NEW TO NURSING? CHECK THIS LIST

Top 10 Tips Nursing Edition

Our friends at Parents compiled a list of 6 Breastfeeding Tips for Your Hospital Stay with help from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the La Leche League.  We love being on your pregnancy journey and want to continue with you into motherhood; it is our name after all! They say the key is getting baby feeding as quickly as possible. We wanted to round the list out with 4 of our own suggestions. So, enjoy these 10 tips before baby comes. And, click here for the full article and more information.

  1. “Put baby to your breast right after birth.”
  2. “Try nursing approximately every two hours, or whenever your baby cries.”
  3. “Enlist the help of a nurse or lactation consultant to ‘spot’ you each time you feed.”
  4. “Take a breastfeeding class if it is offered.”
  5. “Don’t accept formula if you want to breastfeed exclusively.”
  6. “Go home with the phone number of someone you can call for help.”
  7. Invest in a really good and easy to use nursing bra.
  8. Utilize your pregnancy pillow, like The Snoogle, for comfort and positioning when home with baby.
  9. Soothe your skin with help from our nipple creams and breast/belly balms.
  10. Make your transition to work (or the world!) easier with nursing clothing designed for new moms who breastfeed or pump.

NATIONAL BREASTFEEDING MONTH

breast feeding

 

Since 2011, August has been recognized as National Breastfeeding Month. This year the theme is Charting the Course Together, “to ensure breastfeeding is incorporated into all relevant areas of the public health agenda.” If you would like to learn more, visit their website.

We are committed to charting the course with you and are dedicating August to breastfeeding from all angles. We will be coming to you with tips and tricks, nursing friendly outfit ideas and even some funny stories from fellow mamas. We are all in this together and sometimes we just need a good laugh about it all!

Let’s start with the basics – nursing essentials. We may be known for maternity clothing, but there is a reason our name is Motherhood. We have more than just nursing bras, including topsdressespajamas and accessories to make that transition smoother. And we don’t just stop at style. We have padsbalms, and more to keep you feeling your best.

We also partner with Aeroflow, a Durable Medical Equipment provider, which specializes in helping pregnant and nursing women qualify for free breast pumps through their insurance. A win, win all around!

Do you plan on celebrating this month?  Tell us how @motherhoodmaternity with #thisisgoingtobefun and shop all nursing styles and items here.

MOCKTAIL MONDAY: THE BLUE BELLY-NI

Mocktail Monday The Blue Belly-ni

For our first mommy mocktail we decided to slightly switch up one of our favorite recipes from our friends at Fit Pregnancy; their Non-Alcoholic Bellini can be made with peach juice, but by swapping in blueberry juice instead, we present you with THE BLUE BELLY-NI!

Servings: 1                                           Prep 10 mins                           Start to Finish 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup blueberry juice*
  • 1 wedge worth of lemon juice
  • Agave nectar, pasteurized honey or simple syrup (to taste)
  • Sparkling water
  • Blueberries for garnish (optional)

Make It

  1. Add apple, blueberry and lemon juices to a champagne flute.
    (*To make the blueberry juice, you will need roughly a ½ pint of blueberries. Throw them in a blender or food processor and mix until they become liquefied. Strain the juice and discard any remaining skins.)
  2. Heat agave syrup or use simple syrup. Tip: To stir in the agave more easily, heat it in the microwave or stovetop before stirring it in.
  3. Top off the drink with sparkling water. To finish, throw some blueberries into the flute.

 

Match your mocktail in our navy lace maternity top and Jessica Simpson white maternity jeggings. Try the recipe and tell us how it tastes @motherhoodmaternity and as always… #thisisgoingtobefun!

TOPS & CROPS

summer cuts

It’s time for a mid-summer style shakeup. Shorts are cute and so are sundresses, but sometimes a gal just needs a good pair of white crops and a sleeveless with a little flutter.

What we love about the above look is the monochromatic finish. White on white is… dare we say it… white hot! Not only will it brighten up your mundane Monday, but makes for a glowing weekend too.

Now is the time to let your arms out while showing a little ankle; the balance of exposed skin is eye-catching, demure and yet slightly sexy. How do you style your crops and tops? Tell us using #thisisgoingtobefun @motherhoodmaternity.

Find all your summer (and pre-fall) cuts here.

 

BRAS: FOR NOW & NURSING

bras

Here at Motherhood, we really love you, our loyal customer! We always take your comments and concerns into account and are always looking out for you! For instance, did you know that ALL of our bras have nursing function built in? They might be your most practical pregnancy purchase yet! Stock up on the support you need now, then continue to wear them after baby is born. All moms can benefit from keeping these in their arsenal.

We realize that fit and comfort is key during your pregnancy, which is why we have sleep bras, sports bras, demi bras, seamless bras, t-shirt bras and more styles to smooth you, lift you and ease you through. The clip-down, pull-up and pull-over breastfeeding features are of course clutch for new moms who nurse or pump, but let’s be honest… your breasts may remain fuller during that “4th trimester” too. You are going to be grabbing for your “maternity” bras more than you realize for their comfort and roominess, to accommodate post-partum changes.

