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Must-have maternity items

If you've ever been pregnant, you know there are hundreds of pregnancy products specifically designed (and marketed) for expectant mothers. Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out what's actually helpful in pregnancy and what's commercialized fluff. Read on for some advice from real moms (and real doctors) about the best pregnancy products they found.

3Must-have maternity itemsBellaBand

Believe it or not, some women go through an entire pregnancy without ever buying special maternity clothes. Dr Ashley Roman, MPH, a clinical assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the New York University School of Medicine, was one of those women. Her secret? The BellaBand, a knit band that enables regular clothes to work for pregnant bodies. "I could wear my regular pants, unbuttoned and unzipped, and the BellaBand would hold them up," says Dr Roman.

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