top maternity Products to get you through pregnancy
Searching for the best maternity products? It’s one of the most exciting times of your life…you’re expecting a baby! Congratulations!
Women are freaking WARRIORS! We literally grow a human-being in our body, and then deliver that human into the world. A LITERAL human! Whether you push that baby out of your hoo-ha or get your stomach cut open and your insides rearranged…girl…you’re an absolute rock star! Your husband owes you all the back rubs and breakfasts in bed!
Unfortunately though, during pregnancy we don’t always feel so strong, and we most definitely don’t always feel like a rock star. It can be tough…real tough. Its uncomfortable, painful, exhausting, and sometimes just pure torture. But there’s no turning back now, so you might as well make it as easy on yourself as possible!
Check out these maternity products that make the whole pregnancy thing so much easier and more bearable!
Pregnancy Pillows have been around for a long time for a reason…they are necessary. Lucky for us, they have continued to get better and better.
This Queen Rose Velvet one is great because the material is soft and comfortable, and the cover can go in the wash. The U-Shape and large size allows you to totally stretch out and have support for both your front and back.
The pillow will help with a number of things such as back pain, fibromyalgia, sciatica, gastric reflux, congestion, carpal tunnel, and so on. It also helps with the tossing and turning, which is NOT easy in the later stages of pregnancy! (I literally felt like a giant whale trying to turn over during that final month!)
DO NOT…I repeat…DO NOT forget your tummy butter!
Yes, they are our warrior scars. Yes, we need to embrace our stretch marks and recognize that they are there because we grew an amazingly beautiful baby that we love so much.
But, come on. If we’re being honest, we of course want to try to prevent getting them, or at least lessen the severity. And that’s totally okay!
The Cocoa Butter Formula is one of the top sellers and highest rated. Be sure to use it every day to prevent stretch marks. It also helps to diminish any existing stretch marks!
3. Early Gender DNA Test
How COOL is this?!
I didn’t know about this when I was pregnant with my daughter, but I am definitely getting this if we have a second!
I know some people like to wait to find out the gender, and that’s cool…but I am NOT one of those people! I wanted to find out the gender immediately. Like if I could find out the gender the same time I get the positive pregnancy test, that’d be ideal for me! I just get so excited about it.
Based on lab studies Sneek Peek accurately determined the gender in 99.1% of 108 pregnant women at 8 weeks pregnant, and accurately determined the gender in 99.6% of 241 pregnant women 9 weeks or more into pregnancy. (Gestational Age). Pretty good odds!
4. Bloom Daily Planners Pregnancy and Baby's First Year Calendar Planner & Keepsake Journal
Pregnancy truly is such an exciting time. It’s one of the biggest events of your whole life. Everyone says your wedding day is the “best” day or the “biggest” day, but I disagree. Pregnancy takes the cake.
You’ve created a little human that is going to come into this world and totally rock it in the most amazing, chaotic, beautiful way.
While it’s not always FUN…pregnancy is certainly exciting, and something you want to enjoy and remember.
This book is a planner, guidebook, medical log, journal, and scrapbook from pregnancy through your child’s first birthday!
5. NEOtech Care Maternity Belt
Anyone that’s been pregnant before knows that the back and pelvic pain is no joke.
This product is highly recommended for anyone during pregnancy, but ESPECIALLY if you’re on your feet a lot throughout the day. If you’re a nurse, a waitress, bartender, teacher, anything that requires you to be on your feet throughout the day, you NEED this.
I work in an office, so I’m not on my feet a lot during the work day, but I still needed this. During parts of my pregnancy, simply walking to the bathroom from my desk was almost unbearable because the pelvic pain was so bad. It was so embarrassing practically limping my way around the office.
This will help with the back, hip and pelvic pain. It helps support the weight of that preggo belly which is good for comfort, but also helpful in avoiding lasting injuries to your body from supporting all of that extra, concentrated weight.
6. Diravo Maternity Belly Band
Not going to lie…I used my maternity belly band for SEVERAL months post partum in order to fit into my jeans.
These things are great because they are SO MUCH cheaper than buying actual maternity jeans. Basically, you just wear your regular jeans and don’t button or zip them up. You just use this band to cover it up. It also adds some additional support. Buy a few so you have extras!
Get yourself a couple books to read during pregnancy.
