My Top 10 Pregnancy Essentials (So Far)
“Whoa, we’re half way there!” Whoa, livin’ on a prayer!” Sound familiar? Well Bon Jovi is right- we’re *literally* halfway through this pregnancy already! How is that possible? It feels like just yesterday I shared the news, and now there’s only 4 more months to go until this wonderful baby boy arrives…
When I first found out I was pregnant, there were a few things I knew I wanted to prioritize right away- health being number one. My health has always, and will always, be of great importance to me. Especially now as my body undergoes a (rather large) change, “self-care” is definitely key.
In the past few months, I’ve fine-tuned my workouts to fit how I feel in the mornings, allowed myself to sleep in a bit or take naps (instead of fight through it) and have filtered in a few extra products. This list reveals clothes, drinks, rich creams, and more that I just can’t get enough of… so scroll on to take a peak!
Because of the seamless detailing on these leggings, they are extremely comfortable and stretch with my growing bump. “Maternity” clothes are going to be my last resort, so I’m all about finding alternative options that I can wear during and after pregnancy. I even bought my (also pregnant) sister a pair for Christmas- she raves about them!
I first saw Sivan Ayla using this product during her pregnancy and was immediately influenced to buy one. I just ran out of my first container, and am anxiously waiting for the next! It totally melts in to my skin like butter and greases me up before bed or straight out of the shower. I love this product.
3. True Botanicals Pacific Glacial Clay Detoxifying Mask (use code: everydayfroma for 15% off your purchase!)
A bit of a splurge- but completely worth it. At the start of my pregnancy I was having some trouble with my skin as my body was undergoing some hormone changes. Sam actually got me this for Christmas and it works like a charm. I lather it on with a nice steamy bath at night and my skin is so smooth afterwards. Make sure to use my discount if you purchase!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know Maggie tries to steal this from me every night. She doesn’t usually win the battle- because I now can’t fall asleep without it. I really love the soft material on this one.
I’ve been using this prenatal consecutively throughout my pregnancy, and I haven’t really found anything else like it on the market. Ritual contains 12 key nutrients that are extremely vital for pregnancy, and I feel comfortable knowing I’m giving my baby the necessary requirements for his development! (Bonus: it has a yummy lemon essence, so it doesn’t taste bad).
This has been one of my favorite baby books as far as “baby nutrition” goes. I knew from the get go that I’m going to breast feed, but I wasn’t sure when or how I should start introducing real foods when baby gets a bit older. This book has so much helpful information on how to get baby started on finger foods, what stages to introduce them at, and a few helpful recipes as well!
Another little “self-care” product I am all about right now. I use it 2-3 times a week to maintain that pregnancy glow, plus it gives me a little extra boost of goodness in these cold winter days. Truly luxurious product- and smells amazing.
I’ve actually had this bra for a while, but it’s the only one I’ve been wearing while pregnant. My breasts have grown.. a lot.. and the material of this bra is incredibly soft and stretchy on my skin. I can wear it under anything and I know it will give a seamless look.
This is a bit of a random one, but a drink I’ve been craving almost daily. I was skeptical at first (because I’ve always hated pop) but I can honestly say the strawberry vanilla flavor is delicious. It’s just the right combination fruity/ bubbly for an afternoon pick-me-up. Also, the ginger lemon flavor helped with my nausea in the early stages!
Another bump-friendly item is this super lightweight tee. I love how the sleeves are a bit longer so they hang loose on my arms. My go-to outfit these days is this tee and my lululemon leggings! (Boring but so comfy).