4 Must-have items for pregnant and new mums

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Say good-bye to the aches and pains of pregnancy, and how you can regain your pre-pregnancy figure faster with the information in this article. Also find out how you can win a $300 worth hamper and a maternity shoot!

From that first little fluttering kick to the first time you cuddle your newborn… moments like these and more make pregnancy and motherhood beautiful experiences.

But as your developing baby grows and your tummy grows heavier, you may start to experience a few pregnancy woes, such as an aching back and pelvis. And how can we forget how hard it is for pregnant mums to find a comfortable sleeping position, especially in advanced pregnancy!

Then, after having your baby, you may be left wondering how you can ever get back to your pre-pregnancy size. Or you may experience tired, aching arms and back from supporting your little one during those early breastfeeding marathon sessions.

Is there a way you can prevent these and other challenges from getting in your way of remembering your pregnancy as a truly beautiful experience and enjoying new motherhood to the fullest? Yes there is — not one, but four actually — and we’re about to tell you what they are.

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Enjoy your pregnancy and post-natal period to the fullest with the items we describe in this article.

Gentle support through pregnancy and the post-partum period

Mums-to-be and new mums, you just need the following four items to help ease some of those pregnancy and post-partum woes!

1. Bellybelt®

The Bellybelt® is a clever and simple way to continue wearing your favourite pants, jeans and shorts through your pregnancy. It also helps you save money as you don’t have to buy expensive maternity clothes.

Here are some of the features of the Bellybelt® which you will love:

  • Simple to use. Open the fly and button it in.
  • Instantly turns existing ‘button’ and ‘slide’ fastening clothes into maternity wear.
  • Great value having been awarded Australian Business Awards ‘best value product’ winner.
  • Includes fabric cover-ups to tuck in for modesty (Slip Bellybelt through cover up).
  • One size kit contains all colours and sizes needed.

Each Bellybelt® kit includes two elasticised Button-Up Bellybelts, two elasticised Slide Bellybelts and three coloured fabric cover-ups to mix and match.

Cost: $39.90

Available from: Mothercare

2. Bando™ by Fertile Mind™

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The Bando provides great support for your pregnant tummy, helping to ward off nasty back and pelvis aches.

As your pregnancy progresses and your belly grows larger, you may start experiencing aches and pains, especially in your lower back and pelvis.

The Bando™ by Fertile Mind™ can help ease these aches by supporting your tummy and back. Offering good value for money, the Bando™  can also be used in other helpful ways during your pregnancy and into the postnatal period too.

Check out these great features:

  • Technical fabric supports and feels like no other maternity band.
  • Offers gentle support to the tummy and lower back.
  • Super stretchy, super comfortable.
  • Helps keep up jeans, pants and skirts.
  • Covers post-baby tummy area while breastfeeding and can also be used as a boob-tube.
  • Works well with Bellybelt®.

Available in sizes S-M (8-12) and M-L (12-16), the Bando™ comes in the colours black, white and silver grey.

Cost: $29.90

Available from: Mothercare

Is a good night’s sleep only a dream in your pregnancy? Not any more with the information on the next page!

3. B.F.F. Belly Bandit®

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With the help of the B.F.F. Belly Bandit, you’ll regain your pre-pregnancy figure in no time at all!

After having your baby, you may wonder if all that pregnancy weight deposited on your belly, hips and waist will ever go away.

Mums, you’ll be pleased to know that slowly but surely, you will get your pre-pregnancy figure back with age-old healing processes that Mother Nature initiates soon after you have your baby.

And by using a product like B.F.F. Belly Bandit®, you can actually expedite this natural process gently and safely. Its exclusive Power Compress Core™ works with your body’s natural hormone relaxin to help speed up the healing process, and get you back to your pre-pregnancy size, faster.

The B.F.F. Belly Bandit® also features a corset-inspired construction and eco-friendly super­soft Promodal®. What’s more, it provides a perfect fit for petite, shorter and short-­waisted women.

Cost: $139

Available from: Mothercare, OG and www.allemom.sg.

4. Theraline Comfort Maternity Cushion

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This versatile and must-have item can be used effectively both in pregnancy and during the post-partum period.

This clever pillow provides you with much-needed sleep assistance during pregnancy, and doubles up as a breastfeeding pillow after your little angel is born.

Here are some of the best features of this very special pillow that is available in four pretty designs:

During pregnancy

  • Helps you get a good night’s sleep by providing real relief for your legs, belly and back.
  • Comfortable to use when sleeping and changing positions.
  • The extra-long surface means that it can be easily bent into any position.
  • The stable and flexible filling (EPS micro beads, 100% polystyrene) feels like sand, yet is as light as a feather.
  • Offers comfortable support in any position.
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The Theraline Comfort Maternity Pillow comes in four pretty designs: Fiore (top left); Yellow Flowers (top right); Light Blue Jersey (bottom right); Light Rose Jersey (bottom left).

While breastfeeding

  • Safely moulds to baby’s body.
  • Reduces strain on your neck and shoulders.
  • Amazing back support means no aching spine.
  • Allows for relaxed feeding and cuddling time.

Cost: $99

Win amazing prizes and a maternity photo shoot!

Mums, if you would like to win a hamper worth $300 and a maternity photo shoot, it’s as simple as submitting your most creative photo announcing your baby bump via the form below. Get clicking now!

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Mums, we hope you find this article useful. Have you used any of the products featured in this article? If you have, do tell us what you think about them in the comment box below.