Here is my everything list for pregnancy. I've included notes and thoughts based on my personal experience, research and advice from other women I love and trust. Every pregnancy is unique so take what is helpful and leave the rest. When you shop via the links below, Rallier sometimes receive compensation in return. Thank you for supporting and enjoy!
CategoryItemOlivia's NotesLinkDiscounts
VitaminsRitual Essential PrenatalA great, easy prenatal option without artificial colorants or synthetic fillers. You can take anytime of day and on an empty stomach. Check with your own doctor, but you may want to be on a prenatal when TTC and/or for as long as you're breastfeeding (or see postnatal vitamin option in the next tab)
VitaminsSakara Daily Prenatal A 2nd option if you're interested in more supplements than a prenatal. Super clean, food based ingredients. Note: you take several pills with this pack with food, which can be tough if you have nausea + it is more expensive than the above. I went on these for a few months but otherwise was on Ritual above.
AppPregnancy AppThese are all pretty cheesy but here's the one I used.
BooksNurture by Erica Chidi Cohen There are endless pregnancy books so only including my favorites here and below. They each provide something different. This one is a calm, non-judgemental guide for each stage of your pregnancy. It almost reminded me of therapy. Consider ordering books from Bookshop as opposed to Amazon to support independent bookstores <3
BooksExpecting Better by Emily OsterGreat data-driven approach to lessen the anxiety around all kinds of decision making where you may be getting conflicting advice (ie. how much coffee, wine etc.) Consider ordering books from Bookshop as opposed to Amazon to support independent bookstores <3
BooksThe First Forty Days by Heng Ou My favorite 3rd trimester read to prepare for recovery and postpartum. Consider ordering books from Bookshop as opposed to Amazon to support independent bookstores <3
Herbs/TeaMotherlove Morning Sickness BlendI had terrible nausea with both of my pregnancies and have tried everything. Nothing made it go away but these seemed to take the edge off. off with code Rallier15
Herbs/TeaEarth Mama Organics Morning Wellness TeaAlso liked this tea during the first trimester. Was one of the few tastes I could tolerate while nauseous.
Herbs/TeaEarth Mama Organics Rasberry Leaf TeaOne of the herbs recommended in the Nurture book above to support your uterus for birth later in your pregnancy.
Herbs/TeaEarth Mama Organics Third Trimester TeaI'm a big tea drinker so loved drinking this and the above as a ritual leading up to birth.
Maternity ClothesKindred Bravely Maternity & Postpartum Support LeggingsMaternity leggings are one of those items you'll inevitably live in once your belly starts to grow (happens at different times for everyone). Have tried a bunch and these were my favorite.
Maternity ClothesKindred Bravely Classic Long Sleeve Sleep ShirtOne of my favorite things to sleep in when pregnant. Also translates well for breastfeeding once the baby is born.
Maternity ClothesKindred Bravely Classic Short Sleeve PJ SetAnother go to.
Maternity ClothesBeyond Yoga Maternity Biker ShortGreat for hot weather.
Maternity ClothesStorqGreat for casual, cozy lounge and basics.
Maternity ClothesHatchA great brand with options for everything. I was a bridesmaid at the end of my 2nd pregnancy and found the dress here.
Maternity ClothesIngrid & IsabelAnother store that carries different brands.
Maternity ClothesKindred Bravely BrasYour boobs will change sizes several times during pregnancy, postpartum and if/when you're breastfeeding. Tons of brands out there but Kindred Bravely has been my favorite for bras for both pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Personal CareMutha Body Oil (for stretch marks)Used and liked this. Mederma is another brand for stretch marks that other moms I know love. Another great option here.
Personal CareEu'genia Pregnancy Strength Shea ButterI always incorporate this one too. It's pure and great.
Personal CareHatch Belly Fix Sheet MasksStarted using these in the 3rd trimester of my 2nd pregnancy and actually loved. Felt like a nice, more relaxing ritual compared to applying the oil and butters when I became more tired and uncomfortable.
Personal CareOsea Ocean Cleansing MilkSuper gentle but still feels really cleansing. off with code CLEAN10
Personal CareRahua Shampoo A clean shampoo I've used for a decade. Happy I didn't have to switch while pregnant/
Personal CareRahua ConditionerA clean conditioner I've used for a decade. Happy I didn't have to switch while pregnant/
Personal CareCeremonia ShampooAnother options with great pregnancy safe ingredients.
Personal CareCeremonia ConditionerSame note as above.
