Whether you are currently pregnant, or recently welcomed your baby, determining what you’ll need to have on hand for yourself (not to mention your little one) in the 4th Trimester can seem daunting. That’s why we asked our Miracle Mama community, along with postpartum counselor and founder of Mend Counseling, Annie Tam, to weigh in on the best products and support system suggestions for mom. Below are the top recommendations. Check back for new updates, we try to keep this list as fresh as possible for you you!
Nursing (for mama):
The Haakaa – the best way to catch extra milk in the early nursing days without using an electric pump
Miracle Milkookies– lactation cookies delivered fresh to your doorstep weekly
Elvie Breast Pump– so easy to use and convenient while pumping on the go
Bravado Designs Nursing Bra – this was highly recommended by so many of our mamas
Larken Pumping Bra – a pumping necessity
Sleeping (for baby):
Nanit Baby Monitor – The Nanit Pro tracks your baby’s sleep, movement, vital stats and even growth, all via a livestream right from your phone.
Hatch Changing Pad–Hatch Grow is a changing pad plus connected smart scale. Track your baby’s weight gain, feeding amounts, and diaper changes
Newton Crib Mattress -Our #1 recommended Not only is this mattress super breathable, it helps regulate temperature.
Postpartum Support International (PSI)-Dedicated to helping families suffering from postpartum depression, anxiety, and distress.
Moms On Call -Resources and practical guidance to navigate your child’s first four years
Taking Cara Babies– Online sleep classes and resources for newborns through age four.
Postpartum Skincare & Supplements:
Perelel Health Mom Multivitamin Packs – We LOVE this company founded by mamas
Lanolin Nipple Cream – a breastfeeding must have
Other Products and Accessories Our Mamas Love:
The Doona Stroller
Frida Mom Products
Always Discreet Postpartum Underwear
The Artipoppe Carrier
Blanqi maternity and postpartum leggings
The Baby Tracker for tracking feeds, sleeping, diaper changes, etc.
The Huckleberry App for sleep tracking
40 weeks pregnancy
The Push Guide
Fear Free Childbirth + Motherhood with Alexia Leachman
The Boob Group: Judgment-free breastfeeding support
4th Trimester Podcast
Raising Good Humans
The Mom Hour
Message From Mom
Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Mothers
by Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW
This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression
by Karen R. Kleiman and Valerie Davis Raskin MD, 2nd Edition
How to Healthily Transition to Motherhood: A Workbook with Mama in Mind! By Becky Morrison Gleed
Life With Baby Workbook By Erin Fassnacht and Amy Tucker
Moods in Motion: A coloring and healing book for postpartum moms By Karen Kleiman (Author), Lisa Powell Braun (Illustrator)
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