Pregnancy gear for Mummy’s on her Preconception/First Trimester
Personally, I’m more of a puppy lover, but babies are still one of the most adorable things in the world. While everyone's pregnancy experience is unique, certain types of pregnancy gear can help make the nine months easier, no matter what kind of pregnancy you have.
These are the must have for your preconception/first trimester gears.
Prenatal vitamins. "Folic acid prevents neural tube defects, so you need to start taking a prenatal vitamin containing folic acid even before you conceive and continue taking it throughout your pregnancy," says Pamela Bertens, MD, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. The March of Dimes states that women should take a multivitamin with 400 micrograms of folic acid every day, particularly before pregnancy and during early pregnancy, as part of a healthy diet.
Good book on pregnancy! You really, really need "a good common sense resource about what is normal and what's not normal -- whether a book or a close girlfriend's phone number," Bertens tells WebMD.
Moisturizer. "A good moisturizer also helps, as many pregnant women complain of dry, itchy skin," Bertens says.
Comfortable shoes. "Spiky heels may be fashionable, but they are not good for pregnancy," says Bertens. The main problem with high heels is that you are more likely to fall and that can have devastating consequences during pregnancy.
This is a beautiful time in your life, so don’t worry, and just enjoy till the last second of it!