5 Things Every Pregnant Mom Needs In Her Toolkit

Today we are going to talk about poop. Yes, poop. Why poop? Because I was recently asked if I had any experience with DulcoEase that I could share, and although I laughed I had to answer with a resounding yes. DulcoEase was very important to me during my pregnancies, so although I don’t normally talk about poop for this partnered post I am.

I am not one of those happy glowing women when I am pregnant, in fact, I am far from it. For me pregnancy isn’t pretty (although I sure make pretty babies). During my second pregnancy everything was extreme including my morning sickness that moved from sever morning sickness to full-blown hyperemesis gravidarum. (Don’t know what that is, consider yourself lucky. It is crazy extreme morning sickness, crazy extreme.)

For women like me sweet, adorable and squeezably cute babies are the result of a lot of discomfort, annoying side effects and downright painful problems. It’s all about surviving 10 months of waiting as your body revolts against you. While there is only one cure for most symptoms — delivery — there are tools that can lessen symptoms and help moms-to-be make it to the finish line.

5 Things Every Pregnant Mom Needs

5 Things Every Pregnant Mom Needs In Her Tool Kit

DulcoEase® Pink™ — After being diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum I finally found relief from Zofran – an anti-nausea drug that finally allowed me to keep down water and avoid the hospital. I was thrilled. But within days of beginning my new Zofran routine I discovered a new problem — one my doctor warned me about. I could not poop. Zofran stopped everything. (The things you don’t know before you get pregnant.)

Of course, I did not head my doctor’s recommendation to keep DulcoEase® Pink™ on hand “in case,” so my husband was sent on late-night errand to pick up a bottle. Once things were errrr, finally moving again I discovered a nice regimen of Zofran and DulcoEase allowed me to get by. Even for those not taking Zofran constipation is a very common symptom of pregnancy, and one I battled long after I stopped the medication. Those who escape it while pregnant often discover it to be a new problem postpartum.

Before things get backed up, talk to your doctor about DulcoEase® Pink™ and get a coupon for $1.50 off — made especially for moms.

Lotions and Creams – Not just for stretch marks, all that stretching and pulling makes skin dry and itchy. Lotions and creams are super important. I had a serious case of the itches throughout my pregnancy on my belly, legs, butt — everywhere. In an effort to keep from scratching myself raw, I slathered myself in lotions and creams. I found those made to combat stretch marks especially soothing.

Body Pillow – From a swelling belly to aching joints, the pregnancy body needs lots of extra support (emotionally and physically). In the hunt for the elusive restful night’s sleep, a body pillow is a must. There were times I considered a second pillow — one for each side so I didn’t have to roll over with it.

Tums – Sometime late in my second trimester the nausea wore off and was replaced by a new symptom, heartburn. Spicy foods, of course they cause heartburn. But so do the most bland foods you can imagine — everything. The good thing about Tums is that mom gets a little lot of extra calcium with it. (That made me feel a little better when I was popping them like candy.

Exercise Ball – Some people swear by exercise balls during labor. Me, I used my exercise ball throughout my pregnancy. All of that pressure on my lower region made sitting in a chair uncomfortable. Half way through my pregnancy I ditched my chair at the kitchen table in favor of sitting on my exercise ball.

Every new mother’s toolkit should include DulcoEase® Pink™, the #1 OB/GYN recommended ingredient* for going #2. So if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, ask your doctor if you should think Pink. Find savings on DulcoEase® Pink™ at www.MomsTalkDulcoEase.com!

*Among stool softener ingredients

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DulcoEase® Pink™. The opinions and text are all mine.