Pregnancy

Top 50 Pregnancy Essentials

When 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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Belly bands

Top 50 Pregnancy Essentials: Belly bands

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Belly bands

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?

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7 thoughts on “Top 50 Pregnancy Essentials 2011

  1. Marcia Day says:

    This is for you, Ginger@

  2. Anonymous says:

    Mmm, bubble bath…good choice for number one!

  3. Chassidy says:

    Hey, that’s poewrful. Thanks for the news.

  4. Betty says:

    This list ends at #36!! Any way to fix it so it continues? This list is soo helpful and I must know the rest!!!

  5. rachel says:

    What do you recommend for the best maternity leggings?

  6. Laura says:

    Isn’t taking a warm bath a no-no during pregnancy???

  7. Crystal says:

    I had the same problem with the list ending at #36 but if you go up to the top and click on the “gear” link and select the first choice it brings you back to the list at #38 and the rest are visible from there.

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