As I’m now well into my third trimester I have noticed that I am becoming more and more uncomfortable. Sitting, standing, driving and sleeping all have their downsides. I don’t remember being this uncomfortable when I was pregnant with Morgan, but maybe that’s part of the whole after birth amnesia that people tell you about. Not remembering how much it hurts etc! Although I can assure you I still remember ever second of labor and birth and for some crazy reason I decided to do it all over again. Is it too late to turn back?
If Parker arrives early just like Morgan did then I only have three weeks to go! If he decides to cook until he’s full term I have 6 more weeks of discomfort. I don’t know which option I’m hoping for more, longer pregnancy or shorter discomfort?
I knew that in order to make these last few weeks the best that they can be that I would need to turn to my trusted friend Amazon for some ideas. Needless to say I went a little order happy but the items I found have really made a huge difference! I’m hoping that if you are pregnant (any trimester) that these products will work as well for you as they have been for me. Here they are:
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Number 1: PharMeDoc Full Body Pregnancy Pillow
A pregnancy pillow is a must have item! During my first pregnancy and during this one I just used a regular pillow between my knees until my sciatica really started acting up. That’s when I finally purchased a specific pregnancy pillow. It has been wonderful, it contours to my back and stomach all at the same time making it very comfortable. The best part about this pillow will be that it can be used as a nursing or feeding pillow once my second baby is here, making it a super great buy.
Number 2: Bed Wedge Pillow with Memory Foam
One of the reasons I have been so uncomfortable sleeping or relaxing is because I am most comfortable laying on my back during the night. This is a huge no no during pregnancy because the weight of your stomach could potentially restrict the oxygen that makes its way to your unborn baby. So side sleeping is recommended. That is why this Bed Wedge pillow is the best thing ever! Although I don’t use it at night to sleep (too paranoid) I do use it to rest and relax during those few moments in the day that I have time. It makes a world of difference!
This is a serious must have if you experience any sciatic, pelvic, lower back or abdominal pain during pregnancy. I actually had this with my first pregnancy and was able to use it again with this one. It easily fits under any outfit, improves your posture and also offers the belly support that you need. I just love how it alleviates the load from my stomach making for an overall more comfortable pregnancy. The best part of all is that they offer a 30 day risk free money back guarantee so you can actually try it out and see if it works for you when lower back, pelvic, abdominal or sciatic pain acts up.
One of the best parts about pregnancy is showing off your growing baby bump especially with form fitting dresses. I live in my spanks/shape-wear while I’m not pregnant. That is why I just had to have a shape-wear option while pregnant. The best part about the BLANQI Belly Support is that not only does it offer the support that shape-wear does but it also has a built in belly band making it so comfortable to wear because it alleviates a lot of the weight of your stomach much like the maternity belt listed above.
Number 5: Dreambaby Bump Belt
I saved the best for last. My daily commute is roughly 45 minutes each way therefore car comfort is a huge deal for me. The worst thing in the world is the seat-belt in my opinion because no matter how much I adjust it, a seat belt was not designed to be comfortable for a pregnant belly. That is why the Bump Belt was a game changer! It prevents the seat belt from riding up over your baby bump. This not only protects you and your unborn baby but offers that much needed comfort during your commute.
I really hope that you find these products as useful and as comfortable as I have. Let me know if you have any suggestions I would love to hear about them and try them out!