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Lifestyle 1 year ago

my must-have pregnancy items

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happy friday friends! idk about you guys but this wee has been a WHIRLWIND for me! just like going non stop, so i can’t believe friday is already here. AND that i’m already 24 weeks pregnant with our little miracle baby! i’ve had a few STAPLE items that have been lifesavers for me during pregnancy that i wanted to share with y’all today. items that have helped me sleep, stay hydrated, comfortable, satisfied cravings etc haha. obviously every pregnancy is different so, who knows if it’ll be helpful for you or not. but i wanted to share in case you’re also pregnant or maybe shopping for a gift for a mama-to-be!

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my pregnancy essentials

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you guys know that i've had sleep issues for the majority of my adult life. a lot of the sleep supplements i was taking before pregnancy i'm not really allowed to take anymore so i needed to find an alternative. i LOVE this magnesium drink before bed. it really helps me to unwind / destress and calm my mind down before getting into bed. it has magnesium in it + l-theanine which can both help with relaxation and sleep, and i love the taste of it too! i mix mine with hot water!

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i know this is such a basic thing to include lol but staying hydrated is SO important, always, but especially when pregnant, my 40oz stanley really helps me drink more water and i keep it with me 24/7. i like the 40oz size because i just make it a goal to fill it up two times and drink 80oz each day. i don't always get to that goal but this water bottle makes it a little easier!

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you guys have heard me rave about LMNT for years now. i drank it every day before pregnancy and still continuing the habit. it's electrolytes without the sugar - which helps keep me hydrated, can help with swelling, and gives my body the hydration it needs especially while growing a little human! i love the wateremelon flavor OR mixing the chocolate flavor in hot water!

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if you've been pregnant before you know...when you find a comfortable outfit in pregnancy that also looks cute...you buy it in every dang color haha. i love this onesie because you can wear it with sandals or sneakers, there's so many different ways you can style it, it's SO comfy, and still looks cute all at the same time. i have it in two colors and tbh...i just ordered a 3rd!

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this is the stretch mark cream i've been putting on my belly every night ever since i got to my second trimester. it feels SO hydrating and i love that it's made with all clean ingredients. there's a trademark ingredient in it called Vanistryl® and when it's activated, it releases a compound engineered to reduce tension in the skin and promote its regeneration!

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another one of those clothing items that is so comfortable with a bump and perfect for pairing with oversized t-shirts or sweatshirts. i like the 8~~ length too because they are a little bit longer and perfect for just everyday life + errands!

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these are the prenatal vitamins i've been taking during pregnancy that my midwives recommended! i love that it's only 2 pills a day (there was a brand i was taking previously that i loved but it was 8 pills a day and it was hard lol). these also have a delayed-release capsule so you can take them with or without food and they haven't made me nauseous at all. they also have a minty aftertaste so i just think they're super easy to take + have all the necessary vitamins and minerals for mama and baby!

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goshhhhh i started sleeping with this pregnancy pillow a few weeks ago and it's been a GAME CHANGER for my sleep! this one is SO comfortable and really helps me stay sleeping on my side. i love that it comes around on both sides so you can roll over without having to move the entire pillow if that makes sense!

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to my knowledge, retinol is a no-no during pregnancy so this overachiever serum has been a LIFE saver for me. i actually really miss retinol and botox haha but this serum has helped keep my skin looking smooth + clear and it's still pregnancy safe! it's a great retinol alternative and is great for anti-aging, anti-redness, and evening out your skin tone texture! i use this every single day, sometimes twice a day!

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the set i'm wearing in these photos! i love a good matching set and own this one in 3 or 4 colors now. the bike shorts are so soft and comfy and i love how oversized the top is! you can also wear the top forwards or backwards (with the v in the front or back) and it's something you could pair with sneakers or sandals! perfect for spring and summer!

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my favorite natural sleep supplement. these chewable tablets have magnesium, melatonin, gaba, l-theanine....to help regulate your circadian rhythm and unwind your mind. i take these a few times a week and they've really helped me fall and stay asleep!

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one of my biggest pregnancy cravings haha and what i'm currently eating as i write this blog post! i am obsessed with the peanut butter flavor, with bananas and almond milk as a late night snack. i also love that this cereal is low in sugar and has 12g of protein in it! so it actually fills you up AND tastes good!

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my skin has felt SO dry and itchy this pregnancy and this body lotion has been a lifesaver for me! i lather up in this before getting in bed and it really leaves my skin feeling so hydrated and baby soft. this lotion has plant-derived butters, natural oils, and ceramides that melt into your skin for all-day hydration! i'm also obsessed with the scent - it's a really subtle coconut vanilla and smells soooo good.

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*My medical team has approved of all of these products but as always…make sure to check with your own doctor and follow their advice!

what are / were some of your must-have pregnancy products?! anything i need to try? please comment below and let a mama know!!

xo Lauren

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