THANKFUL FOR THE SECRET FIT BELLY

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Remember when Joey Tribbiani wore Phoebe’s maternity pants on Thanksgiving because they had so much room to grow as he ate? That’s exactly what this post is tapping into! We are here to give our thanks to our favorite waistband, our exclusive and patented Secret Fit Belly® panel.

HERE ARE THE TOP 3 REASONS YOU’LL LOVE THE SECRET FIT BELLY®

  1. When expecting, you can expect to continue to wear the styles you love. The patented panel is featured not only on our maternity jeans, but on pants and leggings too.
  2. Its seamless construction is fabricated from Nylon/Spandex yarn providing a smooth fit. It also offers great recovery, stretching over your bump at every stage.
  3. Versatile elasticity gives you extra style mileage from your pants. It doesn’t slip, stays fitted, can be folded down or kept up for adjustable comfort that continues to work as your belly grows.

AND BONUS REASON:

It doesn’t constrict you when gobbling down the turkey, the cranberry sauce, the mashed potatoes, the corn, the string beans, the gravy, the sweet potatoes, and it doesn’t make you feel stuffed when eating the stuffing. Plus, it continues to be a sweet choice when piling the whipped cream on your pumpkin pie. That’s the not so secret secret of the belly band. Happy Thanksgiving Mamas!

 

 

CRAVINGS & CLOTHES

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Food definitely comes in and out of fashion. Kale had a couple of years, avocado toast seems to be the best thing since sliced bread, and microgreens are having a macro moment. And of course, there’s the pulse of social media making food so stylish that we like, share, and repost lunch like it’s runway ready. For us, we are dishing up [pun totally intended] cravings and clothing that are sweet, savory, salty and stylish. What are better pairings than these?

Sweet pomegranates are literally bursting with juicy flavor and color. The deep red seeds are a little tart, and totally stunning on camera. We love the way they look with shades of wine, mixed berries and dark reds. The super soft hacci knit maternity dress is one we love in any shade, but this burgundy/black number is trending right along with the autumn fruit. You’ll love it so much you may just want it in grey, teal or olive too.

Sweet is nice, but savory is downright satiating. Our navy maternity sweater is cozy, yes, but also striking. The rich blue is perfect for this time of year. We like our outfits with the ultimate food duo: chips and dip. We chose to shoot crunchy blue-corn tortilla chips with artichoke and spinach dip. Classy, crunchy, crave-worthy. Oh, and this sweater also comes in radicchio, you know the leafy vegetable in the shade of a pomegranate! Go ahead and snap a picture of you in blue. Stay salty Mama – it’s not always a bad thing!

We have your sweet, we have your salty, but let’s talk about crossover cravings: salty and sweet! Popcorn covered with chocolate is a pretty perfect pair. We shot it against our maternity maxi dress featuring a sweet dusty pink pleated skirt and a soft black top. The contrast actually creates a balance and therefore is representing salty and sweet, again a pretty perfect pairing. [Editor’s Note: This style is dropping next week, so head to your local store to get it before Thanksgiving or make it your holiday must when it’s shoppable online!]

What are you craving? How are you dressing? Tell us. We’re hungry to see more! @motherhoodmaternity #thisisgoingtobefun

WRAPPING UP COZY

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October started out a little too warm for our liking. The leaves didn’t know what to do and the bees were still buzzing. Of course, we are speaking from the East Coast, since our headquarters and distribution center are in New Jersey. However, as the weeks went on we went from endless summer to welcoming winter! It’s like fall didn’t, well, fall. Lately the chill has been strong, and our cozy campaign finally has come to life.

What we love most about the change in the seasons is the different activities that follow suit. Spring is amazing for the re-awaking of the earth. We love switching up clothing, the flowers blooming, and outdoor activities are back on the table. Summer is great for swimming and vacationing. Autumn is so fashion-forward and there is no shortage of apple to pumpkin picking adventures. But what we are doing now is bearing down for winter. And with winter comes cuddling. You’re going to need some outfits that help you get your snuggle on.

We of course recommend maternity sweaters, maternity leggings, the comfiest maternity sleepwear, our stretchy side-ruched maternity tees, a really good maternity sleep bra or the best-selling seamless bra… both which become nursing bras, and then nursing styles in general for our new mamas. The effortless outfits make having cabin fever more fun. And we’re totally okay with staying home in style!

TURKEY TEES

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What’s on the menu for Thanksgiving when it comes to dressing? Go for cute and comfy this year, Mama! Our maternity graphic tees are dishing up something special for you.

Let’s talk turkey… literally. The two shown holiday tees are all about the little one cooking in your belly. We loved the color of the top maternity shirt and had thought about taking it to another level with a complementary plaid maternity button up in reds, burgundy and shades of blue.

