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does anyone have any pregnancy 'must haves' that make them feel good or cant be without?

(22 Posts)
mad4mybaby Thu 28-Aug-08 14:03:56

Started a thread earlier about how huge i am and how im only 27 weeks (me ranting basically) and i just wondered if there were any things anyone uses/has in pregnancy that they cant live without that makes pregnancy easier/more berable etc? I have 2 yr old ds so dont get much time to myself so i try to have 1 hour on my own in the bath at w/es (obv shower in the week!)

Also chocolate fingers im finding quite good for consoling me.... anything you can pass on?

Iklboo Thu 28-Aug-08 14:05:48

Twix
Becks alcohol free lager
Cocoa butter (to rub on bump)

lollipopmother Thu 28-Aug-08 14:07:08

Baggy t.shirts for about the house - I love wearing my DPs t.shirts and feeling all 'free' rather than constantly squeezed into tops.

mad4mybaby Thu 28-Aug-08 14:07:35

i tried an alcohol free cider from tesco and it was gross. where do you get the becks from?

MrsTittleMouse Thu 28-Aug-08 14:08:41

Chocolate
Alcohol-free beer (or even better, Sainsburys low alcohol lager - only 0.2 of a unit, so not going to cause any harm)
One of those bean bag things that heat up in the microwave to put onto any part of me that has aches and pains (usually my back)
CBeebies to stop DD1 going nuts with boredom (blush - I know it isn't great, but I am exhausted)

mad4mybaby Thu 28-Aug-08 14:10:11

dont worry cbeebies is on all day in my house when we're in! I even know exactly whats coming on next when 2 yr old ds asks me! And he's very intelligent so i know its hasnt harmed him, in fact hes probably learning! He has started copying the sign language on something special by Justin!

StayFrosty Thu 28-Aug-08 14:12:22

Cocoa butter (but the butter, not the lotion); birth ball (the only way I could get comfy); ginger beer (just really really fancied it).

Iklboo Thu 28-Aug-08 14:12:32

Asda & Sainsbury's both sell it and it tastes almost exactly like normal becks

Oh - and I bought loads of x-large boxer shorts instead of maternity knickers. so so so much more comfortable

dinkystinky Thu 28-Aug-08 14:19:23

Pregnancy massage - total bliss, you feel weightless and pampered and very happy afterwards. I make sure I get vouchers for them for birthday/anniversary/christmas and then pamper myself!

Imnotok Thu 28-Aug-08 14:21:51

One of those long pillows for your legs and to supprt your bump.

Ice

cocoa butter

lollipopmother Thu 28-Aug-08 14:24:15

Oh, but over the bump pants are the best thing ever invented, specially if you've got a bit of back ache.

aurorec Thu 28-Aug-08 14:42:46

A nice pedicure!

StayFrosty Thu 28-Aug-08 14:49:41

Ooooh, preggo yoga. Floating away on a sea of loveliness.... also helped with the agonising night time calf cramps.

Honeymoonmummy Mon 01-Sep-08 22:20:06

My belly bra. Really helps with a long day at work smile

SalLikesCoffee Mon 01-Sep-08 22:31:26

A really nice wrap dress that made me feel pretty (Isabella Oliver does lovely ones).

AuntyVi Tue 02-Sep-08 21:07:28

For me it was a banana a day and a small glass of milk before bed, it seemed to help with the leg cramps that woke me up in the morning otherwise, and helped me sleep better. Would have loved to find some maternity trousers that didn't fall down constantly (esp. for work) as well, but I never did find any! - ended up waddling around hitching them up constantly.

hellymelly Tue 02-Sep-08 21:13:04

milkshake,icecream,custard doughnuts, chocolate mousse,gaviscon and a babybelt support thing.

bikerunski Tue 02-Sep-08 21:24:00

Ice Cubes
Lovely employer (and line manager's wife a month more pg than me..!)
Long stretchy t shirts from Gap
Gap Maternity
Preggy Pilates
Aquafit
Week end lie ins
Hot Water Bottle
Marmite

ipanemagirl Wed 03-Sep-08 09:37:35

amore orange yoghurt

notcitrus Wed 03-Sep-08 11:48:02

Birthing ball to sit on (chairs make my tailbone sore after a while).
Long stretchy skirts plus short and long soft T-shirts - mainly from pre-preg wardrobe, but they look good.
Sandals that do up with velcro - easy to put on and fit over my swollen feet!

Smoked salmon and scrambled egg - clearly I need protein!
Smoothies and milkshakes for when I have no energy to cook or eat.

Lots of duvets under me to cushion my hips in bed.
As much sleep as possible! If I ever do this again I'm going to have to beg every friend I have to come babysit throughout my pregnancy...

domesticslattern Wed 03-Sep-08 12:01:26

One of those long theraline pillows.
Gaviscon tablets.
Over the bump leggings.

MummyAnnabella Wed 03-Sep-08 12:52:58

maalox for heartburn
have booked a pedicure for tom and have never been so happy - cant cut my own toenails at this stage
glossy mags

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