3.10.2015

pregnancy favorites.

Now that my pregnancy is winding down I thought it was time to share some of my favorite maternity items. Spoiler alert: you don't really need to buy a ton of things when you're expecting, but these picks have made the last 9 months a little brighter:
-Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter and Mama Mio Boob Tube - I just finished my third jar of Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter last night... it's safe to say I love this stuff. It's super thick, smells great and so far it's kept stretch marks away. 

-Gummy prenatal vitamins with DHA - it was easy to add this vitamin into my morning routine...who doesn't like candy?!

-bkr Water Bottle - any water bottle will do but it's important to keep yourself (and the baby) hydrated.

-Get moving with some new sneakers! I tried to stay as active as possible throughout my pregnancy and it helped keep my energy up and excess weight gain down. I gained a total of 30lbs but I know it was needed for my baby to grow and to be healthy. I loved doing yoga and other maternity workouts but walking is great too -- and a wonderful way for you and your partner to spend quality time together.


-Read: Secrets of The Mommyhood: Everything I wish someone had told me about pregnancy, childbirth and having a baby - This was the most entertaining and helpful book I read, it was filled with a lot of useful tips. (I also liked Jo Frost's Confident Baby Care for more practical advice). 


-Write down memories in a Welcome Baby Book before you're too sleep deprived to remember how you felt when you were pregnant. 

-Once you hit the second trimester you probably should switch to sleeping to your side at night to avoid backaches. I used the Bump Nest Pregnancy Pillow for the majority of my pregnancy and it helped me stay on my side throughout the night. A regular body pillow works too!

-And remember to keep your maternity wardrobe simple and dress in layers! 

What are your pregnancy favorites?
-xo-
Jillian
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19 comments

  1. What a great list! 20% off at my favorite Etsy shop today! Up on my blog!

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  2. I'm not pregnant but I would so use that pillow!! Haha. Good for you for staying active and working out during your pregnancy. You look beautiful. :-) Hope that you're still feeling good too. :-)

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  3. Pinned for when I'm pregnant someday! I hear that pillow is amazing!

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  4. Wonderful list, sweetie and I need that water bottle :) Have a great day.

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  5. i love those sneakers- pregnant or not :)!

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  6. Spot on! I'm a big fan of Nike Free.

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  7. That baby book looks so lovely! I almost want to order it now for the future!

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  8. Love those Nikes, such pretty colors :)

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  9. Great post! I'd have to second all of these for sure!

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  10. This is a great list. I also really enjoyed Jenny McCarthy's book about pregnancy. You should check it out.

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  11. I will have to keep this in mind for when I get pregnant! I used to love watching super nanny so I will definitely read her book!

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  12. You have made pregnancy seem SO effortless. Truly! And I cannot believe you gained 30 pounds. Girl looks good!

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  13. Sending this to a recently pregnant friend! Great recs!

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  14. I wish they had prenatal gummies when I was pregnant, I was able to find gel capsule ones and I was in heaven! But gummies would've been MUCH better!

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  15. The maternity pillow was definitely my lifesaver when I was preggo :) I loved layering my outfits and belts were my bff haha
    Linh
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  16. mama mio is so, so good. i'm glad you're a fan too.

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  17. I see all products for pregnant women because this product great relief us to your pregnancy thanks for share it pregnancy pillow .

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  18. They didn't have amazing pillow options like that when I was pregnant but I did get a body pillow and 6 years later, I still use it every night to align my hips. One thing I really found to be helpful right after pregnancy was using a postpartum girdle. I literally used one from day one to help get rid of water weight from my mid-section and also to help me feel better about my body.

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