Personal CareVintner's Daughter Active Botanical SerumMy biggest splurge but I still use and love everyday. A product I feel totally comfortable using also when breastfeeding and when your baby starts inevitably licking your face :)
Personal CareTrue Botanicals Vitamin C BoosterYou need to mix this with some kind of oil or liquid to apply. I use this with the serum above.
Personal CareMarie Veronique Probiotic Exfoliation MaskGreat replacement for chemical based versions I used pre pregnancy. This is a once a week type thing to exfoliate. off with code CLEAN10
Personal CareIliaFavorite overall brand for non-toxic, super clean makeup.
RegistryBabylistFound this registry site to be the most flexible.
SleepSnoogleMust have when you start to feel uncomfortable while sleeping.
SleepTums NaturalsFor heartburn. There is also a sugarfree version if you have gestational diabetes.
Prenatal ClassBend and Bloom Prenatal YogaBrooklyn based + online prenatal yoga classes. Really enjoyed this especially in 3rd trimester. Tina Goldstein was my favorite teacher but all are great. They also teach birth and newborn classes.
Prenatal ClassLoom Pregnancy & Postpartum ProgramThe founder of Loom is the author of one of my favorite books I listed above. I love her philosophy and approach.
Prenatal ClassAviva Romm Mama Pathway CoursesAnother person I love to learn from.
Hospital Bag Checklist
Birth PlanOur hospital provided and required this form. It was actually a helpful excersise to understand our rights and options.
Wallet, ID, Insurance Card
Contraction TimerI just wrote this down in notes on my phone but I know other people prefer an app or system with their partner.
Breastfeeding Friendly PajamasKindred Bravely Long Sleeve Classic Sleep ShirtI packed 5 breastfeeding friendly sleep outfits for the hospital because I also wore them during the day. It felt good to change into fresh, clean clothes in the am even if back into pajamas.
Breastfeeding Friendly PajamasKindred Bravely Bamboo Short Sleeve Classic Pajama SetAnother classic one I love and live in that makes breastfeeding easy.
Breastfeeding Friendly PajamasLake Maternity SetsAnother great matching set option. I like to size up in these for breastfeeding. off with code LAKE10
Breastfeeding Friendly PajamasHatch Pointelle SetOne more that I wore a lot during both pregnancy and postpartum.
Breastfeeding Friendly PajamasMaternity and Nursing 3-Piece Lounge SetLove this for wanting to be in pajamas during the day + also allows for both breastfeeding and coverage for when you have visitors.
UnderwearBodily Disposable Mesh UnderwearYou will wear gigantic pads postpartum for at least several weeks. They don't fit nicely in regular underwear so you'll need these. Your hospital will supply and may let you take them home but these are also great to have for recovery and once you're home. They are a nicer version than what the hospital gives.
UnderwearKindred Bravely Postpartum Recovery PantiesAnother option of the above that a close friend loved.
Labor GownKindred Bravely Labor and Delivery GownI didn't buy this but in hindsight wish I had more pictures of my delivery without my boobs out :) You could also just wear a nursing bra? Personal preference.
Nursing BraBodily Everything BraYou may start breastfeeding immediately after your baby is born. If so, you'll want your bras to allow for this. This one became my favorite for sleep. You end up sleeping in these so that your nipple cream and breast pads can stay in place.
Nursing BraKindred Bravely Nursing and Sleep BraA favorite for the daytime.
Nursing BraStorq Everyday BraAnother easy one if you're not looking for tons of support.
Nipple CreamEarth Mama Nipple ButterUse whatever nipple cream you decide on from the very beginning of breastfeeding or even a week before you get to the hospital. Thank me later!
Nursing PadsOrganic Non-Slip Breast PadsThere will be a period where you are extremely sore and need a barrier between your nipple and your bra + a way for the nipple butter to stay where you want it. That's what these are for. Also great later when you're out of the house and don't want to leak.
Nursing PadsEco by Naty Nursing PadsThis is a disposable option of the above in case this is better for you. Totally personal preference.
Water BottleYou get very thirsty between delivery and breastfeeding. I packed this but then our hospital ended up providing something similar. Including in case your hospital does the small cups. Nice for your partner to have one too.
Lip BalmErbaviva Lip and Cheek BalmYour lips get really dry during labor. This smells like a cup of chamomile tea, which was perfect energy for what was going down. Used later on baby
SnacksSakara Wellness Bars and Snack PacksHospital food... nice to have your own bars or other snacks (for your partner too) to give you the energy you need to deliver.
Clear LiquidsFond Bone BrothDepending on your hospital and delivery, there may come a point where you're only allowed to have clear liquids. This happened for me with my 2nd baby right around dinner time and by midnight I was starving. Luckily, we packed bone broth which saved me and was still within the hospital guidelines.
