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Surviving Pregnancy: 10 Essential Products You Should Not Be Without

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* No need to suffer through aches and pains
* Pillows, skin care, nausea cures, and more 
* Make the 9 months as comfortable as possible 

While being pregnant for some is a “magical” time, it can also come with some serious hardships including (but not limited to) aches, pain, discomfort and stretch marks. However, we’ve rounded up some helpful products that will help make those nine magical months as comfortable and as pain-free as possible. Being prepared is key, so continue reading for some great necessities that promise to help curb the nausea, prevent stretch marks and help you sleep.

1. Nausea Band

One of the most common symptoms of pregnancy is nausea (aka morning sickness). The Sea-Band Natural Nausea Relief Wristband provides natural nausea relief through acupressure. From morning sickness to motion sickness, chemotherapy and more, this band provides natural, drug-free relief.

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2. Bra Extenders

Everything gets bigger during pregnancy and instead of having to fork over the expense of buying new bras, these bra extenders are a simple, wardrobe-saving and cost-effective solution. The extenders make it easy to continue wearing your pre-pregnancy bras throughout your pregnancy and make them more comfortable to wear. They are removable, washable and adjustable and post-baby they will be a lifesaver as well.

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3. Barf Boutique Bags

This product is pretty self-explanatory – The Barf Boutique Barf Bags are specially designed bags for pregnant women suffering from morning sickness. The bags feature a pink pregnant lady picture on the front, are leak resistant, convenient, portable and disposable. In addition to being used for pregnancy, they are pretty enough to double as baby shower gifts or decor and party bags.

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4. Razor Reach

Staying well groomed during pregnancy has never been easier thanks to the Razor Reach. This razor extender allows you to safely reach far enough to shave your legs  (especially during the last trimester). This extender works with most of the refillable and disposable razors on the market and comes with a sturdy, non-slip grip construction allowing you the ease and comfort to shave.

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5. Belly Mask

Another dreaded symptom of pregnancy is stretch marks. While not always preventable, they can be minimized and made less likely to appear with a regular maintenance routine. Applying your favorite belly oil and/or moisturizer from the beginning will help and for more targeted treatment, and this innovate belly mask can do wonders as well. The Belly Mask from Hatch Mama is an all-natural hydrating sheet mask made especially for pregnant bellies to help minimize stretch marks and soften inflamed scar tissue postpartum.

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6. Exercise & Birthing Balls

Exercise balls make a great, low impact addition to your fitness regime and can be utilized during pregnancy as both an exercise assist and a birthing ball. The idea behind a birthing ball is to not only make for an easier pregnancy but also help ease back and labor pains during labor and great for postpartum as well. It is an easy and safer alternative to exercising and can help with flexibility and stabilization. These Trideer Balls are made from high-quality materials that will last and can take on other uses including pilates, yoga and as an office ball chair to help improve posture and relieve back pain.

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7. Maternity Belt

If you are suffering from back pain due to pregnancy, then the NEOTech Care Maternity Support Belt just might be a lifesaver. It helps alleviate lower back pain due to pregnancy by supporting the lumbar and abdominal regions. The idea behind the maternity belt is to support the lower back by redistributing pressure more evenly on the surface area the back covers. The belt is fully adjustable to accommodate belly growth throughout pregnancy and has specially reinforced, two-sided velcro to help you feel secure and comfortable.

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8. Nipple and Lip Balm

It’s never too early in pregnancy to start looking into what kind of nipple balm you prefer. When and if you decide to breastfeed your newborn, a nipple balm will make the process much more comfortable. The Nipple + Lip balm by Hatch is a great choice as it contains tropical butters and super fruit to create a barrier against chapping and chaffing. In addition to nipple relief, this balm doubles as a perfect lip remedy to help restore moisture and hydration to your lips.

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9. Tummy Butter

One of the biggest and first purchases most mommies-to-be make is a tummy butter. These work to help protect your stomach and other regions that tend to get bigger during pregnancy resist the wrath of stretch marks. Mamma Mio’s award-winning, Tummy Butter is great for this purpose, as their line is targeted towards pregnant moms and their daily needs. The butter is packed with super-elasticising omega organic oils in an organic Shea Butter base to help protect against stretch marks and gives your skin super strength during the 9 months.

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10. Maternity Pillow

Another pregnancy must-have is the maternity pillow. As pregnancy progresses it gets harder and more uncomfortable to sleep and/or find a comfortable sleeping position(if you can sleep at all). The Bluestone Full Body Pillow is designed to replace the need for multiple pillows at night and provides you with the ultimate painless and sound sleep by giving you head to toe support. This is an oversized, multifunctional u-shaped body pillow that will allow you to stretch out and provides equal support to both sides of your body and belly This pillow will also benefit any of you side sleepers out there post-pregnancy to help keep you aligned and reduce stress on your hips.

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