This one is a GREAT choice. Forget about those extra serious “textbook” like books. When you’re pregnant, you need something to sit back and LAUGH about.
Whether you’re a fan of Jenny McCarthy or not, it’s still a great read. She tells you the real deal truth about pregnancy and childbirth with a comedic twist. Definitely worth checking out!
Drink that water woman!
Staying hydrated is especially important when you’re pregnant. It’s important for both you and your baby’s health.
This water bottle is ADORABLE, and it helps make sure you’re staying on track with your water intake. When you are busy and have a billion and one things on your mind, it’s easy to forget to do something as simple as drinking enough water.
Added bonus is that it comes with Weekly Milestone stickers you can add to the bottle as you reach those milestones in your pregnancy! So fun!
Spoiler Alert…in addition to the back, hip, and pelvic pain…your poor little feet are put through the ringer too!
Sit back and rest with your feet up when possible, and pamper your feet with a nice pair of slippers to wear around the house. With the added support and comfort, it’ll help take some of the stress off your feet, at least while you’re home! (Or hey, if you wear them to the store…no judgement here!)
10. Suekaphin Womens Maternity Panties
We just can’t win ladies. Even underwear is uncomfortable now. But never the less…we must push on! (As always!)
Snag these below the bump panties to end the suffering. Below the bump is the only way to go!
I used this pillow SO MUCH during my pregnancy.
This is awesome because it doesn’t take up so much room on your bed, and sometimes when you’re pregnant, you don’t want to feel crowded and just want some freakin’ space!! (Or was that grumpy trait unique to me? ha!)
Your baby is going to change positions a lot during pregnancy. And so is your comfort levels and preferences.
Snag this highly rated Pillow Wedge for a simple, non bulky aide to help get some comfy sleep.
This one is also beneficial to have on hand incase you decide to take a trip during your pregnancy. This little wedge is a lot easier to pack.
12. Pregnancy Stickers
We live in the world of Social Media these days, and that’s not changing anytime soon.
So it’s pretty inevitable that you’re going to want to document your growing bump and post cute baby bump pictures on Facebook.
And you know what…WHY NOT? It’ll be so fun to look back after the baby is born and see how much your body changed with each passing week as your little baby grew.
These are super cute!
13. Comfy, but pretty Women's Maternity Robe
A nice, light weight, comfy robe is an absolute must!
Who wants to walk around the house in PANTS all day when you’re freaking pregnant?! (Not me!)
It also comes in handy post birth. You can wear it in the hospital instead of those God awful hospital gowns, and it would obvously be easy access for breastfeeding, if that’s how you’re feeding your little one.
There are so many beautiful colors and patterns!
14. Funny Maternity Shirts
While you don’t need to buy a TON of maternity clothes, you totally deserve to treat yourself to some cute and funny maternity tees to show off that precious baby bump you got going on.
The “Mama Bear” and “My Baby Loves Tacos” are my favorite ones!
I think pretty much everyone will agree that you need a birthing ball when you’re pregnant.
This one is awesome and comes with a visual instruction manual that includes exercises for before, during, and after labor. It helps ease pains and discomfort during pregnancy as well as actual labor pains.
It thoughtfully comes with slip resistant socks to keep your feet warm and protected against those awful, cold, hospital floors.
Extra tip…this thing is also great for soothing a crying baby. Sit on the ball and gently bounce up and down while holding your adorable little screaming baby. (Don’t worry, they’re still cute even when screaming at the top of their lungs.)
Extra Extra Tip…it can also be a GREAT tool for infant tummy time! It’s the only way I could get my daughter to do tummy time without her getting upset.
BONUS ITEM: New Dad to be gift box
Ok so listen, it’s true that us women are the true heroes of this whole pregnancy and birth thing. (Like seriously…they better appreciate the hell out of us after all this, am I right?!)
BUT…this is a big moment in time for both you and your husband. And while it’s difficult, we do get to experience little miracles during pregnancy that the dads won’t ever get to experience. I think that’s why they say a mother falls in love with her child after that positive pregnancy test, but a Dad falls in love with their child when they first see/hold them. THAT’S when it becomes really real to them.
This Dad to Be Gift Box is a great way to share in the excitement with your husband, and show him that you do appreciate all that he’s doing to support you through the pregnancy.