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!

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.

 

HOSPITAL BAG CHECK LIST

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There are so many things you have to think about when pregnant, and the one we always get questions about is what to pack in your hospital bag! We suggest having your bag packed by at least week 35 and using your diaper bag as your hospital bag! Here’s a quick list of essentials:

  1. Labor and Delivery Gown
  2. Nursing Top
  3. Cozy Socks
  4. Diaper Bag
  5. Baby Book
  6. Nursing Pads
  7. Nursing Hoodie
  8. Pajamas

And don’t forget your nursing bras and underwear! Stop by our new mom shop for everything else you may want to toss in your bag. Happy packing ladies!

FALL’S FIVE FUNDAMENTALS

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This time last year we jump started our Five Fundamentals campaign! We wanted to create an easy list of styles to help expecting moms when going shopping for the first time for their maternity wardrobe. After speaking to our customers, our moms at the office, and our friends who were pregnant and/or had kids… we narrowed it down to the five fashions that can be mixed and matched to create endless outfits.

If you are feeling overwhelmed about wondering what you need, hopefully this post will take the guesswork out! The five starting styles we recommend are: a pair of good maternity jeans, a classic maternity blouse/tee, a wear anywhere maternity dress, luxurious feeling maternity leggings, and of course a maternity/nursing bra.  For fall, we were inspired by new prints, colors and overalls as our core five.

For our lounge look, we started with the seamless maternity bra, which becomes a nursing bra with clip-down straps. If you are wondering which bra to buy first, this is it! It has over 500 5-star reviews, is award-winning, and is so comfortable you aren’t going to want to take it off. [Read more on our blog post dedicated to it!] We mixed in our exclusive Secret Fit Belly® maternity leggings in black, and our just arrived navy v-stripe maternity hoodie for a full fall look.

For an at work outfit, choose whichever supportive style of bra you love, then try an autumn-inspired maternity blouse. We are loving the new ruffle sleeve printed top in dark olive with red cherry blossoms. For those workdays where jeans are the answer, a simple skinny leg dark wash does the trick, but take this time to explore all the styles and bellies we have to offer! You will certainly find your best friend of blue!

For a date night look, there is no going wrong with the most-loved maternity dress we have – the side-ruched style! Our classic version is stretchy and soft, with elbow sleeves, so it really is an any-season, any-trimester must. It can be layered and accessorized, making it the perfect piece for pregnancy. Our dark maroon-purple shade is the one we want now to winter!

All weekend long, you will be living in our maternity overalls! We are counting them as a fundamental, because like jeans, you’ll reach for these over and over again. To keep the look comfy and lowkey, try it with a side-ruched maternity tee, or even one of our graphic maternity tees. Any top you put underneath will look good, we promise!

Here are your five fundamental fashions – happy shopping ladies!

NURSING SOLUTIONS

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Being that our name is Motherhood Maternity, we want to continue to support you beyond delivery! Nursing and pumping moms need a place to shop, because the 4th trimester is very real. We know that getting “back to your pre-pregnancy size” isn’t as easy as Hollywood makes it look, and we also know that going back to work after maternity leave often means investing in a new wardrobe. We’ve listened to your needs and specifically designed a line to meet them.

First and foremost, our maternity bras are nursing bras, so you can continue to love the ones you bought during pregnancy into parenthood. Most of our bras feature the clip-down feature, but our beloved sleep styles have a pullover or lift-up style. Our 5-star, customer favorite, top-rated, award winning seamless bra has the clip down style and is perfect for sensitive postpartum breasts.

We have expanded past just our assortment of nursing camis, even though they are still one the most-loved pieces. We know our customers are hard-working women who need nursing styles that work just as hard as they do. From a pretty printed nursing dress, to sweaters and sweatshirts… we have updated the ways in which to gain easier access. Gone are the days of stripping down in a pumping room. With size-zippers, button down or up tops, lift overs, clips and pull downs… whatever way you find it best for breast, we have it.

Every top needs a bottom, so we encourage you to complete your new mom look with our postpartum pants from our exclusive BounceBack Collection. There are two types of compression panels to help ease you back into fitted clothing. Unlike girdles or tight belts, these panels are stretchy and help aid in stomach retention after birth. They provide a smooth and seamless finish under clothing without the pain of too tight pants. This is how we go past nursing solutions and into new mom solutions! Congratulations new moms and all moms-to-be.

DENIM DAY TO NIGHT

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You need a pair of maternity jeans that work as hard as you do, because who’s busier than a mama-to-be? Our denim is made to effortlessly work from day to night, keeping you comfortable and in style AM to PM. Follow along with our busy mama!

Wake up with an early morning walk for you or your favorite pet! They say to keep moving mama, and our featured pair of maternity jeans [the ankle jeggings in a dark wash] is sure to get you going. The cotton construction and superior stretch give them smooth support for your growing bump. They are complete with our patented panel, the Secret Fit Belly®, which leaves a seamless finish under any top, like our striped French terry maternity hoodie – perfect for those fall mornings.

Whether you clock in to the office or log in from your couch… jeans look polished with a maternity blouse that ties the look together. Add your own accessories for that professional touch.

Meeting friends or grabbing a bite with your S.O. after the job is done? Have no fear… these jeans are still here! Simply change out your work shirt with a bright flutter sleeve maternity top for a fun take on the night. Slip on some cute shoes, grab that bite to eat and feel amazing knowing that belly band will grow with you!

Work is over, dinner is done and the TV is calling for you. Binge your fave in your fave. The jegging feels as soft as a legging, and looks even cuter with a graphic sweatshirt maternity tee and fuzzy slippers for cozy toes. It’s okay if you fall to sleep in your jeans… we don’t judge! Want another pair of maternity jeans to take you morning to evening [or the next morning]? Find yours here!

 

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