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Must Haves – Pregnancy

pregnancy must haves

Since motherhood is the newest/most awesome thing in my life, I wanted to share the items I found to be most useful during my pregnancy.  I gave birth to our sweet little guy, Carter, in late-April, and will follow up with my labor and newborn must-haves as well.


  • Baby Bargains – this book was GREAT to read through because it talks about all kinds of products and the different ones you can get at various price points.  I took it with me everywhere the first few months of my pregnancy to get my mind around all the products available and to have an idea of what I wanted to register for/purchase.

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  • Soap & Glory the Righteous Butter – I wanted a thicker body butter to help with preventing stretch marks and combat dry skin and this was an amazing product.  It was a light scent that I really like as well.  The only downside for me was that it’s in a tub – I prefer a tube for almost all products. Burt’s Bees also makes a maternity line with lotions/oils that I tried but the scent wasn’t for me.  I didn’t care for the oil at all – made a huge mess anytime I tried to use.

3-Ring Pregnancy Memory Keeper

  • 3-Ring Pregnancy Memory Keeper – Obviously, I’m a sucker for anything memory-related.  I saw this adorable pregnancy journal at Hallmark and had to have.  I didn’t find it until 16 weeks or else I would have bought the signs for each week milestone too.
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  • Cosabella “Never Say Never Mommie” nursing bra – I got mine, in nude, from Nordstorm but lots of stores carry this line.  It was a bit pricey but I was in so much pain from the other bras I bought at Motherhood Maternity that I was willing to splurge on this one if it worked.  Plus, I knew I could likely wear once baby arrived since it is a nursing bra (and I do).  The extra money was definitely worth it for this bra.

Leachco® Snoogle® Total Body Pregnancy Support and Feeding Pillow in Mauve

  • Leacho Snoogle Total Body Pregnancy Support – I have to give my husband credit for this one.  As my pregnancy progressed, I had more and more back pain and could not get comfortable to sleep.  He suggested a Snoogle and I told him he was crazy and just following a marketing scam AND I didn’t want to pay $60 for a pregnancy pillow.  Well, he won, and we were able to use a 20% off Bed Bath and Beyond coupon to appease me.  The pillow arrived and I have been best buds with it since, it even went on several trips with me toward the end of the pregnancy!  I even find my husband and cat snuggling with the pillow quite often.
  • I struggled with trying to find cute, moderately priced pregnancy clothes – as I’m sure most other pregnant ladies can relate – but bought most of my items from Motherhood Maternity, Kohls, Target, Old Navy and Pink Blush Maternity online.  I found that Kohls had many more options online than in-store and it was easy enough to order several sizes when needed and then return what didn’t work out in-store.

It’s hard to believe that the pregnancy part is over – it felt like it flew by except for the last 4 weeks and those alone felt like 9 months!

Comment below on your must-have pregnancy item(s)!

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