(Closed) what were your PREGNANCY LIFE SAVERS?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

ooooh…..please do. first pregnancy here and would love to know more ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Just buy Target bras as needed.  At $10 a pop it’s not going to break the bank.  Not only will your cup size increase but your ribs cage will expand also.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

The Bella Band allowed me to wear my regular pants up until about 7 month of pregnancy. Likewise, maternity tanks will allow you to continue wearing your regular cardigans for quite some time. 

If your boobs are getting big, I suggest getting nursing bra at this time. It’s more cost effective than buying a bigger bra now and then more nursing bras in a couple months.

Compression socks helped with the swelling that happens during the 3rd and sometimes 2nd trimester. Actualy any flat shoes will be necessary.

“What to expect when you’re expecting” was good for when I was pregnant. “pregnancy childbirth and the newborn” was amazing for preparing for delivery.

I put Belli Oil and cocoa butter on my tummy every day to prevent stretch marks. I don’t know if it’s good genetics or the lotions, but I don’t have stretch marks.

I also bought an abdominal binder for post partum. I used it as soon as the day after I gave birth to help my tummy get back into place. Again, I’m not sure if it’s good genes or the binder, but my tummy went down quickly. I looked “almost normal” after a week.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

I second the recommendation for just buying bras at Target as needed.

Re: books, I liked Penny Simkin’s “The Birth Partner” and whatever the main Ina May Garten one is that everyone reads. (the latter is also good for freaking people out with the photos)

And the biggest container of antacids you can find.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m only 20 weeks so my list is only a partial list! But so far I would say the Bella Band has come in handy but not essential… I much prefer straight up maternity pants, which I would consider lifesavers! ๐Ÿ™‚ Peppermint lifesavers and ginger ale for the first trimester morning sickness. WTE (the book) for reading, weddingbee and babyandbump for websites, cocoa butter lotion for itchy belly (hoping it helps with stretch marks but I know there’s nothing you can do to prevent them so I’m not setting my hopes too high)..

For a bra, I bought my favorite regular bra in a bigger size (cup and around) and I’ve been glad I did. It’s expensive but I just wash it often and have been getting by with my old sizes on washing days. I also know that I’ll wear it again in future pregnancies. If I grow again though I’ll probably buy a cheapie C because I know I’ll never be a C again in my life! (34A regularly, 36B right now). Haven’t even thought about nursing bras yet… that doesn’t really sound fun to me right now, so I’ll save it as a 3rd tri activity ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

-body pillow

-gummy prenatals

-Tums and Zantac!!!

-lemon lime gatoraide

-my favorite bra is the Barely There wirefree, got it at Macy’s, it comes in “smart sizes” S,M,L,XL (none of the usual A,B,C, etc).  Sooooo comfy!

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