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13+ Hacks That Make Life As A Pregnant Woman So Much Easier

Pregnancy is a beautiful and special time in a woman's life. But it can also come with a slew of challenges both physically and emotionally. So if there are any tricks for pregnant women to get through this time, we are all ears.

Check out these awesome hacks to make your pregnancy much easier on yourself and everyone around you.

1. Heartburn Hack

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Heartburn can be a common occurrence during pregnancy and can be hard to deal with. But apparently, having a little bit of apple cider vinegar helps.

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2. Eat Dates To Shorten Labor

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Until now, this was just an old wives' tale but apparently more studies have been conducted on this and it's supposed to help.

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3. Take Calcium And Magnesium

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While calcium is obviously good for bone health both for you and the baby, magnesium can relieve leg cramps, help you sleep, and prevent preeclampsia. Just be sure to check with your doctor first!

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4. Get A Pregnancy Pillow

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It can be a stressful challenge to get comfortable while sleeping with a growing belly, so this pillow can be a total lifesaver.

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5. Eat Ginger To Relieve Nausea

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If you can stomach the taste of ginger, you may be in luck. Or opt for ginger tea or ginger Gravol. It is known to prevent nausea.

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6. Try Lemonade

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If you're finding it hard to keep anything down and ginger doesn't help apparently drinking lemonade might do the trick. It's worth trying.

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7. Stay Well Hydrated

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Water is essential for our bodies to function properly, and it's even more important while growing a human in your belly. So make sure you hydrate often.

To keep track of your water, put hair elastics at the bottom of your bottle and move them up to mark each refill.

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8. Prevent Charley Horses

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In addition to taking magnesium to prevent and reduce the occurance of leg cramps, you can also eat bananas as potassium helps this as well.

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9. Use A Hairband To Keep Expanding Pants Up

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That way you don't have to go out and spend a lot of money on a whole new wardrobe. So clever!

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10. Keep A Bra In The Freezer

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If you happen to be pregnant during a heat wave and your boobs get extremely hot, this trick is pretty genius.

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11. Buy Large Sports Bras Instead Of Pregnancy Bras

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To save yourself some money, instead of buying that expensive pregnancy bra just buy a larger sports bra with no underwire. They work just as well.

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12. Use Bra Extenders

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If you want to use your existing bras, just buy a few bra extenders from a sewing and notions store. That way, you'll get more use out of your current bras.

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13. Use Kinesio Bands

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Did you know that this popular athlete's tool can also be used during pregnancy to promote better blood circulation and relieve pain? How awesome!

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14. Try Prenatal Yoga

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Moderate exercise during pregnancy is definitely recommended. Prenatal yoga can also be a wonderful stress relief remedy. A few gentle poses and deep breathing feels great.

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15. Get A Disabled Parking Permit

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Apparently some states offer temporary disabled parking permits if you produce a doctor's note. You may want to look into that.

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16. Lie On An Inflatable Inner Tube

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If lying on your side is uncomfortable but you still need some relief, get yourself an inflatable inner tube to rest on.

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17. Keep Snacks Nearby

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It isn't unheard of to wake up hungry at 3 a.m. when you're pregnant. But you don't want a big meal so have a healthy snack like nuts, granola bars, or fruit instead.

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18. Let People Help You

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I know it might be hard to relinquish your power to do everything while you're pregnant but sometimes you need to let people step in.

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19. Rub Coconut Oil On Your Belly

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That expanding belly is a wonderful thing but all that stretching can make your skin itch. Say hello to a coconut oil belly rub.

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20. Soak Swollen Feet In Epsom Salt

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Epsom salt is known to relieve pain and get rid of swelling so it's a wonderful remedy for those swollen pregnant footsies.

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21. DIY A Belly Band

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Simply snip off the bottom of a stretchy shirt from the thrift store for a DIY belly band. This will extend your existing shirts so you don't have to buy a ton of maternity shirts!

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22. Be Smart When Shopping For Maternity Clothes

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There's no sense in buying clothes you'll only wear for a few months. Instead, shop for loose-fitting clothes at regular stores that will work during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Thrift stores are another great place to score some great maternity deals, too!

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I hope you will find these tips helpful to make your life a little easier during your pregnancy.

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And as they say, happy wife happy life, so good luck!

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