Category: Maternity Clothes

Getting ready for your trip to the hospital to welcome your new bundle of joy is both an exciting and daunting time. You want to ensure that you pack everything you could possibly need for your hospital bag. So, today we are going to share our list of essential items you do not want to forget in your hospital bag – mum edition!

A Jug!
This may seem like a silly item to pack in your hospital bag but trust me it will be a lifesaver. If you are unlucky enough to need stitches after your birth, more often than not women do need stitches, going for your first wee will hurt. It will sting like crazy but having a jug can help. Fill your jug with warm water to help ease the pain, you can thank us later!

Maternity Pads
After birth you are going to bleed a lot, so your best friend will be maternity pads. These are thicker than normal pads meaning they will be able to hold more and last slightly longer. They will become a lifesaver, you could even invest in maternity pad pants as these will be more comfortable.

Change of Clothes
Surprisingly, women forget about taking a change of clothes or two in with them. You can not predict how long you will be in the hospital after the birth, you may be home the same day, or you may have to stay in for a week or more. Taking changes of clothes will help you to feel refreshed and more human after your birthing experience.

If you are someone who likes to wear make-up, we would recommend taking some with you. Being able to put on make-up after birth will help you to feel more like yourself. As well as helping you to feel refreshed and ready for each day as it comes.

One question that we are constantly asked from mums to be across the nation is whether or not maternity clothes are worth it. The truth is, it depends on you and what you are after. There are both positives and negatives with regards to wearing maternity clothes, let’s discuss some of these today.

On one side of the spectrum, maternity clothes are 100% worth the money. One of the main reasons for this is the amount of comfort they can bring to your pregnancy. It is extremely difficult being pregnant, so you want to wear clothes that fit well and will support your growing bump. This is why maternity clothes have been created, to add extra comfort and support to your daily life. Maternity clothes are designed in a way to support the mum to be with her pregnancy, to still make her feel beautiful whilst rocking her baby bump.

On the other side of the spectrum, maternity clothes can be seen to be not worth the money. With some people even believing that maternity clothes have only been created to get more money out of pregnant mums to be. So, this may be the case, you can be comfortable in your pregnancy without the high prices of maternity clothes. You can simply size up in regular clothing to gain comfort. You can also opt to wear flowy dresses that will not be tight-fitting during the summer months.

Overall, we do believe that maternity clothes are worth the money. They do bring you the extra support that you will simply not be able to gain by sizing up your regular clothes.

If you are a mummy to be, you are likely experiencing the joys of being pregnant through the summer! Luckily right now it’s not too hot, but as the heat increases, we want to be here to help you!

So, here is our Mummy To Be Guide To Surviving Summer!

When you are pregnant, you are likely to feel the heat more than anybody else. You are likely to feel tired sooner than anyone else in your family. So don’t worry about taking it easy. Enjoy relaxing through the summer months as soon you will have your hands full with your little bundle of joy.

Another thing you should consider what you are wearing. We will always recommend light, flowy maxi dresses for freedom and coolness. You should also consider a nice hat and sunglasses for extra shade and eye protection!

Keeping cool when pregnant through the summer is a must, so whatever you do have a drink near you at all times.

Here are some tips when buying maternity clothes. They have been taken from a survey that was taken late 2014.

“The style that I find to be the best for me right now (13.5 weeks) is the ‘underbelly’ or ‘no belly’ styles.” – Jo

“The advice I’ve had from friends is that the full belly panel ends up being the best, so that’s what I’ve gone with. I don’t plan on having separate second and third trimester clothes. Roll panel is nice, because right now I can fold it over and that seems to work well.” – Susan

“I really like the roll-panel for earlier on, but I need the support of a full-panel in later pregnancy — the others feel like they dig into my stomach.” – Michelle

“I have a lot of half panel styles, but the half panel jeans constantly fall down. I tried on full panel and loved them!” – Pamela

“I have some hidden tab jeans which I love because they looked like real jeans. I can loosen them as I get bigger and I think they’ll be good after the baby is born.” – Vande