Our second turkey tee featured pops of bright orange and yellow, so we mellowed out the gray graphic by pairing it with our white and black plaid top. We imagined it open over the tee with our stretchy and supportive Secret Fit Belly® maternity jeans. Just wait until you see why we’re thankful for them! [Editor’s Note: look for a blog post coming soon!]

Although not in your face Thanksgiving, we also sell our exclusive Blessed to be a Mama maternity t-shirt, which also comes in plus sizing 1X-3X. Oh… and that cute letterboard that we used in our photo shoots – we sell that too! Make it yours.

Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 22nd, so make sure you order these styles this week to ensure they come in time with standard shipping and delivery. Also make sure you tag us in your Thanksgiving look, either today with #GraphicTeeTuesday or always with #thisisgoingtobefun @motherhoodmaternity!

EARLY STOCKING STUFFERS: gifts for your little gift

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We know, we know… the baby IS THE GIFT! But that doesn’t mean he or she shouldn’t have some special presents in the stocking and underneath the tree. We compiled some little gifts for your little gift all in one little guide!

First you need to show off the baby in the bump. We love sonogram picture frames, like any of our Pearhead for Motherhood ornaments and keepsakes. Then, you need to make sure you have the best diaper bags to keep all these goodies in! Now that you’ve got those on the list, let’s get to the cute stuff.

Let’s talk toys. We’ve got your baby’s sidekick… the stuffed animal is attached to a silicone and no-splinter wooden ring for teething tots. Plus, feel good putting this on your wishlist because for every product sold, Bella Tunno donates 1 meal to 1 child in America. The always favorite Wubbanub is another must. Part paci, part plush… it’s going to be your baby’s biggest obsession. And although the last one may not be an actual toy, your child is going to love it like a prized possession: the Pop Pacifier! It can fall, and you can relax. It will fold into itself so the nipple part never hits the floor!

Let’s get practical. Baby is going to teeth and dirty hands are going to be in his or her mouth. Enter the Munch Mitt! The gum-soothing mitten can be used from 3 months to 12 months. It’s interchangeable between hands, is washable and features 100% silicone for endless chewing and chomping. And go ahead and throw an adorable baby bodysuit into your cart. You wouldn’t want your cutie to be cold, right?

Let’s make memories. Our milestone markers from Mudpie for Motherhood feature the muslin blanket with felt frame and 3-piece month/week wooden block set. We will start and finish our gift guide with a frame: the baby prints photo frame is also by Pearhead for Motherhood.

Happy shopping mamas…

SO MUCH TO CELEBRATE

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We know, we know… Halloween JUST happened, and Thanksgiving isn’t even here yet! That’s why we aren’t going straight to Christmas. We are taking a little detour and ever so slightly getting you in the spirit. Look past the gold confetti and red font. When we say there is so much to celebrate, that means Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, the end of another year and the beginning of a great adventure with baby. In other words, we are celebrating style and celebrating YOU!

To start, we are all about maternity denim. It’s America, and it’s kind of our signature. So, begin with your choice of blue and then work your way up. This is our second year selling the maternity overalls and they remain one of the top loved styles. We see them having a “third times the charm” moment in 2019 too! But there is no wrong way to wear jeans. Shop the featured skinny ankle pair here.

Sweater weather has of course come, but we are really living for plaid season. The featured red and blue plaid maternity top is actually a button front with convertible sleeves; so when those pregnancy hormones [or office heat] kick in, you can roll them all the way up! [Editor’s Note: this shirt comes in 8 different colors!]

You need your choice of maternity blouses particularly for this time of year. Between the parties, get-togethers and family fun… you should opt for a top that is pretty and practical. Shop the shown ruffle detail, tie sleeve maternity blouse in cherry or black! How do you dress for the busy season? Show us with #thisisgoingtobefun @motherhoodmaternity!

THE SLEEP SHOP

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Wake up and smell the roses… or better yet – go to sleep and smell the roses. Our new sleep set and nursing gown comes in the prettiest shade, Slate Rose.

These maternity pajamas are also a nursing sleep set. The gorgeously soft hacci knit is comfortable and breathable. It features a long sleeve top and stretchy waistband shorts. Wear them below the bump, then allow them to rebound with you after baby. The top is made with slits on the sides to allow for easy lift-up nursing and pumping access. With a little flutter on the sleeve, you’ll be wearing these for morning snuggles, mid-day guests, and nighttime cuddles.

Why stop with one pretty pajama, when you can have the same soft material in a really feminine silhouette? Give beauty sleep a different meaning and slip on the hacci knit maternity and nursing gown. It’s super soft, has a relaxed fit, complete with snaps for no-hassle feeding. Try one of our pregnancy panties (also amazing post-baby) underneath! This is how you sleep in style.

THE BRA SHOP

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Here at Motherhood® Maternity we suggest always having at least four maternity bras in your rotation, which is why we have our running promotion of buy 3, get the 4th free style. This way, you have different comfort options, always on hand if the rest are in the hamper, and then one to sleep in too. Above are our six styles of support that will you get through the next nine months and beyond, because our maternity bras ARE nursing bras.

