Maternity 101 - Glowing

How Big Is Your Bump?

Take the guesswork out of dressing your growing belly and start by selecting your bump size below:

YOU’RE GLOWING

Time to get comfy with some soft, stretchy (and supportive!) pieces that feel good around the house and around town, too. Your belly’s only getting bigger, so grab a couple dresses that give you room to grow.

Meet Your Take-Home 12 for Your Entire Pregnancy
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9 Workwear Essentials to Dress Your Growing Bump
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What's a Crossover Panel® and Why Would You Need It?
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MEET YOUR ESSENTIALS

Grab the go-to’s that can grow with your belly.

THE TAKE-HOME TWELVE

Meet the everyday essentials that fit, no matter your stage of pregnancy.

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Should I Stop Exercising?

Jul 28, 2019 | Health

Should I Stop Exercising?

Now that you’re in the home stretch, should you stop exercising all together? Read on for more info on exercising during the last phase of your pregnancy journey.

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6 Ways to Get that Elusive Pregnancy Sleep

Jul 28, 2019 | Preparedness

6 Ways to Get that Elusive Pregnancy Sleep

If you find yourself eyes wide open at 2 a.m., wondering if you should reach for your phone, get up and make yourself a snack, or power up the kindle, you’re not alone. Any parent’s advice to a mama-to-be is, “Enjoy your sleep!” But guess what? Sometimes it’s just not that easy.

Even the soundest sleepers can become total insomniacs once the creation of life is on our to-do list. And there’s a whole host of reasons why. Maybe it’s because you have to get up to pee every two hours, or because your new nightly heartburn makes it impossible to lie down. Or maybe it’s the cramp in your leg, the ache in your back, or the ever-growing belly you’re trying to maneuver every time you want to roll over (or the tiny human inside that’s kickboxing your uterus!).

And it doesn’t stop there. Our mind can be as big of an insomnia culprit as our body. What will labor feel like? How many prenatal vitamins do I have left? Did I remember to put those crib sheets on the registry? Cloth or disposable? Sometimes we can easily spin ourselves out till sunrise. There’s no tried-and-true secret for sinking into a deep, undisturbed sleep while pregnant, but there are a few ways you can set yourself up for greater success.

Body pillow With your growing belly, stretchy hips, and achy joints and muscles, getting comfy at night can feel like a pipe dream. But a body pillow can be a huge help. And there are so many different kinds—S-shaped, U-shaped, wedge-shaped, and more—so if one isn’t right, don’t let it stop you from trying out another. Find one that gives you support where you most need it, whether that’s between your knees or under your neck or belly.

Diffuser Lavender essential oil has been shown to alleviate anxiety and up sleep quality. Add a few drops to a diffuser and let that little machine mist you into dreamland. Or skip the diffuser all together and just go straight for the oil: add a couple drops of lavender oil to your pillow case before you go to sleep, or dab a drop or two on your wrists or temple.

Eye mask When we’re having trouble sleeping, even a little bit of light (from a streetlamp, a bathroom light, or even a smartphone) can feel like a floodlight. If you’ve never been an eye mask person, now might be the time to try it—wearing one is the easiest way to you may just wonder why you went so long without one.

Meditation Yeah, we know you know—meditation makes everything better. But it’s kind of true! Especially when it comes to sleep and the mental acrobatics anxiety makes us perform. You can start small, really small, with just a couple of minutes a day. But see if you can keep it up, we swear it gets easier.

Exercise Here’s another one you’ve probably heard, but that’s ’cause it truly works—a bit of exercise every day has been shown to improve sleep. We’re not saying to benchpress your weight after you put your PJs on, but getting your body moving during the day will help it slow down at night. 

Sound machine They’re not just for babies! Having some soothing, consistent noise in your bedroom at night—hello ocean sounds!—can help lull you to sleep and then keep you there, by drowning out external noise and keeping your brain in a state of calm.


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10 Self-Care Rituals for Pregnancy Support

Jul 28, 2019 | Health

10 Self-Care Rituals for Pregnancy Support

You're creating life and that deserves not only a round of applause, but also some serious self-care. Here are 10 ways you can treat yourself, mama! 

