This maternity checklist is essential for everything you need as an expecting mom. During pregnancy, much of the attention is focused on the baby and proper development. The changes associated with pregnancy, both physical and mental are more than many moms-to-be feel they can handle, so planning out a maternity checklist is one way you can spend time focusing on yourself. Maternity checklists cover everything from clothing to nutrition to comfort. There are even a few must-reads on the checklist to help you feel better about the skin you are in.
Full coverage underwear
Stretchy transition band that fits older clothes
Sweatshirt or sweater
Mid to low heeled shoes, dressy
Low, comfortable sneakers in wide (one size larger than normal)
Stretchy pants with a loose waistband
Nights gowns with flowing material
Maternity dresses for the final trimester
Cotton socks to protect feet
Feeling Good Every Day
Body pillow for nighttime support
Lollipops to combat nausea
Lotion for stretching and swollen skin
Daily prenatal vitamins
Folic acid supplements, if prescribed
Meal replacement bars with sugar
Healthy snacks like fruits and vegetables
Learning About Being a Mom
What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff, Sandee Hathaway and Arlene Eisenberg
The Sleepeasy Solution by Jennifer Waldburger and Jill Spivack
Our Bodies, Ourselves by Touchstone Books.
The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins
Be sure to print this checklist and make your pregnancy a little easier!