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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.

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Many women have to deal with hemorrhoids during pregnancy or post-partum. "During my first pregnancy, I had terrible constipation, which led to terrible hemorrhoids," says Dr Sonia Ng, a pediatrician in Princeton, New Jersey. "By my third trimester, they were very painful and itchy. I found that Tucks Medicated Pads really helped." Tucks uses witch hazel to help treat this painful and uncomfortable condition.

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