Hello, friends! I hope you are enjoying your day. The transition into spring is my favorite time of year. I love to see the daffodils, tulips, and cherry trees blooming, leaves popping out on trees, the warmer weather, and of course, the sun, which is extremely elusive during winters in the PNW. If I could live in a place that was sunny, 75 degrees, and low humidity all year, I would be one happy girl!
I would like to clarify that I am currently *NOT pregnant*. But… No surprise here, I was recently pregnant! Pregnancy is a WILD journey. Like, absolutely life changing, in the best way possible. The fact that we can grow human being is absolutely mind blowing. During my pregnancy, I created a list of things that I truly think made a huge difference. Whether it was in the first trimester to combat morning sickness (let’s be real: all day sickness) or in the third trimester to make myself more comfortable, these products that greatly improved my experience.
The first trimester is all about surviving the morning sickness while at the same time getting focused on establishing a nutritional base. Sounds counterintuitive! Sometimes all you can muster is eating bagels and toast – I’ve been there! Here’s how I made it through the first trimester: lots of gingery products to combat nausea, staying hydrated, taking my prenatals, and getting adequate dietary nutrition.
- Pink Stork Morning Sickness Sweets / 2. Hydroflask Water Bottle / 3. Yogi Lemon Ginger Tea/ 4. Ritual Prenatal Vitamins / 5. Real Food for Pregnancy / 6. The Bump App
The second semester is so fun! You finally start to feel better (hopefully!) and you’re starting to show your baby bump. The second trimester is all about adjusting to your new and beautiful body as it changes with pregnancy. Comfort is key – But that doesn’t mean mama can’t be stylish! These Lululemon align leggings are beloved by many pregnant women because they easily accommodate a growing belly. Once your belly starts to grow, it’s time to start sleeping on your side. I love my pillow from Boll & Branch. It is perfect for side sleeping.
- Lululemon Align Pants / 2. Aerie Bras / 3. Compression socks / 4. Pink Blush Maternity Clothes / 5. Boll & Branch Pillow
Welcome to the final push! While I unfortunately didn’t spend too much time in the third trimester, I loved these products. Some of them transferred over to the initial postpartum time as well. For instance, I absolutely loved my pregnancy pillow during the final month(s) of my pregnancy. I also used it for nursing/pumping in bed. It is really supportive when propped up behind your back. Also, I received this robe as a Christmas gift, but it would be perfect for the end of pregnancy/postpartum.
- Pregnancy Pillow / 2. Kindred Bravely Underwear / 3. Mason Grey LA Robe / 4. Plush Target blanket / 5. Kindred Bravely Nursing Bras / 6. Tinyhood Class
Not specific to any trimester, I loved these products through every stage of my pregnancy. The Bloom Method is an incredible fitness platform designed specifically for pregnant women and women who have given birth. It focuses on establishing deep core and pelvic floor strength. It utilizes special breathing techniques to enhance these muscles. Of course, my favorite protein powder – I have added this to my smoothies for years. And finally, Osmia. Oh how I love this soap company. The unscented soap and body oil (for your belly!) are exquisite.
Everyone has a different experience with their pregnancy. Some things may work for one person and not work for another. Let me know if there are any standout products you loved from your pregnancy!
Until next time!