Being pregnant is a beautiful, exciting time. Expectant mothers are often excited about the prospect of motherhood but may not be as enthusiastic about all the changes that come with pregnancy. The good news is there are many items out there to make a pregnant mom’s life a little easier and more comfortable! This blog post will talk about some essentials for expectant mothers to help them feel their best during those nine months.
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1. Prenatal vitamins are vital
Pregnancy can take a toll on the body. An expectant mother’s body is working hard to grow another human being, including nausea and vomiting, constipation or diarrhoea, fatigue, mood swings etc. The key for an expectant mom to get through her day with as much comfort as possible lies in proper nutrition! Prenatal vitamins are supplements that contain all of the nutrients you need during pregnancy, including folic acid (essential for brain development), iron (for red blood cell production) and calcium (for bone strength). There are many prenatal vitamins out there, so be sure to talk to your doctor about what would work best for you!
2. High-Quality Moisturiser is an essential for expectant mothers
You will notice that your body changes during pregnancy, and you may be experiencing dry skin, itchiness or acne. It’s crucial to find a moisturiser that works best for you and doesn’t irritate the skin! Moisturisers rich in antioxidants can help reduce stretch marks as well as prevent frizzy hair due to humidity. An expectant mother should also be sure not to over-wash their face because it can strip away natural oils, which increases oil production, creating more blemishes! Your dermatologist or local pharmacist would be able to recommend good facial cleansers if this becomes a concern.
3. Comfortable bedding is so important
Pregnancy creates a lot of aches and pains throughout the body. One of those most common complaints is back pain! An expectant mother’s changing shape means her centre of gravity has shifted, which can lead to lower back pain if your bed isn’t adequately supported. It may be time to invest in new pillows or mattresses; both play an essential role for comfort during sleep. A maternity pillow that cushions the stomach will help with breathing at night and prevent heartburn by elevating the head slightly above chest level (also good for avoiding snoring).
4. Reliable belly support band is a great essential for expectant mothers
As the belly grows throughout pregnancy, it’s essential to find a quality item that will help keep everything supported and in place! A high-quality belly support band can ease back pain while also relieving pressure on the lower abdomen. In addition, it is adjustable, so it can grow with you through your nine months of pregnancy and come out looking just as good postpartum when you no longer need to hide under baggy clothes! Keep in mind; a high-quality band is made of breathable, soft fabrics that are gentle to the skin.
Being pregnant is a great time, but some changes to expectant mothers’ bodies can make life less comfortable. These are only four items every expecting mother should consider during her pregnancy to help them feel their best!
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Did you enjoy this post? Why not read a few of my others about pregnancy, such as How To Look After Yourself During Pregnancy. Although don’t let them scare you if this is your first child (or first two!) Try Totally Outnumbered about the 20 week scan, or 10 things never to say to a woman expecting twins. Then if you want to know more, try Why giving birth to twins was easier than having one baby.
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