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17 Mind Blowing Maternity Hacks You'll Want To Immediately Bookmark

Cutting the pockets out of your jeans = mind blowing maternity hack.

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1. Make your own maternity bottoms by removing the pockets and replacing them with stretchable fabric.

DIY and Crafts says doing this creates a flexible pair of jeans to accommodate your baby bump throughout your pregnancy. Get the full instructions here.


5. Use coconut oil to prevent chafing.

Kirsten Oliphant says that rubbing coconut oil directly onto your skin in the morning prevents thigh chafing throughout the day, even if you’re spending lots of time outside and getting sweaty.


10. Use kinesiology tape to lift skin, promote circulation and relieve pressure.

Diary of a Fit Mommy says when the tape is applied correctly, it begins working immediately and can continue to provide relief 24/7 for three to five days per application.

11. When everyone is enjoying an alcoholic beverage in the sun, make yourself a fun, alcohol-free drink.

This easy recipe calls for two ounces of cranberry juice, four ounces of coconut sparkling water and one lime (squeeze for juice).

12. Run your wrists in cold water for a quick cool down.

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Hold your wrists under cold water where your veins are visible for a quick cool down of your entire body.


14. Don't wear cheap flip-flops – buy the right shoes.

Walking around in flip-flops all summer can really take a toll on your feet and back, so getting the right footwear is a must. Check out this amazing list of pregnancy shoes by Mom Tricks.

17. And always stay hydrated!

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According to Baby Center, it's especially important to stay hydrated in the last trimester because dehydration can cause contractions that can trigger preterm labor.

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