Pregnancy can be uncomfortable.
[Ask me how I know… go ahead, ask!]
From the aches and pains of your body stretching to make room for the life growing inside of you, to the discomfort of bodily functions not working the way that they should, to an inability to get comfortable in your bed, to a struggle to find clothes to cover your abnormally shaped body, one of the happiest times of your life can also be one of the most uncomfortable times of your life.
The New Mom’s Comfort Essentials Toolkit
[Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. *A]
1. A Water Bottle
New moms need to drink a lot of water on a daily basis, and it can be difficult to remember to do so if you don’t have water on hand all the time. During my recent pregnancy (and now that I’m nursing), I carried a water bottle with me constantly. Having water easily accessible helped me to stay hydrated.
2. Super B-Complex Vitamins
Keeping your energy levels up while expecting a baby can be difficult. B-vitamins can help you maintain your energy levels and keep you going. [Be sure to ask your doctor before taking any vitamins or medication while pregnant or nursing!] I added Nature Made’s Super B-Complex Vitamins to my daily supplements.
3. Prenatal Vitamins
In addition to staying hydrated and keeping your energy levels up, it’s important to be sure you and your baby are getting the proper nutrients needed. Taking a daily prenatal vitamin is essential not only for health but also for the comfort of knowing you’re giving your baby a healthy start to life. [Be sure to ask your doctor before taking any vitamins or medication while pregnant or nursing!]
4. DulcoEase® Pink™
Pregnancy often has an unfortunate side-effect of constipation, and having a stool softener on hand can help bring comfort. [Be sure to ask your doctor before taking any vitamins or medication while pregnant or nursing!] DulcoEase® Pink™ Stool Softener is a stimulant-free laxative containing the #1 OB/GYN recommended stool softener ingredient*. It prevents and relieves constipation by softening dry, hard stools, making it easier and more comfortable to have a bowel movement. It works with your body by drawing water into the bowel, making the stool softer, and producing a bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours.
I wish I’d had DulcoEase® Pink™ on hand during the first trimester of my pregnancy – it would have made life so much more comfortable! Having a box in my medicine now is a great comfort knowing that I can safely take it while nursing my newborn. [Use this coupon to save $1.50 off of any DulcoEase® Pink™ Stool Softener 25 ct or higher.]
5. A Body Pillow
As your body changes, sleep becomes more difficult. Having a body pillow (or two) can help make you more comfortable as you attempt to rest well during your pregnancy. I found that having multiple body pillows arranged in a nest-like configuration was the most comfortable during my second trimester.
6. Comfortable and Supportive Shoes
Having comfortable and supportive shoes go a long way in helping a pregnant mom be more comfortable. I picked up a pair of Sketchers sandals during my pregnancy, and they quickly became my “go to” pair of shoes as they provided lots of support and were very comfortable.
7. Amazon Prime
Pregnancy often brings with it insomnia (at least in my experience) and having Amazon Prime helped me be more comfortable. With Amazon Prime, I had access to Amazon’s Instant Video library on my iPad, and I spent many sleepless hours watching episodes of TV shows and movies.
8. Aveeno Body Lotion
Dry skin is another common side-effect of pregnancy, and it can be quite uncomfortable. Having a large bottle of my favorite body lotion on hand was a must! I love Aveeno body products for myself and my new baby.
9. What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Nothing makes a new mom more comfortable than knowing what to expect. I highly recommend every new mom (or veteran mom experiencing pregnancy again) have a copy of What to Expect When You’re Expecting on hand. This was my third pregnancy, and yet I found myself referencing this book several times throughout my pregnancy.
Last, but not least, having a your favorite chocolate on hand is a great comfort during one of your most uncomfortable times of life. My husband was my hero when he would come home from work with a Snickers bar for me!
Every new mother’s toolkit should include DulcoEase® Pink™, the #1 OB/GYN recommended ingredient* for going #2. So if you are pregnant or breast feeding, ask your doctor if you should think Pink. Find savings on DulcoEase® Pink™ at www.MomsTalkDulcoEase.com!
*Among stool softener ingredients
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DulcoEase® Pink™. The opinions and text are all mine.