Learning you are pregnant can bring along a whole range of emotions; sheer excitement, sudden shock, and you may even wonder if you will make it through the 40 weeks of pregnancy. I've experienced the full assortment of feelings but each of my three kids have been entirely worth it and simply life changing little blessings when all is said and done. Each milestone brings an exciting new stage and there are many things you can do to make the time being pregnant pass comfortably. Here are a few of my pregnancy tips that have been successful for my 3 pregnancies in just under 5 years, that have totaled 120 weeks!
Imagine walking into a closet full of clothes. Clothes that you're fond of, clothes that you've carefully selected, clothes that you've purchased with your — or your husband's — hard earned money. And yet, all you can do is look and feel, but you're unable to wear them. No, you're not in a bad dream nor are you even in a hypothetical situation; you're just the mom of an infant.
Bun Maternity makes darling nursing wear that allows moms to easily breastfeed discretely and stylishly. This universal nursing brand offers tanks, ponchos and hoodies that can be described as nursing wear in disguise, catering to modern moms who enjoy active lifestyles while breastfeeding. I especially love Bun Maternity's soft nursing tanks that come in a wide variety of colors, ideal for layering or a wearing alone on a hot summer day!
It can be difficult to find a nursing bra that's also comfortable to sleep in. And if you've nursed a baby for any length of time, you know the downsides to not wearing a nursing bra while sleeping. Mamaway offers a great lightweight nursing bra alternative that is comfortable and supportive, and offers easy breastfeeding access. This maternity sleep bra is made from antibacterial material and features easy pull-away cups to make breastfeeding at night a relaxing experience.
During pregnancy it can be hard to feel beautiful (or even just normal!) but well fitting and fashionable maternity clothing can go a long way to boost your confidence and make your feel more comfortable in your ever changing body. I recently discovered PinkBlush Maternity which is a line of beautiful, feminine maternity & nursing clothing and I received one of their maxi dresses for review. I am in love! I was very impressed with the quality and comfort of their clothing and with all the gorgeous styles to choose from. I am going to be ordering again soon!
You may have experienced a variety of imperfections with nursing bra designs. Cut too high, cut too low, straps too wide, straps not supportive enough; it can be hard to find a bra that effectively supports your body type. I'm tall and thin, so I appreciate a little extra support without a bra being too bulky or frumpy. Your Second Skin nursing bras by Mamaway address all of these issues. I received this soft nylon nursing bra that is free of wire or unnecessary padding. It fits in all the right places, easily folds down to accommodate easy nursing access, and most importantly, is cut low enough so it doesn't show under a v-neck shirt. I love finding a nursing bra that allows me to wear a variety of shirt styles.
Milk Nursingwear makes beautiful and stylish clothing so incognito that you can't tell it was designed for nursing moms! This innovative brand sent me one of their beautiful nursing dresses to review and I have been so pleased with this dress that I can't wait to share this clothing line with you!
If you've had a baby, you know all about the post-baby tummy that can hang around for months, even years, or indefinitely. It's not the end of the world, and definitely worth the precious bundle a mom receives instead. It's even become a cliche that bodies aren't the same after babies, but there are easy ways to address these issues in a way that's practical and cost effective. Most of us aren't going to get tummy-correcting surgery anytime soon unless there's a medical concern, but anyone can put on a belly band. Mamaway Postpartum Belly Band is an easy, stretchy way to help your body naturally heal after birth and streamline your silhouette. Its 3-step compression fastening technology heals and reshapes your hips, waist and tummy, keeping it secure and comfortably tight so your tummy can return to its original, before-baby state faster.
Stretch Softly was created by a mom for pregnant moms to help prevent tightness during pregnancy and stretch marks. The system works by using special fabric to lock in moisture where it counts, around the tummy and chest area. It also helps relieve the tightness and ichyness often felt during pregnancy. I was immediately impressed with the lightweight fabric that initially looks like cotton but it is lighter and silkier, with a moisture resistant feel to it.
Bun Maternity makes deciding what to wear easy for nursing moms, with the perfect go-to line of maternity and nursing tops. Sometimes after having a baby, it's hard to get a good night's sleep and sometimes even harder to make a decision like what to wear the next day. Bun Maternity nursing tanks are designed especially for moms and are made here in the USA with USA-knitted fabrics.