1- Organic household cleaners: Keep in mind that what you ingest your baby will ingest as well. Keeping a clean house is important but keeping out of a toxic environment is also vital in maintaining a healthy pregnancy. If any of the household cleaners that you are using contain alkyl phenol ethoxylates, volatile organic compounds, and triclosan consider switching to non-toxic, VOC-free brands.
2- Pharmacy on-the-go: SPF 15+ is important to use during pregnancy because of the risk of Melasma, also known as the pregnancy mask. The brown discoloration of spots on the face can happen to anyone as a result of sun exposure but pregnancy women are more susceptible. Unscented deodorant is also a must because the smell of nearly anything can nauseate a pregnant woman. Belly butter will help to relieve dry, itchy skin on a growing belly and can help to prevent stretch marks as well.
3- Pregnancy Pillow: If you are at the point in your pregnancy when it is hard to get a full and restful night sleep, consider investing in a pregnancy pillow. The pillow is designed to support your back, knees, neck, and growing baby bump. The pillow encourages maximum blood flow to you and your baby, allowing you to fall asleep and stay asleep. A pregnancy pillow has multiple uses aside from pregnancy but can also be used while breastfeeding.
4- Birthing Ball: The further along you are in your pregnancy, the harder it is to enjoy a much-needed rest. Something as simple as lying on a couch can become uncomfortable. A birthing ball will prevent you from tossing and turning and will allow you to stretch out your tense back muscles.
5- Prenatal Cradle: The last month or two before giving birth can begin to be unbearable, especially when the weight of your stomach literally weighs you down. As you begin to experience muscle aches and pains from your lower back to your feet, consider buying a product designed to eliminate the stress that your belly is putting on the rest of your body. The Prenatal Cradle takes away some of the pressure and will give you much needed relief.