Pregnancy Survival Kit: 12 Essential Items For Expecting Moms Pregnancy Survival Kit: 12 Essential Items For Expecting Moms
You just found out you are pregnant and already it’s started: the fatigue, the nausea, breast tenderness and peeing ALL the time. If it... Pregnancy Survival Kit: 12 Essential Items For Expecting Moms

You just found out you are pregnant and already it’s started: the fatigue, the nausea, breast tenderness and peeing ALL the time. If it already seems tough, what is a pregnant girl to do?

To help you get through the next few months till your delivery date, the following is a list of essential items that you should definitely include in your own pregnancy survival kit.

Pregnancy Survival Kit

  1. A Water Bottle. Staying hydrated is always important but it is a top priority when growing a little human inside of you. It is essential for healthy blood cells and breast milk production, as well as keeping cramping, dizziness and headaches at bay.
  2. Preggie Pops Or Tummy Drops. These little anti-nausea candies are wonderful at combating morning sickness. Do note that they are great to have in your purse for emergency relief but not a miracle or permanent cure for your morning sickness.
  3. Ginger Tea And Red Raspberry Tea. Ginger tea is great in the early months at helping tame your tummy and Red Raspberry tea is essential in the last trimester as it helps tone your uterus. Women who drink it regularly also reported much smoother and easier labors.
  4. Healthy Snacks On Hand. Eating small meals can combat nausea, heartburn or acid reflux issues commonly experienced while pregnant. I liked to keep little bags with almonds and string cheese in my purse at all times while pregnant. Hard boiled or deviled eggs also make great pregnancy snacks.
  5. Prenatal Vitamins. To maintain both fetal and maternal health during the course of pregnancy, it is important to take your prenatal vitamins regularly since many pregnant women start to develop some form of food aversions during their pregnancy which may cause them to fall short on key micro-nutrients in their daily diet. If you have been regaled with stories of horrible, nausea inducing pills, I do suggest that you try a couple of brands till you find one that will work well for you.
  6. Leggings. A pair of good leggings can be a pregnancy lifesaver. They are more comfy with a dress and boots than tights in the first trimester and can be worn with a tunic or loose top in the second and third trimester.
  7. Pregnancy Panties. While you can always go up a size, pregnancy panties are lower in the front and roomier in the back, leaving space for both your burgeoning belly and expanding backside.
  8. Long Stretchy Tanks. You can buy pregnancy tanks, but any tunic length tank with a little stretch will work well for most of your pregnancy. They are great for layering, or just stretching your maternity wardrobe.
  9. Good Flats. Even if you are a devotee of high heels, there will be a point where your center of gravity shifts, your balance will be compromised, and flats will be a safer, more comfortable option. Springing for a cute pair with good arch support is a wise move.
  10. Belly Cream. Stretch marks are no joke, and more so when your body expand rapidly during the third trimester. Keeping your breasts, belly and butt well moisturized with a good creamwill help you prevent or reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
  11. A Pregnancy Pillow. While it might seem ridiculous to spend money on a strangely shaped pillow, when I finally broke down and purchased one, I was kicking myself for not buying one earlier. Good ones give support to your belly, help keep your legs and hips comfortable, and give some back and neck support. While your partner may complain that he is being edged out of the bed, many pregnant women know a good night’s sleep is worth a lot more than the money you will spend.
  12. Good Reads. There are good pregnancy books and bad ones. I have a top 6 that I suggest to all the pregnant women I know. Six may seem like a lot, but it is best to read now, while you still have time. After your little one comes, you will be tired and very busy, so fit it in while you can. My list is as follows:

  • The Healthy Pregnancy Book by Dr. Sears and his wife, Martha Sears – This book has a positive, healthy and holistic view of pregnancy from a very well-rounded and respected perspective.
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Penny Simkin – This is my go-to-guide for new parents. It is a recent update to a classic and the format is informational, easy to read, with helpful illustrations.
  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer – This book is chock full of evidence-based research to help you make important decisions about the kind of birth you would like to have.
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin – This is less of a how-to guide and more like a chat in front of a fireplace with a lot of women who have had a variety of positive birth experiences.
  • Sacred Pregnancy by Anni Daulter – I love this book. It is a great tool to help you work through feelings and reflect on such a special time in a woman’s life.
  • Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy – This is a super light hearted read about the trials and tribulations you may experience during all phases of your pregnancy. It will elicit laughter during what can be a stressful and overwhelming time.

This is my list. Your own pregnancy survival kit list may be a little different, but hopefully you will find this a useful starting point for you. Have a happy pregnancy!


  • Fiona

    August 26, 2016 #1 Author

    I think it’s very important for every expecting mum to have energy bars or something to give her energy after delivery,one usually feels so week and exhausted after delivery.i mean talking from experience,I even collapsed.


    • Quanolshay scott

      September 12, 2016 #2 Author

      Everybody is different we all are not the same some ppl be tired some not you got some females go in labor and don’t feel anything / you have some that does so it really depends


    • Quiasjinee

      September 18, 2016 #3 Author

      Leggings are a life saver they were comfortable to me my whole pregnancy


      • May Thou

        December 2, 2016 #4 Author

        Leggings and slippers crazy how my feet got so swollen


        • Molvic

          December 3, 2016 #5 Author

          Yea we are all different


    • Haley

      November 11, 2016 #6 Author

      Very good ideas and products such a true list from a mom of 2


  • Shannon Rivera

    September 9, 2016 #7 Author

    #2 Preggie Pops I had everywhere I went! They work great at reducing nausea!


  • Mimi

    October 5, 2016 #8 Author

    This was very helpful


  • Teleah

    October 7, 2016 #9 Author

    My delivery was perfect! Was never nauseous or tired very energized and hungry 😂 Leggings were a life saver too very comfortable


  • Anissah

    October 11, 2016 #10 Author

    Great advice will definitely pass on


  • Jasmine Collier

    October 22, 2016 #11 Author

    Pregnancy pillow was by far my best friend during my first pregnancy! Leggings and comfortable tank tops were also very big during this time for me! It is important to be comfortable to help reduce stress!


  • Ty’Jae Hill

    October 31, 2016 #12 Author

    OMG 😲 this will definitely be useful the next time around


  • Ty’Jae Hill

    October 31, 2016 #13 Author

    This is awesome will definitely show my wife and my sister 👍🏾


  • Braelyn Walker

    November 1, 2016 #14 Author

    😍😍OMG! I could definitely use some of these next time around. Extremely helpful


  • Natasha Thomas

    November 7, 2016 #15 Author

    One of the best pre natal vitamins during my pregnancy was the vita fusion prenatal vitamins there so yummy and help you to be able to take pre natal vitamins without throwing up that big horse pill the doctors give us.


  • Sunshine Love

    November 18, 2016 #16 Author

    Great article. Will definitely refer back to this article when it’s my turn to expect :):):):)


  • Lexis Hernandez

    November 23, 2016 #17 Author

    Love this! Every pregnant women should know about all these usedul tips !


  • Lexi Hernandez

    November 23, 2016 #18 Author

    Definitely will share this with my sister, she’s expeciting !


  • Tyrina Henderson

    November 27, 2016 #19 Author

    Pregnancy pillow bottled water and Tums was a must for me during my pregnancy. This list is very helpful next pregnancy I will use this list.


  • Jade Robinson

    December 8, 2016 #20 Author

    The pillow is a must 😊


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