2nd Trimester Essentials

2nd trimester essentials

1// Leggings//harem pants – these are two of the most comfortable things to wear when pregnant! I’ve just bought a couple of pairs of patterned harem pants, as well as some funky leggings. Teamed with long vests and a cardigan, they’re my go-to outfits everyday!

2// HealGel Intensive – This has been my saviour the past few weeks. AN ideal beauty solution for busy mums who want one product to replace their assortment of neck, night, eye creams and facial serums, this really does work. My skin is feeling so much more nourished and moisturised since I started using it.

3// Bump to Birthday Journal – I’ve really been enjoying journaling this pregnancy, recording memories, my emotions and what I’m thinking/feeling. Such a special time, and it’s lovely to record it to look back on.

4// Bath Bombs – I do love lush bath bombs, I *think* my favourite is the Rose Queen… or maybe Think Pink… it’s hard to pick, but when you’ve an achey back, and are feel tired and weary, a long soak in a bath with one of these is the perfect little luxury.

5// Spatone – an essential for me, pregnancy can be tough going on the body, and so often pregnancy can equal iron deficiency. Spatone is a great way to ensure your iron levels stay up, and are easy on the body to absorb.

6// Long Vests – I stocked up on a few of these from H&M, the long length mean they cover all of my bump! They’ve been great on their own through the summer, and as it’s growing cooler, teamed with a cardigan or layered under another top.

7// Maternity Pillow – I’ve mentioned this already in a recent post, but I can’t recommend it enough! I’ve been so much more comforable at night since I’ve been using it meaning I’ve slept better. Win win!

What are/were your essentials in the second trimester?



  1. September 2, 2014 / 12:22

    Bath bombs for sure, they’re such a necessity during pregnancy! I think I spent about eight of my nine months in the bath. Hope you’re feeling well :D xxx

  2. September 2, 2014 / 12:43

    Completely agree with all your essentials, especially on the leggings front too. Hope everything is going well Zx

  3. September 2, 2014 / 15:06

    I had a maternity pillow with my last pregnancy and it was an absolute God send.

  4. September 2, 2014 / 16:37

    Long vests were my total saviours and still are in toddler-parenthood – nobody needs to see my ass hanging out of my jeans when a nice long vest would cover it! You looked so great in your last pic, I hope you’re still feeling good!

  5. September 2, 2014 / 17:04

    I remember getting freaked out early on with both pregnancies and having hot baths. I kept thinking scrambled eggs! By the end it was just bliss to be able to have a soak in the bath.

  6. September 2, 2014 / 17:51

    I totally agree with the spatone and long vests. My second trimester went by in a hail of morning sickness

  7. September 2, 2014 / 18:59

    I lived in some soft rollover trousers from Next when pregnant with the twins. Couldn’t get leggings to go over my bump! :)

  8. September 2, 2014 / 19:57

    I really hope someone is reading this post and you get some of these!

  9. September 2, 2014 / 20:36

    Great essentials, I live in leggings anyway and I’m not even pregnant!

  10. September 2, 2014 / 21:40

    Cheese! I had a massive cheese craving with Belle, although weirdly I don’t even like cheese much, so would often end up with a massive cheese sandwich I then couldn’t face eating…

  11. September 3, 2014 / 00:20

    Oooh Bath Bombs! Totally agree with that one! And definitely the maternity pillow! Couldn’t have coped without mine

  12. September 3, 2014 / 06:18

    I love lush!!! My essentials were my essential one maternity tops…….so soft and comfy!

  13. September 3, 2014 / 10:02

    Is the heal gel good for heels as well? Mine are in a shocking state after wearing sandals all summer!

  14. September 3, 2014 / 10:31

    I’ve just gotten into wearing harem pants – and I’m not even pregnant! Can’t beat being comfy!

  15. September 3, 2014 / 13:55

    I love Lush bath bombs too…I haven’t picked any up for awhile but this is the weather for warming baths so I must try and pick some up.

  16. September 4, 2014 / 17:58

    I remember the relief when I finally got a pregnancy pillow! And you can never go wrong with bath bombs!

  17. September 5, 2014 / 09:31

    HealGel Intensive is amazing, I have it and absolutely love it x

  18. September 5, 2014 / 09:39

    I love the bump to birth journal. I wish I’d have kept one for each of my pregnancies.

  19. September 6, 2014 / 23:26

    I bought some hareem pants recently (mainly because my husband would hate them and call them MC Hammer pants) but they have been SO brilliant! I’m not giving them up when the baby comes x

  20. September 7, 2014 / 08:45

    I wish harem pants had been around when I was pregnant 4 years ago. They must be sooo comfy. My favourite product in the second trimester was Love Boo miracle oil – so lovely to moisturise the bump and paraben free too.

  21. September 7, 2014 / 22:33

    I have started using Spatone recently and I have to say I think it’s really helped with my energy levels. I really need to get some harem pants – great for comfy style

    Laura x

  22. September 10, 2014 / 16:05

    LUSH BATH BOMBS are sooo good, although I have to say I’m sure your products could rival them ;) x

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