As your maternal instinct grows during pregnancy, you also experience morning sickness, swollen feet, greasy hair, and low appetite. Your feet might not be able to fit into your favorite shoes; you might not enjoy your favorite food anymore; you are not even able to have your favorite wine anymore. Sounds like it sucks, huh?
You have a human being growing inside you, and it is very hard. Your body is changing; your mood is less stable; even your husband occasionally takes a break from you because of your mood swings. (we sincerely hope this doesn’t happen though.) Maybe when you are home resting because you are too pregnant to go anywhere, go online and enjoy a shopping spree! You may be excited about your baby coming so you have bought like 100 tiny outfits for your tiny baby. Yes, we encourage that because who wouldn’t want to see babies dressed like businessmen or animals? But in the meantime, don’t forget to treat yourself well.
Pregnancy can really agree with some women, but for most women, it is truly a pain in the neck. So, us to the rescue! We are recommending some products that can make your pregnancy easier. Whether you’re looking to buy a gift for a friend who’s expecting or splurge on yourself (you’re creating a person, so you should enjoy a guilt-free online shopping spree) here are a few things that’ll help you have a wonderful pregnancy.
1. Pregnancy Support Belt, $25.99
Everyone wants their babies to come out all fat and cute. But a baby is going to be heavier as they grow inside the uterus. But fear not, try this support belt–FULLY ADJUSTABLE to accommodate abdominal growth throughout pregnancy!
2. Burt’s Bee’s Belly Butter, $10.49
Listen, it’s hard to prevent stretch marks — for many women, they just happen. But still, it’s good to be a little proactive and hydrate your bump a little bit. It can itch! Burt’s Bee’s belly butter is a lotion that feels good and is fragrance-free, meaning that if you’re a little sensitive to smells, you won’t have to worry. At time of publication, it was selling for $10.49.
3. We’re Pregnant! The First Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook
Mommies are not the only people who need to read about everything there is to know about having a baby. Dads too! Imagine knowing more about having a baby than your girl! Now that’s the kind of mansplaining she’s gonna like. We’re Pregnant! The First Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook is both informative and entertaining, perfect for soon-to-be dads who are trying to figure out their role during pregnancy.
4. A Pregnancy Pillow, $39.90
No lie, the Snoogle is worth every penny. Even though it takes up a lot of space on the bed, it helps you and your growing baby sleep so much better. If you want to save some money and without giving up any of the comfort, try out the PharMeDoc pillow on Amazon, currently on sale for about $40. As a side note, pillows like this are also pretty handy if you’re planning on breastfeeding.
5. Bath Bomb, $29.99
Yes, you have to watch high water temperatures when you’re pregnant — but no, that doesn’t mean baths are out of the picture. You need to grab any chance you can to relax. Amazon sells a bundle of 12 Ultra Lush bath bombs for $29.99, making your bath fun for a fraction of the cost (because diapers and wipes don’t grow on trees.)
6. Pregnancy Journal, $22.46
You are going to forget almost everything about your pregnancy after handling a newborn for a week. Seriously — your brain is going to be fried for a long while. Lock those wonderful memories down, especially since your son or daughter will be really curious to learn about funny instances from before they were born. How cool would it be to know the exact date you heard their heartbeat? Bump to Birthday, Pregnancy & First Year Baby Journal is a good choice since it’ll cover a ton of ground for less than $20.
7. What To Expect When You’re Expecting, $13.23
Speaking of books, What To Expect When You’re Expecting will be your go-to guide. Yes, the best thing to do is to ask your doctor questions — but when appointments aren’t regular in the beginning, there’s surely a lot of questions you might have. Trust me — if you Google it, all you’ll get are pregnancy forums of panicked women asking whether or not the weird symptom you have is normal. Just look it up in the book.
8. Foot Bath, $89.98
It sounds stereotypical, but it’s 100% true — your feet will hurt when you’re pregnant. Some people’s feet get wider during pregnancy, others just ache since you’re physically carrying around a human being all day. Treat yourself and relax with a foot bath that includes heated water and massagers, like this model from Kendal. You’ll never want to take your toes out of it.
9. The Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People, $10.17
Need a laugh? Of course you do. This activity book will be absolutely perfect. For just around ten bucks, you can fill out quizzes and play with mazes that’ll get you.
10. Bra extenders, $5.99
One of the worst parts about pregnancy is that your boobs literally get bigger overnight. Sometimes, women go through multiple sizes before giving birth. If you’re tired of continuously buying new bras, yet still want a little bit of relief, a bra extender might be the best option. This pack from WingsLove offers three extenders in three different sizes.
11. Pregnancy Pops, $7.26
If lollipops are more your thing (and of course they are, because lollipops are great) Preggie Pops may settle your stomach during early pregnancy. As one reviewer stated, “I would’ve died without these.” The all-natural treat is under $11 on Amazon.
12. Non-Alcoholic Wine, $33.99
Non-alcoholic Chardonnay? Heck yeah. Not drinking for nine months will make you feel kind of amazing. But it can also make you feel a little left out. Non-alcoholic wine is a good solution if you want to celebrate but in a responsible way. You can also scare your friends by drinking at a party. Fun, right?
13. Bump Boxes, $49.99
For $49.99 on Amazon, you can get your own bump box that has all the essentials for each trimester. It’s a good way to sample things that might help ease nausea or enhance relaxation. This box may very well be your best friend throughout the duration of your pregnancy.
14. Bio Oil, $21.99
Bio Oil is the product that Molly Sims personally recommended — and I made sure to order some on Amazon the second the interview ended. It helps improve the look of scars, and a little goes a long way. Even if you don’t use it during your pregnancy, it’s still good to have on hand. You can grab some for about $22.
Of course, we also have something for before and after pregnancy.
15. Vitanica Pregnancy Prep, $18.76
Preparing for pregnancy? Vitanica Pregnancy Prep helps to promote regular ovulation and supports optimal uterine health. These capsules optimize fertility by supporting regular ovulation and support the overall health and tone of the uterus. Perfect for people trying to get pregnant!
16. Postpartum Recovery Belt, $17.99
We would all want our slim bodies back after having a baby. Try this recovery belt that speeds up recovery from surgery or postpartum: the abdominal binder applies medical grade compression to help accelerate healing, reduce swelling and bloating after delivery. The material is soft and smooth so it won’t irritate your incision.
Even I want to have a baby right away after seeing all these fun products! I wish all of you a wonderful and enjoyable pregnancy and a healthy and beautiful baby.