Second Trimester Must-Haves
Second Trimester Pregnancy Essentials
HATCH's Second Trimester Essentials include the best clothing, mom-safe self care and must-have maternity wellness productsfor expecting a new arrival. Thoughtfully designed clean beauty favorites include HATCH's Mama Must-Haves Kit complete with every belly’s favorites in one place. Everyday maternity wardrobe staples like the Ultra Soft Before, During And After Legging and HATCH Layers Set, fit snug around the body with plenty of room to grow.
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Second Trimester Must-Haves
Mama, you’ve already had one trimester of pregnancy. At this point, you know comfy clothes are key. However, you also know that sometimes the perfect outfit can just make a world of difference. Like when the best parking spot is available at your local coffee shop or when you execute...
Mama, you’ve already had one trimester of pregnancy. At this point, you know comfy clothes are key. However, you also know that sometimes the perfect outfit can just make a world of difference. Like when the best parking spot is available at your local coffee shop or when you execute the perfect messy bun.
You’re doing an amazing job; you conquered the first trimester and have the adorable bump tracking photos to prove it.
So, who wants seconds?
Your second trimester is all about slowing down and finding your own pace. A lot of new mothers experience a plateau in the worst of their pregnancy and regain some comfort in their bodies. You might get to catch your breath, but you also might experience a few new changes.
Here are a few key elements of a typical second trimester:
- Subsiding symptoms - It’s celebration time. Feel free to insist on a pat on the back. Many of your first trimester symptoms will take the backseat during your second trimester. Maybe they might even hop out of the car altogether. For example, you might expect relief from breast tenderness and nausea.
- Congestion - One of your new pregnancy symptoms during the second trimester could be newfound nasal congestion. The increased blood flow can inflame the mucus membranes, causing congestion and sometimes snoring.
- Swelling - Another potential new symptom of your second trimester is the swelling of your feet and your ankles. The majority of pregnant people encounter this symptom, and it can last for the rest of the pregnancy.
- Dizziness - One more side effect of that increased second trimester blood flow is dizziness. Your blood pressure drops as your blood vessels expand to support your baby.
Go ahead and reward yourself, mama. A little self-care and self-love are the key to a happy mama. We’re sure your baby can feel it, too. Those are probs kicks of joy (even if they hurt).
Our favorite form of congratulations looks and feels a lot like high-quality maternity basics and treats.
Here are a few of our recommended second trimester must-haves:
The Walkabout Jumper A “walkabout” is a typical Australian right of passage that is all about the joy of the journey and the learning that comes with it.
With that bump growing, you might not feel up to a stroll across the Australian Outback. But you might be skipping for joy now that you don’t have to spend every morning hunched over the bathroom toilet.
Now you can truly enjoy the newfound comfort in your second trimester body and dress for it, too… introducing the Walkabout jumper for style that never stops.
The Sweatsuit Not just any sweatsuit — a really cool one. Get into a matching set in a bright, neutral tone to stay cozy but still reflect the development of your true pregnancy glow and flow. Those matching sets are more popular than ever; those Gen-Z influencers and their 90s nostalgia know what’s up.
As you regain some strength and start to get out and about during your second trimester, a good Neck Out-The-Door Sweatshirt is perfect for a busy lifestyle.
The Dress Let us reiterate this: you are glowing, mama. What’s more magical than a confident mama in her second trimester? Besides the extra glass that diners give you for overflow milkshake… nothing.
Having a classic wardrobe staple like a little (or long) black dress is a great way to reflect that magic. There’s something really special about tapping into that timeless look with the added benefit of your baby bump.
Bath Time, Babe Our final and most treasured item on this overview of second trimester must-haves is a high-quality tub of bath soak. Lather a soothing bath blend onto your newly sore skin, and tend to yourself like a queen. Then, top it off with some Belly Oil.
Try Hatch Collection’s Belly Spa Kit for a blend made just for mamas for a perfect spa day. Or spa night. Or a spa afternoon.
Growing & Glowing When Your Bump Starts Showing Your second trimester is more than just a checkpoint in your pregnancy. It’s a time of abundance: in care, in love for your growing baby, and in gratitude for your hard-working body. We believe fine-tuning your maternity wardrobe, and bathroom cupboard can help support you during this magical period of growth and glow.
Sources 2nd trimester pregnancy: What to expect | Mayo Clinic How Gen Z is Channeling 1990s Fashion | The New York Times 20 easy hairstyles for mums 2021 | Mother and Baby How to do a bespoke Walkabout in north-western Australia | London Evening Standard