Top 50 Pregnancy EssentialsWhen asked to compile a list of the 50 most essential items for pregnancy, I was about 39 weeks pregnant and ready to pop with my second baby. Having gone through two pregnancies pretty much back-to-back and feeling like I had been pregnant for two years straight, it wasn't too hard to compile this list simply because these are all items that were extremely useful to me. I hope they prove useful to you, as well. If I've left out an item that you loved or found to be essential during your pregnancy, make sure to tell us here. - Stevee Curtis
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When you first start to get that little hint of a baby bump (between 12-20 weeks), a belly band will allow you to continue to wear your own jeans, unbuttoned until it’s time for actual maternity jeans. Once you make the switch to maternity jeans (between 20-28 weeks), most likely they will be a little loose until your belly gets really big, and the belly band will help hold your pants up. When you’re reaching the end of your pregnancy (between 28-40 weeks), your maternity jeans start to get pushed down by your giant belly, and the band will help keep your jeans in place. Then there is after you have the baby…once you give birth, you’ll be transitioning back to your pre-pregnancy jeans, and the band will transition with you until you can finally button the front of your favorite pre-pregnancy jeans again. Pretty amazing, right?