Whether you’re expecting your first or your third baby, every pregnancy is different and full of many unknowns. From body pillows to stretch mark lotions, there are many products that moms-to-be might need to make this magical yet challenging time a little bit easier. We know that growing a tiny human inside you is incredibly hard. And we created a list of items available on Amazon that you may need during pregnancy.
Cozy Bump Pregnancy Pillow, $75, Amazon
When you’re in the late stages of pregnancy, getting any kind of quality sleep at all is a challenge, and sleeping on your stomach is downright impossible. For devoted stomach sleepers who can’t change their ways, this inflatable pregnancy pillow is genius: it features an adjustable raised ring strategically cut out in the middle that fits your growing baby bump. It’s got a wide headrest that can be used with or without a pillow, it’s easy to inflate with an air pump, and it’s also got a raised central bump to help out with back pain.
This pillow is an OB-GYN and chiropractor-approved pregnancy pillow that was described by one reviewer as “ahhh for back relief.”
Music Womb Music Heartbeat Baby Monitor, $58, Amazon
There’s no greater comfort to an expecting mother than the sound of her baby’s heartbeat, but we often have to wait a month or more for a doctor’s appointment that lets us hear that sweet sound. This heartbeat baby monitor includes two sets of earbuds so that you and your partner can listen in and hear your baby’s heartbeat, hiccuping, and kicks. And the best part? You can record these precious sounds and save them as keepsakes.
Of course, never use this monitor as a substitute for regular prenatal care by a licensed doctor. A lubricating gel to reduce static is recommended, but not included.
Belli Beauty Acne Control Spot Treatment, $15, Amazon
Given the many hormonal changes that occur in your body during pregnancy, acne is a reality for many pregnant women, but far too many chemical-laden acne treatments are off limits. This toxin-free treatment, recommended by dermatologists and OB-GYN experts, is unlike any other: it uses natural ingredients like colloidal sulfur, tea tree oil, and chamomile to dry out pimples and sap excess sebum from your pores without turning your sensitive skin into the Sahara. It’s also good for nursing moms and is free of allergens.
Babo Care Belly Band, $23, Amazon
Aches and pains pop up in unusual places when you’re pregnant, especially in areas of your hips, pelvis, and back that you never paid attention to before. This maternity belt can be worn under or over clothes to help ease the pressure and pain in these areas, correct your posture, and support weakened abdominal muscles. It’s made from breathable, soft material and even holds up during physical activity, according to reviewers.
It’s also adjustable, so it will grow with you during your pregnancy.
Good Clean Love Almost Naked Lubricant, $8, Amazon
The name says it all: Good Clean Love Almost Naked Lubricant is the safe lube you use when your pregnancy hormones are saying “yes!” but your health concerns are keeping you from using most lubricants. There are times during pregnancy when you can feel unusually dry, but as I mentioned, your hormones haven’t gotten the message. A cruelty-free and 100 percent vegan lube with no petrochemicals, parabens, or synthetic fragrances, you can feel good about using this on latex condoms, sex toys, and throughout pregnancy.
Three Lollies Preggie Pop Drops (3 Pack), $16, Amazon
Morning sickness is no joke — contrary to the name, it can last all day and night and makes you feel so queasy that keeping food down and even working become a challenge. These morning sickness lollipops are a natural, drug-free solution (and treat) made with nausea-relieving plant botanicals and essential oils. They come in sour raspberry, green apple, sour lemon, and sour tangerine flavors.
Pack them in a bag and enjoy one anytime that sick feeling sneaks up on you.
Sea-Band Acupressure Wrist Band, $10, Amazon
These acupressure wristbands are a drug-free morning sickness alternative that is said to help relieve nausea by applying pressure to the P6 point between the two central tendons near the wrist. It works similarly to a band you might wear when you get seasick, and most reviewers say it doesn’t eliminate morning sickness but does lessen the effects. And when you’re experiencing the torture that is morning sickness, it never hurts to try a natural solution that has no side effects.
Ingrid & Isabel Bellaband (Size 0-22), $28-56, Amazon
One day you’re wearing your regular jeans and wondering when your belly is going to pop and the next, you can no longer button those jeans but aren’t ready to spend a small fortune on a whole new maternity wardrobe. The Bellaband is a seamless maternity band that is worn over your pre-pregnancy pants to extend their life for just a while longer. You can wear it folded over or full panel and it even comes in handy after you’ve given birth for comfy belly coverage.
A stay-put silicone strip helps it keep your pants in place, they’re machine washable, and there’s even an option made for those pregnant with multiples.
The Big Fat Activity Book For Pregnant People, $11, Amazon
Pregnancy doesn’t have to be so serious all of the time. If you appreciate humor and can find the funny in being pregnant, this pregnancy activity book provides the perfect way to pass the time. You’ll find quizzes, funny anecdotes, mazes, and journaling pages that will keep your spirits up and remind you that you aren’t alone in this scary, amazing journey.
Reviewers say it’s great as a gag gift, but also fantastic if you’re pregnant and on bed rest.
BellyBottle Water Bottle, $20, Amazon
From the second you announce your pregnancy, you begin to hear from everyone how important it is that you drink enough water and stay hydrated. They’re right, of course, but it can be a drag trying to chug water all day long. This water bottle with intake markers provides an easy system for tracking how much water you drink each day, which can reduce pregnancy symptoms like nausea and constipation.
The BPA-free bottle helps you get the 90 ounces of water per day you need and even comes with cute, waterproof motivational stickers to help keep you on track.