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Your third trimester is often spent making final preparations for baby: nurseries are decorated, supplies are purchased and baby showers are celebrated. In addition to these nesting rituals, it’s also time to think about what to pack in your hospital bag. Since labor can be unpredictable in terms of timing, packing a bag before your due date will help you feel prepared and ready for when baby decides to make his or her grand entrance into the world. We’ve paired our recommendations with tips from The Bump to create a simple-to-follow checklist:
- 2-3 pairs of warm, non-skid socks or slippers for walking the halls before and after labor:
We recommend our Bump in the Night Slippers which are warm, cozy and easy to put on and take off as needed.
We like our Bump In The Night™ Empire Waist Nursing Robe which comes as a set including a comfortable, matching nursing nightgown.
- 2 maternity bras without underwire:
We recommend our Seamless Lift Up Nursing Bra: the material is soft, comfortable and easy to adjust.Try our Jessica Simpson Seamless Clip Down Nursing Bra which easily clips down for feeding.
- A few pairs of maternity underwear:
We like our 3 Pack of Maternity Fold Over Panties: adjustable to your liking, you can wear them over your bump or folded down for added comfort.
- Lip balm (hospitals are very dry) and moisturizer:
Eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm comes in a 3 pack and is made with nourishing shea butter, vitamin e and jojoba oil. As an added bonus, it’s also gluten-free, paraben-free, petrolatum-free and phthalate-free. Body Boost’s Fragrance Free Stretch Mark Butter moisturizes to renew stretched skin and also relieves itchiness from dry conditions.
- A change of clothes for the trip home:
Comfort is key! Layer up in a super-soft, Jersey Knit Maternity Hoodie paired with a relaxed fit maternity tank top. Fold Over Jersey Knit Yoga Pants are soft and adjustable for a fit that feels best.
Posted by destinationmaternity on February 28, 2014
Kristin Cavallari knows a thing or two about maternity style, especially now that baby number two is on the way! Kristin opts for chic ensembles that combine expertly tailored wardrobe essentials with trend-driven pieces. Kristin demonstrates this beautifully by pairing a flattering blazer with fashion-forward leather leggings. Pointy toe heels and simple jewelry pull the entire outfit together.
Get the look with our on-trend and super-sleek Citizens of Humanity coated jeans. Layer a bump-flattering side ruched tee under our Isabella Oliver’s maternity jacket to perfect your polished look. Add a pair of statement earrings and heels for a look that can easily go from desk to dinner.
Shop this maternity look at A Pea in the Pod.
Posted by destinationmaternity on February 27, 2014
On Wednesday February 19th, bloggers and editors attended a special breakfast to preview Destination Maternity’s newest beauty and skincare brands for mom and baby. Butter London, Clark’s Botanicals, Sanctuary Spa, Noodle and Boo, Juice Beauty, Perfect Pearl, The Honest Company, Naturopathica, Sophie la Girafe Baby, Basq Skin Care, Body Boost and Mama Mio were all in attendance to speak to guests about their new product offerings. Butter London provided mini-manicures with our new assortment of pretty polishes. Basq Skin Care offered rejuvenating chair massages and Mama Mio pampered guests with hand and arm massages, all while sipping fresh-pressed juices and enjoying breakfast treats from The Butcher’s Daughter.
To shop our newest skincare and beauty brands, please visit a Destination Maternity store near you, or click here to shop online.
Posted by destinationmaternity on February 21, 2014
Red, pink and love all over, Valentine’s Day is finally upon us, and with it are beautiful hues, fabrics and silhouettes that scream romance. From flirty dresses to flowing tops, head out for date night in one of these picks!
Throw a sharp black blazer over this silky bright sleeveless maternity dress by Jessica Simpson or this sleeveless empire waist maternity dress in a gorgeous azalea hue. If you’re feeling a little more edgy, pair this beautiful Jessica Simpson maternity blouse with our skinny leg maternity pants. Add black pumps or booties, statement jewels and a sleek black clutch to any of these ensembles for a Valentine’s Day look that is sheer perfection.
Shop all our Valentine’s Day picks at Motherhood Maternity!
Posted by destinationmaternity on February 14, 2014
Though we’re still in the thick of winter, spring’s light colors and airy fabrics have us excited for the season ahead. From lightening up with healthier food to partaking in a more natural route when it comes to makeup, we hope these four things inspire you to look beyond the snow, slush and breezy temps in favor of the warmth ahead.
A cinch to make and delicious to down, this healthy and naturally sweet strawberry smoothie is just the kick start we need morning, noon or night.
Floral is everywhere this spring, and this Jessica Simpson maternity blouse in pretty pastels is the perfect way to showcase the trend.
Exude your innate glow by utilizing these easy and effective natural beauty tips – the perfect way to refresh and renew your look.
Adorable, useful and perfectly DIY, these fabric coasters are a fabulous (and easy) way to add a touch of new to your spring décor.
Posted by destinationmaternity on February 12, 2014
Posted by destinationmaternity on February 6, 2014
A lightweight, tunic-style sweater in forever stylish stripes has both customers and staff vying to wear it. There’s much to adore from its bump-cinching tie to the 3/4 sleeves and flattering scoop neck. Whether you choose black and cream or the nautically-themed blue and white, pair either with chic white or ultra-light wash denim and your favorite neutral booties for a spring-ready look that is sure to garner compliments.
Shop this best-selling maternity sweater at Motherhood Maternity!
Posted by destinationmaternity on February 3, 2014
When pregnant, the first item of clothing you’ll notice becoming a bit snug is your pants. Rather than turn to an endless supply of sweatpants and baggy bottoms, our selection of affordable denim, pants, shorts and skirts offer belly panels of all different shapes and sizes that are suited to your desire of comfort.
From full coverage panels and no bellies to fold overs, there’s a belly style you will long to live in. Though our patented Secret Fit Belly®, which offers seamless full coverage and support, is our most popular belly, our helpful Belly Panel Guide offers the information you need to choose the panel you want.
Here’s a snapshot of what we have to offer:
The Secret Fit Belly® provides full coverage and supports by extending over the entire belly. It can also be folded down to be worn comfortably under the belly, while the smooth, lightweight
fabric maternity panel is soft, supportive and will grow with you. It is great for all three trimesters as well as after the baby is born.
The Under Belly sits below the belly. Made with a wide elastic band covered by a soft and stretchy cotton-spandex fabric, this maternity panel contours and supports your belly where you need it most while offering minimal coverage. This belly is ideal for early to mid-pregnancy.
Our Fold Over Belly has a discreetly blended maternity panel with a non-maternity look for all day comfort when active and on the go. This belly is ideal throughout your pregnancy.
Our Secret Fit Under Belly is a constructed waist featuring elastic inside with small gussets that provide a comfortable stretch, and it sits below the belly for moderate coverage. This belly is ideal for all three trimesters as well as after the baby is born.
For a complete list of bellies, visit our Belly Panel Guide.
Posted by destinationmaternity on January 31, 2014
A quintessential spring look, this Sleeveless Ruffle Front Maternity Dress is waiting to be worn to any and all of your warm-weather soirees. In a pretty floral print – in a rosy pink or navy and white – we adore its face-framing V-neck and flattering cascading ruffle. Accessorize with neutral platform heels, an armful of bangles and your gorgeous glow.
Shop this maternity dress at Motherhood Maternity!
Posted by destinationmaternity on January 23, 2014