Every woman has a couple guilty pleasures, especially pregnant women. It’s important to indulge in your favorite ice cream or a new pair of maternity jeans or some gossip magazines. At Belly Dance Maternity we like to indulge in some reality TV. Our new favorite reality TV show is Pregnant in Heels on Bravo with Rosie Pope. It’s not hard to understand why, seeing as we’re constantly surrounded by maternity clothes and pregnant women. If you’re pregnant and feel the need to indulge try turning on Pregnant in heels and combining some reality TV therapy with some shopping indulgences by buying a new pair of maternity jeans at Belly Dance Maternity.
While it is true that most women experience increased acne during pregnancy, one myth we are here to bust is that the appearance of this acne means you are having a girl. There is no medical proof linking the two together. We love the sound of these myths because we get to add meaning to an otherwise biological phenomenon. One thing is certain, that while we can’t determine the gender of our babies based on the condition of our skin, we can pamper and nourish our skin by using excellent pregancy safe products such as Belli Acne Cleansing Facial Wash or Organic Fruit Face Wash by Novena.
Be sure to check out our entire selection of skincare brands and products.
Check out one of our hip and stylish holiday dresses that made the cover of Pregnancy and Newborn! This More of Me Favorite Shirtdress is perfect for a holiday party, shower, work or a night out on the town. Pair it with black opaque maternity tights and sport the stylish red patent leather belt or leave it off. You’ll love this versatile maternity dress!
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get designer maternity clothes at rock bottom prices! Gilt is having a maternity sale featuring designer brands such as NOM, Paige Premium Denim, Michael Stars, Chaiken and so much more. Choose from stylish maternity dresses, comfy maternity tops and chic maternity jeans. Make sure you act fast so that you don’t miss all the great deals!
All first time moms-to be go through the inevitable hassle of trying to figure out how to dress their growing bumps. Well ladies, worry no more – author Amy Tara Koch has come out with the go-to manual for how to look stylish (while still remaining comfortable!) during pregnancy with her book Bump It Up: Transform Your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Style Statement. Available on March 23rd, Koch gives style tips on everything from must-have fashion essentials to do-it-yourself skin care. Learn the keys to the importance of balance and proportion while dressing, why accessories are essential, and tips on how to elongate your body. Witty and practical, Bump It Up is the ultimate style guide for moms-to-be!
The holidays are right around the corner and it’s time to start your shopping. Here are some of our favorite maternity gift ideas for that special pregnant lady in your life.
The NOM Rosalie Dress is the perfect maternity holiday party dress. Surprise her with this sexy, satin maternity dress and not only will she feel like the life of the party, but you’ll be sure to get bonus points from this sassy gift.
You can never have too many comfy, stylish maternity tees. Michael Stars are a favorite with every pregnant woman who doesn’t want to sacrifice comfort for style. With so many different styles and colors to choose from you can’t go wrong with this gift. Check out one of our favorites, the Michael Stars Surplice Maternity Top.
Winter is a horrible time for dry skin especially for growing pregnant bellies. Keep her bump soft and moisturized with the Mambino Organics Anti-Stretch and Rebound Kit. This prenatal skincare kit is sure to keep her skin happy all winter long.
Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? Not only are these undies seamless and oh so comfortable, but they come in a great variety of colors. Spice up her stocking with a little Hanky Panky.
Not only is there a baby boom amongst our favorite celebs, but baby fever has also taken over the silver screen. In recent years, Hollywood has been highlighting the ups and downs of pregnancy. Here are our top favorite preggie flicks:
Father of the Bride Part II
…and stayed tuned for the new pregnancy comedy, The Baster, featuring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman!
Newly expecting and not quite sure what you should be buying and when? Here are our top picks of the absolute must-haves for your growing bump:
Ingrid and Isabel Bella Band – Getting to the point where you just can’t button that top button anymore but you’re just not ready for maternity pants? The Bella Band by Ingrid and Isabel will be your new best friend! This stretchy, nylon band pulls down over the top of your pre-pregnancy pants to hold them in place while giving your growing belly room to stretch.
Preggie Pop Drops – If you find yourself never quite able to lose that feeling of nausea, give these delicious drops a try. In flavors such as lemon, tangerine, and raspberry, Preggie Pop drops will make it much easier to get through your day while tasting great too!
Tummy Honey Stretch Mark Prevention Butter – It’s never too early to help start in the prevention of stretch marks. Tummy Honey Stretch Mark Prevention Butter not only helps to maintain your skin’s elasticity by keep your belly soft and moisturized, it also helps to soothe dry, itchy skin.
Michael Stars T-Shirts – For all fashionistas out there, being pregnant doesn’t mean you don’t have to give up your favorite brands. Casual and comfy, Michael Stars maternity tees come in the same great styles as his non-maternity line but have more stretch and room for your growing bump. Cut slim, these maternity t-shirts can be worn from the earliest stages of your pregnancy to your ninth month and even after!
Olian Cap Sleeve Maternity Dress – While it’s true that some pieces of maternity clothing won’t take you from your first trimester to your third trimester, this cap sleeve maternity dress by Olian is definitely one of the exceptions to this rule. With it’s sleek, form-fitting cut, this stretchy maternity dress looks just as great in the last months of your pregnancy as it does in the beginning.
There are so many more resources for pregnant women these days, and we love it.Â Belly Dance hires our pregnant models from Expecting Models,Â located here in New York.Â Liza Elliott-Ramirez, the founder of Expecting Models, recently launched Stork Magazine, an online magazine dedicated to theÂ urban, sexy mom-to-be.Â Check it out for stories on Liza’s models, fashion features, and much more.
Marcia Cross, expecting twins in April,Â has been placed on bedrest.Â TV Guide reports that “Desperate Housewives” producers have decided to move filming of additional episodes to her house for a few days in order to accomodate her pregnancy.
Bedrest is an issue that many of ourÂ customers face.Â It can be a frustrating and confusing time.Â Sidelines is an organization that supportsÂ complicated pregnancies, and its website is aÂ good resource forÂ those on bedrest.Â
For those of you expecting twins, as are so many of our customers, there is a group you should know about.Â The National Organization of Mothers of Twins ClubsÂ is an integral resource.Â Even if you are not the type to frequent message boards or visit online communities, trust us, there is something here for you.Â Local twins groups by city have resources for finding night nurses and nannies, with reference contact information.Â There are also resources for secondhand equipment and more.Â Â Connect with your local club, and attend meetings and social events.Â Visit your local club site, such as the Manhattan Twins Club, for more info.Â
Our team scours the internet for the latest in the world ofÂ trendy moms.Â Lately, we are fans of Mommies with Style.Â It is a community for hip moms with articles, a daily blog, and an online community.Â Learn about cool product, great sales, and collect other helpful info.Â Sign up for the newsletter and receive coupon codes and more.
For those committed to eating organic and using organic products, we have the ideal guide for your pregnancy.Â Written by one of our customers, The Complete Organic Pregnancy lets you know everything from which foods you should be eating to which cleaning products to avoid to which beauty products are best when expecting.Â
Buy this book.
Personally tested by our team, Karrie Adamany is the best resource for post-pregnancy pilates.Â Her pilates studio, Centered,Â in New York City is totally focused on women.Â And Karrie’s book, Post-Pregnancy Pilates, is a great guide for body after baby.
BabyCenter My Baby This Week emails areÂ an educational resource personalized to your due date.Â Learn about your baby’s development each week for forty weeks and link to other BabyCenter resources to learn more about your pregnancy and a community of women going through the same stage.
These emails get rave reviews from thousands of customers.Â Sign up here and enjoy.