Pregnancy. It’s not easy. There’s so many things to look forward to and so many things that present themselves as challenges. Since I’ve been pregnant twice and I’ve come to love some things during my pregnancies. Some of these must-have pregnancy items are luxuries but they made my pregnancies so much more enjoyable, that I had to share!

Whether you’re a mom-to-be or looking for a gift for an expecting woman, you’ve come to the right place. Every pregnant woman should have these (they are in no particular order because I love them all).

So without further delay, here’s my list of must-have pregnancy items.

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A cute shirt

It’s time to show off your belly. A cute shirt can make a statement AND do just that! I loved my tee-shirts and I’ve received a number of compliments on them.

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I’m not pointing to my ever-expanding breasts! I get many compliments on this shirt. It’s funny and cute!

A Snoogle

Normally a body pillow steals away marital spooning BUT comfort is a must during pregnancy and the Snoogle is the best thing ever to find comfort in the latter stages of pregnancy. Guaranteed you’ll sleep soundly once you wrap your body around this pillowy bliss!

Stretch-mark oils/butters/creams

I’ve heard that these haven’t been clinically proven to work but quite frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn. My belly is growing and I want to slather some soothing goo on it. My personal favourite is Bio-Oil.

A really good pregnancy book

I know I’m not the only one, but the What to Expect When You’re Expecting book did not put my mind at ease with the idea of pregnancy and labour. In fact, I felt a lot of the book had much fear-mongering (not something to be reading if you’re aiming for a natural, medication-free and intervention-free birth).

Here’s some books that I highly recommend which support natural birth:


Tube mascara

I heard about this type of mascara a while ago and decided to give it a shot. Blinc Tube Mascara is amazing! Unlike regular mascara, when you wash it off it comes off in long strings rather than in runny blotches. Since this was a hugely emotional pregnancy for me, it was nice to be able to cry my eyes out but not have raccoon eyes. Who thought emotional and attractive could meld well together?


A great pregnancy journal

I love my pregnancy journal. Every week I record my thoughts and feelings about my pregnancy. I find Pregnancy Journal: A Week-by-Week Guide to a Happy, Healthy Pregnancy to be a great journal. It gives information as to how the baby is developing, as well as provides inspirational prompts for writing and recording thoughts about this amazing time in your life. There’s even a little keepsake pocket at the back of the book to hold announcements, ultrasound pictures, etc.

Are there any must-have pregnancy items you would add to this list? If so, feel free to share!


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Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool and creator of The Deliberate Mom. Jennifer writes about parenting, homeschooling, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.

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