Things Every Pregnant Woman Should Have

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Pregnancy Must Have's

Posted by The MAB Team on 12/30/2011 to Pregnancy

Your body will be experiencing many changes throughout your pregnancy, and anything that may offer comfort and support will result in a happier, healthier term. Here are some suggestions:

Body Pillow:

Once you reach a certain stage in your pregnancy, you will find that your belly feels heavy and awkward. Sleeping will become a challenge: you can’t lie on your back as the weight will make it hard to breathe, and you can’t lie on your stomach for obvious reasons. Lying on your side is your only option, and lying on your left side is recommended as it increases oxygen flow to the baby. Investing in a good body pillow will help to level and support you for a good night’s sleep.

Prenatal Vitamins:

Your body needs extra nutrients throughout your pregnancy to not only support you but the baby as well. If your diet provides insufficient nutrition for your baby, your body will be broken down to provide for the baby’s needs. For example, if added calcium is needed, your body will use that which is found in your teeth and bones. A good multivitamin helps to ensure that both you and your baby will receive adequate nutrition.

Stretch Mark Cream:

Stretch Marks are permanent, and although they are a testament to what you have achieved as a mother, after time you may not come to appreciate them so much. Using a preventative cream is the best way to ensure that you don’t end up with stretch marks, as they can be costly to remove later on.

Maternity Clothes:

It’s hard enough to pack on all that extra weight – you should do it in style! Give yourself a boost and buy some new maternity clothes to make you feel like a million bucks!

Tums:

All that pressure on your digestive track can leave you with a nasty bout of heartburn. If you’re lactose intolerant, some doctors will recommend Tums for their calcium.

A Good Supportive Bra:

When you’re pregnant, it won’t just be your stomach doubling in size! Make sure your breasts have lots of support, not just for their sake but for the sake of your back as well.

These items will be crucial before, during, and after pregnancy. Remember, anything that will make you feel better and more comfortable will be worth the investment.

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