When you’re expecting your first child, it’s difficult to know what’s important to buy versus what’s frivolous. Here’s a small checklist of things you can get in Amazon which would be useful for you when you are pregnant:
One of Amazon’s “Best Sellers”. With this device, you can actually hear your child before they are born. It allows you to hear your baby’s heartbeat and even the kicks and hiccups it would make. Simply amazing!
These pillows support your belly, neck, and back when you sleep so you maintain proper posture and don’t wake up sore and in pain in the morning. Some pillows are adjustable so that you can also use it as a nursing pillow or a baby recliner after your baby is born.
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During your first trimester, you can still fit into your normal clothes. However, as you start to show, you’ll need some loose-fitting maternity dresses and pants that can stretch and feel comfortable without feeling too tight on your body.
Some women will notice breast leakage during their third trimester, even before they’ve given birth. Nursing pads come in two types: one type is disposable pad that you can tuck into your bra to absorb leaks. The other type are reusable silicone pads that you apply directly onto your breasts. The pads apply a slight pressure onto your breasts to prevent leaks.
During your second and third trimesters, your breasts will swell to the point where the underwire in your bra may feel uncomfortable. This is where wire-free bras can help. Wire-free bras replace the underwire with elastic so there’s no pinching of your breasts.
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For when you’re nursing and your normal bras no longer fit, these straps add a few extra inches to your normal bra to give your expanding breasts more room without buying a whole new set of bras.
Maternity underwear can be under-the-bump panties that sits comfortably over your hips but under your belly or over-the-bump where the elastic material stretches to cover your belly.
These thick elastic straps go under the stomach. It is meant to support your belly and reduce pressure on your lower back to help ease the discomfort from pregnancy. There’s a lot of similar products from other brands, choose the one that would suit you.
You can begin using a stretch mark cream as early as week 9 during your pregnancy before you even notice stretch marks. Massage it onto your belly, breasts, hips, thighs, and upper arms.
Your belly might get itchy as it stretches so investing in a really good skin lotion is worth it.
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Yeast infections are common during pregnancy, especially during your second trimester. If you notice a thin, white vaginal discharge, doctors recommend using vaginal creams to treat yeast infections over oral medications.
During pregnancy, your feet may swell and your center of balance changes so wearing high heels is out of the question to prevent falls. Buy some comfortable shoes or sandals. Look for shoes without laces so you won’t need to bend over your pregnant belly to tie.
Even if you eat a wide variety of foods, taking prenatal vitamins is important because you may not get all the nutrients a growing baby needs from your diet alone. This is true for folic acid and iron, two important nutrients that women usually don’t get enough of during pregnancy. Taking prenatal vitamins are also important if you have food restrictions, am a vegetarian, or have pregnancy complications and need vitamins to supplement your normal diet.
Obviously, you won’t need an infant car seat until after you give birth but this is one item that you should get during pregnancy because state laws forbid infants travelling in cars without car seats and hospitals won’t let you leave the hospital in a car without one.