I am now 33 weeks pregnant, and luckily I am still feeling really comfortable. There are a few things that have been helping me so far this pregnancy I thought I would share my top pregnancy must haves with you as they have really helped me.
I really feel like these have helped especially in the earlier weeks where I felt really sick and quite tired. Even so now I feel like they really help me with my heartburn and on days I forget to take them my heartburn is always worse. They have all the essential vitamins and minerals I need plus ginger which is really helpful if you feel sick.
| Mindful Hypnobirthing Audio by Sophie Fletcher |
After my birth with Archie I have lost quite a bit of confidence in my ability to give birth. I know this is just because what I went through was quite traumatic. I have really gravitated towards hypno-birthing and when I looked on my app store I found quite a few hypno-birthing Apps both free and paid for.
I brought Sophie Fletchers audio book to get started which cost me a little over ten pounds, and I am really pleased with it. I especially love the positive affirmations and pregnancy and birth relaxations you can purchase on top of this audio. It reminds me I will be fine and every pregnancy is different.
Sophie has a really soothing voice and her book addresses so many things even helping you to write a conscious and well thought out birth plan. I listen to it mostly at night time when I am going to bed. Since downloading the relaxations and affirmations by Sophie from iTunes I have taken time out before bed every evening from about 30 weeks to listen to the hypnosis’s it always sends me off to sleep feeling more positive about the birth of this baby. I would really recommend it.
| Deep Freeze |
I suffered really quite badly with SPD, back pain and sciatica in my pregnancy with Archie. I didn’t have anything then to help me with the pain. But this pregnancy I have done a bit more research into ways to help. Deep Freeze has offered me great relief from the initial pain.
| Pregnancy Yoga |
I have been attending a local Pregnancy Yoga class when I can during this pregnancy and I absolutely love it. The classes are so relaxing and so positive.
| Pregnancy Massage |
I have had a few pregnancy massages through this pregnancy to help ease the back pain and Sciatica I had been getting and they have really helped. They are very relaxing and that is always nice during pregnancy.
| Osteopathy |
I have also tried some osteopathy as I was recommended to by a few of my friends and it has really helped the back pain and Sciatica. It so far has taken it away and I feel so comfortable. I hope that it continues into the last weeks of my pregnancy.
I adore this oil it is so lovely to rub it onto my belly every evening. Not only does it help with preventing stretch marks but it also makes your skin so soft. Its also really soothing, as towards the end of the pregnancy my belly does get a little itchy. Sometimes I also pop some of my essential oils into my hand when applying the oil and I almost cant get enough of the smell.
The last thing on my list is Raspberry Leaf Tea, I have started drinking it already. Mostly only 1 cup a day because it does have quite a particular taste and I know not everyone gets on with it.
I don’t really mind it and knowing its benefits I would drink it regardless even if I didn’t like it. It is actually a myth that it brings on labour and actually it helps with the second stage of labour when it comes to pushing the baby out. Your uterus will work better at helping baby come out and it also helps the placenta in absorbing more sufficiently the minerals and vitamins that baby needs. So this is always on my list. I started taking it when I was pregnant with Archie at 30 weeks and interestingly enough I pushed him out in four minutes. It was very quick!
| Pregnancy Pillow |
I couldn’t be without my pregnancy pillow, but I do think a lot of mums and mums to be will agree with me on this one. I especially get little niggles of pain around my body and having a pregnancy pillow just genuinely helps prevent that and does make me feel a lot more comfortable at night time.
If there is anything that really helped you during your pregnancy I would love to know?