Third Trimester Must-Haves
Having a baby is truly an amazing time in your life. You’re excited, nervous, anxious and if you in the last trimester probably just ready for the baby to come out already. Trust me I know! During the ninth month of pregnancy with my second
Yes, pregnancy is a beautiful experience (blah blah blah) we’ve all heard about the joys but honestly, it can be really hard on your body and your mind. If you are anything like me by month 9 you’re having a real conversation with your unborn baby that might sound a little like this:
“Hey, mommy loves you but you’re fully developed now and I can’t breathe.”
“For the love of God, please don’t rip me on your way out”….
Ok, that one was a bit much but still very true! Anyhow, there are a few things that can make pregnancy a little bit easier, even those last few uncomfortable months.
So here we go…
I used just about every pillow we had in the house trying to get comfortable until hubby bought me this
Most women think breast cream is just for nursing mothers after the baby is born (i did) but if you have sore or dry cracked nipples at any point during your pregnancy I recommend The First Years Lanolin-Free Nipple Butter. There are plenty of creams and
My son stayed as low as he possibly could in the third trimester which made it really hard to do simple activities like walking, that was especially tough for me because I wanted to spend as much one on one time with my daughter before the baby arrived without having to sit down every 5 minutes, so I asked my dr what I could do to relieve some of the constant pressure and she suggested a maternity belt, and let me tell you it was instant relief. Now it obviously didn’t relieve all of the pressure but it helped tremendously, I could walk around without the urge to constantly sit down.
Don’t wait until the baby is born before you whip out that nursing bra, your back, and shoulders will thank you! I prefer the ones that are more like sports bras with thicker straps, they expand more and can support your growing bust.
I gotta be honest I didn’t even know about these until my last pregnancy, I would just go up a size or 2 if needed but when I stumbled across these bad boys it was a game-changer girl! maternity panties just fit your body so much better even if you go up a size in regular panties. The waist area cups your growing belly gently and won’t leave marks if you’re retaining a lot of water.
If you are experiencing swollen feet and ankles like most of us do during pregnancy, you’ll wanna get a good pair of compression socks. They are a must if you plan to travel in the later months, I drove 13 hours at 8 months pregnant to make it to my husband’s basic training graduation and these socks kept the blood flowing.
A couple of honorable mentions are Lemon juice and Ginger-ale they both helped a great deal with nausea throughout my pregnancy.
There you have it, 6 items that made my third trimester bearable. If you’re struggling to get a little comfort they are at least worth a try.