While some women breeze through their pregnancy with no problems at all, for other mums-to-be, this can be an uncomfortable and exhausting nine months. So that you can enjoy the lead up to when your baby arrives, here are three must-have products that might help reduce some of your pregnancy niggles.
- A maternity support band
As your bump grows, it’s likely you’ll start to feel strain on your back. To help you out, you could invest in a maternity support band. This product tends to be made of a soft and stretchy seamless material, and it is to be worn around the middle of your body. The band works to be gentle yet firmly supportive below and to the sides of your bump, and it can be effective in relieving pressure on your lower back and abdomen. It helps to reduce any discomfort and prevents the risk of muscle strain. Maternity support bands are available from a wide range of high street stores that have a designated baby department or from a leading health website like www.lloydspharmacy.com. Available in a range of colours, this product is discreet and will expand as your stomach grows throughout your pregnancy.
- A body pillow
Struggling to get a good night’s sleep isn’t just a common problem when the baby arrives. Being pregnant can make getting into a comfortable position for slumber extremely difficult. While many women find they require no extra support to sleep soundly, if you find it tough to drift off, you could use a body pillow. This product is often a large and long squishy cushion which can be arranged to fit and suit your unique shape while you snooze. It can help provide you with maximum comfort while you sleep and give your bump, legs, knees and back the support they need.
- A maternity bra
You’ll notice changes to your whole body during pregnancy and it’s likely that your breasts will begin to look and feel very different. Unfortunately, you might start to realise that your regular, pre-pregnancy bras aren’t doing their job anymore. If this is the case, you could take this opportunity to stock up on some maternity bras. A maternity bra is specifically designed to provide you with the utmost comfort. You should try to find a bra that covers you well as this will reduce any feelings of tenderness you might have. Also, make sure the bra has wide, firm elastic straps and a wide underbust to accommodate for growth.
Remaining comfortable and content during your pregnancy can be easy, especially if you utilise products such as these.