Tamera Mowry-Housley is feeling fierce and loved in her second trimester of pregnancy. The ‘Real’ co-host shares her experience with the second stage of expectancy with blog readers.


“If you’ve been following my pregnancy journey you know that this baby is growing and I am making my way through the second trimester,” writes Tamera. “The good news is that the first trimester is over,” the star adds. “I can finally start to focus on things like planning the nursery, shopping for clothes, and celebrating with a baby shower.”

In addition to decorating the nursery and planning for a baby shower, Tamera is adapting to her baby’s growth. The star shares a few tips on how other expectant moms can do the same.

Tip #1: Make maternity clothes a priority

“If you haven’t gone shopping yet, now is the time to give in and go maternity. Trust me, once you’re in pants that don’t feel like they’re ready to pop when you slip them on, you’ll feel a hundred times better about that growing belly.”

Tip #2: Get ready for baby movement

“You may feel a baby’s moves early on – called quickening – which can be subtle at first. But then comes the kicking and stretching as the days go on. Yes, it can be a bit uncomfortable at times, but it’s one of those things that reminds you just what a miracle this little one is.”

Tip #3: Don’t be alarmed by back aches and muscle cramping

“A growing belly means back pains, muscle cramping and more. Heartburn and headaches are common too. To combat all of this, lots of rest and water are key, and now is the time to practice natural relaxation tips like yoga, meditation or massage, too.”



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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