31 Things From Amazon That Pregnant People Actually Swear By
Now the only thing to figure out is if you'll have enough ~womb~ in your home for all these fab finds.
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nipple cream that's sure to be great while breastfeeding, but it can also ease the irritation of sore, dry nipples during your first and third trimester. Grab this and ~nip~ that pain in the bud before it gets bad.
Promising review: "I'm pregnant and have already begun using this for itchy and chapped nips! It's been working wonders. I've even used it for my chapped lips, which also works! I lather a ton on at night before I sleep and I wake up with smooth skin in all areas! I can't wait to use this once baby arrives — I know I'll need it and I'm sure it will work great!" — Jeshicurr
whole foods cookbook with a week-by-week guide about how your baby is growing and what the best foods are during those times, for moments when figuring out what to have for dinner (let alone making it "healthy") feels almost as hard as being pregnant in the first place.
Promising review: "This was my favorite book during pregnancy — hands down. It has a simple mix of what's going on week-by-week with baby and some really simple recipes / things to focus on eating. The recipes are SUPER simple and don't take a ton of time to put together, which is exactly what I needed. I've found a couple of really healthy 'go-to' recipes that I'll put together on Sunday for the next couple of days. My husband likes them too!" —Heather
A surprisingly comfortable
maternity shirt you'll love a (sand)lot. It has ruched sleeves that'll grow with you, so you'll be able to sport a cute shirt and stay comfortable the entire time your little kiddo is kickin'!
Promising review: "I am currently 20 weeks pregnant and bought the blue shirt in my pre-pregnancy size (L). It fits perfectly! It's long enough to fit over my belly and it fits well in my shoulders, arms, and across my chest. I have plenty of room to grow as there is some ruching on the sides. So far it's held up to washing, though I did not wash it in hot water and opted to hang dry it rather than toss it in the dryer." — Aly Lynch
Price: $12.99+ (available in nine colors and sizes S–3XL, maternity fit)
, a beautifully illustrated book that's gonna guide you from your first trimester to your baby's first three months. Who says parenting doesn't come with a handbook? The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Handbook
Promising review: "I loved this book. It was very informative without being scary. Being pregnant for the time, I feel like I learned a lot from this book and feel more prepared. I also love that it covers the first three months after baby is born, as well as the pregnancy. I would recommend to first time parents." — Honesty is Key
natural body wash that'll keep you feeling fresh and clean, naturally, even when you start understanding the nitty gritty bits of pregnant life.
Promising review: "I was happy to find a gentle body wash for pregnant women! I bought it more than once during my pregnancy. Would recommend!" — Lauren V.
A pair of
compression socks so you can finally feel some relief in your swollen legs and feet, while your heart swells *with gratitude* instead.
And check out my BuzzFeed coworker's post to learn why
people swear by these socks. Promising review: "I highly recommend these. I am currently eight months pregnant and wear these beauties every single day. I never knew how painful the swelling in my legs and feet could be until recently, but these socks were a complete game changer. I stand for over nine hours a day at work, so I can't begin to explain how badly my legs and feet ached. I have a picture of what my feet looked like with (right, shown above) and without using the socks (left, shown above). The difference is tremendous!!" — Olivia Stockdell
Price: $10.11+ (available in 18 colors and two sizes)
keepsake frame for treasuring your peanut's first plandid, because this little influencer has already completely changed your ~frame~ of mind.
Promising review: "We used this frame as a part of our pregnancy announcement. I am just in love with it. It's beautiful and it arrived in perfect condition." — Rocky Rubio
Price: $14.99 (available in seven styles)
body butter so at least your *skin* can be smooth when nothing else in your pregnancy feels like smooth sailing.
Promising review: "I have been using this since pretty early in my pregnancy to help my skin stay hydrated and, if possible, keep stretch marks away! I am now almost 34 weeks and do not have one stretch mark. (I have a lot from adolescence since I am 5'11 so I thought I would expect to get them from being pregnant too.) I use this every morning and night after a shower and my skin is so soft! I use it quite liberally all over my belly, breasts, hips, and butt. I would highly recommend this product to any pregnant mama!" — MamaOski
low acid coffee for moments when making a human is exhausting and you need some added (heartburn free) energy while growing your little bean.
