After first-trimester nausea and exhaustion subsided, I found myself ready to invest in a few essentials to help me to have a powerful and natural pregnancy. Each of these items helped make my life easier and my pregnancy more comfortable. If you take anything away from this post, remember that arming yourself with education and support during this time is the most empowering step you can take. I felt extremely overwhelmed when I found out I was pregnant, but choosing a few trusted sources to listen to has helped ease my anxiety. Here are a few of the things that have been a lifesaver for me during the first 6 months of my pregnancy. (disclaimer: check with your doctor before taking any supplements listed below).
01. Leggings by Storq, made from 92% Modal 8% spandex. These are the coziest leggings you will ever put on, promise. 02. Extra Virgin Cod Liver Oil by Rosita, to help with babies brain development in the first trimester and reduce the risk of allergies thereafter. If you're worried about taste, go with the capsules. / 03.Healthy Births, Happy Babies Podcast for daily support and motivation throughout my pregnancy. / 04. Spiked Tutu Water Bottle by BKR, to make staying hydrated super chic. / 05. Organic Bra by Pansy, because not only is this the only organic cotton, wireless, comfy bra I could find, but rumor has it that it is also a great nursing bra for Post Partum. / 07. Belly Butter by Urb Apothecary to reduce my chances of stretch marks and smell like delicious chocolate and lavender while doing it. / 08.The Mama Natural Week-By-Week Guide To Pregnancy & Childbirthby Genevieve Howland serves as my go-to natural mama guide for staying healthy during my pregnancy without becoming overwhelmed. / 09. Morning journaling in my newmoleskin notebookhas been the most cost-effective therapy I have found and bonus, it serves as a way to look back on this crazy pregnancy journey/ 10.Compression Sleeves by OS1st, for reducing the swelling in my legs while traveling. / 11. Prenatal Vitamins by New Chapter, these are made with Folate and not Folic Acid like most prenatal's. I have the MTHFR gene that can not break Folic Acid down, so these have been a lifesaver for me. / 12.Ovia Pregnancy App by Ovuline, mainly for telling me what Parisian pastry my baby has grown to be each week, but also a fun way to keep track of my pregnancy. / 13.Birkenstocks, because comfy shoes during pregnancy are a must-have, I treated myself to a fresh new pair of Birks.
Have any favorites natural products that helped you during your second trimester? Leave a comment below. We would love any and all advice!