Last updated on Jun 11th, 2021 at 08:38 pm

What does an expecting mom-to-be really need? Designer maternity wear and a manicure every day might be nice-to-haves, but not essential. Here’s a list of essential items every pregnant woman should have on hand to make her pregnancy journey more comfortable.

A Coco Drama Preggi Pouch which offers gentle, firm support to help relieve back and abdominal muscle pains associated with pregnancy. Available online at


A ViscoPedic full body pillow.
This memory foam full body pillow is fully flexible and can wrap around your entire body supporting your head, tummy, and lower and mid back all at the same time. You can also use it after pregnancy as a feeding pillow. Available online at

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A comfortable Maternity Bra. Your breasts will undergo vast changes during pregnancy and you will need a comfortable bra that also offers good support. We like the seamless maternity bra from Carriwell. The large sports style back supports the middle back which reduces pressure on the straps and there are no seams, hooks or wire that could pinch or hurt the delicate breast tissue. Available online at


Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter contains Shea butter, wheatgerm and borage oil to keep your skin moisturised to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Available at selected salons for R690.

The Tummy Rub Butter Jar


A Silverguard protective maternity panty. This seamless elasticised belt is designed to provide support to the abdomen. X-Static Silve Fibre helps protect your baby during pregnancy while thermal regulation offers added comfort. Available at Koco Bino in Sandton City and Springbok pharmacy in Alberton for R447.43. Or email or call 011 786- 9771 to place your order.

Silverguard panty

iPad Mini to keep you busy in the doctor’s waiting room. There’s nothing worse than twiddling your thumbs aimlessly while waiting for an appointment that’s running late. You’ll be spending a lot of time in doctor’s waiting rooms during your pregnancy. Keep yourself occupied on your iPad mini with a gripping novel or the latest pregnancy apps. Available from all iStores.