My Favorite Pregnancy Staples (So Far)

pregnancy must havesNavigating pregnancy for the very first time can be tricky. You need to pick up a few pieces that will accommodate a changing body, but you don’t really know how long that item will last or if it’ll even be worth the purchase. The past 7 months I’ve been focusing on finding budget friendly pieces that are either non-maternity, or maternity but that are worth it. Who wants to spend tons of money on clothing you only wear for a short period of time? Below are my pregnancy must haves that have carried me through the first trimester changes and are still sticking with me as I’m about to start the third.

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As much as you’ll think you can avoid maternity jeans, they’re inevitable. Instead of buying multiple cheap pairs, spend money on a pair that are good quality, trust me. You’ll wear them to death and will be so much more comfortable than trying to make the hair tie/button trick work. I ordered this ankle length pair towards the beginning and haven’t looked back. They’re comfortable and look just like my other styles by the brand. This ankle length white denim option I’ve been getting major wear out of now that it’s spring.

A great new bra is also likely going to be in your future because hello growing boobs! I’ve been living in these comfy bralettes that keep the girls in place but make you feel like you’re not even wearing anything. Size up, they do run small!

Basic tops and tanks are easy because they can mix and match with so many pieces. The longer length of these tees are great for covering the bands on maternity jeans and the side gathering grows with your bump. I had to order the stripe version too, naturally. I love to pair tanks with open cardigans/sweaters and this style is so soft (and always on sale!) and again, nice and long. This seamless cami is also really comfortable under shirts and sweaters for layering.

My go-to outfit now that’s it warm are dresses and comfortable skirts. I sized up one in this jersey dress and this skirt is one of my favorite recent finds. It pairs perfectly with a tank or tee knotted above the bump. Seriously so cute! This patterned dress from instagram is also non-maternity but works so well with a bump. I want it in the coral too!

[OTHER] Brian actually picked up this body pillow for me and it’s been amazing! It’s definitely not small, but it’s been wonderful for added support and I love the curved portion for between my knees. As someone who was a stomach/back sleeper it’s been quite the adjustment sleeping only on the side.

I’ve shared these before, but these daily prenatal vitamins are the best I’ve found. They’re a little more expensive, but the ingredients are all non-gmo, raw whole foods and super gentle on the stomach. These are the only vitamins I’ve ever been able to take on an empty stomach and not have any nausea. Everyday I also take two of these DHA vitamins for added omega-3 benefits.

I alternate between this EO lotion (I pick it up at Whole Foods) and this belly butter each day/night to help keep skin moisturized and hopefully keep stretch marks at bay.

xx

 

17 Comments

  1. April 24, 2017 / 6:33 am

    There’s that bump of yours!! You look fabulous and I think you’re navigating your pregnancy so well girl!! Glad that Brian got you the body pillow – I have heard that is amazing! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  2. April 24, 2017 / 8:15 am

    Totally agree with spending extra on maternity jeans! I bought 2 pair of Paige maternity jeans and wore them like crazy… totally worth the money! You look so great!

  3. April 24, 2017 / 8:58 am

    First, you look adorable! and a great pair of jeans will not only make your butt look good, but are also a great confidence booster for those I look fat and hate everything days. I lived in flowy dresses and most of my stuff was non maternity.

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  4. Katie Elizabeth
    April 24, 2017 / 9:11 am

    Love those H&M tees! Saving them for next time! And I will definitely be sure to splurge on a pair of jeans… that was my biggest mistake!

  5. April 24, 2017 / 9:17 am

    I have neck and back issues when I’m sleeping so I may check out that body pillow just to see if it helps! P.S. you’re the cutest!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

  6. April 24, 2017 / 9:52 am

    Looks like you’ve found a lot of pieces that work for you! You look great, as always – hopefully you can wear some of these post-partum, too!

  7. April 24, 2017 / 10:27 am

    ah how cute are you?! i’m sure i’d be all about everything stretchy and comfy that’s for sure. i have heart maternity jeans are a game changer! happy monday 🙂

    xoxo cheshire kat

  8. April 24, 2017 / 10:28 am

    Thanks for sharing this as my friend is pregnant and she is having a hard time figuring out what she should get. I will be sending her this post. You look and your bump look great.

  9. April 24, 2017 / 10:35 am

    Stop! You are the cutest andI may or may not just want that dress for my non-pregnant self 🙂

    xx,
    Lauren
    FashionablyLo

  10. April 24, 2017 / 11:08 am

    Love that sweet lil’ bump, and that dress looks so cozy chic! I lived in flowy dresses, and avoided maternity clothes for the most part. But that was due to living in Florida and it being summer. If it had been a cooler time of year, a good pair of maternity jeans would have been key. I would have lived in them and of course leggings. You’re getting so close, so exciting <3
    Green Fashionista

  11. susy
    April 24, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    Cutest baby bump!!! Love seeing your instagram photos in such cute outfits that can be worn now and later. Adorable!

  12. Amy Arnold
    April 24, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    I totally agree with you about a good pair of maternity jeans and basic tops. Plus, how cute are you?!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  13. Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine
    April 24, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    Look how adorable you are! Bralettes we’re a staple for me and we’re perfect for breast-feeding as well

  14. April 25, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    I hate maternity clothes, but finding goods can be life changing! I didn’t know H&M carried maternity, so good to know! You’re looking amazing!

  15. April 25, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    You look so cute! I got so bored wearing the same thing all the time… if there is a next time around I will get a nice pair of jeans earlier on. I do miss the pillow sometimes, ha!