Here’s a list of my favorite pregnancy products that I used like crazy and would not have been able to live without. For a list of my favorite Postpartum products click here.
These are my favorite prenatal vitamins. I started taking them as soon as we decided we were going to try to get pregnant. I like that it is considered a food based multivitamin as apposed to a synthetic based one. Food based vitamins will absorb into your body much better than synthetic. Another reason I like this company is the fact that it only requires you to take one pill a day – Two if you’re taking one Prenatal and one Omega fish & flax.
This company has the most amazing products! Literally anything you purchase from them smells unbelievable and feels so nice. They have a whole range of products for pregnancy as well as products for postpartum and baby as well. I specifically used the belly oil after I showered and whenever I felt the dryness of winter and it just made everything better. It’s a bit of a problem though because it can become an addiction, so watch out!
I would not have been able to be pregnant without this pillow! I used it every single night since I was about 4 months pregnant. It’s soft on one side and memory foam on the other. I found that having this small wedge under my belly really took the pressure off my back. It is also small enough to just pick up and move over when you switch sides at night – much easier to manage than a large body pillow typically used in pregnancy. I love that it comes with a travel case and can be rolled up and stuffed inside. I used it on the plane, on the couch and even sitting at my dining room table. It would be one of the first products I recommend to anyone who’s pregnant.
This is a very comfortable pregnancy/nursing bra. I only used these while pregnant and nursing. I love the fact that they don’t have an underwire but are structured enough that you feel supported while wearing it. The fabric is nice and soft and very comfortable to sleep in as well. I would only take these bras off to shower. The hook opens and closes very easily with one hand which is very convenient for night time nursing sessions.
Soon after I got pregnant my underwear started to bother me. I just felt like it didn’t fit right, and the longer I waited the more uncomfortable they became. I was so happy when I ordered these and they fit perfectly. They rested right under my little bump and made it so that I didn’t even feel like I had them on. They are cotton so very breathable and super soft. They come in cute colors too. When it comes to maternity underwear there’s also the option of the underwear rising over your belly but for me these were a more comfortable option because I was almost always wearing pants that went over my bump when I was out.
This is the maternity belt I used starting from my second trimester onward. It immediately made it easier to go for longer walks without feeling like my belly was weighing me down. It did a great job reliving the pressure off my back when I had it on. I really liked the size and portability as well. I would just always have it with me even if I didn’t feel like wearing it some days. The fact that you can adjust it from the front and from the sides was a huge plus. It hugged me in all the right places and fit really snug. It was basically like a bra for my belly! Highly recommend.
Having a birthing ball that you spend some time sitting on everyday is a great way to prepare for birth. Since there is no back on a birthing ball, it will force you to sit up straight, this will in turn strengthen your back preparing you for labor. They also help open the pelvis, and loosen the ligaments. What’s great about them is that you can use them in lots of ways, sitting at a table having a meal, folding laundry, or just watching tv. They are nice and soft on your bottom so they actually feel very comfortable. I spent about an hour or so a day on one of these guys and I truly believe it helped prepare me for the relatively smooth labor I had.
This is one of the most (if not the most) genius product out there for pregnancy and postpartum parents. If you live in a place that gets cold (and will be pregnant during that time) this is a must have. It’s basically a strip of fabric that attaches to your winter jacket that makes your growing belly fit inside it. Since I was going to be in Toronto during the winter time while I was pregnant I couldn’t imagine spending money on a maternity winter jacket so I was over the moon when I stumbled upon this awesome idea! It’s really well made with a fleece attachment you can affix to the inside or remove when it’s not so cold. It also has snaps on the sides to change the size as your belly grows. It may seem a bit pricey but whats great is that you can also use it after your baby is born as some extra warmth over a baby carrier. It’s also really well made and can be used for consecutive pregnancies so in my opinion that makes it worth every penny!
If you thought this list was helpful and would like to check out my favorite postpartum products click here.