We always get the question of when to start bra shopping. The answer is as early as you see your breasts change, which can be as soon as you find out you’re pregnant. Breasts are usually the first body part to grow… even before the belly! Our bras are designed to grow as you do.

Our full coverage style is the made for maternity tees and tops. Featuring an underwire, it does provide lift and support, while giving you the coverage you crave as the girls continue to grow! Similar in lift and support, the strapless maternity bra makes dressing easy and without worry. It will stay put and comes with detachable/re-attachable bra straps that can be made into a cross-back style too.

Our racerback maternity bras are one of the most loved styles. They are stretchy and super comfortable, plus they feature the slimmer cross back that looks amazing with workout wear. We love (and our customers love) the lacy ones, especially under a loose tee for a daringly cute look. Need something a little stronger and supportive for working out? We have maternity sport bras that keep you feeling secure as you get your sweat sesh on.

And now for our two most popular bras: the seamless bra and the maternity sleep bra! The seamless bra is award-winning, has over 500 5-star reviews and is top-rated across the board. Why? Well, it is truly wireless and of course seamless, so it looks and feels amazing under any top or dress. The ruching in the middle doesn’t allow for the dreaded uni-boob, providing separation and light support. It comes in two silhouettes: demi/regular coverage and full coverage, as well as in plus sizing 1X-3X.

The sleep bra, also known as our wrap bra, is the one dreams are made of. Super soft and slightly supportive, you won’t feel constrained in the middle of the night… or day. Unlike our clip-down nursing feature, our sleep bra effortlessly pulls over for feeding and pumping. Don’t sleep on this style; it’s a favorite for a reason!

 

LEGGINGS FOR LOUNGING

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We bet if you take a poll of the MUST HAVE STYLES for pregnancy, our customers are bound to have leggings on their list. They are one of our Five FUNdamental pieces, plus they are our most popular pants. Yes… pants! From classic black to patterned and colored, we have your maternity leggings for lounging – or really for anything and for anywhere.

Let’s begin with our Secret Fit Belly® black leggings. Obviously black goes with everything! This maternity pair is crafted from super soft cotton and stretchy spandex to ensure a comfortable feel and fit all three trimesters.

We encourage our mamas to love them post bump too, since they will help ease you back into your pre-pregnancy body and are soft on c-section cuts/scars and overworked abdomens. You’ll love these so much, that you’ll want them in every color including grey, navy and burgundy, which is also shown above.

Now let’s get fun with these style staples. Try a legging with personality and pattern. The black and white fairisle maternity leggings are what your sweaters need. They take an easy outfit up a notch. They remind us of warm and cozy moments around a fire, on the couch, cuddling with loved ones, a good book and a cup of tea. They are what your winter wardrobe wants.

And our last featured maternity legging is textured and while the other print makes fashion fun, this one makes your outfit elevated. They have an elegance to them that we can see in the office and out on the town. Add a maternity button up or blouse for that perfect blend of professional and comfortable.

 

A SCARY CUTE ANNOUNCEMENT

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Our graphic materniTEES are sort of becoming known for their Instagram love. We are forever using #GraphicTeeTuesday to see how our customers share the news of their pregnancy by letting their outspoken style tell their story. This holds true for holidays and we, as well as our customers, are loving the Halloween tees. Here are some cute ways to speak from the bump and announce your pregnancy!

Year over year, we keep updating the “We’re adding a pumpkin to our patch!” maternity shirt. We love the idea of going to an actual pumpkin patch and snapping away. Go ahead, layer a flannel maternity top over it, have a decaf in hand and be basic. The social world loves it; who are we kidding? If you can’t make it, then do a photo op with pumpkins and gourds on a beautiful blanket! Opt for outside and natural light.

Last year we introduced our “Pumpkin Smuggler” maternity tee to our site and stores with so much fanfare! That’s why we brought it back for new mamas-to-be to enjoy. This is an easy one to make a costume out of too. Add an eye mask, a money bag and waddle to your getaway car! [Editor’s Note: This style comes in plus size!] If you want an easy picture-perfect moment, add a couple props and snap away like we did.

Our newest maternity Halloween graphic tee may haunt you it’s so cute! Tell everyone you’re expecting with the “My Little Boo” style. This one comes in plus sizes 1x-3x as well. Take your photo against a white sheet, use some adorable ghost props and make Halloween filled with fun and fashion! Or, you can do like we did and added some fall décor and a cute cup for Mom! Just make sure you tag us in your pic with #thisisgoingtobefun @motherhoodmaternity.

Want costume ideas? Once the news is out, treat your bump to something soft and spooky or cozy and cute. Read our post all about our new scary soft Halloween maternity costumes.

Editor’s Note: The last day to place an online order in time for Halloween is Monday, October 22nd with standard delivery in the US. Make sure you get your costumes and tees NOW!

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