It's now been 10 weeks since I've given birth and there are things that I tried and tested throughout pregnancy and postpartum that I HAVE to share with other (new) moms.
1. This prenatal multivitamin from Goddess Health is vegan and gluten free. Not that I'm a vegan or allergic to gluten, but I found that this vitamin is easy on my digestion and doesn't cause a lot of gas. *Note: Be sure to consult with your doctor before using.
2 and 7. I didn't buy a lot of maternity clothes since I could only wear them for several months. Fortunately, I was pregnant during the summer, so I bought some loose and flowy summer dresses that I can still wear after few years. The few pieces of maternity clothes that I did get are designs that I know I can still wear after baby's born. Hatch is a great brand if you are looking for maternity wear that is chic and can fit through all 3 trimesters AND postpartum (and years after). Jeans wise, I highly recommend the ones from J.Crew. I love that they don't scream "maternity jeans", which means I can wear them for a long time. In fact, I'm wearing them right now!
3. I had such bad restless legs during my pregnancy and this cream from MyoMed saved me from many sleepless nights. It worked so well that I even used it on my aching back. *Note: Be sure to consult with your doctor before using.
4. Ate this granola for breakfast and even added it to my ice cream at night - it's THAT good.
5. Jemima diaper bag by Jem + Bea is my absolute favorite, it's so stylish that it doesn't look like a diaper bag. It comes with a vanity pouch, changing pad, bottle holder, and more than enough compartments and pockets.
6, 10 and 12. Had a pretty bad vaginal tear, which took me little longer to heal (compare to my first pregnancy). The hospital provided squirt bottle to clean the bottom, but this Fridet by FridaBaby worked WAY better with an angled neck. Dermoplast was given by my hospital and it worked great as a pain reliever. Tucks cooling pads were recommended by the moms on Instagram (so grateful for such a great moms community) and, wow, worked like magic together with the Dermoplast.
8. This high-waist disposable undies are amazing, possibly the most comforting thing during postpartum. My hospital provided some really good ones too, so check with yours to see if they offer something similar.
9. Glow Nurture app is a great tool to keep track of your pregnancy. I like that your partner or spouse can link his/her account with yours. And after you give birth, be sure to check out their Glow Baby app, which my husband and I are using now to record all of baby's data.
11. I learned about this delivery gown just in time and was able to wear mine at the hospital. Love that I can still wear it now for skin-to-skin and feeding time.