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


  • 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!  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 from 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. 

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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  1. Tracy Nixon
    20th March 2015 / 7:54 am

    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. 20th March 2015 / 10:09 am

    I loved my pillows! The wedge was amazing!

  3. 20th March 2015 / 10:28 am

    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

  4. Liam Bishop
    20th March 2015 / 10:50 am

    My wife found biscuits and tea helped loads!

  5. Mummy K
    20th March 2015 / 11:18 am

    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

  6. debbie smith
    20th March 2015 / 4:58 pm

    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

  7. Diane Hicklin
    20th March 2015 / 5:08 pm

    I’d like to win this for my friend Hayley

  8. 20th March 2015 / 7:26 pm

    I had a E shaped pillow which really helped me x

  9. 20th March 2015 / 9:38 pm

    Oh i wish i had of had a pregnancy massage when i was pregnant , sadly i never did with any of my pregnancies. Totally agree a bump pillow is a must , it was the only way i could sleep from about three months onwards x #thelist

  10. justine meyer
    20th March 2015 / 9:51 pm

    it was definitely lots of pillows for me and my bump

  11. 20th March 2015 / 10:18 pm

    I loved my pillow, couldn’t be without it #thelist

  12. tiggerific1973
    20th March 2015 / 11:40 pm

    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! 🙂 x

  13. 21st March 2015 / 7:21 am

    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

  14. esther james
    21st March 2015 / 3:29 pm

    I would love to win this for my sister in law

  15. kayleigh Bates
    21st March 2015 / 7:38 pm

    Lots of different size pillows def helped, I used to look like I was sleeping in a fort

  16. 21st March 2015 / 10:11 pm

    Not long now huni. Great list, oh how I miss sleep! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

  17. Lynn Mitchell
    24th March 2015 / 5:53 pm

    my book of pragnacy massage

  18. 24th March 2015 / 8:37 pm

    Concealer and dry shampoo! yes! And sleep! Yes! Fab list, and wow 38 weeks already!! Can’t wait to hear your birth announcement! Thanks so much for linking up to #MaternityMatters xx

    25th March 2015 / 1:45 pm

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

  20. Paz
    26th March 2015 / 10:40 am

    Back rubs and constant loving support from my gorgeous husband x

  21. 27th March 2015 / 8:31 pm

    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!

  22. Amanda Walsh
    30th March 2015 / 12:14 pm

    I loved my support pillow when I was pregnant, I would love to win for my sister in law

  23. 31st March 2015 / 1:16 pm

    Last pregnancy, pillows were incredibly useful but this time I’d love to have a proper maternity pillow so would love to win this.

  24. Sheila Sloan
    6th April 2015 / 5:37 am

    Strategic pillows to support the bump

  25. Samantha Sugden
    7th April 2015 / 10:48 am

    would like to win for my daughter who is expecting her first Baby

    7th April 2015 / 7:36 pm

    an extra pillow for in bed, fab between the knees for a comfy night

  27. James Donovan
    7th April 2015 / 8:05 pm

    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

  28. Lisa King
    7th April 2015 / 8:30 pm

    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

  29. Deborah Bird
    7th April 2015 / 9:26 pm

    Lots of pillows!!

    9th April 2015 / 8:16 pm

    Would like to win for friends.

  31. tracy sinclair
    9th April 2015 / 11:10 pm

    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

  32. esther james
    10th April 2015 / 7:31 pm

    Yay, Thanks so much!!!

  33. 29th December 2016 / 2:56 pm

    Wow……….this pillow is really awesome. I have used this pillow and it really works. Thanks a lot ofr sharing.

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