Thursday, July 9, 2015

2nd Trimester Must Haves

Since my second trimester is over, I decided to come up with a small list of the things I used most. These are my essentials, and may be different than someone else's. But I feel that it could be helpful if you're entering your second trimester. So here's a few must haves to help you through your second trimester. 

1. Palmer's Cocoa Butter for itchy skinIn the second trimester your belly starts to grow, which can cause it to become really itchy. I found this oil and it has been nothing short of amazing! I use it in the morning and at night. But I've been using it more since my stretching stomach has gotten more itchy. Thankfully I have no stretch marks as of right now!

2. Tums- Pregnancy related heartburn is awful. NOTHING really helped but tums do take the edge off. I've been popping them like candy because it seems that no matter what I eat, I get really bad heartburn. 

3. Maternity Jeans- If you are in your second trimester...purchase a pair(or two) of maternity jeans. I still fit into my regular jeans but the material is really uncomfortable. I finally found a brand of maternity jeans that fit and are super comfortable. A Pea in the Pod has jeans that fit pretty true to size and I highly recommend them. 

4. Body Pillow- Uncomfortable at night? Try a body pillow. I really didn't feel like dropping $40-$50 on one of those pregnancy pillows, plus they're huge and take up a lot of room and I'd still like my husband to be able to sleep in the same bed as me. So I got a body pillow and I feel like it works the same. It might not have the support all around but I use a regular pillow to support my back. 

5. Olly Prenatal Vitamins- I really wish I had these during my first trimester. Every other prenatal I have tried has made me sick...these however have made me actually feel better! They're gummy vitamins and are easy to get down. I've tried other gummy vitamins but the flavor and consistency is just sickening to me. They're a new brand that only target carries at the moment. 

6. Water Bottle- Keeping hydrated is super important during your whole pregnancy. But in the second trimester it can really help with swelling and growing pains. The more hydrated you are, the better you'll feel. Buying a water bottle can help you get enough water without trying to keep track of how many glasses you have had. Usually I fill mine up 2-3 times per day and it's a lot easier to drink enough.