One of the best tips I got as far as maternity wear was to make sure they can double as nursing gear, if you plan to breast feed. I also combined the Palmer’s lotion with baby oil and it worked wonders.
Second Trimester Pregnancy Favourites
As the pregnancy progresses and your body continues to change shape and size, hormones rage and weird symptoms crop up, I found that I needed different things in order to stay comfortable. Although it is safe to assume that all my first trimester favourites are still very much staples in my every day life. If you haven’t checked that post you can find it here!
Today we’re looking at the extra things that I’ve been loving for the second trimester! My go-to items that are helping to make this pregnancy so much easier!
My Second Trimester Pregnancy Favourites
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BASIC MATERNITY DRESSES | PALMERS COCOA BUTTER | KIMONO | PREGNANCY PILLOW | YOGA LEGGINGS | SEAMLESS UNDERWEAR | NAME MATCHER APP | EXPECTING BETTER | LIP BALM |
Amazon Maternity Dresses –
Not wanting to spend very much on my maternity wardrobe (more of that in an upcoming post) I found some great maternity dresses on Amazon that I bought in a couple of neutral colours. Flattering, stylish, uncomplicated and great value for money. I especially loved this style with the v-neck and little crossover front. I also have this one in the black and white stripe and this one in white, they have some great colour options.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter –
Towards the end of my second trimester I supplemented the morning application of bio oil with an evening slathering of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter. The cocoa butter is heavier and greasier, needing more time to absorb than the Bio Oil, so it’s perfect for the evening when I’m not rushing to get dressed and go to work. I just put on my bralette and PJ bottoms and let the bump hang out to moisturize for a bit.
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I found myself slightly self-conscious about my growing bump. Figure hugging dresses were more flattering but I didn’t feel entirely comfortable having my bump on display. Throwing a kimono over my dress was a nice way to mix up my basic colored dresses. This has also been a great cover-up for my swimsuits, as putting a bikini on while pregnant has also been a little daunting!
Pregnancy Pillow –
I love my pregnancy pillow, I cannot stress enough how much of a game changer this is. Do not wait. Just get one!
Aerie Yoga Leggings –
Yoga leggings are maternity gold. My Aerie leggings are so soft and stretchy, they can go over the bump or fold down under it. I honestly feel like they will see me through to the end and then come back to do further duty post-partum. These aren’t officially maternity and I bought several pairs in the sale. They are smart enough to wear outside the house and I love them. They are what I’m wearing in all of my bumpdate shots.
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Seamless underwear –
Continuing the theme of comfort (because that really is the key during pregnancy) these VS seamless pants have to get an honourable mention. So super comfy, you barely feel like you’re wearing them. They are usually on a deal when I shop for them (last time was buy 3 pairs, get 3 pairs free). They come in bikini coverage or thong back and they are fantastic.
Baby Name Matcher App –
I can’t be the only one that struggles to agree on a name with my partner. The husband is so set on his name choice that he totally refuses to discuss any other names…
The baby name matcher app was a fun way to see if we had any common ground. You each download it and then swipe left or right to accept or decline name options. At the end the app will then send you the names that you both agreed on and gives you a handy shortlist to work with.
Expecting Better –
I haven’t done that much pregnancy related reading yet – although I have a stack of books that I want to get through. Expecting Better by Emily Oster is a polarizing choice with her rather unconventional approach – particularly when it comes to what you can eat and drink. I decided to read it and then see what worked for me, I drew my own conclusions and did further research.
Lip Balm –
I found that my lips were dryer than usual during my second trimester and my favourite lip balm is the Glossier balm.com, I have it in the coconut and the rose and they are perfect for adding a little sheen and moisture.
Do you have any suggestions for products that I might need during my third trimester? I feel like this is only going to get more difficult as I get bigger!
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