At 18 weeks pregnant, you’re almost halfway through the long 9 months you have to wait before you meet your baby. If you’re thinking about everything you still need to get, check this out. This list is full of products to make life more comfortable for you, including pregnancy pillows and stretch mark lotion, so you can enjoy the experience of being pregnant.
At 18 weeks pregnant, you’re starting to become uncomfortable as your body grows and stretches with your baby. This pregnancy pillow is a great way to make you feel more comfortable and relaxed when you’re in bed, because a well-rested mama leads to a happy and healthy baby.
While there’s no proven way to prevent stretchmarks, having soft and supple skin can help. They might still appear but they won’t be as deep, and your skin will feel more comfortable as it stretches to accommodate your unborn baby. This non-greasy oil has a calming lavender scent, making it perfect to use before bed.
Making sure that a heavy bump is well supported is key to a comfortable mother-to-be. These under bump maternity panties provide comfort and support to your bump without pressing on it or feeling too tight, while the bright colors and patterns will make you feel feminine even if you don’t exactly feel like it!
This stretch mark care kit from Palmers would make an excellent gift for an expectant mother. Tummy butter and massage cream, as well as massage lotion, will keep her skin feeling supple and the baby book of names (which is also included) will help her choose the perfect name for her bundle of joy.
When a woman gets pregnant, her body changes enormously and in ways we don’t even realize. Quite early on, her boobs can change shape even before her milk comes in, and these bra extenders mean that she can carry on wearing her comfortable bras throughout the 9 months of pregnancy.
If you’ve ever tried to put a seat belt over a heavily pregnant bump, you’ll know how much of a struggle it can be. This maternity car belt adjuster makes it easier for expectant mothers to ride in a car, with the lap belt going over the thighs instead of the bump.
First time moms are looking forward to the imminent arrival of their new baby, but they often forget everything that they’re not going to be able to do anymore. This books tells them 50 things they must do before they deliver that baby, including attending birthing classes and enjoying those child free days.
Being pregnant is a magical time and a lot of women are sad when it’s over. Taking pictures can be a great way of remembering what you looked like, but this bump cast kit allows you to have a physical representation of your bump, something which you can show your child one day.
Curl up in comfort with this U shaped pregnancy pillow. At 55”, you’ll be able to wrap yourself around it until you feel comfortable, and get the best night’s sleep possible. After all, you need all the energy you can get when you’re growing a baby!
People think that a birthing ball is only good for when you want to kickstart your labor, but they can also be useful for helping baby get into the optimum birthing position so you can give yourself the best chance of getting the birth you want. This 65cm ball even comes with 18pg exercise guide.
When you’re pregnant, you have a lot of time on your hands, especially when you take your maternity leave. Fill those empty days with this – The Big Fat Activity Book for Pregnant People. It has tons of things for you to do, from mazes to coloring books, and they’re all hilarious.
People are quick enough to tell you horror stories about birth, but no one is ever honest about how pregnancy is. Your body can change beyond recognition – the morning sickness can be debilitating, and what about those hemorrhoids? Luckily this book is here to tell you what you (might not) want to know!
The Miracle Ball Method is the answer to your prayers. Not only will it help you ease all the discomforts of pregnancy and help you achieve a better birth, but it can also be used to help you regain that flat belly you had before you fell pregnant.
If you’re a pregnant mama to be, nothing sounds nicer than a belly massage at the end of every evening, and at 18 weeks pregnant, you’re just starting to feel stretched and sore. Use this on your bump every night and your skin should start to feel more comfortable and super soft.
There is nothing worse than wearing your panties over your bump – it can get so uncomfortable, especially if the elastic is digging in. These panties are made to sit under your bump while giving you enough coverage to feel comfortable when you go for your midwife check ups.
Earth Mama Body Butter is the perfect thing to help ease your discomfort over your bump and even your breasts. As it expands with your baby, the skin feels stretched so a massage will help make you feel more comfortable, while the gentle scent will relax you even further.
You might be surprised to learn that there isn’t a proven way which will 100% prevent stretchmarks from appearing, but you can definitely try. If they still make an appearance, at least this Palmers Cocoa Butter massage lotion will keep your bump soft and supple.
Staying hydrated is important for everyone but even more so if you’re growing a new human! Use this bottle to remind you to keep your fluid intake up. Choose between pink for a girl or blue for a boy and keep up to date with your weekly pregnancy updates using the stickers provided.
Once you’re in labor, you’ll probably end up doing a lot of pacing the corridors as you wait for the contractions to get stronger. These non-slip socks are a necessity in any labor bag, and they’ll make your doctors and midwives laugh when they see what’s written on the bottom of them.
This pregnancy wedge is a great alternative if you don’t want a giant U shaped pillow taking up most of the bed space. Pop it under your bump, between your knees, or even on your back to provide comfort and ease any pressure you’re feeling as your baby gets bigger.
A growing bump is no place for a seat belt – it can cause a lot of discomfort – but unless you’re going to avoid cars altogether, you need to wear one to keep you safe. This belt cushion stops it going over your belly and positions it safely over your legs instead.
The weight of a pregnant belly can cause discomfort in other places including your back, hips, and even your knees. Use a belly support to take the pressure off of your joints so you can enjoy your pregnancy and look forward to your new baby arriving.
This is a great activity for a baby shower or if you want to spend some time with your husband and bond with bump. Use this kit to make a cast of your pregnant belly so once baby is here, you can look back and wonder how he ever managed to fit inside there.
Stick this orthopaedic pillow anywhere you need some extra support and you’ll feel instantly relieved. The shape is designed to fit between your knees but there’s no reason why you can’t use it elsewhere, like between your thighs, to help you feel comfortable and relaxed.
Pregnancy causes aches and pains where you didn’t know you had places, but your back is one of the most common areas affected. This belly band will take some of the weight of your bump off of your back and help to ease that discomfort you’re starting to feel at 18 weeks pregnant.
This stretch mark massage oil from Weleda contains arnica, which is widely known to help reduce the pain of bruises and contusions. Use it twice a day over your bump, thighs, and breasts to ease any pain you’re feeling and to try and prevent stretch marks appearing.
A magnesium deficiency can be the cause of many ailments during pregnancy and these bath salts aim to get as much magnesium into you as possible. They can relieve morning sickness, help you sleep better, and even boost your energy levels which is something you’ll need with a new baby.
We all have a favorite pair of jeans, ones that are super comfy and make us feel great. But when a bump starts appearing, they won’t fit anymore. Use this waistband extender to carry on wearing them throughout your pregnancy and while you’re waiting to get back into shape.
A full sized maternity pillow which supports your bump, back, and hips can be ridiculously expensive for something you’re only going to use for about 6 months. Use this tutorial to find out how to make your own support pillow for a fraction of the cost of a store bought one.
Have a go at making your own pregnancy support pillow by following this tutorial. It won’t cost as much as a store bought one and you can cover it in whichever colors and patterns you like. You’ll love it so much that you’ll probably want to use it after baby has been born!
As you get further into your pregnancy and your bump starts expanding, it can be difficult to get a good night’s sleep because you constantly feel uncomfortable. This DIY maternity pillow can take the pressure off your bump and joints to allow you to get all the rest you need.