This is also available in
quarter calf. Promising review: " Trying not to be dramatic here, but this changed my life! This coffee is unbelievable because it is rich and full bodied, while being smooth and low on acid. I didn't have to compromise on flavor and get all the health benefits I was looking for. If I met the creators I would definitely hug them. Bravo ladies!" — Valerie Griswald
A pack of 24
vomit bags, because the thought of not having these on hand when you need them is gonna make you feel (even more) sick.
Promising review: "I'm 12 weeks pregnant and I have Hyperemesis Gravidarum, so I vomit about five to eight times a day. These bags are very helpful for when I'm at work and home. I don't have to worry about missing the toilet or think about clean-up afterwards." — Amazon Customer
natural acne treatment to help clear up hormonal acne you may notice during your pregnancy, without adding any harsh chemicals to your skin.
Promising review: " I found this product when I was pregnant and breaking out like crazy. I was super concerned about toxins/chemicals and loved that this was made with pure, organic, high quality ingredients. That said, I also demand efficacy with anything I put on my face and this just works. I have extremely sensitive skin and this doesn't irritate or over dry it. It reduces inflammation and acne immediately. I always have a spare jar now in my bathroom so I am never without." — CG
A pack of
pregnancy panties that are gonna look way sexier than that description might sound.
Promising review: "I was worried that these would be too large when I opened the package but I think they just looked large because they are full-bottomed. They ended up fitting really well. They have a full bottom, but they're low in the front to allow for my belly. I'm happy to have undies that don't roll down over on themselves because of my growing belly! The fabric is a nice medium weight with good elasticity and very comfortable. I will likely be buying more." — Samantha
Price: $14.99 (available in six styles and sizes XS–XL)
A box of
fibrous cereal for when the best treat you can think of is no longer being constipated.
Promising review: "This is a pretty cool cereal. Being pregnant: digesting problems are here, so having cereal that helps with it is so worth it. It’s a little more pricey but (with amounts of fiber and low sugar) it works just perfect! It’s crunchy and I love it the best with Greek yogurt. I love it." — Lena K
Squatty Potty that'll truly help your ~stool~ situation over the next several months.
Promising review: "My only regret in buying this is that I waited so long. Being pregnant makes pooping quite a chore but this makes pooping a breeze now. I never thought I'd leave a review on something talking about poop, but there it is. If you have any hesitation, stop it now and just buy it! Your butt will thank you." — Autumn
essential oil stick for anyone who knows that dealing with headaches without being able to take regular pain killers is a real pain in the neck.
Another one of my BuzzFeed coworkers wrote about why this is
life changing for people with headaches. Promising review: "I bought this product to try since I'm pregnant and not comfortable taking pain meds even if it's Tylenol. It took two applications for my headache to disappear and I'm impressed. I've never used any products like this before and I'm glad I did." — Marisue G.
body pillow that'll be the best sleeping companion you've ever had. Honestly with this thing, a good night's sleep won't just seem like a dream.
Promising review: "This is a great buy! I'm glad I decide to go for it. I was hesitant because it isn't cheap and people said it is huge, but I am very happy. I am not small and we have a full bed and this has been fine. It has really helped me sleep! I am 23 weeks pregnant and sleeping has been difficult the past couple weeks. This pillow has helped me sleep comfortably on my left side and stay tilted when I'm on my back with my legs up. I love it! It gets a little warm but it is soft, comfy, and not too firm. I love it!" — Jadey Jade
Price: $39.95+ (available in five colors)
pregnancy wedge pillow – this is gonna be small enough to bring with you on-the-go and be a comfort when you're simply trying to get comfortable at home.
