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The myth of not being able to dress to kill whilst being pregnant is busted! No, you don’t have to purchase dated and oversized maternity wear. Skip the hand-me-downs and start flaunting that gorgeous baby bump. Over the recent years, studies have shown that pregnant ladies have gotten mighty insecure about their baby bump. However, with the confidence that follows a well-dressed person, especially that of a pregnant lady, you’d definitely be making those around you green with envy.

So, here we have a few tips to enable you to strut your bump whilst being a total diva. Let’s get your credit card ready and start rocking that fab bod; maternity style!

First up, look for form-fitting clothes instead of oversized clothes. Oversized clothes will make you seem bigger than you are. The tip here is to accentuate your body and give the impression that you’re still the diva you were born to be.  Also, keep a lookout for clothes with an elastic waistband. While looking good is the main priority here, we should also take not of comfort to not hurt ourself. We know how jeans get uncomfortable after a certain amount of time. With the evolution of leggings to jeggings, one need not worry about not looking ‘stylish’ while putting on a pair of leggings, anymore. Jeggings are also very comfortable—it basically holds up your unbuttoned jeans and allows you to get away with not having to buy those maternity jeans.

If jeans or pants aren’t your thing, Maxi dresses are still in the rage. Who are we kidding, it was never out of style. And the best thing about putting on a maxi dress is no matter the body type, it’ll still look flattering on you and that gorgeous baby bump. Pairing a simple maxi dress with accessories can have you looking like an absolute stunner in no time. Another mode of convenience is, with a simple swap of accessories, you can easily transition from day and night wear with minimal effort.

Know your body type. Whether your body’s pear shaped or an hourglass, it is always feasible to dress according to your body type. Hence, being pregnant also leads to having a different ‘pregnancy body type’. With that being said, there are 4 main ‘pregnancy body types’ to look out for. They are mainly, being big all over, a low carrier, a high carrier and being small all over. Once you have identified your pregnancy body type, go over to any style website for inspirations on how to dress.

Not only will you be learning so much by being a pregnant fashionista, you’ll also be THE mommy all pregnant ladies look for when it comes to flaunting their gorgeous bump. It’s always a pleasure being of help to anyone about anything. There you have it. A few tips on taking a walk on that pregnancy road with ease and dressing exceptionally well while at it!

Gaining weight has destroyed the self-esteem of many since the day of age. Ah, the things you have to sacrifice to accommodate to your new tenant. Clothes don’t fit like they used to before, the skin on your face isn’t as flawless as it once was, those dreadful dark circles come out to play whilst you’re suffering from a mix of sleep deprivation and lethargy on a daily basis, the sudden thinning of your hair and those swelled up ankles/feet amidst the other physical horrors of pregnancy that shouldn’t receive more attention than it should. We are here to help you turn that frown upside down while being in support of you loving your beautiful pregnant body!

 

  1. Tailoring to your needs!

Clothes don’t fit you like they used to before? Hey! Use that as an excuse the next time you’re out shopping. Rock your beautiful baby bump in that brand new maxi dress you’ve been looking to get for the longest time. The best part about a pregnancy body is obviously enjoying the perks of living in comfort. Get those yoga pants and waistless jeans out and go about your day-to-day routine in them. No one will judge a pregnant woman when it comes to clothes and let’s face it, who dares to anyway?

  1. Basking in the Pregnancy Glow

Myth busted! Make way for this amazing thing called the Pregnancy Glow! With everyone you meet complimenting how radiant you look now, it is only natural for people to look past the flaws you think you have seemed to incur during pregnancy. We blame the human mind for making us aware of our insecurities for that! What you have to realise is that with pregnancy comes along a package of beauty perks. A little weight gain shouldn’t impede your confidence. Break through and embrace the life that is growing within you. Remember to snack on more fruits to keep up with the pregnancy glow. Have no fear-we promise not to tell on you for secretly enjoying your pregnant body for as long as you can.

  1. Hello, “girls”!

Another bonus to loving your body is definitely the view. With your “girls” growing rapidly what’s a little more attention, right? These two very prominent benefits of pregnancy will be on display for you to love. Sit back, relax and soak in every moment of attention given to you by your loving spouse.

  1. Hungry for more?

Ending off on a lighter note, you also can use your belly as it doubles as a built-in shelf. The pregnant belly can come in handy in this manner. We’ll fill you in on a story by one of our pregnant mommies. As she was munching away on a plate of cookies recently. a cookie got knocked off her hand by accident. She groaned as the thought of picking it off the floor serves as a difficult task with the baby bump in the way. However, when she looked down, she saw that the fall of her cookie was unharmed and lying atop her 30-weeks pregnant belly. Now, we are not advising you to use your baby bump as a permanent dining table but it sure comes in handy in times of crisis. The crisis, in this case, being the fall of a half-eaten cookie!

So ladies, there we have it! Get out there and strut your beautiful body to the world.

Growing a human inside you is no easy feat. You don’t just deal with physical symptoms but mental and emotional ones too. The backaches, cramps and foot aches are coupled with emotional roller-coasters and brain drain. You’ll also experience more stress closer to the advent of your budding bub as you change you and your partner organize and prepare for a sea change of your carefree lifestyles! These moments can be overwhelming and stressful. Remember that the stress you feel can result in physical ailments like high blood pressure and impact your baby growing inside you. That’s why you need to make sure you create some Zen moment! Here are some suggestions for ways to Zen out during this period:
Knead the Stress Away!

Treat yourself to a prenatal massage. A massage therapist can tailor massage and pressure intensity to suit your pregnancy and health concerns. A prenatal massage can work wonders on body and mind. It will help to alleviate back pains, cramps and muscle aches and improves blood circulation. It could also help you get some rest.  Prior to going for the passage, keep the following in mind:

Walk It Off!

Even if you feel sluggish during this time, make sure to stick to a light exercise routine. Exercise lifts the spirits and creates endorphins to give you that Zen feeling! However, avoid any strenuous activity during this time. Check with your doctor prior to starting any sport. Walking is a great cardiovascular activity that you can stick to during this time. Get yourself a good pair of walking shoes as proper sole support can take you a long way during your pregnancy. Zen out during long weekends.

Give yourself some TLC

You might be thinking more of your baby and overlook your own health and appearance. Make sure to take some TO to pamper yourself with a much needed beauty treatment like mani/pedicures! Head on down to your favourite nail salon or hair dresser for some self-loving.

There are number of ways to Zen out during this time, make sure to do so as it can have a positive impact on your general wellness.