When you’re pregnant, people hand out advice like pediatricians hand out lollipops. That doesn’t change once you leave the hospital, and even when your baby grows into a toddler. Looking back at my pregnancy and first few months post partum, I realized there are a few things that no one bothered to mention in all that advice. So, here’s my list of 5 Things Every New Mother Needs. These are things I wish I’d known about during my pregnancy.
1. Hands-Free Breast Pump Bra
Ok, this thing was a life saver. With Andrew in the NICU, we decided to forgo breastfeeding and pump instead. For a while, I felt like a cow — all I did was pump. This bra allowed me to have my hands free to read, or play on my phone, or do anything else I wanted. It made me feel better about the hours I spent hooked up to a pump.
2. Tervis Tumbler
I was constantly thirsty while pregnant. It only got worse once my son was born. Tervis Tumblers are really awesome — they keep insulate your drink so it remains cold (or hot). I like my water super-cold with lots of ice. This would have been the perfect cup.
3. Maxi Skirt
Even now, 19 months after the birth of my son, my c-section scar still bothers me. I don’t like to wear jeans or other clothing that rubs against it. Maxi skirts are versatile and so comfy. Add a fun t-shirt and you’ve got the perfect outfit for a new mom.
4. DulcoEase® Pink™
I’m going to be real here. No one ever mentions this little side effect of pregnancy — constipation. I had a super bad episode that I won’t go into detail about. Let’s just say that there are no hormones to magically make you forget that kind of pain. A stool softener like DulcoEase® Pink™ will help avoid those nasty instances. DulcoEase® Pink™ Stool Softener is a stimulant-free laxative containing the #1 OB/GYN recommended stool softener ingredient.
During my pregnancy, the bigger I got, the less I slept. Then I got a Snoogle body pillow. I still sleep with it. It’s so comfy.
Every new mother’s toolkit should include DulcoEase® Pink™, the #1 OB/GYN recommended ingredient* for going #2. So if you are pregnant or breast feeding, ask your doctor if you should think Pink. Find savings on DulcoEase® Pink™ at www.MomsTalkDulcoEase.com!
*Among stool softener ingredients
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DulcoEase® Pink™. The opinions and text are all mine.