Promising review: "This product is exactly what it says it is. I have enjoyed the different positions for this pillow during early, mid and late pregnancy. Early on, I kept it at my back to nudge me from falling asleep flat on my back, and later, under my belly for a little extra support. I typically used it in combination with a long, straight body pillow, again, to kind of keep my body contained and on one side or the other. This pillow also is nice for certain positions when I'm sitting and want to read or use my laptop to sort of prop things up. It is definitely not a magical item that will prevent all pregnancy pain, but for the price, it is worth the functionality and support it provides." — Amanda
pregnancy journal that'll be the ~write~ way to make sure you keep these memories around forever.
Promising review: "I purchased this book as soon as I found out I was pregnant. I wanted to be able to capture all that I was feeling throughout my pregnancy. This book could not be more perfect! It provides prompts relevant to both mom and dad from pre-pregnancy to delivery, family history/tree, calendars, what to expect, some advice, and it even has space for a few pictures and memorabilia. My husband and I would definitely buy this again for a friend's first pregnancy. It helps to relieve any jitters and it's very gender neutral. Love!!!" — Tara
prenatal workout DVD for anyone who doesn't think it's too much of a ~stretch~ to find healthy ways to work out before and after baby.
Promising review: "This is hands down the best yoga/pilates DVD I’ve ever done. I’ve gone through maybe a dozen this year (pre pregnancy) and so far this is by far the best. I plan on continuing to use it after the baby comes. Her voice is very soothing, she explains the poses quick enough that you’re not sitting around but you understand what is expected of you. I feel amazing after every session and truly look forward to it (wasn’t nearly as pumped pre pregnancy as I hadn’t found one where I felt this good!). I remember reading a review from someone who said they felt they looked noticeably more fit despite packing on the normal pregnancy pounds and I can totally relate! I feel a little more toned despite working out constantly pre pregnancy and even now – 21 weeks in. Fair warning that it’s not your typical yoga with just some casual stretching, your arms and legs (and abs) truly get a workout and you end up feeling great at the end. I even have my 66-year-old mom using it to help with achy muscles and she LOVES it. This is excellent for anyone looking to safely work their core throughout their pregnancy!" — Katy
A pack of three
bra extenders so you can wear a bra that actually fits, even when your boobs decide to change sizes from moment to moment.
Promising review: "I'm pregnant and needed a little extra room in my bra. These are perfect and the backing is really soft." — SFGiants
Price: $5.99 (available in 14 styles)
And a pack of 13
pant extenders to help you wear the clothes you love a little longer.
Promising review: "This is the perfect extension if your pants are just slightly too tight to be comfortable in the belly area. There are enough options to match just about any type of pants." — AC13MTP
water-resistant sunscreen that's gonna keep you covered when pregnancy hasn't been a walk in the park, so you deserve to make it a day at the beach.
This sunscreen is reef friendly (i.e. free of chemicals that are said to be harmful to the environment, you, and your little one).
Promising review: "My husband and I went to Disney World in June with our very fair-skinned 17-month-old son and I am pregnant. I was so worried about sun exposure and us getting burnt. We used this sunscreen (on him and ourselves) and not one of us got burnt the whole week. Also, we love the coconut scent!" – Kainan's Mom
birthing ball that'll help stretch out your back during particularly uncomfortable stages of your pregnancy or be a ~ball~ to use during your labor, if you'd like to move around.
Promising review: "I am 5’4, 37 weeks pregnant, and currently bouncing it out as I type this review. I am loving the ball so far and would highly recommend it." — Nicole Hobbs
Price: $34.95 (available in two sizes)
morning sickness tea for anyone who would be lifted up by going to brunch with friends...as long as they are able to keep that brunch down.
Promising review: "When I first started using this product I was seven weeks along and MISERABLE all the time. When they say morning sickness, they should really say all day sickness! When I came across this tea I was ready to try anything. The smell and taste are great! It has a sweet peach flavor to it! I drank it in the morning and around noon realized that I wasn’t feeling miserable – what a wonderful realization to have! It has been a life saver! Although I still feel nauseous from time to time, this has surely helped abundantly! I would recommend this to any momma who needs some relief!" — Monte 00
activity book sure to keep you entertained (and feel understood) during every sketchy part of your pregnancy.
