As we commemorate yet another year of the birth of our nation, let us also celebrate the birth of new life. Being a mother is not easy, and it’s even more so for a new mother. Here is an essential guide list for expectant mothers put together by Web MD.

Pregnancy Gear: Preconception/First Trimester

Prenatal vitamins

Women should take a multivitamin with 400 micrograms of folic acid every day, particularly before pregnancy and during early pregnancy, as part of a healthy diet. Folic acid prevents neural tube defects.

Good book on pregnancy

Understand what’s normal and what’s not during pregnancy, if you do not have friends who have gone through pregnancy, it’s good to have a book to refer to when in doubt.

Moisturizer.

Many pregnant women complain of dry, itchy skin.

Pregnancy Gear: Second Trimester

Maternity belt.

These thick elastic straps that go under the stomach for extra support, can help prevent and/or alleviate some pregnancy-related back pain.

Comfortable shoes

Spiky heels may increase likelihood of falls, which may have devastating consequences during pregnancy.

New bras

Pregnant women will also need to do some bra shopping as breasts typically increase at least one cup size during pregnancy.

Maternity clothing

Comfortable, loose-fitting maternity clothes are also important during pregnancy.

Pillows

Many women find that adding extra pillows to their bed helps make them more comfortable.

Pregnancy Gear: Third Trimester

A crib, bassinet, or pack-and-play crib

Basically someplace for your baby to sleep.

Diapers and Wipes

Layette. A layette is a collection of clothing for a newborn, and it’s a good idea to have it on hand ahead of time. A layette typically includes receiving blankets to swaddle the baby, pyjamas, onesies, socks, hats, bibs, burp clothes, and towels. It’s a good idea to wash everything in advance with a mild detergent, as baby’s skin is very sensitive.

Bottles, pumps

If you are going to breastfeed, you may need a breast pump and extra bottles to freeze and store milk. Pumping will give you more flexibility if you need to leave your baby with a sitter. If you will be using formula, you will need bottles (which must be sterilized) and more formula than you can possibly imagine.

Verita Store

Verita Store is equipped with quality mother and baby care products for various needs.

Start off your pregnancy on the right foot with Babys Best Formula. It is a multivitamin containing high quality botanical ingredients suitable for pregnant, breastfeeding and childbearing woman. It provides micronutrients such as folate, plant-derived omega-3, iodine, natural Q10 and other important nutrients vital for child development. Find out more about Babys Best Formula here.

Babys Best Formula

After childbirth, Natracare offersbaby wipes made with plant-based, breathable materials designed specifically for sensitive skin.

The soft and gentle Organic Baby Wipes is perfect for daily use on your little one’s delicate skin. We use an organic cotton cloth infused with organic essential oils of chamomile, apricot and sweet almond oil. All of which cleanse and refresh, leaving skin clean and soft. The gentle formula is free from detergents such as sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) or any of its close relatives. No parabens or synthetic preservatives, including methylisothiazolinone (MIT) and other types of formaldehyde releasing preservatives.

Natracare

Aquato Baby skincare from Korea is developed for dry and sensitive skin and made with abundant moisture and seaweed extract. It contains no colorant or preservatives, no perfume and no paraben. Learn more about Aquato here.

Aquato Baby Skincare

Visit the Verita Store for the full range of products.

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