The Last Month of Pregnancy: Must-Have Products

The Last Month of Pregnancy: Must-Have Products

Do not let the pains and aches of late-term pregnancy depress you. There are many wonderful products that will make you feel at ease in the last four weeks of pregnancy. These must-have products will help you get through the last month of your pregnancy.

Look good during pregnancy with these outfits

You may have put off purchasing great maternity clothes until now. It can be a waste to spend on clothes you won't wear for several months. You may have to wear maternity clothes for several months depending on how fast you lose weight after having a baby. You might also decide to have another child someday. In that case, the clothes you purchase now are a great investment in your future. If you know someone who is pregnant, it can be a blessing to share your pregnancy clothes. We shared most of our maternity clothes, and we passed them around for years during 7 pregnancies. Don't feel guilty for enjoying a few maternity clothes. You're worth it!

Pregnancy Jumpers

The maternity jumper is a great piece of clothing. These cute pieces are spacious and comfortable, making you feel more put together. Although maternity clothes can be expensive, there are cheaper options. This cute Target olive green jumpsuit is a great choice. The jumpsuit features a button-front, pockets, and 3/4 sleeves. It's only $38 so you won't feel guilty about buying it during your last month of pregnancy. These grey maternity overalls by Walmart are a great option if you like the idea that there is nothing pressing down on your waistline. They are made from soft, stretchy material and have gaucho-style capri pants legs. You can wear it over a high quality maternity shirt, such as this v neck with side ruching, or these classic scoop necks. These shirts can also be used as layering pieces!

Pregnancy Leggings vs Pregnancy Pants

You will need comfortable leggings to help you get through pregnancy, regardless of whether you consider them pants or not. There are many panel options, including side stretch panels and under-the belly waist bands. If you are still wearing one of the above in your last month, I congratulate you. The crossover panel is my absolute favorite, as shown below.

These are athletic leggings. However, this panel can be used in any type of pregnancy pants or leggings. Target has many styles, such as these dark wash bootcut jeans. Crossover panels provide the best support, stay up for the longest time, and put less fabric on your back. According to my experience, less fabric means less heat, so these panels are recommended for all clothing items.

Comfortable Pregnancy Bras

Real talk: At this stage of your pregnancy, there is no time for underwires. When they have a baby pushing out of their stomach, no one wants a hard line pressing down on them. You should choose something supportive and soft that will move with you through the next stage of your journey, the nursing bra.

There are two types of nursing bras. The other has a cross-front, such as this soft pink nursing bra. It is soft all around, so it will feel comfortable during your last month. Then, when you are ready to nurse your baby, it will match form and function. To feed your baby, simply slide the bra under your breasts. This bra is great for those who don't want to breastfeed. It is very similar to a sports bra. To help ease discomfort, wrap a bandage around your breasts to cover the bra.

Clip-front nursing bras are another main type. They can be ordered with or without underwires, and they do not have a cross-front. These can be used during pregnancy or nursing and many come with removable padding. This one is my favorite, as it has elastic and not underwire. It also comes with removable foam cups. This bra is what I use for nursing. At night, I wear a crossover bra.

The Best Shoes for Pregnancy

Your feet and ankles may be swelling by now. Even if they aren't, more weight is likely to be on your soles than ever before. These sandals are made from thick, cushiony yoga mats that will support your feet. These flip-flops are perfect for warm-weather moms because they have soft fabric straps and spongy soles. These lightweight walking shoes are great for those who need support while exercising. These shoes are made from mesh and can be easily slipped on. This is a huge advantage for 36-week-old women who have to tie their shoes. These waterproof snow boots are perfect for winter, when you reach the end of your pregnancy. These snow boots come in tall and short sizes, as well as 5 colors. They are also very affordable at less than $40.

Cozy Pregnancy Pillows

You would think that as your due date looms, your body would prepare you for sleepless nights by stocking up on some great rest right before you give birth. But, alas, that is not the case. Most women (75%!) find it harder to sleep in their last trimester, which perhaps prepares you for sleepless nights by simply giving you practice. Between heartburn, a large belly, possible sleep apnea and the general aches and pains of late pregnancy, it really can be hard to get the sleep you so desperately need. Getting a specialty pregnancy pillow may help you get a better night’s rest. There are many to choose from, but here are a couple of options.

