Before you decide whether you should get the Mommy Care Kit, there are a couple of things you need to know. You’ll need to know what’s in the kit, what issues it resolves, and the easiest way to get it.
What Is the Mommy Care Kit?
The Mommy Care Kit is a collection of FDA approved, non-addictive preventative care products that can help pregnant women alleviate some of the discomfort they experience during the course of their pregnancies and even during their postpartum period.
The Mommy Care Kit helps soothe common pregnancy symptoms like low back and abdominal pain, swelling and inflammation, and blood clot risk all without taking any medication.
What’s Included in the Complete Mommy Care Kit?
Every part of the Mommy Care Kit helps with common medical issues that can occur during pregnancy. Some of these items are more helpful during your pregnancy itself, while other items may support the postpartum period.
These products are safe to use during pregnancy, although we recommend discussing their use with your OBGYN, midwife, or another healthcare provider. Let's take a look at what is inside your Mommy Care Kit.
The Plasmaflow compression device is used on the lower legs to reduce swelling, promote better circulation and prevent blood clots.
Lower Back Support
One of the common complaints of pregnancy is lower back pain. The Lower Back Support is designed to more support, comfort and pain relief. It’s easy to put on, comfortable, and easy to adjust. It’s low-profile, so it’s not obvious when you wear it. (There’s also a removable ice pack for extra comfort.)
Many mothers who decide to breastfeed after birth need a way to pump their breast milk. The Zoomee breast pump is battery-powered and lightweight, so you can take it anywhere you need to. It comes with breast shields in three different sizes so that you can find one that works best for you. There’s storage space that can keep the bottles with milk cold and lids that lock tightly. Additionally, there are two pumps so that you can pump on both sides at once, or you can alternate.
3-in-1 Belly Wrap
The 3-in-1 Belly Wrap has three belts that help with different stages of recovery, supporting your pelvis, stomach, and waist. By employing gentle compression, this wrap may help your internal organs to return to their normal balance and help reduce aches and pains that can come after birth. It helps strengthen your core by improving your posture, and two belts can help if you have Diastasis Recti.
Compression Stockings are great for mothers during their pregnancy. They can help promote blood flow in your legs, which can be negatively affected by the weight of your growing baby. These socks help prevent swelling and aches in your legs, as well as help prevent blood clots and varicose veins.
What Does the Mommy Care Kit Help With?
The Mommy Care Kit is a collection of safe, non-addictive products designed specifically to help expecting mothers deal with the most common symptoms that come along with pregnancy without needing to take any medications. Take a look at all of the issues the Mommy Care Kit can help you with.
Common Pregnancy Pains
Although pregnancy can be wonderful and exciting, there are some negative aspects of being pregnant. A lot of women experience some pains during pregnancy due to the growth of their babies.
The additional weight on the front of your body can put pressure on many different areas of your body, which causes some of the typical pregnancy pains. Other issues can come after pregnancy, but they’re still part of a mother’s experience with their little one.
Abdominal & Low Back Pain
A lot of the discomfort during pregnancy is a result of the baby’s growth. As the baby grows, additional strain is put on the muscles surrounding your uterus. The expanding uterus can press on some muscles and nerves, causing aches and pains.
Most abdominal pain is a result of your uterus pressing on the surrounding tissues. It’s typically a sharp pain that radiates outward, sometimes even reaching your legs. You may experience round ligament pain, which is another acute pain experienced in your abdomen, around your hips, and sometimes your pelvic area.
You may experience Braxton Hicks Contractions, which are false contractions that can be a sign your uterus is practicing for birth. Usually, they will disappear if you change positions or even drink water.
Lower back pain results from the extra strain on your back muscles. As your little one grows, your posture changes since you need to adjust to balance the baby’s weight. Hormonal changes can affect your lower back too.
Using something to support your growing abdomen and your back can alleviate some of the discomfort you are experiencing.
Swelling & Inflammation
Most swelling and inflammation during your pregnancy will be in your legs and feet since your growing uterus will start to pressure the blood vessels in your lower body, making circulation more of a chore. Things that put compression on your legs can help improve circulation, like compression socks.
Increased Blood Clot Risk
The CDC along with the National Blood Clot Alliance has found that the chances of developing a blood clot increases 3-5x during pregnancy, and that risks balloons to as much as 20x higher during the 90 days following child birth.
Stretch marks are a common result of pregnancy. They appear because your baby and uterus are growing quickly, and your skin isn’t elastic enough to keep up with this growth, causing scar tissue to form. They appear as red or pink marks on your abdomen, buttocks, thighs, or breasts, as those areas tend to grow the fastest during pregnancy. Items like the 3in1 belly band can help prevent stretch marks.
Difficulty Breastfeeding or Pumping
Some mothers can have difficulty with breastfeeding or even pumping. Once your baby is born, both of you need to learn how to latch properly, which can take some trial and error. Some mothers also have difficulties because they have flat or inverted nipples.
Other struggles can include things like clogged ducts, mastitis (an infection), and fungal infections like thrush. Although some of these things should be treated by a doctor, many of them can be helped with a breast pump.
Pumping can be uncomfortable for many women, so it’s important to find a comfortable pump that fits well.
Although varicose veins are mainly a cosmetic issue, they can be uncomfortable because they are accompanied by swelling. They are a result of the low circulation from the pressure due to your growing baby. Compression socks improve circulation, so they can help prevent or alleviate varicose veins.
Military Moms We´ve Got You Covered
Military Moms tend to have the highest rate of acceptance for the Mommy Care Kit. TRICARE covers the same services that a civilian health insurance plan is required to cover under the ACA. If it’s medically necessary care, like emergency services, it’s likely covered. Covered services include: induced labor and delivery, prenatal care, and postpartum care, as well as any complications.
Do I Qualify for the Mommy Care Kit?
Many private health insurance plans, including Tricare for military moms, cover the products in the Mommy Care Kit. To see if you qualify, just follow these simple steps:1. Fill Out the Online Questionnaire
By answering the questions in our questionnaire, we can help you figure out if your insurance will cover items in the Mommy Care Kit. Once completed, we will get back to you within 48hrs.2. Schedule a Phone Assessment With Our Nurses
Once your insurance is approved, we will contact you and set up a short phone assessment with our Nurse Practitioner.3. Your Kit is on the Way
Once we determine that you qualify and you’ve completed the short phone assessment, your kit will be shipped to you.