It’s a great feeling when you find out that you will be bringing a bundle of joy into this world, but pregnancy also comes with discomfort. Luckily there are products you can use to allay this. The Mumbai Mix Team brings you a list of pregnancy essentials
The months leading up to the arrival of your beautiful child are probably the last few moments of peace and quiet that you’ll have to yourself. After your baby is born, sleepless nights, vomit-riddled clothes and relentless crying and shrieking will engulf you. And you’re going to have to be extra cautious while you’re pregnant too. You’ll have to keep a strict check on what you eat, what you wear, how much you exert yourself and many other things. So, how could you possibly relax? Well, the good news is that there are several products out there designed for one thing and one thing only — to pamper mums-to-be. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite products that we think are perfect for some pampering.
A comforting read
You may have already flipped through the pages of ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’, but if you fancy a hilarious (and honest) read, ‘Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth’ by Jenny McCarthy will bring you some comfort, and possibly a few laughs, during this period.
Price: Rs 1,378
With the extra weight around your belly, there is usually a lot of pressure on your lower back. So, a maternity belt is a godsend. This one from Aaram provides excellent support to the lower abdomen and supports your belly without putting pressure on the baby.
Price: Rs 599
A fluffy companion
With pregnancy come uncomfortable postures that can cause you to toss and turn all night. However, you can now sleep at ease thanks to the Mycey pregnancy cuddle pillow, which is made using Styrofoam to support your body (belly, legs and hips). What’s more, you can even use it as a support or nursing pillow after your baby is born.
Price: Rs 1,924
Set foot with ease
There will come a time when you just won’t feel like moving out of your home. For days like those, a pair of fur slip-ons is all you need to strut around. This pair from Dearfoams has a rubber outsole, so you don’t have to worry about slipping scares.
Price: Rs 1,840
Pen it down
Keeping track of your pregnancy is not only important, it will also give you some great memories down the line. From everyday feelings and emotions to your doctor’s appointments, jot down everything in your pregnancy journal. It also has tips for every week of pregnancy, and you can track your child’s growth up to a year with this one. The best part? It comes in pretty colours!
Price: Rs 1,295
A tender touch
What better way to unwind than with a relaxing head massage. This Mother Essentials Sugandha head massage oil from Forest Essentials, with vetiver and hibiscus leaves infused in coconut oil, is perfect for a cool head and to help you de-stress.
Price: Rs 1,225
Where: Forest Essentials stores in the city
Stretch it out
While we’re completely on board with body positivity, there are times when we wish our stretch marks would disappear. And, during pregnancy, what could be better than this anti stretch mark cream from VLCC? The cream helps reduce stretch marks, tones your skin and helps it regain elasticity.
Price: Rs 350 for 100ml
Where: VLCC outlets across the city
Sip on it
You need to stay well hydrated when pregnant, but you’ll also need to keep track of your medication. So, try this innovative bottle, which comes with a built-in pill organiser. Make sure you don’t miss any of your medicines on your way to a smooth pregnancy.
Price: Rs 999