Rosie Pope: Designer, Mom, Bravo Star
"After I started my maternity fashion line in New York, I found that women still wanted to know more about pregnancy and child-rearingthey wanted to learn everything from CPR to how to decorate a nursery, so I started consulting with clients on a case by case basis. This generation of women is waiting longer to become moms, and education is just as important to them as the celebration of pregnancy. Even though I've taught these power and Park Avenue mommies a lot, I've still learned a few things from them along the way about being as glamorous as possible during your nine months and how to maintain it long after the fact."
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
"Being a mom myself, sleep is not something I usually get. When I need to fake a restful nightwhich is all of the timeI dab this on my cheeks to get a hint of glow. It tightens skin a little, too."
Spanx Power Mama Slimmers
"Living in Manhattan, nothing surprises me, but when I came across these maternity Spanxlike regular Spanx but with a hole for the bellyI felt like it was really a sign of the times and how the experience of expecting has changed so much in favor of sexier pregnancies."
MAC False Lashes Mascara
"The one thing every busy mom needs to find is a good mascara. If you do nothing else, apply mascara before you leave the house. I have at least one tube of MAC mascara on me at all times."
John Frieda Salon
"I'm constantly meeting people and am terrible at doing my own hair. So, my one beauty indulgence is a weekly blowout at John Frieda Salon. I email while I'm in the chair and then make it last with dry shampooby day three it's in a ponytail, by day five it's in a bun."
Prices vary; sergenormantjohnfrieda.com.
Coach Cleo Wedges
The Tupler Technique
"A lot of posh New York City moms swear by Julie's technique for firming up bellies, post-baby. She's studied musculature for years and has created this program that tightens the right muscles without making other muscles bigger, meaning no bulges."
For more info, go to maternalfitness.com.
Molton Brown Enlivening Toko-Yuzu Bath & Shower Gel
"I get very little time to relax as a working mom, so if I can stand still in the shower for five minutes, that's enough of a treat for me. When I was pregnant and my sense of smell was so heightened, I started using delicious-smelling washes from Molton Brown to up the relaxation factor."
Rosie Pope Maternity London Shopper Classic Diaper Bag
"I practically live in my diaper bag, so it was essential to me that I design one that women would actually want to carry. This has tons of pockets and enough room for bottles, laptops, and, yes, diapers, while still being discreet enough for business meetings."
ShapeBuilder iPad Application
"Especially in New York, where you can be on the go for hours, I'm not opposed to parents occasionally letting their children play on their phones and tech items, providing the games are kid-friendly. My favorite apps are the simplest, and this one from ShapeBuilder is always being played on my iPad by my toddler."
Prices vary; touchscreenplayschoolgames.com.
TriLastin Stretch Mark Cream
"This was a surprise find that some of my chic clients turned me onto. It's a stretch mark cream formulated for bodybuilders since their bodies are constantly changing, but works wonders on baby bumps too."
Mason Pearson Brush
"It's very strange watching yourself onscreen (Pope's show premieres on Bravo April 5th), but the biggest constructive criticism I got from loved ones was to remember to brush my hair! Even if I'm running around, I now carry a brush with me at all times."