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!
Mainer, collegiate cross-country ski racer, non-profit consultant. Mother of two: Spencer (3) and Andrew (5 days old!)
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.
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.
Fit and Healthy Pregnancy by Kristina Pinto
A really helpful book that takes you through your pregnancy with different run/bike/swim/strength ideas.
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.
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.
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!
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.