Welcome to Motherhood!
Pregnancy is a very important phase in any woman’s life as this is the time for extreme body changes, erratic mood swings, your introduction to motherhood and so much more.
The best word to describe it is, Life Changing.
With this changes comes in a lot of new things that you’ll only be feeling just now, and the best thing to do is ride with it. To enjoy and savor the moment.
There are plenty of ways in which you can enjoy your pregnancy and in this post, I will share with you the essentials you need to achieve that.
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Top Things You Need To Make Your Pregnancy Easier
1. Pre Natal Vitamins
First and foremost, we need to ensure that we are healthy and is doing our best to protect our baby and the best tool for that would be Vitamins that are targeted to enhancing baby development.
From folic acid, Vitamin C, Iron and more. We need to take them as instructed by our doctor to ensure that we are on the right track when it comes to keeping ourselves and the baby in optimal health.
2. A Good Health Practitioner
There are many doctors available but it is a gem to find someone who actually cares. Who you connect with and have a good patient-doctor relationship.
It’s best for you to feel relaxed and familiar with the people where you go for prenatal visits.
Pregnancy is a big concept and questions are meant to be asked. It’s such a nice feeling to be able to ask whatever it is that you want to know and say the things that bothers you and get that professional advice that will make you calm in dealing with such situation.
3. Pregnancy Pillow
Ever come across those enormous pillows? They sure are useful for your growing belly whose in need of good support. Add in its soft touch to your aching back and as a gentle, quiet and perfect for hugging mate. (Snoring annoying husband, anyone?)
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4. Maternity Clothes and Underwear
Leggings, dresses and maternity bra. They sure understand pregnancy so well. Those leggings are heaven sent as I am not too fond of dresses as I feel like the air is going up my belly. (weird, right?)
The bra may not be sexy with its gigantic cups, but forget sexy when all I want is for my breasts to breathe. If given a choice I’m better off without them but people stare, so…
Don’t forget to buy some bra-extenders too. You need them. Seriously.
5. Pregnancy Apps, Books and Other Resources
Embrace the modern times with its unlimited information of easy reach.
Here are some of the recommended resources a first time mom may find useful.
- Download Apps on your phone to track your pregnancy’s progress. What To Expect- Pregnancy and Baby Tracker
- Join a community. Facebook groups of mommies is your best guide as you get to ask questions from others who had been there or like you who is a new mom.
- Read and research. There are plenty of resources about pregnancy. The best books I found are:
1. What To Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff
2. Your Pregnancy and Childbirth by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
I highly suggest for you to get second hand to save money.
Blog articles written by mothers and doctors. Vlogs that takes you to their own ultrasound, check ups and baby shopping.
And one of my most favorite are the Parenting Talks in hospitals, mommy groups, brands and more.You get to learn new things from esteemed speakers, mingle and meet new mom friends and the loot bags with free baby products and samples.
6. Great Support System
A mom who is relax and calm gets to take care of her baby better. A well rested body works better and can compensate to the strain that pregnancy is.
From your spouse, family and workmates. It’s a luck to have such good relationship with everyone with no worries, conflicts and issues that will bug you at night causing you to lose sleep.
It’s a great feeling to have someone to take care of you, your cravings, understand your mood swings and actually deal with it. Hello dear husband… Parenting starts on pregnancy, on how you deal and make decisions on the big things.
Read more of my Pregnancy Related Posts here
Facts and Tips on your Third Trimester of Pregnancy
10 Things To Do Before the Baby Arrives
Fears for what’s ahead and labor is normal. You are a woman. Your body is meant to do this. Women all over the world have done this. If they can do it, so can you!
I’m telling you, having a baby will transform you. Your perspective and whole being will change. You will love unconditionally to the point of servitude that only a mother can do.
Have fun with this related post:
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To my fellow mothers, any other things I need to add here? Let me know in the comments below.
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This tips is big help to those Moms especially first time Moms. First pregnancy rather.
I also downloaded The Asian Parent app in order for me to track my baby’s development as well as connect and relate with other pregnant and long term mommy so I can learn from their experiences 😍
Great list! Joining a pregnancy group due at the same time was an awesome resource as well for those who do not have big support system!
I agree with these, especially the support system. It is so important for pregnant mommas to have help, especially during labor!
This is a good list of must-haves. A good health practitioner is key and if they are not good it’s best to find another one.
As a mom of 3 kids I love this list! Thanks for sharing mama!
I never got a maternity pillow, but it definitely would have come in super handy for support while sleeping. I might invest the next time around.
Great post! I think so many people are clueless in the beginning about how important it is to have a really wonderful and supportive doctor! Love that you added that to your list.
My pregnancy pillow was my best friend through both my pregnancies!
After having two kids, I definitely agree with your list! I tried to avoid buying maternity clothes as much as possible, and I always regretted it.