Pregnancy Must-Haves

What every new mom needs to know!

The most important pregnancy must-haves for new moms

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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.

The essentials

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.

Product NameImagePriceFeaturesRating
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

Nature Made Multi Prenatal Tablets

Nature Made Multi Prenatal Tablets - Rich in Folic Acid, Iron & Zinc Value Size 250 Ct

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.

Pros

Not too expensive

Gluten Free

Complete multi vitamin/multi mineral

Cons

Contains allergens


Leachco Back ‘N Belly Contoured Body Pillow

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.

Pros

Provides great body support

Soft, breathable material

Easy to clean

Can be used after baby is born

Cons

Takes up space in bed

Can be expensive


What to Expect When You’re Expecting

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.

 

Pros

Easy to understand information

Helps to prepare for pregnancy and birth

Numerous tips and tricks for pregnancy

Cons

Can cause mom to overthink things

Some moms don’t enjoy reading


Motherhood Secret Fit Belly Maternity Jeans

 Trust us, you will need this. Maternity jeans will become your new best friend. Your growing belly will soon not fit into your tight skinny jeans, and you will need something more maternity friendly. These jeans have an elasticated waistband, and are made with breathable stretch material. They will last throughout your pregnancy. The elasticated waistband also provides support for your growing belly. They look really great paired with a matching maternity shirt and can be worn out, at home or in the office.
Pros

Stretch material to fit a growing mom

Color to match all types of styles

Can be worn throughout pregnancy

Cons

Can be hot in summer

Cannot be used after pregnancy


Bumpboosters Pregnancy Cookies

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.

Pros

Great taste

Easy on the go snack

Contains all good whole foods

Cons

Pricey

Contains wheat and allergens


Maternity Belly Band

 Some women may battle with the strain their growing belly puts on their body. This extra weight and pressure can cause severe lower back pain. Having a belly support band can really help relieve some of this extra weight, and provide great support. This in turn allows you to move more freely and feel more comfortable throughout the day.Belly support bands are worn under normal clothes and aren’t visible. This is really an essential item to have if you are battling with growing discomforts.
Pros

Stretch to allow for a growing belly

Support to relieve back pain

Worn underneath regular clothing

Cons

Additional layer of clothing

May be uncomfortable in summer


Organic Pure Ginger Root Tea

Organic Pure Ginger Root Tea from Sri Lanka, 100 teabags

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.

Pros

Helps relieve morning sickness

Fresh taste

Healthy, alternative beverage

Cons

Acquired taste


Bra Extender

Beauty Secrets 2-Hook & 3-Hook Bra Extender, Seamless,  Bridal & Maternity - Black & Nude Bra Extenders

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.

Pros

Cheap relief

Adjustable as bust grows

Neutral colors

Cons

Does not replace a maternity bra later in pregnancy


Compression Socks

Cake Food Knee High Compression Socks Fun Moisture Management Pregnancy Teen Soccer Socks

 Compression socks can really be a necessity for some moms. The socks help speed up blood flow in the legs and reduce swelling. Swollen feet and legs are a common symptom in pregnancy, but can sometimes lead to dangerous conditions. These compression socks will help keep the blood flow regulated and normal. They are also absolutely gorgeous – who wouldn’t want to wear them!
Pros

Helps reduce swelling in legs and feet

Increases blood flow

Really cute design

Cons

Hot to wear in summer


Tummy Butter & Stretch Mark Massage Lotion

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Tummy Butter & Stretch Mark Massage Lotion

Unfortunately the majority of moms will leave their pregnancy with stretch marks. These appear on the stomach, thighs, breasts and sometimes buttocks. Stretch marks appear because the body grows throughout pregnancy, and the skin cannot stretch enough to match the rapid growth. By applying special creams and butters, you can help prevent stretch marks, or lessen their appearance. The Palmers Cocoa Butter Tummy Butter contains argan oil, shea butter, collagen and elastin. All of these help nourish the skin and gives it the defense it needs against stretch marks.

Pros

Nourishes the skin

Helps prevent stretch marks

Reduces stretch marks

Cons

Needs regular application


Pregnancy Bath Salts

Pink Stork Flakes: Pregnancy Bath Salt –Organic Magnesium from Dead Sea - Morning Sickness, Energy Levels, Aches and Pains, Sleep Quality & more -Bath or Foot Soaks -Pure, Zero Fillers

Nothing is more relaxing than a soak in a warm bath. Add to this luxury by throwing in some Pink Stork bath salts. It contains magnesium from the Dead Sea. It help deal with morning sickness, sleeplessness, energy levels and minor aches and pains. The calming properties are both good for mom and baby.

Pros

Calming and relaxing

Decadent smell
Help with sleeplessness

Cons

It is a luxury, so can be pricey


Pregnancy Gift Box

Bump Boxes 1st Trimester Pregnancy Gift Box

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.

Pros

Fun box with exciting items

Items help with pregnancy ailments

Great gift for an expecting mom

Cons

It is pricey


Wide Mouth Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Water Bottle

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.

Pros

Keep up good water intake

Track water intake

BPA free

Cons

A pricey luxury


Low Impact Prenatal Workout

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.

Pros

Safe exercise routines for pregnancy

Can do it at home

Helps prepare body for labor

Cons

Finding the motivation to exercise

Exercising alone can be boring


40-Week Pregnancy Journal

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.

Pros

Keep track of growth

Plan appointments

Record workouts

Cons

Remember to use the journal can be tough


 

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