While in my second trimester I started to notice a little bump. It was enough to make my size 4 jeans difficult to button and everything else looked funny. What did I do? Here are a couple of tips for you pregnant fashionistas:
Dresses: The best thing since sliced bread, and it’s easier to switch it up with accessories and layering. Key word here is accessorize — you’ll always look your best when you do. 😉
Ask a friend: I was lucky to have had friends and colleagues that knew the pains of pregnancy. Office attire for a pregnant woman was hard to find so I asked around and a colleague’s wife was willing to let me pick out a few things from her maternity days.
Other second trimester tips: Preventing Stretchmarks: Please keep yourself hydrated, and for those of you who fear getting stretchmarks, always wear cocoa butter. If you’re not a fan of cocoa butter, try baby oil after you shower.
Shaving: For those of you that shave, you may notice unwanted hair growing faster than ever. I should know. I battled with my leg hairs throughout the first trimester. A friend recommended I use baby oil when I shave, and I have been using this method since then. You want to use it after you shower but before you dry yourself off. After applying it, get your favorite razor and go for it. I personally recommend using men’s Gillette razors — they have the best blades!
Keeping Track: You know the saying “she has pregnancy brain” — well, it’s true. At least it was for me. I’d forget everything! I had my honey come to every visit with me and we’d always keep in touch throughout the day to remind each other of upcoming appointments. I also downloaded a pregnancy app on my iPhone to help me keep track of my weight gain and my son’s progress. It definitely helped, and I was a happy mommy that never missed anything. 🙂
I believe that’s it for the second trimester, oh and, don’t forget, it’s okay to continue having sex. Enjoy it! These are the months you and your love can explore each other without needing to use any birth control methods. 😉
Former B2B editor and marketer turned Family & Lifestyle blogger. Fatima is passionate about life and being social.
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