RobeStorq Feel Good RobeNice to have if you're mostly in a bra or PJs and end up having visitors.
Hair Ties etc.You'll likely want your hair out of your face during delivery.
Non Skid SocksBodily Cozy SocksAn upgraded version of what they will give you at the hospital.
SlippersCozy BootieNice to have something like this if you want a cozy walking around option other than the non-skid socks.
Pillow and TowelParachute Home Spa TowelsI was totally fine with the hospital towels but throwing in here because I know others feel
IPad or BookEvery labor is different but we had 5+ hours where I was comfortable and not in active labor so it was nice to have these items.
Any personal care items you want to have with you (hairbrush, shampoo, conditioner, face cleanser, body wash, oil etc.)Loved having my own things to shower with after delivery.
Laundry Bag for Dirty ClothesNice to have a laundry bag to keep dirty clothes separate from the rest of your things when packing up to go home.
Phone and Chargers
Swaddle for babySleepea 5 Second Baby SwaddleI'm sure every hospital is different but ours wanted to use a traditional swaddle method once our baby was born that required a lot of effort and learning (especially in the middle of the night after you've delivered). Nice to have one of these for ease from the start.
Carseat for babyUppababy Mesa Infant CarseatThey won't let you leave the hospital without a carseat. Unbox and learn how to use before labor. This is a great one to assign to your partner. More on baby gear in the next tab.
Clothes for BabyMori Baby Welcome To The World SetOur hospital provided some baby clothes but you may want your own for newborn photos or for going home. More on newborn clothes in the next
Blanket for babyLewis Home 100% Organic Muslin Swaddle BlanketsSame note as above. Have a big soft spot for these because I brought both of my babies home from the hospital in them.
Extra Bag Bring an extra bag or leave room in your hospital bag to take home supplies from the hospital. More on this below.
Postpartum Recovery
Recovery BundleBodily Care For Birth BoxIf you'd rather order one big bundle this is a great option. Also itemizing the important things below.
C-Section Recovery BundleBodily C-KitIf you are having a planned C-section, this is a great option.
Disposable Mesh UnderwearBodily Mesh Disposable UnderwearYou may be able to take these home from the hospital but linking in case you'd like extra supply at home. These are also much nicer than the hospital version.
Maternity PadsNatracare Organic Cotton Maternity PadsYou may be able to take these home from the hospital but linking in case you'd like extra supply at home.
Pads with IcepacksFrida Mom Instant Ice Postpartum Maxi PadsYou may be able to take these home from the hospital but linking in case you'd like extra supply at home.
Medicated PadsTucks Medicated Cooling PadsYou may be able to take these home from the hospital but linking in case you'd like extra supply at home.
Peri BottleBodily Postpartum Peri Wash Bottle10x better than hospital version.
Sitz BathEarth Mama Organic Herbal Sitz BathThis can be really soothing but also requires some effort. You can use this to make padsicles and other healing things. Great one to assign to your partner or other adult providing care.
SprayEarth Mama Perineal SprayYour hospital may provide something similar but I liked this one much better.
DonutFrida Mom Perineal Comfort DonutThis will make it less painful to sit.
Pain Meds* Ask hospital or OBGYN for brands and regimenYou will be given pain meds to take when you get home from the hospital. Putting this in because I know its harder to get meds during covid so you may want to ask in advance and have this supply ready to go for when you get home from the hospital.
Sleeping SheetsHospital BrandTake home from hospital. These are huge cotton disposable sheets you can sleep on to spare your sheets at home the first few nights.
Belly BandBodily Belly BandProvides support for core recovery. Especially helpful for C-section recovery.
BookThe First Forty Days by Heng Ou Putting this book here too because I loved it for recovery. Consider ordering books from Bookshop as opposed to Amazon to support independent bookstores <3
Other To-Do's
LegalWillMany items listed below can't be executed until the baby is born but you can work with a lawyer and your partner to have the documents ready to sign so you don't have to deal with it when you're recovering. Surprisingly, a lot of the below was covered by our employee benefits - worth checking with your benefits provider.
LegalLiving Will
LegalPower of Attorney
LegalHealth Directive
LegalLife Insurance
LegalApply for Birth CertificateThis is done at the hospital after the baby is born. Great item to assign your partner.
LegalApply for Social Security NumberThis is done at the hospital after the baby is born. Great item to assign your partner.
FinancialEducation Fund (529 plan etc)Speak with your accountant to see what makes sense for your family.