Are you pregnant? Congratulations! Me too!
Being that this is my third pregnancy, I feel pretty confident that I have a good grip on what is a pregnancy essential and what is not. I have found quite a few items to really make my life a whole lot easier while pregnant, so I compiled a list of the top 5 items you need RIGHT NOW so you can enjoy your pregnancy just a little bit more.
1. Kevel Mommy Fly Tie
Kevel Mommy Fly Ties are the perfect money-saver (especially if you don’t gain a ton of weight during your pregnancy) because they allow you to wear all your favorite pairs of jeans instead of springing for elastic waist maternity jeans. These fly ties work by attaching the rubber tag to the button, then looping the bands through the zipper and then through the button-hole. Makes any jeans “fit” even though your belly is growing!
Kevel Mommy Fly Ties come in 3 waist-expanding sizes that allow you to rock your favorite skinny jeans throughout your entire pregnancy.
Price: $16.99 with six per pack.
Buy It: Nordstorm, Duane Reade and Buy Buy Baby.
For more information, visit www.kevel.com
2. Belly Armor Belly Band
The Belly Armor Radiashield Maternity Belly Band is definite must for all moms-to-be that spend a lot of time at the computer or using their cell phone. The Belly Armor’s Belly Band provides a comfortable, full coverage support you need with a little added protective benefit. Belly Armor’s belly band is lined with the their patented RadiaShield technology that prevents you and your baby from everyday radiation from cell phones, laptops, iPads, iPhones, etc. So not only do you get the coverage and support you want from a belly band, you are protecting you and your baby from harm too!
In May of 2011 the WHO reclassified Cell Phone Radiation in the same potentially carcinogenic category as chloroform, engine exhaust, and lead. From France to China to San Francisco, governments worldwide are taking the emerging evidence of public health risks from everyday radiation seriously. For additional information and important facts on radiation today, check out Belly Armor’s website.
Buy It: Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and BellyArmor.com
For more information, visit www.bellyarmor.com
3. DRIA Nursing Cover & Maternity Top
Not JUST a nursing cover, this fashionable poncho fits like a modern jersey style t-shirt and adds style to any outfit. You can wear it as maternity top, then after baby is born use it as a breastfeeding cover up. It also doubles as a stroller cover and a car seat cover, making this a versatile and very useful piece. Long after nursing is over and baby is grown, you can continue to wear this poncho as a beach cover up with flip flops or on the weekends with leggings and tall boots. Hands down one of the most fashionable nursing covers I’ve ever seen!
Buy It: driacover.com or amazon.com
Fore more information, visit www.driacover.com
4. Healthy Fit Happy Mom Prenatal Exercise Routines
The Healthy Fit Happy Mom Prenatal Exercise Routines are targeted to strengthen and tone your body, helping to prepare it for labor and childbirth. If you’ve been pregnant before, you’ll know how important it is to exercise, eat well and stay healthy while pregnant. Not just four baby but for your growing baby, but for your mental, physical and spiritual well being.
“Healthy, Fit, Happy Mom: Volume 1” has three workouts, one for each trimester, with simple healthy tips as well as yummy recipes to help nourish you and your baby’s body. All of the exercises on the DVD use just your body-weight, so you won’t have to buy any fancy equipment. Just put on your comfy clothes, grab a bottle of water and get moving!
Price: $6.95 for DVD 1 or $14.95 for the 3 disc set.
Buy It: Amazon.com
For more information, visit www.healthyfithappymom.com
5. Sea-Band Wrist Bands for Nausea Relief
Thank goodness for Sea-Band Mama Acupressure Wristbands or I wouldn’t have made it through the first trimester of my pregnancy! I had pretty bad morning sickness this time around and was actually surprised by how much these wristbands helped.
Price: $6.49 – $12.50
Buy It: Amazon.com, drugstore.com, Walgreens.com and in stores like Walmart.
For more information, visit www.sea-band.com
Disclaimer: Some of the products in this article were provided to us free of charge for the purpose of product testing. This does not effect our opinion of the products in any way. We only write about products we personally like and use, regardless of how they were acquired.