Pregnancy Must-Haves From a Second-Time Mom

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Pregnancy Must-Haves From a Second-Time Mom
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We lived in a small one-bedroom apartment when I was pregnant with my first and moved to a two-bedroom before getting pregnant with my second. So, space has been limited, and transitioning from working to being a stay-at-home mom, finances are something I have to be super considerate of. When I was pregnant, I found crazy long lists of things to buy, but I felt like it was all marketing or extra.

Here is a list I put together of the things I personally used or needed through my pregnancies.

While trying to conceive:

  • A good prenatal and calcium supplement
  • Start a working out routine that can flex while pregnant

1st Trimester

  • Running maternity shorts*
  • Maternity leggings
  • Butt pillow**
  • To eat:
    • Ginger chews - hello morning sickness
    • Crackers/ granola bars

*I did not buy these for my first pregnancy and it was a horrible regret. I lived in them for my second pregnancy. They are comfortable and help curve around your new bump.

** I suffered from sciatica through both of my pregnancies and had a very tender vagina postpartum. This pillow was a lifesaver and is something I still use when sitting on the floor playing with the kids

2nd and 3rd Trimesters

  • Stretch mark cream
  • Good water bottle with a straw and handle
  • Pregnancy pillow - long one***
  • To eat:
    • 6 dates a day - not if you have blood sugar issues
    • Prunes - if you are feeling backed up.

*** The pregnancy pillow my husband got me was so amazing!!! Having a long one that can twist and turn came in handy when I was dealing with those first few months being up every two hours breastfeeding. I could use it to support myself and the baby. Definitely a worth wild purchase especially if you want more than one kid.

3rd+ trimester

  • Comfortable loose shirts/dresses
  • Comfortable bras (nursing bras work great)
  • Stuff for your hospital bag, if you need any.
  • Start perineal massage

Come back and let me know if you find this list helpful or have questions!

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