Must-Have Mondays: Sarah Stickney's essentials for expecting moms

You asked and we heard you: “what are your favorite pregnancy products??” So every Monday, we’re going to feature favorite finds from one of our RUNBABYRUN contributors and friends. Check back weekly for Must-Have Mondays and more great products!

Sarah Stickney

Sarah Stickney

Mainer, collegiate cross-country ski racer, non-profit consultant. Mother of two: Spencer (3) and Andrew (5 days old!)




During pregnancy:

New Chapter Pre-Natal Vitamins

These vitamins are high quality and don't mess with my digestion. They're more expensive than your grocery store variety, but totally worth it. 

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Boppy Pregnancy Wedge Pillow

So helpful for later pregnancy and sleep comfort. This pillow holds your belly up while you sleep, reducing back and hip pain.

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Fit and Healthy Pregnancy by Kristina Pinto

A really helpful book that takes you through your pregnancy with different run/bike/swim/strength ideas.

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Gabrialla Maternity Support Belt

I've been using this the second time around because I'm much less comfortable, and it really helps during running or walking.

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Since having kids:

BOB Stroller with car seat adaptor

I started walking right away and running within a couple of months with Spencer. This was key to re-introducing running postpartum.

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Moving Comfort Sports Bras

I got one with clasps and straps that velcro so that I could breast feed right after a run. I bought this after I had the baby; go to your local running store and get fitted!

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A good, portable diaper bag

I've found that a backpack works well on the go — you never know what you might need when you're out and about with a newborn. 

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