post author: grace
I'm back with more pregnancy tips. I know that this is probably does not apply to a good portion of you, but I've gotten some great feedback from momma's, soon-to-be moms, and women hoping to be mommies soon. So with that, I'm going to give the mom's what they want!
Today, I'm sharing what I have found to be my top four items for pregnancy so far. I am loving it and enjoy feeling my baby kick and grow, but it definitely is a sacrifice. Pregnancy is a beautiful gift from God, but it's also tough.
Anything that makes the process a little bit more comfortable, I want to know about! So without further adieu, below are my top four pregnancy items!
I didn't think I would need this as soon as I am needing it (I'm just over 20 weeks), but sleep is getting harder and harder. I have to sleep on my side now, and preferably my left side. This is simply not comfortable for me because I am a back sleeper. Oh how I miss sleeping on my back already! So, I caved and decided to invest in a good pregnancy pillow. I have chosen the PharMeDoc Pregnancy Pillow with Jersey Cover. I've read amazing reviews on this one.
It's coming for us ladies. And you all know what I am talking about....the dreaded stretch marks. While this is mostly hereditary, I do think that there are some steps you can take to help prevent these or ease the appearance as much as possible. I have loved using Bio Oil. It is super easy to apply, smells amazing and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. So far I have not gotten any stretch marks, but let's touch base in a few weeks to see if it still works as my body grows ;)
Okay, I feel like a total grandma saying this, but Tums have been a lifesaver for me. I don't experience a lot of acid reflux yet, but gas pain is no joke in pregnancy. Because there is not a lot of room in my belly anymore, I get horrible gas pains that shoot up to my shoulders! It almost feels like I'm having a heart attack and definitely scared me the first time it happened. Therefore, Tums has been my best friend because they really work to help settle my tummy. They have rescued me many times already!
Because this is my first pregnancy, I have not started wearing maternity clothes yet. They are still a little too big and don't hang right on my body yet. But trust me, I can't wait to experience the joy of maternity jeans. I don't think I'll ever want to go back. So for now, I have been using these belly bands from Amazon! They have been awesome for this awkward in-between stage of pregnancy. They don't ride up and are very comfortable.
Do you have anything to add to this list? I'm all ears and open to suggestions. After all, I'm only halfway thru my pregnancy and I'm sure there are plenty more unexpected growth pains and body changes coming my way.
Please feel free to share your favorite pregnancy must haves too!
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