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10 Essential Items Every Expectant Mother Should Have

Ah, the joy of expecting a new little bundle of joy! As an expectant mother, you're probably thinking about all the things you need to prepare for your baby's arrival. From the moment you find out you're pregnant, your mind starts racing with questions and to-do lists. Don't worry, we've got you covered! Here are 10 essential items every expectant mother should have to make your journey into parenthood a little smoother.

  • First up, prenatal vitamins are a must-have. These magic pills will help ensure you and your baby are getting all the necessary nutrients for a healthy pregnancy. Look for a brand that contains folic acid, iron, and calcium, and try to take them at the same time every day (even if it means setting reminders on your phone!).

prenatal vitamins

  • Next, invest in a good pillow! A comfy pillow can make all the difference in those last trimesters when sleep becomes a precious commodity. You might even consider getting a body pillow to support your growing belly and back. Trust us, you won't regret it!

pregnant woman using pregnancy pillow

  • As your bump grows, your wardrobe will need a little adjusting. Say goodbye to those skinny jeans and hello to stretchy leggings! These will be your new best friend, and you can dress them up or down. Don't worry about looking stylish just yet – comfort is key during pregnancy.


  • Of course, with pregnancy comes cravings! Keep those cravings in check with healthy snacks like nuts, dried fruit, and dark chocolate (yay!). Having a stash of snacks on hand will save you from those hangry meltdowns.

  • Now, onto the books! Educate yourself on what to expect and get some expert advice from experienced moms or pregnancy coaches. There are so many great books out there, but a few faves include "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and "The Birth Partner". These will answer all of your questions and calm your nerves (well, maybe not all, but they'll definitely help!).

pregnant woman reading

  • After baby arrives, you'll want to live in a soft, comfy robe. Trust us, you'll be spending a lot of time in it! Look for one with easy breastfeeding access and a cute design – you never know when you'll have surprise visitors!

woman relaxing in a comfortable robe

  • Speaking of breastfeeding, a good nursing bra is a must-have. These will make breastfeeding easier and more comfortable; many brands offer cute and stylish options. Don't be afraid to ask for help with the fitting – it can be a little tricky at first!

nursing bra

  • Babywearing is another game-changer for new parents. A baby carrier allows you to have your hands free while still keeping your little one close. There are so many different carriers out there, but many moms swear by the classic Ergo or BabyBjorn.

mother carrying baby in a baby carrier

  • Of course, no new mom can survive without a trusty diaper bag! Get ready to tote around diapers, wipes, and snacks galore! Look for one with plenty of pockets and compartments to keep everything organized.

luxury diaper bag

  • Last but certainly not least, having a supportive community is essential. Whether it's friends, family, coaches, or online groups; having others to lean on will make your journey as a new mom so much more enjoyable. Don't be afraid to ask for help or advice – that's what we're all here for!

pregnancy coach and support

Pregnancy and parenthood can be a wild ride, but with these essentials, you'll be well on your way to a happy and healthy journey. Remember to take it one day at a time, enjoy those snuggles, and don't worry if you don't have all the answers – no one expects you to! And if you are ever at a loss, there are so many resources you can use to find your answers. Utilize them!

pregnant belly bump
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