Having a summer pregnancy can be challenging with the heat, but knowing some summer maternity essentials to get you through those hot days can really be a life-saver! Summer pregnancies can also be wonderful- there are so many cute options for clothing and accessories, and to top it off, you have the whole fall and winter months to lose the baby weight! Being halfway through my second trimester got me thinking about a few must-have summer maternity essentials that are not only practical but also stylish. Keep reading for some inspiration!
1. Comfortable Sandals
Shoes are probably one of the most important summer maternity essentials for a few reasons. Your feet are your support and carrying extra weight means more strain on your poor feet! There's also the dreaded edema that affects lots of expectant mothers. The water retention and swelling make it difficult to find shoes that fit but are still comfortable and cute! Supportive flip flops or open strappy sandals are your best options for comfort and style! To keep swelling at bay, remember to exercise, to not stand in one spot for too long and to keep well hydrated!