Maternity Blog by Belly Dance Maternity

  • Brighten Up Your Summer!

    Summer has finally arrived and the perfect way to style up your maternity wardrobe is with bright colors. Your pregnancy is the perfect time to be proud of your body and show off your bump. Bright colors are a great way to be fun and flirty and draw some attention! Here are a few of our favorite "bright" maternity pieces.

    C&C California Cotton Crochet Tunic Dress - This fun bright maternity dress by C&C California can be worn alone or as a tunic or over pants. It's light weight material will keep you comfy and cool all summer long.

    NOM Bright Cece Tier Dress - Whether you have a dinner date or you're going to be playing at the park all day, you will be comfortable and look hot in this maternity dress by NOM.

    Olian Grass Knot Maternity Dress - Stuck in the office all day this summer? Bring the outside in with this great Olian maternity dress.

  • Event - Motherhood Designed by You

    Motherhood Designed by You is a meet, greet, and design featuring some of New York's most exciting  mothers. Enjoy gifts, food, and the opportunity to design your very own teutonia stroller with the help of special guests!

    Join Belly Dance Maternity president, Jennifer Strom Simonte, along with Allison Schlanger and Alison Berna, co-founders of Apple Seeds, and Lyss Stern, owner of Divalysscious, at Schneiders, 41 W. 25th St.,  on Thursday, May 21st from 5-7pm for a night of fun with these fascinating mothers.

    Events support and honor the R Baby Foundation - founded by parents Andrew and Phyllis Rabinowitz. R Baby Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that newborn babies, primarily those in the first month of life suffering from viral infections and other infectious diseases, receive the highest quality of care and service through supporting education, research, treatment, training and life-saving equipment.

    For more information, please visit

  • Chicago Warehouse Sale

    Get great styles for great prices at our bi-annual warehouse sale! Designers include Liz Lange, Susana Monaco, Juicy, NOM, Michael Stars and Olian.

  • New Celeb Pregnancies

    Congratulations Sarah Michelle, Heidi and Ellen! We are excited to watch your bumps grow.

    Sarah Michelle Geller

    Heidi Klum

    Ellen Pompeo

  • Lights, Camera, Action

    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:

    Knocked Up


    Baby Mama

    Father of the Bride Part II

    Nine Months

    ...and stayed tuned for the new pregnancy comedy, The Baster, featuring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman!

  • Welcome Spring with a Splash of Color!

    Spring is in the air and the best way to get rid of those winter blues is to dress up in fun, spring colors! Here are favorite colorful maternity pieces for the upcoming season:

    Juicy Maternity Tulip Embroidered Top - This adorable, lightweight top by Juicy Maternity is sure to be a favorite for the spring. With it's bright yellow color, delicate embroidery and flutter sleeves this maternity top can easily take you from the playground to lunch with the girls.


    Juliet Dream Jessica Dress - This cute, comfy maternity dress by Juliet Dream is an absolute necessity for the upcoming warm weather. Fun and flirty, this turquiose maternity dress is perfect for any occassion!


    Liz Lange Maternity Rene Chiffon Top - This gorgeous maternity top is the quintessential piece to get you in the mood for spring! Perfect for your baby shower or any special occasion, this watercolor print maternity top by Liz Lange is sure to put a smile on your face!



  • Rocker Babes

    Is your little one already a rockstar? Do you dream of your child being the lead singer of a rock n' roll band? Then you must check out these absolutely adorable items, sure to turn your child into the rocker they were meant to be!

    Appaman Superbolt Polo: This cute polo lightning bolt polo tee by Appaman is sure to make the little boy in your life a true punk rocker! With a metallic bolt design, this shirt is too cool for school.

    Baby Legs Jolly Jack and Jolly Jill: Deisgned to help cushion your toddlers knees when they fall, Baby Legs has created the Jolly Jack and Jolly Jill styles for the ultimate hipster baby. These will surely keep your baby walking, dancing, and rocking in style!


    Rockabye CD's: Transforming your favorite rock tunes into hardcore lullabys, Rockabye CD's are the essential item to own for all babies and their inner rockstar. Choose from bands such as Metallica, U2, The Beatles, and Bob Marley to get your little one's booty shaking! 


    Nest Black Satchel Diaper Bag: Although this is more for you than your rocker babe, this studded leather bag by Nest is sure to keep you the rock goddess you were meant to be! If you can't let go of your favorite leather motorcyle jacket from the past, this diaper bag will help you stay eternally hip.

  • 2009's Top Baby Names...So Far

    Although the year has barely begun, thousands of babies have already been born and they're all in need of a name. Whether you're looking to give your child a popular name or are looking to avoid the most popular names to give your child unique moniker, check out below the top 5 boy and girl names listed for 2009:









    BOYS: Ethan, Noah, Jacob, Aiden, Logan

    GIRLS: Ava, Olivia, Emma, Isabella, Madison

     Stay tuned to see if these names are still at the top of the list throughout 2009...

  • Cute Suits for Your Cute Belly

    With the cold and wet weather we've been having this winter, people have been escaping the dreariness by flying off to warmer climates. At Belly Dance Maternity we have the perfect selection of maternity swimwear to keep your belly cute and comfortable while relaxing on the beach or at the pool. For a sleek, black maternity bathing suit, check out the Twist Tankini by Prego. If fun and floral is more your style, try the Maternal America Josie Flower Power Tankini. Into more of a classic, retro look, than the Prego Retro Halter Maternity Tankini is the maternity suit for you. Whatever your personal style is, Belly Dance Maternity is sure to have something to "suit" you!

  • Celebrity Baby Boom

    Seems like there is going to be a celebrity baby boom coming this summer and fall. Keep your eyes peeled on these growing celebrity bumps:

    Nicole Ritchie

    Alyson Hannigan

    Molly Ringwald

    Elisabeth Hasslebeck

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