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Style For Safety: Accessories For Your Pregnancy

Once that test tells you that you're pregnant, you know that the next nine months of your life are going to be filled with changes, doctor appointments, dietary restrictions, and weight fluctuations. While a wonderful experience, pregnancy can be hard on your body — and make it hard to take care of yourself the way you need to in order to keep yourself healthy and strong for your baby.

But what if there was a way to keep yourself safe through an avenue that didn't involve prenatal vitamins and checkups? If you're wondering what accessories can help protect you during pregnancy, then here's what you need to know.

Orthopedic Shoes

Pregnancy can be extremely hard on your feet; not only do they have to support your new frame, but they also can swell up and become sore, making it a little harder to get around. But your life doesn't stop when you're having a baby — so you need to be able to walk wherever you need to go.

Orthopedic shoes are generally made for people with problems like high arches or weak ankles but can help protect both you and your feet during your pregnancy by adding extra support and cushioning to this important (if not glamorous) part of the body.

Sturdy Cane

With more weight than you're used to carrying and a protruding belly — not to mention the sore feet mentioned above — some pregnant women have a hard time keeping themselves balanced while walking and standing. However, falling down is dangerous for you and the baby, so you have to keep your balance.

A sturdy cane can be a way to square that circle; the cane can help steady you when you need to stand, give you an extra help while walking, and — crucially — aid you when sitting down and standing up so that you don't fall and injure yourself or your baby.

Spray Bottle

Be it morning sickness or general nausea, one of the most common symptoms of pregnancy is an aversion to strong smells and the urge to throw up that accompanies them. However, throwing up can negate the taking of prenatal vitamins, can hurt your teeth, and deprive you and your baby of nutrients.

To combat this smell-created nausea, your best bet is to fill a small spray bottle with a scent that doesn't make you want to vomit and keep it with you in your bag or purse at all times. When the food court nachos become too much or your favorite pasta somehow now smells like rotten eggs, a whiff of your preferred scent can be the key to keeping the bile down.

For more information, contact a company like Vita Center For Women LLC.