My pregnancy essentials

In pregnancy the smallest things seem to make the biggest differences. I thought I’d put a short list together of things I find really helpful during pregnancy – a little essentials list:

  1. Maternity leggings – I bought some over the bump maternity leggings from H&M a few weeks ago and there is no going back to maternity jeans. Maternity jeans are fine for the first few months, but leggings are so much comfier for the later stages.
  2. Snacks – I always have to have some form of snack in my bag if I am out of the house. Oatcakes, a banana or a nak’d bar is what I usually carry.
  3. Water – I am terrible at carrying water with me usually, but when I’m pregnant I make much more of an effort. I imagine the little bean having a good swim around.
  4. A bra that fits – The array of bras I own in various sizes is ridiculous. I was smaller than before I had children after having Ru, and now I get measured regularly. It makes so much difference.
  5. Tissues – I always have to have tissues on me when I’m pregnant as I get a lot of nose bleeds.
  6. Maternity pyjamas – This is the first pregnancy I have owned maternity pyjamas and I must say it has been wonderful. My mum bought me this pair and another pair (that don’t seem to be available any more) from ASOS, and I love them both. I find ASOS great for maternity clothing.
  7. Extra pillows – I’m not sold on pregnancy pillows. I’ve tried a V-shaped one, a Dreamgenii and a long one. I think that a few extra regular pillows beats them all.
  8. Long showers – I don’t enjoy baths at all later in pregnancy – it’s uncomfortable to lie down and my belly ends up getting cold. I do love long showers in the evening and often I’ll sit at the bottom and relax for a few minutes.
  9. Comfortable shoes – this pregnancy I am loving trainers. I have a pair of New Balance, some adidas Gazelles and a pair of Converse. I am wearing them a lot and they are so comfortable.
  10. Layers – I am often really warm when I’m pregnant, but I hate getting cold too. Lots of light layers makes it easy to adjust.
  11. A dress – One that is comfortable and you enjoy wearing. I love my Isabella Oliver one that I bought this pregnancy. It doesn’t hang in the wrong places and the jersey is such good quality. It keeps it’s shape perfectly and the sales are usually quite good.
  12. Pregnancy vitamins – Essential for the first trimester.
  13. Olive oil – I use this at the very late stages of pregnancy when my bump starts to ache at the end of each day. I just rub some on my belly before bed time.
  14. Early nights – no explanation needed.

What did you find indispensable during pregnancy?

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E xx

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  1. 13th January 2016 / 2:50 pm

    I love snacks at any point in life lol but yes especially important in pregnancy! After seeing you over Christmas I am totally intrigued about wearing leggings in my next pregnancy, they did look super comfy and just go with everything!
    It was great J got you the trainers, they’re nice..I saw some lovely New Balances in the sales but Nath wasn’t feeling it haha x

    • Esther
      13th January 2016 / 10:02 pm

      Leggings are the bomb – always with a long tee or long cardigan! I get worried that may rip. Haha. New Balance are so comfy! xx

  2. 13th January 2016 / 8:58 pm

    This list has made me giggle, because it is almost identical to mine. I carry my lunch bag around with me all day at work as it is filled with snacks and I always need them close to hand. Also, I am living in my maternity PJ’s at home, they are on as soon as I get through the door! xx

    • Esther
      13th January 2016 / 10:02 pm

      It’s all about the snacks! Loved the vision of you carrying your lunch bag around! Hope you’re keeping well Jo xx

  3. 15th January 2016 / 6:11 pm

    Loving this post Esther. I love the Naked bars. Wont be able to have them any more but they are tasty!

    • Esther
      16th January 2016 / 7:27 pm

      Will be thinking about you this week Ang. You must keep me updated xx

  4. 15th January 2016 / 7:58 pm

    I lived in my H&M maternity jeans (and leggings of course!) and stripy stretchy t shirts. I also had a few giant tent-like jumpers from H&M which I lived in, plus a baggy wax jacket which did up over the bump. I also drank a lot of raspberry leaf tea. And ate quite a lot of cake and sweets sadly..!

    • Esther
      16th January 2016 / 7:28 pm

      I feel like I need some giant tent like jumpers! I refuse to spend money on a maternity coat so some huge jumpers would be fab. Amen to leggings. They’re amazing! x

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