Parenting / 25 August, 2023 / Christina Walter
Embarking on the rollercoaster ride of pregnancy? Get ready to discover a whole new world of must-have products for pregnancy that’ll make this journey a whole lot more comfier and a little more stylish!
From pampering essentials that treat you like the queen you are to nifty innovations that tackle those pregnancy quirks, the market is bursting with options that cater to every bump and craving. Buckle up as we dive into a handpicked selection of the coolest products for expectant mums.
Must-have products for pregnancy
Pregnancy Support and Feeding Pillow, Dreamgenii
At the top of our list of must-have products for pregnancy has to be this pillow from Dreamgenii.
This uniquely designed pillow is the only patented pregnancy positioning pillow that’s recommended by UK midwives. The dreamgenii® moulds comfortably around your bump whilst supporting your back and knees as your pregnancy progresses and sleeping becomes more difficult.
The dreamgenii® is specifically shaped to encourage left lateral sleeping (the optimal foetal position), to support the health of both you and baby.
Little Butterfly Cooling Leg Gel, Blue Almonds
Rich in bio-actives, vitamins, minerals and anti-inflammatories, this organic-certified gel from Little Butterful glides smoothly over the skin and absorbs quickly, bringing comfort to aching muscles, alleviating puffiness and promoting a feeling of lightness.
Intensely hydrating and moisturising, this cooling leg gel improves the skin’s elasticity and resilience and helps to boost circulation. Its refreshing, tingly peppermint fragrance re-energises the senses. Legs and feet feel completely revitalised, renewed and raring to go.
Speaking of must-have products for pregnancy, we couldn’t leave out a little pampering!
There’s nothing quite like sinking into the comforting and calming warmth of a bath to soothe your muscles, whether that be during pregnancy, labour or postnatally.
This special aromatherapy blend is rich in lavender, which helps you to relax your mind and body and, in turn helps with anxiety, fatigue, insomnia and body aches.
Pregnancy Support Formula, Nutrigold
Nutrigold Pregnancy Support Formula is ideal to take throughout the pre-conception stages and pregnancy and for post-natal support and is one of very few vegan pregnancy formulas on the market.
Nutrigold improved Pregnancy Support Formula now contains 400mcg of folic acid (active folate in the form of 5-MTHF) and 25mcg of Vitamin D3 (in a vegan form), along with other carefully selected vitamins and minerals.
All-New Plant-Based Cleaning, Kit & Kin
Kit & Kin’s plant-based refillable cleaning range is a collection of effective and eco-friendly products from the trusted family brand co-created by Emma Bunton.
Already supporting families from birth with award-winning essentials including eco-nappies, wipes and skincare, the development of its stylish, naturally derived cleaning range firmly positions the B Corp-certified brand as the go-to for eco-conscious families wanting to protect their home and their planet, naturally.
Made in the UK, the extensive range of 12 cleaning products have been expertly blended, harnessing the power of plants to create truly effective, sustainable and non-toxic cleaning solutions that are entirely free from harsh chemicals.
Pregnancy Skincare Collection, olivanna
With a mother at the helm, you can be confident and calm in the knowledge that this self-care-focused set is completely safe for you and your little one during pregnancy and nursing.
Packed with natural and nurturing botanical actives, it’s your cheat sheet to glowing, firm and smooth skin – and comes with a 20% saving.
The Keep Cool Collection, Medela
Launched in John Lewis, Medela is thrilled to welcome a new range to its trusted maternity lingerie offering. Keep Cool is an innovative collection of 3 seamless and wireless styles.
The Keep Cool collection includes the Sleep Bra, the Keep Cool and the Keep Cool Ultra. Each style has been thoughtfully designed with specially knitted breathing zones that enable air circulation, as well as quick-drying technology embedded within the lightweight moisture-wicking fabric that moves sweat away from the body.
bbhugme Pregnancy Pillow, Mori
A fabulous essential for pregnancy and beyond, the bbhugme pregnancy pillow available at Mori is a key product for new and expectant mums.
The bbhugme pregnancy pillow was developed by three Norwegian female chiropractors to help pregnant women sleep better by supporting the belly, pelvis, lower back and legs. The pillow can be adjusted to find the perfect firmness and shape for your body as it grows and changes using the pebbles at each end.
Due to the pillow’s versatile design, it can be used as a full-body pillow, backrest or doughnut shape, allowing you to rest on your stomach. The pillow can also be used post-pregnancy as nursing support or to lay your baby in. The washable cover is made from cotton with stretch so it’s soft against the skin.
Push Partner Perineum Massage Oil, Mama Mio
Mama’s Perineum Massage Oil is clinically proven to help increase skin elasticity to lower the risk of tears during labour. Formulated with Omega-Rich Skin Stretch Complex and Coconut Oil, this lightweight oil is advised for use during your third trimester, from 34 weeks onwards, with the best time to perform a perineum massage straight after a bath or shower.
94% of mamas agreed that their skin felt soothed and soft after use, while 90% stated that their skin felt more elastic. A 5-minute massage in combination with this oil every other day will help blood flow and prepare skin tissue to become more flexible. At 50ml, it’s also the perfect travel size so you can slip it into your hospital bag.
Air Flow Medical Grade Support Belt, JoJo Maman Bebe
If you suffer from back ache then this medical grade Maternity Support Belt will be a blessing. The wide, shaped two-part support system helps to relieve tension on the lower back and support the abdomen during your pregnancy and after the birth too, making it an essential investment for your pregnancy journey.
Pregnancy Journal, John Lewis
The John Lewis & Partners pregnancy journal will accompany you on the exciting parenthood journey – document your experience, take notes and more. The journal present tips and a checklist on what to take with you to the hospital.
Sick of it! Toolkit Morning Sickness Relief, My Expert Midwife
This midwife developed Sick of it! Toolkit can help you manage some of the symptoms of nausea and morning sickness in the first trimester and throughout your pregnancy to make your daily life a little easier. These three products are a discrete addition to your pregnancy toolkit for when sickness strikes.
Morning Sickness Pregnancy Kit, Myrtle & Maude
The Myrtle & Maude Morning Sickness Pregnancy Kit contains a selection of natural solutions to help relieve the discomfort that comes with morning sickness.
Take the edge off morning sickness with the melt-in-the-mouth bonbon, specially formulated with 100% natural peppermint oil and vitamin B6, offering a refreshing relief and a much-needed energy boost on days that are a little queasy.