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2nd Trimester Must Haves

Updated: Sep 21, 2023

During my second trimester I still used a lot of those first trimester must haves and just added in a few things for my growing belly + changing body. With that being said, I wanted to gather and share my list of pregnancy must haves during the second trimester for the mamas!

Self care:

  • Coconut oil- I continued using this all over my body after I got out of the shower everyday to help my skin stay moisturized and glowy.

  • Belly butter- After using the coconut oil, I rub this all over my growing belly and chest to help prevent stretch marks + it leaves my skin feeling super soft!

  • Water bottle- Drinking lots of water is a huge priority throughout pregnancy, so find a water bottle you like and drink up!

  • Super balm- Depending on the time of year you are pregnant, you may experience severe dehydration and dryness. This balm is great for hydration all over (lips, hands, feet, etc.) + is fragrance free.


  • Prenatals- Whether you are pregnant already or are planning to get pregnant soon, a prenatal vitamin is a must! Ritual's prenatal multivitamin has 12 key nutrients + offers 2 different flavors, citrus & mint. I have been taking the citrus ones and think they are very digestible and easy to stomach.

  • Heating pad- To help with any cramping or muscle soreness.

  • Foam roller- To help roll out those aches and pains all over your body (back, legs, sides, arms, etc.).

  • Massage gun- This is another nice tool to have and use for all of those aches and pains you may be experiencing throughout your body while you grow your baby. I noticed when I slept I would tend to wake up feeling extra sore in my glutes (from laying on my sides) so this was a helpful tool to have.

  • Tums- Indigestion and acid reflux are 2 of the most common symptoms is the second trimester so be sure to have a bottle of Tums on hand (or maybe 2/3).

  • Nursing pads- Some people may need these pre-baby and some won't. I am what they call an "over producer" which just means that I started producing milk early so I needed to add these to my bras starting in the second trimester.


  • Comfy loungewear- Don't think you have to have the cutest loungewear or perfect sets, in the second trimester is when I started gravitating to wearing Alec's boxers and oversized tees day and night.

  • Bras- Just like your belly is growing, your boobs are likely growing a lot in this trimester too. It's important to wear comfy bras, bralettes, or nursing bras to help support them + protect your back.

  • Cozy robe- Pretty much living in this robe throughout my pregnancy and then probably post part too! If you're pregnant in the summer (like me) it might be good to invest in a cooler robe, either short sleeve or waffle knit to help not get so hot.

  • Fuzzy socks- A warm, fuzzy pair of socks is the perfect thing to have one when needing to be extra comfy + cozy.

  • Compression socks- As you keep growing that baby, all sorts of crazy things that happening to your body. It's important to wear compression socks to help with all that extra blood flow + keep your feet the same size they were pre-pregnancy.

  • Slippers- Comfy house slippers are a must when staying home to help protect the arches of your feet and give your back all the support it can get while growing a baby. During the winter months I like to wear fuzzy slippers and then in the summer months switch to slides/flip-flops of some kind.

  • Your favorite blanket- Whether you are cuddling up on the couch or in your bed, it's important to have a soft, cozy blanket to snuggle up with.

  • Eye mask- Sleeping in a silk mask has been super calming for me at night + helps me sleep longer & harder which is key while growing a baby.

  • Body pillow- This is a great purchase early on in pregnancy (+ can be used throughout) to help get + stay comfy when sleeping.

What are some of your Pregnancy Must Haves? As I step into the third trimester, I'd love to know what I need during this phase!



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