The classic u-shaped pregnancy pillow is designed to offer support for your growing belly in the front as well as for your aching back from behind. One popular pillow is the Body Nest, which is shaped like the letter U with the opening oriented toward your feet and the curved part up at your head. The long straight sides provide support from your knees to your ankles, which should help you stay comfortable and alleviate some hip pain. This pillow allows you to turn side to side without adjusting pillows the way you would have to if you were to set up your own nest using multiple smaller pillows. You can adjust the firmness by removing some of the stuffing if desired, and it has a reversible cover. A big plus of this pillow is that it manages to stay cool even after hours of snuggling into it.

Another pregnancy pillow to consider is the Snoogle. This pillow is C-shaped and offers similar support to u-shaped pregnancy pillows, but with less support below the knee. The Snoogle is significantly cheaper than the Nest (about half the price!), so consider that when choosing. Both of these pillows can be used in various positions as a nursing or bottle-feeding pillow once the baby comes.

A Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massages can help ease tension and relax. Prenatal massages may have different positions than regular massages. You might not be able to lie on your stomach or on your back for long periods of time. You may be able to lie on your stomach during pregnancy at some massage salons. Others will also allow you to lie sideways. Deep tissue massages on your legs are not allowed during pregnancy. This is because of the increased risk of blood clots. Pregnancy massage is not a specialty. Ask for someone with experience in prenatal massage before you book your appointment. If you are pregnant with a high-risk pregnancy, don't get a massage. It can make things worse. It's okay to get a massage if you are experiencing a normal pregnancy or your doctor has approved it. Talk to your massage therapist about how it feels and what makes you feel pain. This is the best way for you to have a pleasant experience.

These items will help you to make it through your last month of pregnancy without any problems. You're good to go!

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Sizing Chart

Since every baby grows at his/her own pace, measure the baby's height for the best fit. It is much more accurate than going off of the baby's age. Call us with any questions and we will be happy to help you determine the best fit for your baby.

Newborn Onesie's

Size Weight Height
Newborn (NB) 5-8 Ibs. / 2.3-3.6 kg 17-21 in. / 43.2-53.3 cm
0-3M 6-12 Ibs. / 3.6-5.4 kg 21-24 in. / 53.3-61 cm
0-6M Up to 16 Ibs. / Up to 7.3 kg 17-21 in. / 43.2-53.3 cm
3-6M 12-16 Ibs. / 5.4-7.3 kg 24-26 in. / 61-66 cm
3-9M 12-20 Ibs. / 5.4-9.1 kg 24-28 in. / 61-71.1 cm
6-9M 16-20 Ibs. / 7.3-9.1 kg 26-28 in. / 66-71.1 cm
12M 20-24 Ibs. / 9.1-10.9 kg 28-30 in. / 71.1-76.2 cm
18M 24-28 Ibs. / 10.9-12.7 kg 30-32 in. / 76.2-81.3 cm
24M / 2T 28-32 Ibs. / 12.7-14.5 kg 32-34 in. / 81.3-86.4 cm
3T 32-35 Ibs. / 14.5-15.9 kg 34-38 in. / 86.4-96.5 cm
4T 35-39 lbs. / 15.9-17.7 kg 38-40 in. / 96.5-101.6 cm
5T 39-43 lbs. / 17.7-19.5 kg 40-44 in. / 101.6-111.8 cm

Cotton Pajamas

Garments are designed to fit snug for child's safety.

Size Weight Height
6M 12-16 Ibs. / 5.4-7.3 kg 24-27 in. / 61-68.6 cm
12M 16-20 Ibs. / 7.3-9.1 kg 27-30 in. / 68.6-76.2 cm
18M 20-24 Ibs. / 9.1-10.9 kg 30-33 in. / 76.2-83.8 cm
24M / 2T 24-28 Ibs. / 10.9-12.7 kg 33-35 in. / 83.8-88.9 cm
3T 28-32 Ibs. / 12.7-14.5 kg 35-39 in. / 88.9-99.1 cm
4T 32-36 Ibs. / 14.5-16.3 kg 39-42 in. / 99.1-106.7 cm
5T 36-42 Ibs. / 16.3-19.1 kg 42-44 in. / 106.7-111.8 cm


New Balance Boys

17-19 inches
39-41 inches
19-20 inches
41-45 inches
20-22 inches
45-46 inches
22-23 inches
47-50 inches
23-24 inches
50-54 inches
24-25 inches
54-58 inches
25-27 inches
58-62 inches
27-28 inches
62-67 inches


New Balance Girls

Size Waist Height
4 17-19 inches 39-41 inches
5 19-20 inches 41-45 inches
6 20-21 inches 45-46 inches
6x 21-22 inches 46-48 inches
7/8 22-23 inches 48-52 inches
10/12 23-25 inches 52-58 inches
14 25-27 inches 58-61 inches
16 27-29 inches 61-63 inches