Pregnancy Must-Haves

Now that I’m past the halfway point of my pregnancy, I figured it’d be a great opportunity to share what items are my must-haves! (For those of you still early on in your pregnancy, be sure to check out my first trimester fashion necessities!)must-haves during pregnancy


1. Basic maternity tees are essential. They’re a great layering piece and perfect for extending the life of your button downs. My favorites are Liz Lange for Target!

2. A great pair of maternity jeans. My Paige Maternity Skyline Jeans¬†were worth every penny. (I did snag mine on sale at Zulily, but I love them so much I would’ve paid full price!) There really is nothing that fits quite like them. They’re flattering, comfortable, and best of all, look like real jeans (with functioning pockets)!

3. Quick, protein-filled snacks. I’ve always been one who needs to eat every few hours, but now that I’m pregnant, I’ve found that I need more substantial snacks to stay satisfied. Kind Bars are one of my favorites to throw in my purse while I’m on the run. They’re filling and taste DELICIOUS.

4. A go-everywhere Tervis tumbler. I’m sure you need no reminder how essential drinking water is while pregnant. To make sure I always have a good amount on hand, Tervis tumblers are crucial. They work great in the car, at work, and at home! If you find drinking out of a straw easier, pick up a set of Tervis straws!

5. Stretch mark cream. Yes, I know stretch marks are largely hereditary, but if there is any chance of a cream helping out, I’m all for it. So far so good with my Body Boost by Basq butter!

6. A pregnancy pillow. I’ve only had my Bump Nest for about a week, but I’m already in love. I have less lower back pain and am enjoying the additional support.

7. Empire waist dresses for now and later. Empire waist cut dresses are a great non-maternity option that will also work post-pregnancy! My current favorite? Maxi dresses!

8 Comments on Pregnancy Must-Haves

  1. Justyn
    17 Apr at 7:32 am (2 years ago)

    Love this list – that tee is absolutely essential as well as the maxi dress, the pillow, the cream, ok all of it is essential. I use coconut butter for stretch marks (with both) and I can say that I haven’t gotten any! Well not any on my belly at least….


  2. Alissa
    17 Apr at 8:28 am (2 years ago)

    I can’t believe you are already halfway through your pregnancy! You still look amazing and that smile cannot be beat!

  3. chrisitna
    17 Apr at 11:50 am (2 years ago)

    Great list! I LOVE my maternity pillow! I have been using dream belly and love the scent. This looks good too. Target has been my go-to for maxis, Kind bars and pretty much everything else too.

  4. Niki
    17 Apr at 12:22 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ll be filing this away for a future day! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Paige
    17 Apr at 2:00 pm (2 years ago)

    I seriously don’t know how I’m on my second pregnancy without a body pillow! I need to get one though so badly!


  6. Ashleigh
    17 Apr at 10:35 pm (2 years ago)

    I have about 50 cases of the kind bars! We hosted a music festival at our hotel and they promoters filled the swag bags with them. After the production they had a ton left over and gave them to me! They are quite good.

  7. Anna
    21 Apr at 10:11 pm (2 years ago)

    I could live without my body pillow when I was pregnant – such a sleep saver… Seriously though, how did women sleep before them???


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