Did you know May is Pregnancy Awareness Month? P.A.M. fosters educational initiatives spotlighting nutrition, wellness, and nurturing for pregnant women, and Citrus Lane is proud to be an official sponsor! Please stay tuned for official Pregnancy Awareness Month events featuring Citrus Lane, including a Twitter party and giveaway.
With an eye to nurturing and caretaking during pregnancy, here are a few of our favorite resources for pregnancy shopping and style.
Trying to figure out how to start pregnancy shopping? Meagan Francis (aka The Happiest Mom) lists seven steps to building a maternity wardrobe. We love that the first step is to see what clothes from your current wardrobe you can repurpose!
We’ve been so happy to offer our Pampered Pregnancy Box with Amy Tara Koch this spring. Here, Amy offers pregnancy style tips that are good for any time of year. We love her emphasis on accessories for jazzing up a maternity outfit…and, best of all, you can wear those long past postpartum.
Whether you need to put together a professional pregnancy wardrobe — or simply don’t want to stop shopping for 10 months! — the Tres Chic Mama style blog is a great resource. Pictures and profiles of real pregnant moms (who, like you, can only keep down saltines) can serve as an inspiration for developing your own style.
In the market for maternity jeans? Ain’t No Mom Jeans offers an exhaustive rundown of the various styles, and their pros and cons. Don’t buy pregnancy denim without it. Don’t be surprised if your maternity jeans are the most comfortable ones you’ve ever owned. (Every pair of jeans should have an elastic waistband.)
If you’re facing your second pregnancy or beyond, you probably have clothes in a confusing array of sizes in your closet. This article on sorting and organizing motherhood wear — from early pregnancy to postpartum — is a wonderful guide to have on hand. You may find you can do all the shopping you need in your own closet!
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