(Closed) Must-have pregnancy products

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The everyday bella band with the silicone strip is great for keeping up my pants and even skirts that are too tight to button up. I sometimes even wear it under a dress to “mute” my outie  belly button.

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Palmer’s cocoa butter lotion for stretch marks.  And those stretchy tank tops with the bunched up sides.  They help hold up too big maternity pants and they give you an overall “cuter” shape!  Target sells them.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Lemon scented bath products for morning sickness. That and ginger lollipops really helped. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Target’s Be Band – I think it’s similar to the bella band, but with no silicone strips. And a firm body pillow. I tried the Boppy and it wasn’t for me.

Jolly Ranchers helped me with my morning sickness – I didn’t have the patience to wait for the special lollipops to arrive by mail.

Keeping up with changing bra sizes – it’s amazing what the right size bra can do for your outlook on life (and your back!).

And a comfy pair of lounge pants to come home to at the end of the day that rides below your belly. It’s nice to just let it all “hang out” sometimes.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

For clothes my necessities are:  Bella band, comfy pants to wear at home, and something that you can wear that still makes you feel cute and sexy. 

Other necessities are morning sickness remedies — pretzels or crackers to munch on, lemon candies or peppermints, anything with ginger, and (at least for me) my Zofran prescription. 

At 25 weeks I still don’t have a special pregnancy pillow.  I just prop a whole bunch of our extra pillows along the side of the bed, and I have a pillow that I put between my knees for sleeping. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I loved the snoogle!!! I would still sleep with it if hubby would let me:)

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I would definitely agree with a comfy pair of lounge pants. I got lucky and have a pre-pregnancy pair that are awesome because they ride low and are loose. I also agree that having some clothes you feel good in is important. Early in pregnancy, peppermint lifesavers and jolly ranchers were really helpful with my morning sickness. Now, at 30+6, I’d add Palmer’s cocoa butter stretch mark lotion (no stretch marks here yet, although I know supposedly nothing actually makes a difference since it’s about genetics), comfy shoes that I don’t have to bend over to put on, either a body pillow or comfortable pillow to rest/lean on for side-sleeping, a king size bed (haha), and a heating pad. I think there are others so if I think of more I’ll come back!  

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

The comfy lounge pants gets a big MUST from me as well. Things feel so uncomfortable around your tummy that it’s nice to get into something that doesnt add pressure. I got a bunch of maternity pajama pants from old navy for Christmas ($7) and they are the best things on earth at this point.

I had really bad morning sickness and nothing helped, but brushing my teeth after would just make me continue to get sick, so I suggest alchohol free mouth wash.  

Long tank tops. Lots of things in your closet will still work, if you have long tops to cover maternity pants. 

I bought a body pillow to shove between my legs and it’s worked like a charm.

I’m also thirsty all of the time, like I haven’t drank in months. Having a case of water in my car has helped me out so much. 

Lots of woman also say that the feeling sick part happens most often when you wait too long to eat. Keeping granola bars or something similar in your purse can be a life saver.

 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

Pants with a drawstring instead of thick elastic so they don’t press on your belly, a good body pillow (I started sleeping with mine at 6-7 weeks and now cannot get comfy without it, It’s a lifesaver!), a good waterbottle, and a belly band (I have the one from Motherhood) would be my early pregnancy must-haves.

I’m 27 weeks now and nipple moisturizing cream and Palmer’s for Stretch Marks are current ones. The lotion is good for skin itchiness as it stretches. Also, pretty bras and undies that FIT. There’s nothing like a cute bra and panties to make you feel a bit better about yourself when you start feeling like a whale. lol Another good thing to have is some long tanks and plain tees in basic colors, they pair with everything and it helps extend your wardrobe so you don’t have to buy as much maternity clothing.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Here are my three top things so far:

Chewable papya enzyme was seriously the only thing that helped with morning sickness. I was chewing it CONSTANTLY. this brand tastes delicious!

Mustela for stretch marks–I get mine at Nordstrom.

 

The Be Band from Target. At 21 weeks I can still wear all my old pants! (Not that I wear them too often since I am stuck at home on bedrest and live in sweats.)

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Oh, how could I forget size LARGE lace top hipsters from Victorias Secret? I usually wore a different brand (Honeydew) in size small, but I swear I went from size small to size large (in panties) by like 8 weeks. The bigger sizes feel so much more comfortable, and now I won’t have to stretch out my favorite underwear.

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I bought two pairs of maternity jeans from the Gap at week 14 when my jeans started running a bit tight. They are super comfortable!! I swore I wouldn’t buy maternity clothes, but with those jeans and the shirts I now have I am a happy girl. Clothes that fit work wonders for your self-esteem when your body is changing at a rapid pace!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I love my snoogle pillow! Best $50 I’ve spent

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Definitely could not live without: comfortable bras, big baggy sweats and tees, my body pillow, and belly cream!

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