Pregnancy is a time when many women experience physical discomfort like sore muscles, back pain, and pain in the breasts. Wearing the right clothes during this time is very important. Comfortable clothes can help reduce discomfort and make the overall experience of being pregnant easier to tolerate.
However, many women hesitate to buy a full wardrobe for a period of time that will last no longer than nine months. Instead, many prefer to buy only a few of the most important items. However, which ones are the most important? This article will explore some of the most helpful items of clothing you can obtain during your nine month wait.
If you are like most women, your breasts will swell during your pregnancy. Women often change bras at least once during this time, and some will change bras twice.
Although you might be able to get away with wearing a standard bra in a slightly larger size, you will likely be happier if you buy a maternity bra. These bras have extra padding and no underwire. They offer the same type of support as normal bras but are often more comfortable. You will appreciate your maternity bra when your breasts become sore.
Over the Belly Yoga Pants
As the baby grows in the body, many women find normal maneuvering to be a challenge. Stiff pants make moving even harder, so jeans often fall out of favor during pregnancy. Many women find the most comfortable pants to wear while pregnant are yoga pants. Made from stretchy, soft material, yoga pants do almost nothing to inhibit movement.
In early stages of pregnancy, some women wear yoga pants that stay up with an elastic band around the stomach. However, for women in the later stages of pregnancy, this style of pant may not grip the belly tight enough to stay up. Over the belly yoga pants are more likely to stay up through all stages of pregnancy, even in the weeks close to labor and delivery.
Solid Colored T-Shirts
T-shirts are comfortable and practical because they can be dressed up to wear to work or dressed down to wear around the house.
T-shirts featuring a cute message are fun. However, message shirts are less flexible because they are hard to dress up.
If you want to buy only a few practical t-shirts for your pregnancy, solid-colored shirts are best. Solid shirts are easy to wear to just about any place and for any kind of occasion, except maybe in the most formal circumstances.
A maxi dress is a dress that is often formfitting on top and long and flowing beneath the breasts. Maxi dresses are one of the most practical types of dresses for a pregnant woman because they are comfortable to wear at home or out on the town. You can wear them to formal occasions like weddings or just when sitting around the house.
Maternity maxi dresses are also practical because their flowing nature means that they continue to fit even as the belly grows.
For a woman who wants to buy only one dress for their pregnancy, black is a practical color. Black dresses look pleasantly formal and beautiful but can also be casual.
Comfortable Slippers and Flip-Flops
Feet and ankles often swell during pregnancy, which can make wearing normal shoes uncomfortable. A flexible pair of shoes like a good pair of flip-flops can help ensure that you will have something comfy to wear at home or while out running errands. Best of all, flip-flops aren’t expensive, so even if you have to buy a pair in a size up, you won’t need to invest a lot of money in your shoes.
Even with a pair of flip-flops to wear outside and around town, you will still want something soft and padded to wear at night. If your feet swell too much, your normal slippers may not fit. Buy a pair of slippers in a size up so you will be sure to have something you can wear in your pajamas.
A bellyband is not an ordinary item of clothing, but it does provide critical belly support. Bellybands help with back pain while correcting your posture. However, many pregnant women use their bellyband as an accessory that slips over the top of the pants and prevents them from falling down. This makes wearing non-maternity pants a possibility for longer into the pregnancy than might otherwise be possible.
Do you have more questions about how to manage your pregnancy? At A Child’s Dream, we help pregnant women navigate their nine months of pregnancy. We provide support to pregnant women and are happy to answer all your questions about pregnancy. Contact us today to find out more. Our experienced and compassionate staff members are here to help you.