The wonderful world of pregnancy is a crazy ride. When you fall pregnant you have so many questions; sickness, stretch marks, what to take to the hospital…is it going to hurt? And then after that new questions arise; sleep patterns, breast feeding, not to mention the 6 months and onwards, teething and weaning, the list will always be endless.
I have added below some of my favourite buys, a little blog with my own experiences and what I hope will help you too on your journey throughout pregnancy, the birth and the journey that awaits you into Parenthood.
I remember in the early stages of pregnancy, my morning sickness lasted the whole duration, and ironically it was in the mornings. But I know plenty of women who have suffered morning sickness at night. So what can we do?
- Crackers, Bread and bland foods
- Almond milk
- Smoothies and Shakes
- Some herbal teas
- Hot Chocolate with extra milk
- Ginger – Biscuits, in hot drinks
- Peppermint flavoured sweets
#Eat Small and Frequent Meals
Sometimes, not eating can make your nausea worse. So make sure that wherever you are, have a little snack to keep you going. Also, when to be ready for the day ahead, try and keep some crackers, bread or even cereal (Even the mini sets of cereals you can buy on your weekly shop will be perfect) by the side of your bed. I did this and it helped me so much when it came to the next morning battle of sickness.
#Use Ginger for your stomach
By using a sprinkle of Ginger in your hot drinks, I used it in my Hot Chocolate and my smoothie to help soothe my stomach. Keep a pack of ginger biscuits in your car too, you never know when you are going to need them and having them in the strangest of places may just be your saviour.
#2 Hospital Bag – Essentials
The big day is fast approaching and I know that when I was pregnant, new outfits and matching accessories was at the top of my list. When searching for the perfect essentials to pack in your hospital bag, it is good to research to be prepared. My advice, do not panic buy! Have a look around, you don not need to spend a fortune, trust me. I have seen a pushchair for £1,000 and then a pushchair for £70 and the only difference was that one had a the design of using the car seat for both the pushchair and the car…that was it! If you have got muslins, nappies, food and wipes, everything else will come to you naturally! But I have added some of my favourites which I packed in my hospital bag and which were godsends in the Nursery below:
- Baby wipes – Boots: https://www.boots.com/boots-baby-biodegradable-768-baby-wipes-10271752
- Nappies – Aldi: https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/groceries/baby/nappies-and-wipes Tesco: https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/search?query=nappies
- Baby Clothing: Asda: https://direct.asda.com/baby/view-all/unisex-baby-multipacks/D5M21G1C1S3,default,sc.html
- Next to me cot & Travel Cot in 1 – Argos: https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8892351?clickSR=slp:term:travel%20cot:3:18:1
Hospital Bag – Complete Checklist:
- Hospital file
- Hair Brush / Hair Ties
- Birth plan (if you have one)
- Dressing gown
- Slippers or flip-flops
- Comfortable pillow(s)
- Heavy-duty maternity pads.
- Underwear (Think Bridget Jones)
- Cosmetics Skin care products
- Phone and charger
- Snacks and drinks
To see a full list and more information I used these two links which helped me: