If you want to hang on to your regular bras for a while longer, I recommend buying some bra strap extenders. Something I didn’t expect to happen was my underbust measurement to increase, so buying these meant my bras didn’t dig into my ribs! I got a pack of 6 in different colours from Amazon for just over £5 and they’ve been put to good use.
It’s worth buying some maternity basics, like a staple pair of maternity jeans (I like ASOS), leggings and some plain short and long sleeve tshirts (I got mine from New Look). With this pregnancy, I had a bump very early on, so I was thankful to have my trusty maternity leggings at hand. I had initially tried Topshop for leggings, but they disappointed as they only reached my calves despite being from the Tall range, and felt too restrictive. Thankfully, I found some ver the bump leggings from New Look which were super long and very comfortable. Plenty of stretch for a blossoming bump, soft material and they cost less too.
Folic acid is recommended before you even start trying to conceive, but I preferred to combine it with some extra vitamins, so once I was pregnant, I had the reassurance that the baby was getting all the nutrients it needed. That way, I didn’t need to worry when I went through my morning sickness stage and could only eat McDonalds! I’ve been taking Pregnacare throughout both pregnancies, which is inexpensive and recommended by midwives.