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10 Maternity Products that make your life easier during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a wonderful time that comes with many blessings. One of the most important things during this time is being able to enjoy your pregnancy without any hassles. Being pregnant can be very challenging at times and it can feel like you are constantly battling against different symptoms. Thankfully, there are products available on the market that make life much easier for both you and your baby.

Before you are pregnant, you probably have many questions about what you will go through during this time. You may be wondering about everything from the physical changes to the emotional roller coaster that awaits you. One of the most common concerns that new moms have is whether or not they will be able to handle all the extra stretched-out attention that comes with being pregnant. Luckily, thanks to the miracles of technology and advances in healthcare, the answer to this question has become much more manageable. There are now a plethora of products on the market that can make your life easier. In this essay, we will discuss ten of the best maternity products.

Throughout your entire pregnancy, you will be using a variety of different products. Some of these products will help keep you healthy and happy, while others will provide you with vital support while you are carrying your child. Some of the best products for this purpose are: 

1. Lactation Support – Breastfeeding Helps Prevent Mastitis

Breast milk contains antibodies that help protect against infections like mastitis. This is especially helpful if you are breastfeeding since breast milk provides protection from many illnesses.

2. Pregnancy Massage – Helping You Relax

Pregnancy massage can help relieve stress and tension throughout your body. A good prenatal massage can help relax muscles, increase circulation, and improve blood flow.

3. Prenatal Yoga – Improving Your Posture

Yoga has been shown to reduce back pain, strengthen muscles, and improve posture. Prenatal yoga helps keep your spine strong and flexible while improving your posture.

4. Manual and electronic calculators

Pregnancy calculators, also known as due date calculators, help plot out a schedule for your pregnancy. They estimate how far along in pregnancy you are using the date of your last period, You can use a pregnancy calculator as soon as you know you’re pregnant and the date of your last period. Pregnancy calculators will work based on your last menstrual period and will estimate your pregnancy for 40 weeks based on that date. While this may only give an estimate, pregnancy calculators are still very reliable in knowing when you can expect certain milestones in your pregnancy.

5. Pelvic floor strengthening products

After having a baby, it’s very normal for ‘down below’ to feel, well, different.

But rest assured that with regular pelvic floor exercises, you can speed up your postnatal recovery and strengthen the muscles around your vagina and bladder – which can help with everything from incontinence and bladder control to your sex life.

Pelvic floor exercises have also been proven to reduce symptoms of prolapse. We all know that pelvic floor exercises themselves can be boring, so that’s why it’s worth investing in a trainer. As well as ensuring you’re doing the exercises correctly and efficiently, some pelvic floor toners can even make it *whispers* fun.

What is a pelvic floor?

Pelvic floor training is, essentially, performing vaginal exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles (the muscles you use to wee). These muscles support the uterus, bladder, small intestine, and rectum.

With time, and especially with pregnancy and vaginal birth, these muscles can start to weaken and you may start to suffer from pelvic floor problems such as pelvic organ prolapse (POP). POP could also be genetic. A prolapsed pelvic floor can make everyday life, and even sex, uncomfortable.

How to train your pelvic floor muscles

Pelvic floor muscle training involves relaxing and tightening the muscles that control urine flow – the Kegel muscles.

1. Squeeze your kegel muscles tight (it’s a bit like pretending that you have to urinate and then hold it).

2. Your thighs, buttock muscles, and abdomen should remain relaxed.

3. Repeat each squeeze 10-15 times.

4. When you get used to doing pelvic floor exercises, you can try holding each squeeze for a few seconds.

5. You should do the exercises at least a few times a week, if not multiple times a day.

6. Every week, you can add more squeezes, but be careful not to overdo it, and always have a rest between sets of squeezes.

7. After a few months, you should start to notice results as your pelvic floor strength improves.

General exercise routines such as pilates and yoga are also great for toning your pelvic floor. Although to do Kegel exercises correctly it is important to find the right muscles to tighten. This is where pelvic floor training devices are so useful.

What is a pelvic floor trainer?

A pelvic floor trainer is a small contraption that is often connected to an app on your phone or tablet.

The contraption is inserted into the vagina much like a tampon and helps ensure that you are doing the exercises correctly. It can set workouts, with long and short squeezes, and also monitor your progress.

You’ll be reminded when it’s time to do the exercises and it can help you stick to a routine. If you are struggling with incontinence or are having trouble experiencing an orgasm, a pelvic floor trainer, or kegel weights (also called Ben Wa balls), if used daily (no more than 15-20 minutes at a time) and correctly, may help.

Frequent use of a pelvic floor machine can improve control over bladder and bowel functions, reduce the risk of prolapse, provide better recovery from childbirth, improve post-birth sex and increase pleasure.

6. Maternity sleepwear

It’s the small things in life that make a big difference. Sometimes it might be putting on a face mask and having 10 minutes to yourself in the bath. Sometimes it’s treating yourself to a new lipstick, to give you a spring in your step. But one of life’s little luxuries, in our opinion, has got to be gorgeous nightwear. And during pregnancy, this is even more important!

You need to be comfortable and happy – plus you may well be spending much more relaxation time in your beloved PJs once your bump gets bigger and all you want to do is put your feet up!

You’ll probably have always appreciated the luxury of soft fabrics, but during pregnancy, this will be heightened as your sensitive, perhaps itchy, skin is crying out for soft cotton to wear. You’ll want beautiful, breathable fabrics that won’t get you all hot and bothered, and let your skin Breit’s the small things in life that make a big difference. Sometimes it might be putting on a face mask and having 10 minutes to yourself in the bath. Sometimes it’s treating yourself to a new lipstick, to give you a spring in your step. But one of life’s little luxuries, in our opinion, has got to be gorgeous nightwear. And during pregnancy, this is even more important!

You need to be comfortable and happy – plus you may well be spending much more relaxation time in your beloved PJs once your bump gets bigger and all you want to do is put your feet up!

You’ll probably have always appreciated the luxury of soft fabrics, but during pregnancy, this will be heightened as your sensitive, perhaps itchy, skin is crying out for soft cotton to wear. You’ll want beautiful, breathable fabrics that won’t get you all hot and bothered, and let your skin breathe.

Now is a great time to invest in some of these products. By taking the time to invest in these products, you will be ensuring that your pregnancy is as easy and comfortable as possible. In addition, you will also be ensuring that you have all the tools and support you need to be a successful mother.

There are many products available that can make your pregnancy easier. Investing in the right products will ensure that your pregnancy is as comfortable and easy as possible.

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