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Q&A: First Time Maternity Shopping?

What can I expect when shopping for maternity clothing for the first time?

Shopping for maternity clothes is a very exciting time. Many women choose to make their first maternity shopping trip with friends and family to celebrate this joyous life event. I recommend going to a specialty store specifically for maternity clothing like A Pea in the Pod® or Motherhood Maternity®, where knowledgeable associates can help you find the perfect fit and determine what you need to build your new wardrobe. Then, have fun trying on different things to see how they flatter your new figure. Sometimes it's hard to imagine how some of the clothes will look on you when your bump gets larger so stores typically have a fake bump, that you put on like a belt, to try on underneath the clothes. Once you find pieces that you feel amazing in (because you will!), you’ll understand it was worth it.