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4 Third Trimester Pregnancy Must-Haves for Mums

pregnant woman in third trimester lying on bed looking at medical ultrasound scan

This is it! You’re in the third trimester of pregnancy and in just a few months, you’re going to welcome a new member of the family.

If you feel like this last leg of pregnancy is tough, that’s because it is. Your body is still going through and adjusting to a lot of changes daily.

To make this phase a bit easier for you, we’ll share our pregnancy shopping list for the third trimester to help you remain as comfortable as possible throughout the remaining weeks of your pregnancy.

Doomoo Belly Pillow

1. Pregnancy pillow

Sleeping during pregnancy is tough, even more so in the third trimester! The right pregnancy pillow can make it a bit more tolerable.

As your belly expands, finding a comfortable position to sleep in at night can be challenging, especially if you’re still using regular pillows.

We suggest investing in a pregnancy pillow to provide support to your head, shoulders, back, belly, and legs. The doomoo belly pillow is a soft and compact maternity pillow with tiny microbeads that contour to a pregnant woman’s body!

Girl putting on compression socks at home in a white room

2. Compression socks

Swelling in the ankles and feet is a common third-trimester pregnancy symptom. All the extra fluid in your body during pregnancy makes its way down to your lower extremities, causing pain and discomfort.

There are home remedies to manage swelling, including stretching and exercising, but a pair of compression socks go a long way toward easing this type of pain by applying pressure to the area!

Varicose veins are another thing you have to worry about during pregnancy with all the pressure on the veins in your legs. Likewise, compression socks help by improving blood circulation in the legs.

With all these benefits, you’ll want to invest in a good pair or two of compression socks.

Pregnant woman sitting comfortably on the sofa and holding a therapeutic heat pillow on her lower back while

3. Heating pad

Achy joints are perhaps at the top of the list of discomforts for every pregnant mummy!

Whether it’s your lower back, outer hips, or knees that hurt, using a heating pad can ease all those joint pains and muscle soreness.

If you don’t have one at home, though, you can use either a hot water bottle or a microwavable pad filled with grains as an alternative.

However, since muscle soreness and joint pains will likely recur after pregnancy with all the baby-carrying, we suggest that you invest in one for convenience.

Closeup of beautiful pregnant woman in pink shirt dress holds hands on her belly in white background

4. Maternity clothes

There’s no question that you’re going to outgrow your favourite clothes at some point during pregnancy. In fact, try to check if you can button your go-to pair of pants without struggling.

This is why shopping for maternity clothes is a no-brainer for many mummies!

You might want to stock up on maternity pants, but using waist extenders or borrowing your husband’s loose sweatpants might make do for the first few months. Sooner or later though, you’ll need pants with stretchable waistbands to accommodate your belly.

As you reach your last trimester, your feet will start swelling and expanding, so you might want to invest in a pair of cosy shoes and compression socks to help you move more comfortably.

Get more third trimester pregnancy and mummy advice from us!

Whether you don’t know what to expect in the first trimester or need a little help feeding your baby, check out our blog for more advice like this!


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