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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Sunscreen SPF 15+

Top 50 Pregnancy Essentials: Sunscreen SPF 15+

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Sunscreen SPF 15+

One (of many) very unpleasant side effects of being pregnant is an increased risk for Melasma (also known as “pregnancy mask”). Melasma is a brown discoloration that appears in patches on the face. Anyone can get it from sun exposure, but pregnant women are way more susceptible due to our raging hormones. Wearing a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher is a great way to help prevent this discoloration from appearing. Plus, it protects you from wrinkles and skin cancer.

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6 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???

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