My very good friend is pregnant and she is terrified of several things: the unknown (this is her first time), or not knowing what to do, birthing pains, of losing her lissome shape, and several other things. So I decided to lend her a helping hand with things (some of them anyway, there is no painless way to have a baby, so she will just have to bear with that).
First I registered her with ivillage’s weekly pregnancy guide. This will give her a weekly update of what is happening with her and her baby, via email. So now she knows that her baby is the size of a cherry at week 8 of her pregnancy; not so terrifying after all!
Next I nudged her in the direction of this really cool site for Stylish Maternity Wear. At first I was a little puzzled at the name; what does an erotic dance form have to do with pregnancy and maternity! Then I thought about it a bit: after all a pregnant belly does ‘dance’ a bit J. She could choose from maternity clothes by several designers, diaper bags etc. And some of the stuff was on sale so I was definitely interested! Since one of her chief worries was getting big and losing her shape, I was able to allay her misgivings with some really smart maternity clothes I found on the site.
One of the things that a pregnant mom to be will tell you is how important a comfortable pair of pants can be, which you can team with a lot of different things. These Ingrid and Isabel pants and tops are ideal. The pants can be worn with the band folded down or up to cover the belly. They have many other useful maternity items such as camis, tank tops and belly bands.
Over here, I found a lot of Japanese Weekend Maternity clothes on sale as well: string bikini panties (very comfortable to wear while pregnant), dresses, tops, tanks, skirts, pants etc. I loved this tieback maternity top, with its crossover bodice and sale price of $42, down from $70.
So if you have a friend in the family way or a baby shower to attend, I hope I gave you some good ideas!