(Closed) Best Maternity Products?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I found skirts to be much more comfortable than pants, but now with the cold weather coming I tried adding some maternity tights from Pea in the Pod and they were terrible! There was nothing “maternity” about them and they really didn’t fit my belly at all. So don’t get those!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m about a month ahead of you…I love my BellaBand (like your tummy sleeve), but make sure to go Maternity shopping NOW!   Your tummy sleeve also helps hold up pants/clothes that are too BIG as well as too small, & I graduated into the “need maternity clothes because my regular clothes, even open got too tight” FAST.   Now I fell like I waited too long to shop & may spend too much on something for RIGHT NOW instead of something that I’ll like/use again in, God-willing, our second pregnancy. 

If you have family members/friends who have been preggers before you, ask for their go-to products.  Some that I’ve tried:

  • For mild nausea (as in morning sickness that DOESN’T have you worshipping the porcelain idol): any hard candy (I like Werther’s Sugar Free)
  • For gas/heartburn: Tumms Berry Flavor – it’s not as chalky going down

Some I’m going to get SOON:

  • Body pillow for supporting the bump while sleeping (apparently we’re supposed to limit/eliminate sleeping on our backs by 16 weeks)
  • Belly Basics Survival Kit (not the original b/c I’m not a fan of crew neck shirts on big bellied me)
  • Monthly prenatal massages – make sure your masseuse/masseur is prenatal trained
  • Writing to friends & family who are DONE with baby stuff & picking all that up/having it shipped

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Sulli301: Check out http://www.bellybasics.com/index.cfm .  I’m looking into the Survival kit (the one with the Redhead model).  Hubs has suggested checking out Target first, since it’s cheaper (and really, you’re only going to be wearing this for roughly 6 months; maybe double if you get preggers again in the near future) & I could get 4-6 things there for the same price or less. 

Also on the lookout for a new bra, since I’ve noticed that I’ve finally outgrown my push-up sans pads.  I’ll let you know what I get today! (shopping after work…woo hoo!)

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Sulli301: Check out Target’s online store, too!  They have some cute coats & sweaters…almost jealous that you get to wear those!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

almond oil for strech marks, prenatal vitamins real IMPORTANT.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Hi! If you find your heartburn is more acid-refluxy, a liquid antacid like Gaviscon can be amazing.  I hate the taste of it, but it works better than any other antacid I’ve ever taken.  My doc prefers that I take liquid antacids over chewable ones.

I definitely prefer stretchy dresses to any other clothing, and have since my second trimester.  I feel cute, they look great, and they don’t restrict anything.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

This isn’t a product but if you sign up on Amazon.com for AmazonMom,  you’ll get Amazonprime’s free 2 day shipping (I think it’s a $79 value) and an email for a 10% promo code off an item you add to your online registry. Also, I already completed my BabiesRUs registry but I got a mailer that had $10 off if you start a new registry with them. I think it’s too late for me but maybe not for you. They always have 15% or 20% off a baby item deals so save big items for your coupon.

And both have maternity items available, not just baby stuff.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Sulli301: I’m just starting my third trimester and could not have lived without my pregnancy body pillow. It’s just a cheap big, long pillow but it helps me sleep and it makes the bed more comfy! Early on in my first trimester when I had bad morning sickness, I ate alot of dried apricots – when I felt sick I just sucked on them. I didn’t want sweet things so lollipops were out of the picture.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I only have 3 more weeks to go befor my due date & i can tell you that Vitamin E Oil is great to keep stretch marks away (its easier to keep them away then to try to get rid of them later).

 

also invest in a pregnancy pillow. i made the mistake of not doing so & belive me sleeping on only your sides will make your hips hurt to the point of crying.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

@Mercutio-xo:  Thanks for the info, did you ingest the vitamin E supplements or place the oil directly on your skin?

Also, is a pregnancy pillow much different than a normal body pillow?  We already have a body pillow so was just wondering if that could work.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m in my third trimester and the only maternity things I’m still using {aside from vitamins + belly jelly} are clothes! I practically live in my leggings and yoga pants from Motherhood Maternity, and some oversized mat. tees from Old Navy.

I had a Snoogle pillow but it didn’t work for me so I just use an extra regular pillow or two.

Oh – and bra extenders! They’re great for when you don’t need to up your cup size yet but things are getting to tight. I had some on hand from years ago, I’m sure you can find them at a Victoria Secret type store or department store.

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