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.

Mom’s Clothes

         Maternity bras
         Full coverage underwear
         Maternity pants
         Stretchy transition band that fits older clothes
         Cotton t-shirts
         Lounge pants
         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

Eating Right

         Daily prenatal vitamins
         Folic acid supplements, if prescribed
         Water bottles
         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!

Read More:
Guide to the First Trimester of Pregnancy
Guide to the Second Trimester of Pregnancy
Guide to the Third Trimester of Pregnancy