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This post is all about third-trimester pregnancy essentials and surviving the last 12 weeks (when it seems to go on forever).
Although you may be approaching the finish line, your third trimester is when your body is being pushed to its limit.
You’re achy, uncomfortable, and (thanks to raging hormones) a tad moody.
Although you won’t feel ‘normal’ for quite a bit, the following products are absolute third-trimester necessities to survive (and even enjoy) your last stretch of pregnancy.
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Third Trimester Pregnancy Essentials
All of these are tried-and-true pregnancy essentials that moms swear by. They can be the difference between a cranky and comfy!
Also, some can even help you have an easier, quicker labor!
Maternity leggings are a lifesaver during your third-trimester.
I didn’t want to wear pants and also wasn’t keen on lounging around the house in a dress, so these were the next best thing. I wore them everywhere, just added a t-shirt and went about my day.
Maternity Pillow to Support Your Bump
Sleeping while pregnant is a whole new challenge. It seems impossible to get comfortable and get a full nights rest.
A pregnancy pillow is a perfect solution as it provides support for your bump and even eases back pain.
Maternity pillows come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Check out this post on the 5 Best Pregnancy Pillows to decide which is best for you and your needs.
Birthing balls can be used at any time during the pregnancy, but they become much more necessary during the last couple of weeks.
During the early stages of pregnancy, they can alleviate discomfort in the spine, hips, and lower back.
And during your third trimester, they can help prepare you for labor and delivery as the exercise ball helps open up your hips.
A Heating Pad
Having a heating pad handy is a great way to relieve back pain while pregnant.
Some mama’s even put it on their growing belly and breasts to alleviate discomfort in the night.
They come in a variety of sizes, so you can take it with you to work or have it in your car seat for long commutes. You’ll thank us later.
Compression socks will help sway painful swelling in your feet and calves.
These are especially mandatory if you’re on your feet a lot, such as teachers or nurses, as the swelling can get pretty bad and even cause varicose veins.
Epsom salts have many benefits for pregnant woman (and postpartum care). It is actually not salt, Epsom ‘salts’ are a crystallized form of magnesium and sulfate.
When taken in a bath, Epsom salts can help soothe sore muscles (such as back pain and leg cramps), reduce stress, and replenish salt (magnesium deficiency is a big concern in the U.S.).
Postpartum it has many benefits for your lady bits, such as helping dissolve stitches and treating hemorrhoids.
Raspberry Leaf Tea
Raspberry Leaf tea has many benefits for woman, such as relieving PMS symptoms, nausea, and cramping.
In pregnancy, however, it can be especially helpful. Raspberry Leaf is used to strengthen the uterus, improve labor, and even reduce excessive bleeding postpartum.
A lot of women claim Red Raspberry has helped them have a shorter, more pleasant labor. You can start sipping on this yummy tea starting in your 2nd trimester, but you definitely want it in your grocery bag during the last three months.
Not the most popular topic, but one expectant-moms know all too well.
It seems that as your bump becomes bigger, your bladder smaller; and accidents are prone to happen.
If you find your self leaky (or want to avoid possible accidents) grab a couple of panty liners to give you peace of mind.
P.S. Make sure you use panty liners, as period pads won’t help neutralize odor-causing ammonia.
A rich and moisturizing butter or oil can help prevent stretch-marks significantly.
Check out this promising review – “…. I was 33 years old when I was pregnant and my mother and my other female relatives all have gotten stretch marks from pregnancy, I also gained 35 lbs.
I did NOT get a single stretch mark during my pregnancy and I will buy this oil again when the second bun is in the oven.” – Amazon user named Punchrock
A Maternity Belt
Maternity Belts are designed to help support the lower back and abdomen during pregnancy.
A lot of woman in their third trimester complain of back and joint pain interfering with their everyday lives, a maternity belt is a great way to minimize (or even get rid of) these aches.
It also offers a nice compression on your belly. Have you ever gone for a run without a sports bra? If you have, you know how awful it is (and if you haven’t, you can just imagine)! This offers similar support to a growing bump.
You can wear it under your clothes and no one will be able to tell.
These are our top picks for pregnancy must-haves third trimester, what is on your list of essentials?
You may also like: 10 Postpartum Essentials You’ll Regret Not Buying
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