Chasing Davies: 2nd Trimester Pregnancy Must-Haves!

September 16, 2013

2nd Trimester Pregnancy Must-Haves!

As I mentioned last week, I officially made it to my 3rd trimester, but not without a lot of help!  These are just some of the items I have come to depend on and love during this pregnancy. 
1. Managing my pregnancy-amplified breakouts. I've always struggled with my skin, but this pregnancy has made my skin even more prone to breakouts! I recently started using Belli Anti-Blemish Facial Wash and Belli Acne-Control Spot Treatment.  I've noticed a difference right away and love this stuff.  
2. Midi Skirts.  I've said it before, the best pieces to own during pregnancy are a plethora of midi-skirts!  You can wear them pre-, during and post-pregnancy, so no big investments into an item that has a limited shelf-life.  Even into your 3rd trimester, you can pull the skirt all the way up above your bump and still have the skirt length keep you covered.  Go here for my fav place to find these midi-skirts and here are a few more of my favs:

3. Alas, I've also succomb to wearing some actual maternity clothes. My last pregnancy I swore by materinity basics only - leggings, tank tops and camis, and that still holds true - but I've gotten a few other pieces this time.  Mainly because I'm a little more pregnant, quicker this time and also because I've found some super cute and affordable options!  ASOS maternity if THE PLACE to shop.  

You'll see some outfit posts this next trimester working in more maternity pieces (especially excited about these fun, but belly-friendly maternity tights).

4. Helping me get some sleep.  Both pregnancies, sleep has not come easy to me, even though I'm way tired.  I just can't seem to get comfortable - so I've tried a few little helpers, with the Snoogle being my favorite (though I should have probably gotten a new one this pregnancy, as it's a little less fluffy than I'd like).

5. Belly Potions!  I used a variety of products last time and still got some stretch marks.  I don't think you can completely avoid it if it's in your genes.  BUT, I'm still using it this time because at least it made my stomach skin less itchy and possibly prevented further marks. Two of my favorites are Burt's Bees Mama Belly Butter and Moterlove Pregnant Belly Oil.

What are your must haves for getting through the 2nd trimester?

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