"Get the highest degree of compression you can stand. They are recommended by vascular surgeons to wear all the time. They decrease the number of varicose veins that crop up during pregnancy, decrease your swelling at the end of the day, and can eliminate leg fatigue. They may not be comfortable to put on, and are hot in the summer, but are well worth it."
"While the traditional recommendation for avoiding stretch marks is simply slow weight gain, it doesn't hurt to try a belly oil. This was far and away my favorite after trying 5-6 different lotions and creams. The smell is mild and it's an oil which purely moisturizes the skin. Many lotions and creams contain alcohol which is drying to the skin."
"I can't say enough wonderful things about what these shoes do for your pregnancy-related back pain. Especially if you are on your feet all day they help correct your posture and relieve that classic low back and leg pain associated with pregnancy. Also it's easy to fall out of an exercise routine while pregnant and these help you stay at least a little more toned."
"All of these bands accomplish the same purpose, letting you wear your pre-pregnancy clothes longer. They are very helpful in that pre-20-week stage when you can't seem to fit into anything (old clothes too small, maternity clothes falling off because they're too big). They also help in that awkward post-partum time when you only want to wear sweats, but occasionally need to wear "real" clothes."
"Buy the right one for your height. These are great for exercise during pregnancy to work your back muscles without straining your abs and to prepare for labor. Also nice to have around to work out later, post-baby."