8 Must-Have Items During Pregnancy

I’m only one week away from the 6 month mark of my pregnancy, and I feel like I’m finally learning about the little things that make life easier. Carrying this baby is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever experienced- but that doesn’t make the changes to my body any less overwhelming. These 8 products are on my must-buy list for any expecting mommy! Click on product names as you scroll for more info.

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Always Discreet Liners

Let’s face it, when you’re pregnant something as simple as a little sneeze or burst of laughter can come with consequences. These awesome liners protect you from bladder leaks so you can dance, laugh, and be yourself without worry (we have enough to worry about while carrying our precious cargo!). Always Discreet Liners (available at Target) absorb 2X more than you may need, based on average US consumer usage. These liners have been a lifesaver to me, so I want to share a couple of great ways for you to save on your own!

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Jessica Simpson Petite Skinny Leg Maternity Jeans

I’m petite, so finding maternity jeans that fit my torso and didn’t need 4 inches taken off the bottom was hard! I am not ashamed to say that this is the only pair of maternity jeans I’ve worn for 3 months. They go from me, to the laundry room and back on again- I LOVE them! They actually make me feel “normal”, which you’ll understand if you’re dealing with maternity clothes. It’s nice to have maternity versions of clothes that still make you feel like you.

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Earth Mama, Angel Baby Natural Stretch Oil

I like to rub this on my belly and boobs right out of the shower. I apply a little more throughout the day if I’m feeling extra itchy. I also have belly butter, but I like to put this on underneath. Everything I’ve read has insisted that there’s nothing you can do to prevent stretch marks, but I’m still religious about treating my growing belly right. This entire line of products is light and natural- I love everything they make.

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Body Boost Stretch Mark Butter

I tried everything from Mama Bee to Cocoa Butter and this cream has the best consistency. It’s rich, creamy and comes in heavenly scents. I use the “Milk & Honey” scent because I find it’s the easiest on my pregnancy super smell. I use this cream over my oil, and it always makes me feel great. Tip: If you have a doppler at home, use your belly butter instead of the gel. It keeps you on a normal routine!

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Boppy 3-Piece Body Pillow

I call this pillow “my boyfriend” and my husband hates it. I know it’s wrong, but this little guy is the best spooning partner I’ve ever had. Right now I’m only using one of the 3 pieces; but I’m looking forward to adding on the attachments as needed. This is also great for keeping your belly protected from your laptop and eventually breast feeding.

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Maternity Seamless Black Legging-Be Maternity

(In an Oprah voice) The best leggings EVERRRRRRRR!!!! If I’m not in my JS skinny jeans, you can bet I’m in these leggings. I found them at Target and bought them without even trying them on- it was a huge score! These fit your belly like a glove and are thick and high quality enough to wear everywhere from yoga to date night.

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What To Expect Pregnancy App

I have the What To Expect book, but this app is just awesome. I love seeing daily updates when I wake up in the morning and connecting with the online community. Believe it or not, I’ve made friends in the WTE community that I talk to on a daily basis. It’s packed with great info, super easy to download and FREE!

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The Honest Company Whole-Food Prenatal

This is the only pre-natal I was able to swallow during my first trimester. The vitamins are all natural and they literally taste and smell like vanilla. This is also the only pre-natal I can take on an empty stomach. Yes, you can buy gummies- but preggos are already susceptible to dental problems, so why add the extra sugar to your routine?

I would love, love, love to hear which products you can’t live without! It’s crazy how many options there are out there- it can be overwhelming right? Leave your must-have mommy items in the comments below.

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