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5 Cute Ideas for Throwing a Sex Reveal Party

Jul 28, 2019 | Social

5 Cute Ideas for Throwing a Sex Reveal Party

It’s a moment you’ve probably been waiting for: finding out whether that little blueberry in your belly is going to be a boy or a girl. Here’s how to do it along with some adorable ideas for the big reveal!

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What Kind of Childcare is Right for You?

Sep 10, 2018 | Preparedness

What Kind of Childcare is Right for You?

There can be so many mixed emotions when headed back to work after babe. So, how do you pick the childcare option that's right for you?

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8 Tips for Choosing a Baby Name

Jul 28, 2019 | Preparedness

8 Tips for Choosing a Baby Name

What's in a name? Well Mama, read on to find out. Here's a checklist to help you pick out the perfect name for your baby.

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Maternity Must-Haves from Just Pregnant to Motherhood

Jul 28, 2019 | What To Wear

Maternity Must-Haves from Just Pregnant to Motherhood

While assessing wardrobe requirements on a month-by-month (or week-by-week!) basis is fun for some, you may just want to stock up on all your maternity style needs now, in a single swoop, and know you’re good to go for the months (and growth) to come. We’ve curated this simple list that will get you through your entire journey, from that first belly pop to holding that babe in your arms. Of course you may find you want a little something extra when it’s time to pack for your babymoon, or if you need some additional work attire, but these are the go-to pieces that will cover just about every need you’ll have during the next nine-plus months into motherhood. Consider it an all-encompassing kit for looking cute and feeling comfy throughout your pregnancy.



Bellaband®

You won’t want to go through pregnancy without it! This maternity style superstar will help keep you in your favorite pre-pregnancy jeans for months to come. Click to Shop!


Afterband®

If the Bellaband® is your prized possession during pregnancy (it will be!), the Afterband® is the new mom equivalent. It’s designed especially for postpartum use—soft and stretchy with just the right amount of snug. Use it to make your pre-pregnancy and maternity pants fit, for extra coverage while breastfeeding in public, and for super comfortable compression as your belly recovers. Click to Shop!


Seamless Cami

This supersoft basic will comfortably stretch as your belly grows, so you can use it for layering throughout your pregnancy. Click to Shop!


Seamless Drop Cup Pullover Nursing Bra

Our drop cup pullover bra offers awesome and comfy maternity support, plus you’ll be able to wear it right on into motherhood for the wild ride that is breastfeeding. 
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Essential Tees Set

This essentials set is a basics jackpot. These three buttery soft tees—a tank, a short-sleeve V-neck, and a long-sleeve scoop neck—will cover your casual everyday needs. Click to Shop!


Cross Front Jumpsuit

This might just be the most versatile piece in your maternity wardrobe—dress it up for work, events, and a romantic date night, or pair it with sneakers and a sweater for everyday errands. You’ll especially love the flattering cross front neckline for ease of breastfeeding and/or pumping. Click to Shop!


Pleated Tank Dress

Side pleats make this dress a perfect fit through every stage of pregnancy, and it’s just the basic you need for dressing up or down, on workdays or weekends. Click to Shop!


Distressed Maternity Skinny Jeans with Crossover Panel

A pair of skinny jeans are a maternity must, and this pair’s got the perfect wash plus our patented Crossover Panel, which feels so good on a growing belly (and even supports your lower back). Click to Shop!


Seamless Maternity + Nursing Sports Bra

Our seamless sports bra is the perfect activewear foundation. It’ll support you through all your prenatal activities, and you’ll love its nursing functionality post-pregnancy too. 
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Active Knee Pant with Crossover Panel

These are the bottoms you’ll practically live in. Stretchy but opaque, these pants will get you through yoga and your errands. The Crossover Panel is just icing on the comfort cake. Click to Shop! 


Cozy Wrap

You’ll want to be cozy throughout your pregnancy, and even moreso after baby arrives—this wrap is the perfect fit no matter your belly size, and its snuggle factor is through the roof. Click to Shop!


Flutter Sleeve Knit Wrap Maternity Maxi Dress

You need a shower-worthy dress and this one will make you feel flawless—flutter sleeves, an adjustable tie-waist, plus maxi length with maximum movement. Click to Shop!


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Curating a Bump-Friendly Closet: Workwear Essentials

Jul 28, 2019 | What To Wear

Curating a Bump-Friendly Closet: Workwear Essentials

Chances are you’re going to be working until your due date is just around the corner, which means you’re going to have to professionally dress that belly from now till maternity leave. Dressing for an office environment can seem a bit tricky—your around-the-house outfit of ultracozy leggings and XL sweatshirts might look out of place. Plus there’s some truth to that ol’ dress for success adage.

Here are some classic, easy-to-wear pieces that will make you feel profesh and comfy at every stage of pregnancy and beyond (cause maternity leave won’t last forever).  



Blazer

Every working woman should have a power blazer, especially a pregnant working woman. Our Adjustable Waist Ponte Knit Maternity Blazer fits that bill, and thanks to a hidden, adjustable back piece, you can work this look from the early days of pregnancy through the days of major belly. The jacket’s ponte fabric is soft, but still structured so you get a tailored style that’s still totally comfortable. Pair it with a nice dark wash denim (see below!) for something more casual, or our Ponte Pencil Skirt for the ultimate maternity-friendly power suit. Click to Shop!


Dark Wash Jeans

Dark wash jeans can pull double-duty: casual enough for weekends but classic enough for everyday work looks. Our Maternity Skinny Jeans with Inset Panel is the perfect maternity pair—they sit just under the belly and the panels stretch as your body grows. Wear them with booties and a sweater or top for a reliable Monday-through-Friday go-to. Click to Shop!


Button-Down Top

Throw on a button-down and you look instantly put together, especially if it’s our Pintuck Woven Top. Pretty pintuck detailing in the front gives this classic piece a feminine flair, and you can wear the cuffed sleeves rolled up or long and buttoned. It’s got plenty of room for a growing belly but is tailored up top for a flattering fit. Wear it to dress up denim or with our Adjustable Waist Ponte Knit Maternity Blazer and Ponte Maternity Pencil Skirt for an unstoppable combo. Click to Shop!


Skinny Pants

Our Ponte 5-Pocket Maternity Legging with Bellaband Panel have a classic skinny fit and are made from our soft and stretchy ponte knit, but have the more structured, pocketed look of pants. They also feature a comfy seamless panel that can go over the belly or be folded down and it offers a bit of support for your lower back as well. These pants will be your best workplace secret: they feel like leggings, but are polished enough for the office. Click to Shop!


Tank Dress

When you’re ready to show off that bump, our Pleated Maternity Tank Dress is another weekday staple, especially because it’s so dang versatile. Wear it on a Monday with a blazer and clogs, then wear it again on Friday with a heels and a statement necklace. Ruching around the belly and back make sure that there’s always room for your growing belly. Click to Shop! 


Long Sleeve Top

An everyday top—one you can throw on with just about anything and feel comfortable but presentable—is another office must. Our lightweight Long Sleeve Smocked Woven Maternity Top has a relaxed mock collar with cute smocked detailing. French cuffs give it a little something extra. Click to Shop! 


Pencil Skirt

Of course it’s helpful to have a versatile bottom that isn’t pants or denim. Our Ponte Maternity Pencil Skirt sits just under the belly and can be dressed up with a blazer and heels for client meetings or dressed down with a sweater or top and mules for Monday through Friday. Click to Shop!

Wrap Dress

Every work wardrobe needs a wrap dress, and this is one you’ll wear throughout your pregnancy and post-baby too, like our Flutter Sleeve Knit Wrap Maternity Dress. It’s made from super soft fabric so it’s extra comfy, and the adjustable tie waist means it’s a flattering fit at every stage of pregnancy. (And the crossover neckline will make for easy pumping access post–maternity leave, too!) Click to Shop! 


Kimono Sleeve Dress

Speaking of pumping, our Kimono Sleeve Pleated Front Nursing Dress is a new working mom’s dream. Hidden zippers in the front panel mean you can discreetly pump without having to take anything off. But you’ll want to grab one early on in your pregnancy; cinching just above the belly makes this dress cute and comfy (not to mention totally professional), and kimono sleeves are universally flattering. Click to Shop! 


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Curating a Bump-Friendly Closet: The Crossover Panel®

Jun 27, 2018 | What To Wear

Curating a Bump-Friendly Closet: The Crossover Panel®

As your belly grows, it presses outward on the Crossover Panel. The bigger you get, the more support you receive.

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