and helps with aches and pains||★★★★
|Bumpboosters Pregnancy Cookies||$$$||Healthy on the go snack for pregnant moms||★★★★
|Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Water Bottle||$$||Perfect for tracking water intake and is BPA free.||★★★★
|Low Impact Prenatal Workout||$$||Safe exercise for pregnant moms to do at home||★★★★
|40-Week Pregnancy Journal||$$||Keep track of all pregnancy related appointment and schedules||★★★★
A prenatal vitamin should be on the top of your list when it comes to pregnancy shopping. By taking the correct vitamins and minerals, you are giving your baby the best start to life. Pregnancy also takes a lot out of you, prenatal vitamins will help your body keep up and keep you feeling good.
Rich in Folic Acid, Iron and Zinc, the Nature Made Prenatal Vitamins are a great choice throughout pregnancy.
Not too expensive
Complete multi vitamin/multi mineral
You will not regret this buy. A good body pillow will become your best friend during pregnancy (and most likely after baby as well). Who doesn’t want to cuddle up to a soft, comforting pillow. The curve and shape of the body pillow provides the best support for your pregnant body. The pillow in the back supports your back while you sleep, and eases the lower back pain the most moms feel. The front side is perfect to go between your legs. This also gives superb support for your back and is really just quite nice to cuddle! The soft cotton is easy on your skin and is a very breathable material. Some moms don’t give up their body pillows for a long time after their babies are born – sorry dads!
The pillow can also be used as support after baby arrives. The pillow can be set up in a way to support breastfeeding. It can also be used to support your baby in the early days, as well as your post-labor recovering body.
Provides great body support
Soft, breathable material
Easy to clean
Can be used after baby is born
Takes up space in bed
Can be expensive
Sometimes, new moms need a little help. A pregnancy book can be the best, unbiased resource a new mom can get. You will receive tons of advice and tips from other people. This can get a bit much at times, so having a guide book at your disposal is priceless. What To Expect When You’re Expecting is one of the best pregnancy guide books out there. It gives moms all the information they need, week by week information on baby’s growth, as well as some extra information for dads. Having this information on hand will also help relieve some worries that moms might have.
Easy to understand information
Helps to prepare for pregnancy and birth
Numerous tips and tricks for pregnancy
Can cause mom to overthink things
Some moms don’t enjoy reading
Stretch material to fit a growing mom
Color to match all types of styles
Can be worn throughout pregnancy
Can be hot in summer
Cannot be used after pregnancy
Pregnancy can really take its toll on you. Some moms battle to find the balance between work, family and taking extra care of themselves. Planning meals ahead and having healthy snacks on hand isn’t always easy. That is why these Bumpbosters pregnancy cookies are perfect for the mom on the go. They provide pregnant moms with all the whole food goodness they need. Containing organic whole wheat flour, chia seeds and oats, they are a healthy alternative to processed foods.
Easy on the go snack
Contains all good whole foods
Contains wheat and allergens
Stretch to allow for a growing belly
Support to relieve back pain
Worn underneath regular clothing
Additional layer of clothing
May be uncomfortable in summer
If you are one of the lucky moms, you will never experience morning sickness. But for those who do, it can be the worst part of pregnancy. The severity of morning sickness differs between pregnancies, but it is one of the most unpleasant feelings out there. There are some pregnancy-friendly medications available for moms to take to help ease nausea, but this is only used once the nausea starts. Many moms opt to try and keep nausea away altogether, and swear by ginger tea. Ginger is widely known to help ease and even prevent nausea. Having a cup of ginger tea in the morning is one of the most natural ways to deal with morning sickness. This organic ginger tea from Sri Lanka is safe for both mom and baby to use, and has an amazing fresh taste.
Helps relieve morning sickness
Healthy, alternative beverage
With your growing belly, you also will experience a fast growing bust. Maternity bras can be expensive, so in the beginning it is a good idea to buy some bra extenders. These fit onto the back of your normal bra and just give you some extra room for your new assets. They are much cheaper than buying new bras altogether and are discreet and easy to use. You will soon realize that every little bit of extra comfort you can give yourself, is much needed.
Adjustable as bust grows
Does not replace a maternity bra later in pregnancy
Sometimes you just have to treat yourself a little bit. This first trimester pregnancy box is the perfect way to get you excited about the journey ahead. The box contains a water bottle, belly stickers to track baby’s growth, an anti-nausea band and a relaxing bath bomb. All of these items help make the expecting mom more comfortable, and will give her a bit of pampering as well.
Fun box with exciting items
Items help with pregnancy ailments
Great gift for an expecting mom
It is pricey
Making sure you consume enough water during pregnancy is so important. Your body is now providing for two beings, you need to give it everything it needs. Remembering to drink water can be a hack. This wide mouth water bottle from Leboha is the perfect way to keep track of your water in take, and helps make sure you drink enough water for both you and baby. The beautiful design also helps! It is BPA free and safe to use during pregnancy.
Keep up good water intake
Track water intake
A pricey luxury
As hard as it may seem sometimes, keeping a healthy exercise routine during pregnancy is really important. Your body is going through so many new changes, give it all the support and strength it needs to do so. There are restrictions on the exercise and workouts you can do while pregnant, so having a DVD set of pregnancy-safe exercise is the best way to go. Not only will the box set help your body stay healthy during pregnancy, but it prepares it for all the intense moments of labor.
Safe exercise routines for pregnancy
Can do it at home
Helps prepare body for labor
Finding the motivation to exercise
Exercising alone can be boring
Things can become a little overwhelming during pregnancy. You now have so many new things to worry about – how do you cope? Luckily, there is a journal designed for pregnant moms. Keep track of your growth, baby’s growth, plan doctors appointments and even workout routines. It is perfect to solve pregnancy brain and it can be a journal for you to keep long after baby is born, remembering your journey.
Keep track of growth
Remember to use the journal can be tough