What no one told me about pregnancy AND 6 pregnancy essentials

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Some women love being pregnant…I’m not one of those women.  Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, and when you get to hold your beautiful baby in your arms you know it is all been worth it.  But anyone woman who has been pregnant knows that both pregnancy and childbirth can really wreak havoc on a woman’s body.

I was in shock after I gave birth for the first time at how my body changed.  So many things I never expected!

No one told me:

  1. Your boobs will change…twice.  When you’re pregnant they’ll be huge! Then, if you’re one of the unlucky ones like me, after you’re done nursing your first child they turn into deflated pancakes.
  2. Your stomach will “shake when you laugh, like a bowl full of jello” for a little while after birth.
  3. Your lady parts are just…different.
  4. Hemorrhoids…yep.  They’re not just for old people, folks.
  5. Going to the bathroom can become a challenge. Constipation is a common pregnancy problem, and you may not be in the clear til a couple weeks after you deliver.

Knowledge is power–and in this case it can help you feel better too.  While certain discomforts are inevitable there are things you can do to ease the discomforts of pregnancy .

If I were to put together a Pregnancy and post-Delivery kit every mom needs here are a few things I’d make sure to include:

  1. Unisom. This helped with my morning sickness sooo much. (Make sure you talk with you dr. about this)
  2. Make sure you have good bras for pregnancy and nursing.  Your size can fluctuate so it might be a good idea to have yourself measured every few months.
  3. Get some light to moderate exercise in.  I have to admit, I’ve been terrible about this lately.
  4. Flushable wet wipes can be a lifesaver for those tender areas.
  5. Drink plenty of water and eat a high fiber diet.
  6. A stool softener like DulcoEase® Pink™ can be such a relief for constipation during and after pregnancy.

I, thankfully, never had to deal with constipation issues when I was pregnant, but going to the bathroom after you’ve just had a baby–particularly if you’ve torn–can be a painful task.  Having DulcoEase on hand for the first week after I gave birth was such a lifesaver!

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About Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.