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5 Amazing Self-Care Products For The Expectant Mom

by | August 7, 2019

Pregnancy is a beautiful time, but there’s no denying that growing a life can take its toll — we are talking about an entire human being, after all.

So, today we’d like to provide you with some ideas, big and small, that will ease your insomnia, relax your mind, and help you enjoy the best parts of the process. We hope you’ll find that a few self-care moves go long way.

self-care pregnancy pillows
Pregnancy pillow for comfort when you need it most (Photo: Natalia Deriabina/Shutterstock.com)

Pregnancy Pillow

You’ve heard us talk about these before and you’ll likely hear it again —  but there’s a reason pregnancy pillows are so popular.

Not only are they known to ease insomnia, they’re great for daytime usage, if you happen to be trying to find the best position for a bit of rest and relaxation, that is.

You can buy pregnancy pillows from various retailers, and follow this guide to finding the pillow that’s best for you.

self-care spa day
The ultimate self-care experience (Photo: Luna Vandoorne/Shutterstock.com)

Spa & Wellness Center Membership

Regular exercise is important to stay healthy, including when you’re pregnant. A spa and wellness centre membership will help you relax and unwind while taking care of your physical health.

Swimming is a great, low-impact activity, while yoga may help you stretch out your muscles and feel more relaxed. If you can, you may also want to try a pregnancy massage to walk out feeling your most peaceful, comfortable self.

You can either join a center near you, or go on a visit-by-visit basis for something less costly.

self-care journaling
Pregnancy journaling can be an important part of self care (Photo: Rostislav_Sedlacek/Shutterstock.com)

Pregnancy Journal

For many, pregnancy comes with a whirlwind of emotion — and it can feel like things get lost in the mix.

A pregnancy journal can help you hold on to your unique experience and remember it for years to come. Why not even share it with your child someday?

You can buy one online or, to save on cash or exercise your creative genius, make your own.

The support you need while pregnant
The support you need while pregnant (Photo: Jojo Maman Bebe/Instagram)

Maternity Belly Bands & Support

Have you ever put on a heavy backpack only to feel relief when you buckle the straps across your chest and waist?

Maternity belly bands feel something like that. For those on the go, a belly band can help redistribute the baby’s weight, and provide you with some very welcome relief.

You can buy these from a number of online retailers, including JoJo Maman Bebe.

Relax and unwind during pregnancy with candles
Relax and unwind during pregnancy with candles (Photo: Daria Minaeva/Shutterstock.com)

Other Self-Care Products

While these specialty products and services are great, it’s important to remember that you don’t need to break the bank to make a difference in the experience of yourself, or a loved one.

Products like shoe horns, loofahs, scented candles, and even a scented pillow mist may be enough to change the rythym of your day, and help you drift off peacefully at night.

Every pregnancy is different, so, at the end of the day, we just hope you find whatever self-care moves make the experience most enjoyable for you.

What was your most-loved self-care product while pregnant? Let us know in the comments below.

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