During both of my pregnancies, there were a few key items that I couldn’t do without so I thought I would share these maternity must haves with you.
5 Maternity Must Haves:
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1. Maternity/Nursing Bras
It’s so essential to have comfortable and supportive bras throughout pregnancy and it might be worth getting measured a couple of times during your pregnancy too as your ‘ladies’ can have a couple of growth spurts as well as your bump!
I opted for this 2 pack black and white Maternity Bra Set from trusty M&S and I’m wearing them post-partum now too as they’re soft but very supportive and great for breastfeeding. They’re slightly padded so give a good shape too.
I’ve been pregnant in both Summer and Winter months and in either case, leggings were essential for me. In Summer I teamed them with a long nursing top or tunic and in Winter with dresses, jumpers and boots.
There are so many brands to choose from these days but I went with these over-the-bump maternity jeggings – they’re so so soft and stretchy and look really smart. ASOS do a brilliantly varied and affordable maternity range and I really recommend it.
3. Pregnancy Pillow
The pregnancy pillow I used was the Original Theraline pillow and it was lovely and supportive. You can read my review here. I got this during my second pregnancy but didn’t get one for the first. I regretted that as it meant surrounding myself with 6 normal pillows in various arrangements each night and it wasn’t particularly good for my back!
Many pregnancy pillows can be used to support you during breastfeeding after the baby too so they are worthwhile investing in.
Yes, Zantac! I hate to push the pills but I suffered terribly with acid reflux in both of my pregnancies and no natural methods worked for me to ease it so I always had Zantac Tablets on hand for when reflux struck! I did end up getting a prescription from my doctor as it got so bad though.
Oh sleep, how I miss you! I was so uncomfortable during both pregnancies with a sore back, pelvic pain and the aforementioned, dreaded acid reflux.
The pregnancy pillow really helped so much but over all, I just never got enough sleep during pregnancy as if it wasn’t the physical symptoms keeping me awake then it was my mind buzzing with things I wanted to do before the baby came!
So sleep when you can and at least try to rest when you can too. Funnily, I often sleep better now I have a newborn that when I was pregnant!
What were your maternity must haves? Anything you couldn’t be without to make your pregnancy go smoothly?
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