Getting Comfortable in the Third Trimester

 

comfortable, baby bump, 33 weeks

 

I am officially 33 weeks today.  Let me tell you, finding ways to stay comfortable in the third trimester is no joke!  There are so many great and exciting things about being only a few short weeks away from your due date.  Most importantly you are so close to FINALLY seeing your sweet little babe’s face for the first time!  However, you are also bigger than you have ever been in your life.  Your baby is continuing to grow fatter, heavier and stronger every single day.  Now, don’t get me wrong, that is technically a good thing.  It’s just that sweet Gemma is now pushing all my vital organs out of her way and my precious darling can actually sucker punch me now.  It takes my breath away… literally.

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Here’s what I’m using to stay comfortable in the third trimester:

01. A camping or travel-sized pillow
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Okay, so it’s not the gigantic maternity pillows I’ve heard such marvelous things about but it works (and it’s budget friendly!)  These little pillows are just perfect for stuffing under my growing belly when I sleep on my side.  It gives my baby bump just enough extra support where it’s not pulling and stretching all night.  I will also use it to stick behind my back when I’m on the sofa.

 

02. Epsom Salt Baths

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I’ve never been much of a bath person.  That is until I started lugging around a growing little gem.  The water helps alleviate my back pain and the salts are so relaxing and soothing.  We also have the corresponding Dr. Teals soap to make it a bubble bath.  I now soak once or twice a week and it’s glorious.

 

03. Tums

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The heartburn is getting real, ya’ll.  Most things, especially for dinner give me really bad heartburn and acid reflux.  I take a TUMS or generic equivalent every single night.  That, along with staying elevated are really all that’s helped so far.

04. CeraVe Moisturizer

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For all the stretching and dried out skin I HAVE to have a moisturizing lotion.  I know most swear by cocoa butter but this and others like it have worked to at least soothe my growing skin.  It didn’t prevent stretch marks, but I wasn’t really trying to.  I just wanted the itching to stop!

05. Witch hazel

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I’ve heard of the wonders of witch hazel pads.  I don’t need that yet but it does soothe hemorrhoids as well if you were wondering… I’ll just leave it at that.

 

I would love to hear what you are doing or what you did to stay comfortable during your pregnancy!  Also, check out my Pinterest for more third trimester tips, tricks and lists.

-Brittany-

 

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