5 Products You Can’t Live Without During Pregnancy
Here are 5 products I personally have used every single day throughout my pregnancy that have helped me significantly…
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The Magical Heating Pad $16.86
As your baby grows the weight pulls on your back causing mild to severe back pain. Towards the end of the day after being active or on your feet you’ll feel more tension. As a Flight Attendant earlier in my pregnancy I traveled with this baby everywhere! It is lightweight and the perfect size. When bed time hits I use my heating pad to relax my muscles and soothe my pain. This also helps me to fall asleep faster. I would recommend this smaller size pad for travel purposes. I like the 2 hour shut off as well because I fall asleep and prefer it to turn off automatically.
The Rad Roller Massage Kit $158
I am obsessed with this! I have a pinched nerve that kills me and this kit works it out fast. It is a do it yourself kit that relieves any kind of body pain you can think of. When you have a spouse, support partner, or friend that sucks at massages but wants to help ease your pain they will transform into a professional massage therapist with the help of these tools. Cures muscular pain, promotes healthy blood flow, clears toxins, hits trigger points, and helps mobilize joints. I quit going to the chiropractor after I bought this. If the full kit is over your price range you can buy the items separately tailored specifically to your problem areas. Just do it and thank me later.
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil $12
Believe it or not Olive Oil will save the day whether you are avoiding burning a dish while cooking in the kitchen or avoiding stretch marks. Save your money on all the crap they try to sell you to avoid stretch marks and just go to your kitchen and lather on Olive Oil. Seriously. I use this after I get out of the shower on all the parts that grow during pregnancy and have yet to see one stretch mark. This bottle will last you a long time too. Also a safe lubricant.
Exercise Ball AKA Birthing Ball $23.56
If you are on bed rest or just can’t get comfortable anywhere else this gem will be your best friend. You can roll back on it for an extended back release. I use it for a cushioned seat when hard surfaces have strained my back. Another great method is to get on your knees and place both forearms on the ball rolling forward just enough for support and to give your belly room to hang. This gives your back a break and also helps with those strong rib kicks or uncomfortable baby positions which can reposition the baby for the meantime. I got the 75cm size because I’m 5’8” and I liked that better but if you’re shorter you may prefer the smaller size.
Not only will this help you throughout your entire pregnancy it can also help with contractions and much more…
- Increases blood flow to the uterus, placenta and the baby.
- Can relief spinal pressure.
- Will provide comfortable support for your knees and ankles.
- Will give counter-pressure to the perineum and thighs.
- The upright posture works with gravity which will encourage the descent of the baby.
- You can make different moves and still rest by leaning forward, pelvic rocking, swaying, doing hip circles and figure eights and of course gently bouncing to help move the baby down.
- Can increase the pelvic outlet as much as 30%, which also encourages baby’s descent.
- One of the most important benefits of using birth ball during your pregnancy is positioning baby in the right position right before the birth. Birth ball is very useful for that.
I like to jam out to Pandora and bounce on it for fun like I’m a kid again. I realize I’m a dork but being pregnant you will get tired of staying home and eventually go stir crazy. YOU NEED THIS TOY. You can exercise with this after the baby is born and it can be utilized when the baby gets older – what kids doesn’t enjoy playing on these including you!?
SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST: A Juicer $144.95
This bad boy is the number one juicer on Amazon at the best price. Why you ask? You can put whole fruit in it along with whole vegetables like beats and apples without having to take the additional time to cut or prep. I am a huge advocate for juicing. I cured myself of sinus infections, anemia, morning sickness, nausea, and drowsiness by juicing. Say bye to your pregnancy drowsiness. With the right ingredients you can have the same effect of 3 shots of espresso with no come down like coffee. Using vegetables, herbs, and fruit will give you a natural high and an immediate shot of nutrients and vitamins through to your bloodstream. Your body doesn’t have to break down the food which is why juicing is so effective and you can feel the immediate reaction. I LOVE JUICING! It helps with so much more as well: bloating, digestive problems, diabetes, acne, and weight loss… the list goes on and on. 95% of the vitamins and enzymes our bodies need are found in the juice of raw fruits and vegetables. This alone is enough of a reason to juice while pregnant and even after or for the rest of your life! This ensures a healthy baby and pregnancy. A healthy mama equals a healthy baby. #JuiceDoIt
Sending lots of love, light, and blessings to all the future mommies to be. I hope this helps you like it has helped me through my full term!