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Shopping for maternity wear

Most woman, during pregnancy will not want to buy lots of maternity outfits. So when you go shopping for maternity clothes mix and match to that you can make the most of your purchases.     Remember after your baby is born you may be wearing your maternity clothes for a couple of weeks. If this is the case make sure your maternity clothes are suitable for breast feeding, tops with a zip or buttons down the front are a good place to start. Consider buying some wider fitting shoes for the third trimester when your feet may start to swell. Buying underwear that compliments your pregnancy is also important. Underwear can become especially tight is you are not measured regularly. Going to a specialist shop for pregnant woman to be measured is a good idea as they have your needs in mind and will be able to assist you that little bit more than a regular department store or underwear shop. It is worth bearing in mind your bust will probably increase dramatically in a short space of time so it is not necessary to buy more than two bras at a time.

There are a lot of online maternity wear web sites. Although you will see more variety online you will not able to try on the garments and no two pregnant ladies are the same. It is not to say shopping online is a bad idea it is just worth bearing in mind that trying clothing on is even more important when your body is changing rapidly.

A service that is now available in some department stores and high end baby boutiques is the facility of a baby store personal shopper. This useful when you think of all the products that are available in stores and online. You do not need everything that will be pouring out of magazines and catalogues and somebody that can break it all down for you useful. A personal shopper will be able to point out the  pros and cons of products and they also have the knowledge gained from feedback they get from customers. It is a good way to treat yourself whilst pregnant as well.

Getting feedback about products for baby and yourself can also be found online. There are dozens of forums and blogs about the subject and its all at your finger tips, a very easy way to get some advice.

Shops like Mothercare are designed with new mothers and pregnant women in mind. On recent visit there I noticed there was a feeding room. This is not something you would see in just any shop. I feel they have done well in trying to understand what mothers will need. Health officials and other government agencies will always tell you ‘breast is best’ and to see the shops making this a more achievable thing for mothers to maintain is a great thing. In a shop such as Mothercare you an buy lots of dofferent baby equipment, maternity wear and larger items such as nursery furniture. It seems to me the thing that comes up again and again when it comes to pregnancy is the want to make things easier. Things being easy appeals to us, so a shop that has all your pregnancy needs under one roof is very appealing. Especially if there are feeding and changing facilities too.

Pregnancy is a special time in every woman’s life. It is easy to get sucked into all the material things and worry, it is important to remember it is a time of your life that first and foremost should be treasured. Important decisions need to be made but this should be done with minimal fuss. It is very easy to get excessive about all the things we are told we need. In fact, you do not need that much to get started. It is more important to make sure the things you pick are right for you and your family. If you already have children perhaps letting them help choose some baby equipment with you will be a real positive thing to do as it makes it a family event rather than mummy shopping for baby.

There really is not anything else you will do in your life that is more important than your pregnancy so do it properly. Take care of yourself and listen to your body. Invest in some me time and your body will thank you for it.

Shopping for maternity wear, what size to buy

As your body changes so will your clothing needs. For the first two trimesters you may well be able to wear your regular clothes, at least the pieces that have some room in. In the last trimester maternity clothes of some sort will become necessary. Some woman will not want to spend a lot of money on clothes they will wear only for a few months. It is nice though, when spending so much time and effort on your baby that you treat yourself too. When buying maternity clothing try to stick to natural fabrics. Most woman find they feel hotter during pregnancy and you will need clothes that let your skin breath.  Buying maternity clothes in your pre pregnancy size is more advisable than buying regular clothes in a larger size. Maternity clothes are designed with a woman’s changing body in mind. Maternity trousers are often fitted with elastic in the waist that can be changed in length as the pregnancy progresses. This ensures that trousers you buy one week are not useless to you the following week.