Pregnancy Hacks Every Mom To Be Needs To Know
If you are pregnant, let me start off by saying congrats! Secondly, here is a list of wonderful pregnancy hacks to help you get through the next nine months! Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but let’s be real, it can be pretty hard at times! Here are some of the most popular pregnancy hacks, that have helped thousands of expectant mothers!
From using a hair elastic to making your jeans a size bigger, ways to help with morning sickness and more. You will be amazed at all the wonderful tips and tricks you can do to get through the pregnancy!
13 Pregnancy Hacks & Tips Every Mama
To Be Needs To Know
Jeans a Size Bigger
Use a hair elastic to loop through the buttonhole and hook it onto the button of your jeans. This is a great way to extend the life of wearing regular jeans, as your belly begins to grow.
For morning sickness try sucking on jolly ranchers, lemon hard candies or anything else that is a little sweet or tart. This is supposed to help lessen your morning sickness. Protein and carbs are a great way to help ease morning sickness as well. If it is so severe then make sure to talk to your doctor. Check out more morning sickness remedies.
Morning Sickness Bag
Pack a little bag with some toothpaste, toothbrush, hard candy, a plastic bag, etc. This is a great thing to store in your purse in case you get sick away from home you can clean up.
Always and I mean always have snacks on hand. When you get hungry it can go from a little hungry to feeling massively sick in an instant. Pack crackers, protein bar, nuts, dried fruit, or anything else you like so you have it when you want.
Make sure to stay hydrated throughout your whole pregnancy. If you get dehydrated it can cause contractions and more. So hydrate as much as possible, and it will also help with leg cramps later on in pregnancy. Eating bananas as well will help with leg cramps.
I highly suggest getting a pregnancy pillow! This is a great investment and will help give your back and belly the support it needs as your belly grows more and more. It can help you sleep better through the night. Our ultimate guide in sleep during pregnancy is a must read.
Limit Salt Intake
Make sure to limit your sodium intake throughout your pregnancy. It may not show anything at first, but by the end of your pregnancy, it can cause a lot of swelling to your body.
Dermoplast For After Baby Arrives
This is a numbing spray that you can use after your baby arrives for pain relief, for down there. You will go through a lot after having a baby and having this spray really works great. Get the vaginal recovery checklist or c-section recovery help.
Invest in an exercise buy! This will help you feel more comfortable sitting as you get further in your pregnancy. It will help take pressure off your hips and belly. Also, bouncing on it when you are in your last few weeks can help move the baby down into the right position.
If you have swollen feet, grab a basin and fill it with tonic water, enough to cover your feet. Make sure to tonic water is at room temperature or cool. Soak your feet for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with regular water. This will help relax your feet and lessen the inflammation.
Buy Used Maternity Clothes
Go through your closet and find items that you may be able to use as your belly begins to grow. Then for other items, you might need, ask friends, look at consignment stores, thrift stores and more for used maternity clothes. Buying new can be expensive, so saving a little will really help!
Invest in a grabber or a long pair of tongs. When your belly gets so big, it will be hard to bend and move. A grip grabber is a wonderful thing for pregnant mommas!
You can buy bra extenders so that you don’t have to buy new when you start to grow out of your size. Just buy an extender to attach to your current bra to save quite a bit of money!
Have any tips or hacks you have used that are not on our list? Comment below and help other expecting mamas!
Wife and mother of twins. Founder of Pride & Joy Baby Planners and The Expecting Mamas Network.