Pregnancy : Third trimester essentials and win 1of 3 Pregnancy pillow sets

Now I’m heading towards the end of my pregnancy (38 weeks today, hurrah!) I thought I’d put together a list of my third trimester pregnancy essentials for anyone heading in that direction

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  • A nice smelling bump oil & pampering goodies – Okay, the second part may not be an essential as such but definitely something nice to have! So many things I have read have informed me that stretch marks are more genetic than avoidable by slathering creams on your belly, but that said I do love rubbing lotions and potions into the bump and the rest of me, especially when they smell good! I love the Cowshed range and the Cussons Bump & Me bits too, Sam got me a few miniatures of them for Mothers day, including the sleep mist which smells amazing!
  • A Massage. Annoyingly something I didn’t do this pregnancy at all, but I had two in my last couple of months during my first pregnancy and it made the world of difference. Make sure you find someone who is trained in pregnancy massage, but you will feel and sleep better afterwards too!
  • A bump support pillow. This featured in my first trimester essentials post, and would have in my 2nd had I done one! Almost from the moment I knew I was pregnant I found it harder to get comfortable over night, then when the bump appeared it was a godsend! I sleep curled round it with it tucked between my knees which really helps the hip and back pain for being too bad. Once baby has arrived a bump support pillow becomes a baby support pillow too, and I am giving away THREE sets at the end of this post!
  • Comfy clothes & shoes. I live in PJ’s once I’ve got through the front door basically! I find getting dressed in anything tight like jeans a bit of a hassle these days too, so have been veering towards leggings and dresses lately. I’ve not had any leg or feet swelling yet so am still in my normal shoes thankfully but was definitely in slip on shoes and flip flops by this point last time round, but it was summer then!
  • Concealer & Dry Shampoo, trust me not only will these be nice to have now, they will be vital once the baby arrives! My eye bags are getting darker because I just can’t seem to get enough sleep (see the next point!) so concealer helps me feel a bit more awake looking! Dry Shampoo is a must for the days when I should really have a shower in the morning but don’t have the energy, plus a bath is a lot more relaxing in the evenings!
  • Sleep. If this is your first pregnancy then get as much as you possibly can. If it your second or more then good luck getting as much as you possibly can! Β I am thankful that Athena still has a day time nap (or two if I am really lucky) so I do sometimes get to nap but often end up doing boring things like washing and cleaning!
  • Indigestion tablets/liquid – I would love to be one of the rare few pregnant ladies that doesn’t suffer from heartburn but sadly I do. I don’t have it horrifically compared to some, and find that a chew of a tablet does help (I like the fruit flavoured ones from Tescos) so I keep a pack next to my bed because that’s when I suffer the worst. You can get a prescription for free from your GP though as long as you have your maternity exemption card!

And to celebrate me coming to the end of my third trimester, and therefore pregnancy very soon I am giving away one of THREE Pregnancy Support packs fromΒ Kit for Kids!

The combination support pack provides comfort and support for your back, bump and knees. Perfect for sleeping, resting or nursing when the baby is born. Pack includes support pillow with an additional cover and support wedge, with machine washable covers. Cover washable at 60 degrees centigrade.Β 

All you need to do is enter below filling in as many parts as you fancy, the competition will end on 10/4/15 at midnight.

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I have not been compensated for hosting this competition

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33 thoughts on “Pregnancy : Third trimester essentials and win 1of 3 Pregnancy pillow sets

  1. My Maternity leggings and jeans – they had elastic support bands at the top that reached right over my bumps so they were comfortable to wear and no one could tell they went that high!

  2. Love all these too! I’m expecting delivery of a pregnancy pillow this week and can’t wait!! I didn’t have a pregnancy pillow last time but really feeling the need for it this time round! x #TheList #MaternityMatters

  3. Wahoo, you’re in the home straight! A pregnancy pillow is on my list of essentials too but I seem to have lost mine in our house move so am touching wood I might win one of these! At 20 weeks I am getting less and less comfortable at night and my hips are audibly moaning!

    I’d also put fresh pineapple on my list of pregnancy essentials, love the stuff!

    Wishing you well for your final days/weeks of this pregnancy! X

  4. my saviour was an old triangle pillow my mum gave me i always ad that thing tucked under my nees at night i would have loved these pillows so much !!! lol thats why im hoping to win for my sis who is currently 7 months along xx

  5. My pregnancy was a twin one and was 20 years ago now! but I loved my half moon pillow, similar to the one in the giveaway! πŸ™‚ x

  6. Yes, yes, yes to a massage and trying to get some sleep!! It’s harder second time round to take care of yourself, that’s for sure, but a wee treat now and then really helps

  7. I had twins so quite a big bump, and for me new look maternity jeans were my saviour! Aswell as extra pillows x

  8. Lavender! I suffer really bad anxiety whilst pregnant, no idea why… I think it’s hormone related.
    I pretty much wore lavender as a perfume throughout them all.
    It really did work a lot!

  9. My fiance had loved soaking in the bath. If i would give this to my sister, she is 4 months pregnant after 4 attempts at IVF

  10. I would have to say a cushion between my knees at night, I am currently 25 weeks pregnant and just getting to that uncomfortable stage in bed at night

  11. Just having lots of rest, laying on my bed when ever I could and relaxing, not easy when you have other little ones, but great if you can x

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