Your Guide to Prenatal Essentials
At My Baby & Me, we understand every pregnancy is different and therefore requires different support. But we have created a shortlist of prenatal essentials that are perfect for everyone!
Whether you’re in your first, second, or third trimester, these products and tips make carrying your little one, that little bit easier.
There are so many options out there that are tailored to the any sleep style and they’re perfect for supporting your bump, as well as hips and legs, so that sleeping becomes comfortable and easy. Sleeping on your left side is medically recommended when in the later stages of pregnancy, and with a pregnancy pillow, this becomes the ideal. These pillows are also super versatile as they can be converted into a back support or feeding pillow after birth.
Jeans, joggers, and elasticated tops are perfect for your growing bump and can see you through your entire pregnancy, if you find the right clothing items. Comfort is key, so if you don’t feel comfortable wearing denim, then yoga pants or maternity trousers are the way to go!
You may not think you need special bras or underwear for pregnancy, but it can help for added comfort. You want something that is stretchy and doesn’t dig into your belly, and you may need to size up as your baby bump grows.
Pregnancy approved skin care/ body care
Once pregnant, there are a few ingredients within certain skin, body, and hair care, that is not safe for the baby. Of course, always check with your GP and follow their advice.
Prenatal vitamins and supplements
There are many supplements on the market aimed towards pregnant women, however it is important to follow the advice of your GP, and not take anything without checking with them first. There are certain foods that pregnant people are advised to stay away from, such as caffeine and raw fish, so, it’s important to make sure you are still receiving these vitamins.
Motion sickness wristbands
While pregnant, sickness, constipation and heart burn are all common symptoms. That’s why it’s important to make sure you are prepped. For motion sickness or travel sickness, wristbands that push on pressure points on the wrist, can help ease the feelings of nausea. For constipation and heart burn, it is important to stay hydrated and eat regularly, alternatively there are over-the-counter products that can help ease these symptoms.
Education and community
Pregnancy cans sometimes feel lonely and so it’s important that you surround yourself with a community of people that are supportive and informed. It is also important to make sure that you are informed and aware of the things happening to your body, as your baby grows. There are many pregnancy Instagram accounts that have a lot of helpful information, as well as pregnancy apps! Baby classes aren’t a necessity; however, they can help ease anxieties surrounding labour and handling a newborn.
Nothing on this list is an absolute essential but it can make your pregnancy a little easier. At My Baby & Me, we understand that every pregnancy is different, and each situation is different, meaning that each pregnancy has its own unique requirements! Pregnancy can be scary and new, but it can also be exciting and beautiful, so don’t let your anxieties take over. Breathe and get ready to meet your little one!