Nine months of pregnancy is a long haul, so why not make it as comfortable and fun as possible?! Today I am Testing Amazon’s Top Rated Pregnancy Products and sharing my honest review! From belly bands, to pregnancy pillows, squatty potties, and belly buds – here’s what you need to stock up one, and what to avoid.
I’ve done the hard work for you, Mama! First trimester is overwhelming enough, let alone trying to figure out which maternity products will be useful and effective. There are so many opinions and products coming at you, and if you’re feeling nauseous and low-energy like I did, shopping online for “pregnancy must-haves” is the last thing on your mind! Am I right?
I wanted to make things a little easier for you, and take some of the guess-work out of the equation. I have carefully picked things to review that sound useful and practical! These are not just strange products that you’re never going to use, I promise!
Learn from my mistakes on what to buy and what to avoid when you’re shopping for pregnancy products on Amazon! Shop my Amazon storefront to see all of these pregnancy essentials (the best ones!) in one place. Read on for my honest review and opinion of each of these top-rated pregnancy products!
As I mentioned in my Second Trimester Recap, I have been experiencing restless legs and muscle cramps since early in my second trimester. These pregnancy bath flakes promise to relieve aches, low energy and restlessness. They are made with 100% Dead Sea Salt, which contains a natural source of magnesium. After testing them out, I will definitely be using them again! I need all the magnesium and relaxation I can get right now, and I think any excuse for some R&R during pregnancy is a good idea.
As someone who lives in leggings most of the time, I figured I would need a nice set of maternity stretchy pants to stay comfy whether exercising or relaxing at home. I decided to try this pair, and I’m not going to lie… they are not my favourite. I will definitely be returning them, as they were loose in the crotch area, and too tight in the butt. If you have suggestions for the comfiest maternity stretch pants out there – please let me know in the comments below!
This bump-friendly seat belt has been a life-saver to keep me (and baby) comfy and safe in the car. It prevents your seat belt from riding up over the bump, while protecting both you and baby. If you don’t have one of these, it’s best to keep your seatbelt placed under your bump – which can be uncomfortable and potentially dangerous if you got in an accident or stop abruptly. After testing it out on a 2 hour long road trip, I was definitely sold! I have been using this every day and highly recommend it.
As your belly grows, there comes a time where you may feel like you need a little extra support. This maternity belt promises to support your lower back, while taking some of the pressure and weight off your belly and pelvis. For me, the baby seems to be sitting pretty high up, so this may be something that is more useful a few weeks down the road. I have to be honest though – my first impression of this maternity belt is not great. Getting strapped in was a whole ordeal that seemed to take a lot of time and effort. I found that it added more weight than anything, was too complicated and uncomfortable. Not to mention, the band over top of the belly didn’t do anything! I’m rating it 2 stars… and that’s generous.
Maternity band # 2 was a little better, and more comfortable. I could see the appeal after trying this one on, and I think it could come in handy once I’m a little bigger. If you have to choose between these two, go with this one!
I know what you’re thinking, bellybuds…? What are those? Basically these are pregnant bump headphones that play music for the baby.
It’s fun, but I wouldn’t recommend it as a must-have
I feel like she probably is going to hear what’s happening outside in the world anyways
Fun gift, but not a must-have when you’re pregnant!
Pooping while pregnant… not something I ever thought we’d be chatting about here on the HealthNut blog, but here we are! You HealthNuts know that I’m not shy about sharing the nitty gritty, and hey – if it helps you out, then I’m all for it! So let’s get down to it, does the squatty potty really improve your bowel movements while pregnant?
As an avid HealthNut, I’ve always eaten my fair share of fibre and had no problems in the digestion department. Until pregnancy came along – then things started to slow down! Needless to say, I can see the appeal of a squatty potty. After testing it out for a few weeks I can report, it is life changing! You need this in your life – even if you aren’t pregnant!
There are so many options for fun and comfortable maternity clothing these days, but still it can be hard to give up your favourite pair of jeans during pregnancy. Not to mention that fun little transition period where you don’t quite fit into your regular clothes, but maternity clothing is still too big!
This is where this jean extender belt comes in. Despite its name, it’s actually quite comfy.This soft and stretchy band fits over your unbuttoned jeans, giving your bump room to grow. Not only does it fit comfortably, but it also holds up your pants really well.f you’re early on in your pregnancy, I would say this would work really well. For me (entering my third trimester) the belly is bordering too big. I also would recommend wearing low-rise jeans, as I found that my high rise “Mom” style jeans didn’t work quite as well.
As I head into my third trimester, maternity clothing is not just optional – it’s necessary! These dresses are some of the first maternity wear I have tried, and will definitely need to stock up on a few more essentials. I ordered a simple black tank top dress, as well as two t-shirt style dresses in blush and grey stripes. The black tank top dress was loose-fitting, and I will probably return it. If I was to get it again I’d size down to an extra small instead of a small, though I don’t love it. It’s a little boring, and I don’t love wearing black! That being said, it could be a good pregnancy basic, if this is your style.
The grey and blush t-shirt style dresses fit much better! I love the ruching on the sides, and they are soft and comfy.
I can’t believe I survived until almost my third trimester without a pregnancy pillow! Honestly, the reason I waited so long to get one, is because there are so many options. And as a Libra with commitment issues, decisions are not my strong suit! With so many opinions and reviews, it was hard really to choose. Well HealthNuts, you can rest assured that this pregnancy pillow is life-changing.
Once you hit your second trimester, sleeping exclusively on your side can get a little bit uncomfortable. That’s where this pillow comes in! It will hug your whole body, and provide support from your head, to your back, belly and hips. The only thing you might need to go along with this… is a King size bed, because it is huge haha. But trust me, you need this in your life to sleep like a baby for the rest of your pregnancy.
There are so many prenatal exercise videos on YouTube that use a pregnancy ball. They are also really good for preparing for labour! I wanted to add this to my labour and delivery toolkit, so I first ordered a pink Pregnancy Ball that came highly rated. Unfortunately, the colour did not match the description online at all (it was neon pink as opposed to blush pink)! I ended up returning it, and got this nice purple one instead. It seems to be well made, and I am definitely going to be using it to prepare for labor and delivery! My osteopath said I need at least a 65 cm size ball, so that my legs are 90º when I sit on it, so this purple one is perfect!
Last but not least, this wedge pillow is really great alongside my pregnancy pillow! You put it under your belly when laying on your side, to help prop up and support your belly. I love it, and it has definitely made the start of my third trimester much more comfortable.
I hope that you love the products that I’ve recommended! If you have any suggestions or products that helped you during your pregnancy, I would love to know!
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What is the other (Second) Belly Band that you recommended? The link leads to nowhere.