The second trimester is widely thought of as the best of the three. Hopefully nausea will have lifted and you’ll finally look pregnant as opposed to just feeling it! But let’s be honest, as wonderful as pregnancy is, it can also be hard and a big adjustment. There’s a lot of hormonal changes and you might find you have days where you feel better than others. Below are some of our top picks for coping with the second trimester.
1. This Works Heavenly Sleep Candle – Treat yourself to a calming and soothing candle. Being pregnant can often disrupt sleep patterns, so try setting a calming and peaceful atmosphere before bed to help aid your sleep.
2. Pregnacare Tablets – You might not need to take folic acid anymore, but taking a good pregnancy supplement will help supply your baby with other important nutrients such as vitamin d and iron.
3. Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter – Use a nice belly butter to help keep your bump and skin soft and hydrated.
4. Bloom and Blossom Rejuvenating Facial Spritz – Perfect for those days where you’re lacking energy and needing a pick me up.
6. Topshop Maternity Jeans – These Joni jeans are super comfy and even better, won’t break the bank! They come in multiple current styles so you won’t feel like you’re wearing maternity wear.
8. Vest Tops – These are perfect for layering and giving your bump some extra support. We love the Isabella Oliver tank tops.
9. Decaf Lattes – If you’re missing your old morning coffee routine, switch to decaf! You’ll be able to enjoy a cup or two without worrying about exceeding your daily caffeine allowance. We love fresh coffee from Pact, which gets delivered right to your door.
10. Make A Wishlist – Pinterest is an amazing resource for inspiration and keeping organised. It’s also a great place to create a wish-list of all the items you’d like to buy for your new baby along with any mood boards for the nursery.
11. Gaviscon – Indigestion and heartburn tend to be very common during pregnancy (nearly three quarters of women suffer from it) which can leave you feeling uncomfortable. Having some heartburn tablets handy can help relieve the symptoms. N.B Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine in pregnancy.
12. Pregnancy Yoga & Body Balance Class – Yoga is an amazing way to de-stress and get your body strong for labour and birth. Check out your local gyms and studios to see what pregnancy classes are on offer. It’s also a great way to meet other mums-to-be!