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Bumpie Tip of the Week: Pregnancy Survival Kit

So you got your BFP (congrats!) and you now have nine exciting, but long months ahead of you. For dealing with those more unpleasant pregnancy symptoms, Bumpies on our message boards swear by the items in this Pregnancy Survival Kit for making the nine months a little more comfortable. Any must-have products we forgot to include? Share them in the comments! Need more pregnancy advice? Join your Birth Month Club or ask your questions to new moms who have been there on our  Babies 0-3 Months message board.
PUBLISHED ON 07/11/2012

A rich, moisturizing lotion

“This Body Butter smells lovely, makes your skin soft, and I’m convinced it’s the reason I didn’t get a single stretch mark while I was pregnant.” –Sus77

Cocoa Butter Body Butter ($19 at The Body Shop)

Photo: The Body Shop / The Bump

Comfortable yoga pants

“I LIVED in my maternity under-belly yoga pants. I should have bought five pairs of them!” –Mrs.Keith2B

Under Belly Jersey Knit Stretch Fabric Maternity Yoga Pants ($20 at Motherhood Maternity)

Photo: Motherhood Maternity / The Bump

Lots of H20

“A really nice water bottle [for staying hydrated]!” -Lizzerd13

CamelBak BPA-Free Better Bottle with Bite Valve ($12 at Amazon.com)

Photo: Amazon / The Bump

A soft, stretchy tank

“Plain tank tops from Target are great!” –JaredandKatie

Liz Lange® for Target® Maternity Long & Lean Basic Tank Top ($13 at Target.com)

Photo: Target / The Bump

Preggie Pops to combat morning sickness

"They work amazingly well for me." -Zannemar

Preggie Pop Drops Green Apple ($5.50 at Three Lollies)

Photo: Three Lollies / The Bump

Antacids for pregnancy heartburn

"I would have died without them [while I was pregnant]!" -SarahC720

Tums Smoothies Extra Strength 750 Antacid/Calcium Supplement Chewable Tablets Berry Fusion ($4 at Walgreens)

Photo: Walgreens / The Bump

A good book

“My sister gave me Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy. It was a great read during my pregnancy!” –soonmrscruz

Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth ($11 at Barnes & Noble)

Photo: Barnes & Noble / The Bump

Sea Bands for nausea

“They make a HUGE difference!” -thecaptain

Adult Sea-Band ($10 at Sea-Band.com)

Photo: Sea Bands / The Bump

Plain crackers

“Saltines – [they’re] lifesavers!” –sarakelly79

Nabisco Premium Saltine Crackers ($7 at Amazon and stores everywhere)

Photo: Amazon / The Bump

Yoga ball

“A yoga ball! They're great for just sitting on and stretching out when your hips get sore.” –laurelannie

Tone Fitness 55cm Anti-burst Stability Ball ($15 at Walmart)

Photo: WalMart / The Bump