Promising review: "I bought a few of these books to give to pregnant friends. After flipping through the pages, I was ACTUALLY laughing out loud AND wanting to be pregnant again (I'm not even kidding). Forget If there is a human growing inside your body, you need this in your life." — this is the most useful and hilarious pregnancy book I've read. What to Expect When You're Expecting, Alisa Gillian
A pair of cozy
non-skid socks that'll keep your toes warm during doctors appointments and remind your support system that your feet have been supporting you, and your baby, all day every day – that hard work certainly deserves a foot rub!
Promising review: "These are fun, soft, and good quality socks. They are perfect to wear around the house, hospital, or wherever you want your feet to feel cozy. I love it when my husband reads them and then rubs my feet. These socks make my feet happy!" — Velvet Bunny
Price: $9.95 (available in four styles)
A pair of
Belly Buds sure to *beat* any other gift you could give your favorite pregnant friend.
These speakers will let you play music or messages right to the womb from an iOS, Android, or a different standard audio device. It’s pretty darn cute, if you’re into adorable things, because it’ll let you play recorded VoiceShare messages from friends and family who may be far away. It’s also super discreet, so you can play it from wherever you are. The adhesives are easy to adjust, based on how the baby is laying.
Promising review: "This was a great option as we had to use a gestational carrier. This was a best way for us to provide our voices while she carried. I would highly recommend this for those who either has a surrogate or gestational carrier. It could also be used for family members who are not close by." — Kenny Garrison
belly belt – it's gonna lift you up, literally, when belly weight has you feeling down.
Promising review: "I put this on as soon as I got it and I haven’t taken it off since. This belt is a godsend. I cannot function without it. I’m a petite person and I’m carrying really low. As the baby has gotten bigger, I’m experiencing more pressure. If I didn’t have this belt, I wouldn’t be able to walk around for more than a couple of minutes. I definitely recommend this for anyone experiencing back pain, abdominal pain/pressure, or pelvic discomfort from pregnancy. It really helps lift the belly and take the pressure off. I wouldn’t be able to function at all without this. This is one of the best purchases I’ve made during my pregnancy for sure." — RB
Price: $21.99 (available in three colors and sizes S–XXL)
A bag of
bath salts for the moments in your pregnancy when you want to soak it all in.
Promising review: "I am in love. I'm 14 weeks pregnant now, I bought these after they were recommended by another soon to be mommy. I was having morning sickness, restless nights, and an aching body. I soak in a tub with the flakes nightly and ever since I stared I have had felt a night and day difference. I get relaxed sleep and my nausea is under control. YES I would recommend this product." — Jennifer Austin
birth support chair to help you relax and sit comfortably, prep certain movements for labor, and be there for you if you think you might blow up if you aren't able to move around during labor.
Includes a manual inflation pump, terry cotton cover, drawstring carrier bag, and product info.
Promising review: "As both a mother and a certified birth doula, I'm a HUGE fan of this product. I never thought I could fall in this much love with plastic! I first saw it used at a birth and thought it was genius. I've been a raving fan ever since. Most women (especially in the US) don't realize how important moving around in labor can be. Not only can movement lessen discomfort, it can also shorten labor time! This is genius because it is one product that can be used so many ways. Especially for moms who might require more monitoring, it's wonderful to have an option that can still be positioned right next to medical equipment but allow mom to be upright. I'm a proud owner and plan to use this in future client births, as well as at the birth of my third child!" — Victoria Wilson
And finally, a pack of three
pregnancy panties that'll be adored by humorous moms-to-be who need a little laugh while waiting for their little one.
Promising review: "I can't even explain how happy these underpants make me. I started using these at around 12 weeks and I'm now in my third trimester. They have an adjustable elastic in the band, with a button to secure it at different sizes, so they grow with you pretty well. I wear a medium pre-pregnancy and got an XL. They fit great. But most of all.. .these are HILARIOUS to look at and that makes me so happy. My husband and I can't help but laugh every single time we see the funny faces stretched over my round belly. They are worth it just for the comedy factor." — Stephanie T
Price: $16.99 (available in S–3XL)
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