25 Things On Amazon That Pregnant People Actually Swear By
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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~ it 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
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
A pair of
compression socks that'll make your heart swell with gratitude when you finally feel some relief in your swollen legs and feet.
And check out this BuzzFeeder'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: $8.50+ (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: $12.99 (available in nine 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
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 bag of
fibrous cookies for when the best treat you can think of is no longer being constipated.
Promising review: "This is a delicious bag of cookies with a light lemon taste. You don’t feel guilty reaching for a few or maybe even a handful of these cookies. They're especially helpful in the beginning of pregnancy when your body is going through hormone changes and things aren’t working the way they normally do. I had to hide my bags from the rest of the family! I highly recommend giving them a try." — Jessica D.
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.
Read one BuzzFeeder's review and find out 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: $32.95+ (available in five colors)
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: "They cost no more than a few bucks and save you from having to constantly buy new bras for your ever-changing boobs." — shinysaruh
And a pack of 13
pant extenders so you can 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
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 a round.
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
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
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 prepregnancy 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
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 What to Expect When You're Expecting, this is the most useful and hilarious pregnancy book I've read. If there is a human growing inside your body, you need this in your life." — 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 five styles)
pregnancy yoga 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.
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. H\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 that'll 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: $26.99 (available in 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
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 really like this product. It is very natural and not tested on animals, and I admire that. It has a very mild and calming, fresh, and subtle scent. I never had morning sickness in the beginning of pregnancy and I wasn’t too sensitive to smells either, but I think new moms that experience sensitivity to smells might find this to be a good choice. I have been using it since I was 14 weeks pregnant and it has lasted me a very long time. I am now 26 weeks and I still have some left. I am happy with my purchase." — Tori
And finally, a pack of three
pregnancy panties for anyone who loves 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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