Today i’m sharing some of my 3rd trimester must haves.
I’m currently 34 weeks pregnant with baby number 6, and i thought i would just pass along what i feel like are must haves during my 3rd trimester.
3rd Trimester Must Haves:
- Red Raspberry Leaf Tea – Drinking a cup a day (and up to 3 cups at 37 weeks) can help to decrease labor time. I’m not sure if this is really true or not, but i’m trying it cause why not?!
- Probiotic – My midwife has recommended that i start taking a probiotic during the 3rd trimester to help promote good vaginal flora.
- Extra Pillows – I don’t buy into the whole gimmick of a pregnancy body pillow, because to me it’s not practical. What do you even do with it after pregnancy?! Plus they are so expensive, $50 for a pillow?! That’s crazy! I do however like to have the support of an extra pillow during the 3rd trimester, but i always buy the cheap $5 – $10 ones! Plus, even after you are done being pregnant you can always use extra pillows!
- Dates – It’s been said that eating 6 dates per day in the month leading up to your due date can help a women go into labor on their own, and dates also help with cervical ripening. Once again, not sure if this is true or not, but why not try it?! What have you got to loose?!
I hope this list helps you get through the 3rd trimester!!
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