And the best news? They just happen to be on sale when you buy 3, get the 4th free! Find the four you love, then tell us how they are your support system using #thisisgoingtobefun @motherhoodmaternity.

THE NURSING ESSENTIALS EVENT

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As we welcome baby into the world, we welcome so much more. Let us help you transition from maternity to motherhood with the breastfeeding and mommy musts that ease you into your newest role. Save on the supportive styles with the buy 3, get the 4th free* Nursing Essentials Event, or buy 3 and get the 4th free on nursing bras.

Cozy up to soft sleepwear made with stretchy material and function for those middle of the night feedings.  Throw on one of our smooth robes for a put-together look when people come to visit the little one. Or, see what makes the Goddess Gown our best-selling sleep style.

Go out without worry in one of our nursing tops or nursing dresses, made with discrete openings for busy moms who won’t sacrifice their sense of fashion. Lotion up your overworked skin with comforting creams. Treat yourself to new mom gifts, or perhaps a little something for your little gift. All are included in the event!  Sleep, feed, save with help from this sale and then post your new mom faves with us @motherhoodmaternity using #thisisgoingtobefun – Congratulations!

*The Nursing Event lasts for a limited time in stores and online.

LOVE & LACE – SUMMER WEDDING STYLE

Bride or guest we have the dress

Are you saying “I do” or did you simply just RSVP “yes”?  Either way… we have your dress.

Summer weddings are heating up, and sometimes finding the perfect dress can be hard, especially while pregnant. You want to be comfortable, attractive, able to move. We love our lace hem maxi, because it’s lightweight, empire waist and as the name suggests, trimmed with lace. It’s striking.

Our customers have been asking for more wedding dresses, not only for guests, but for the leading lady- the bride! This particular style is made in white for your big day, as well as light pink and baby blue (which is not shown, but still shoppable!)

Airy, breathable and breathtaking… we cannot wait to see you in this dress. So, show us! Tag us in your pictures on our Instagram, using #thisisgoingtobefun and let us know if you’re the blushing bride or the best dressed guest. And shop all of our maternity dresses here.

THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL…

Nine months you're out

…but you can get emotional if your baby announcement takes place on a diamond and you’re hitting style out of the park in our “Nine Months You’re Out” tee! You can find this on the back of many of our MLB materni-tees.

Jennifer Broyles, fitness coach, mama and Motherhood customer shows us just how cute baseball can be. (Jennifer, we’re a FAN of yours too!)

Jennifer tells us, “Baby B is due December 10 and we have a few names picked out already. The names my husband likes are geared toward the Boston Red Sox and the few names I’ve chosen are based after the Chicago Cubs. We are huge baseball fans! When our teams played each other, it was a fun rivalry. We are planning on announcing if baby is a girl or boy with a fun baseball themed gender reveal party.”

We cannot wait to see whether Baby B is ready for baseball or softball, but more importantly, which team he or she will root for!

Follow us to keep up with our real-life customers, or send us your pics for a chance to be featured. We love to see our styles on beautiful moms like Jennifer. @MotherhoodMaternity

SNEAK PEEK // JUNE MAILER

Summer Crush

Make your love affair with style last longer than just a summer fling. Our newest arrivals from Jessica Simpson for Motherhood Maternity feature an Americana-heavy palette. By styling blue with white and red pants now, then layering into cooler nights and early autumn, we bring you your new favorite fashions.

The picnic-print dress keeps you cool with flowing, lightweight material and a ruffle-layered top.  As the beachy winds come in, throw on a maternity cardi for even longer wear.

It’s easy to read between the lines of style with this striped swing tank. Shown with red pants for the 4th of July, it also pairs perfectly with jeans, and is great as a casual option with maternity leggings. The crisscross straps keep the classic tank modern.

We top off our style suggestions with the mixed print blouse.  Breezy fabric keeps long, hot days light and easy.  The multi-patterned design can be worn with any bottom, from shorts to pants.

To shop all our Jessica Simpson Maternity Collection, click here. Happy summer, happy shopping!

OPEN SWIM

Swimwear 2017

Has there ever been a month that gives more summer envy than May?  There’s the little taste of heat, Memorial Day is on the horizon and we get the best Justin Timberlake memes. So, to kick off the new month, we are dedicating the first two weeks to swim! Maternity swim is in and we want to get you out and about.

The thing we love about being pregnant in the summer, perhaps is the thing you are most afraid of… having a belly. But here’s the best part – YOU DO NOT NEED TO SUCK IT IN THIS YEAR! You got the beach bump and it’s beautiful.

We’ve got tankinis (which our customers love, because pregnant women do, ahem, have to pee a lot) and one pieces with stretchy fabric so they grow as you do. Love the two styles we featured? Both come in plus size too! The swim shop is open; now is the time to find the swimsuits that suit you!

Floral Geo Print Cross Back Maternity Tankini

Multi Stripe Tie Detail Maternity Tankini

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