Pregnancy is a wonderful phase of life where you are soon going to welcome a little bundle of joy, thus making it an exciting period. However, pregnancy is also accompanied by its share of aches and pains that come with carrying a growing baby within you. There are different problems faced by women, and no two women might have the same issues. Some might experience vomiting and nausea in the first trimester while some might experience it throughout their pregnancy while other expectant mothers might not experience it at all. Despite all these various niggling health issues experienced during the three trimesters, there are some things that every pregnant woman will need and we have listed those for you.
Pregnancy essentials for every trimester
● Pillows Sleeping with an ever expanding tummy can be difficult. Add to that the pain and strain experienced on the back. A good night’s sleep and adequate rest is important but hard to find given the uneasiness. What you need is a side sleeper pillow that will let you sleep on your sides comfortably.
● Maternity jeans
Along with investing in the best body pillow to support the entire body and allow you to sleep peacefully, you should also consider maternity wears. A nice pair or two of maternity jeans are your go-to saviour for any outings or other occasions. These jeans will help you sail right from the first trimester to the last by easily adjusting and accommodating your expanding tummy. What clothes to wear can be a major hassle especially during the last trimester, with there being limited choice as far as maternity clothes are concerned. So, a nice pair of maternity jeans can be teamed with any blouse or t-shirt to solve wardrobe issues while going out. For the home, we recommend a few pairs of maternity pajamas in soft, cotton fabrics that are comfortable and easy to move around in.
● Moisturizing lotion
Taking good care of your skin is a must and should not be ignored even during pregnancy. Apart from the usual daily skincare routine which includes cleansing, toning and moisturizing there needs to be extra care to be taken for the bulging belly and other skin itches. A moisturizing lotion, especially one that takes care of stretch marks is a must for pregnant women. You could also try using oils to smooth your skin and reduce appearance of any stretch marks.
A good massage is highly recommended for pregnant women to help them feel relaxed. In case of headaches or body aches a massage helps ease the stress and tension and melts away the aches and pains. A relaxing massage from your partner is even better.