There is a lot to do when you are pregnant. Doctor’s appointments, preparing your home for a baby, buying all the necessary baby gear, and more. It can be overwhelming, especially if you are a first-time mother. Another factor to consider is your health and changing body. To go along with all the changes happening to your body, you may need new clothing. Some women don’t need maternity clothing and some do. It all depends on your body and your personal preferences. If you have never bought maternity clothing before, it can be difficult. You may not know where to shop. Another thing to consider is the price of buying maternity clothes. Buying clothing can get expensive quickly and you may be trying to save money before your baby arrives. Let’s go over some of the most popular places to buy maternity clothes and how to save money on them.
Where to Buy Maternity Clothes
A good place to start with looking for maternity clothes is where you regularly shop. Many stores and brands have their own maternity clothing line or section. Walmart, Target, GAP, H&M, LOFT, and Old Navy all have maternity clothing available. If you are looking for stores that specialize in maternity clothing, check out A Pea In The Pod, Motherhood Maternity, or Ingrid and Isabel.
How To Save Money on Maternity Clothes
1. Know That Maternity Clothing is a Preference Not a Requirement
Having maternity clothing is a personal preference and is not required. Many women go through their entire pregnancy without buying maternity clothes. If you already wear clothing that is loose fitting and comfortable, there is a good chance it will fit you during your pregnancy.
2. Just Get The Basics
If you need or want maternity clothing but don’t want to spend a fortune on clothing you will not wear that long then consider only purchasing basic maternity clothes that you can dress up or down depending on your accessories. A few basic maternity shirts and pants can go a long way if you accessorize them with jewelry, scarves, or shoes.
3. Talk To Your Friends and Family
There are tons of women out there that will gladly give or lend you their maternity clothing. Ask your friends or family if they are clearing out their closets and have any maternity clothes, they don’t have use for anymore.
4. Shop Second Hand Stores
If you have the time and love to hunt for deals, you can find tons of maternity clothing at used clothing stores. Remember these clothes are only used for a short amount of time and if a woman doesn’t have plans to have more children, then she probably wants to get rid of her maternity clothes. Shopping second-hand is great for saving you money and it is good for the environment. Sometimes you can even find clothes that still have their original price tags on them.
- Maternity clothes are a preference, not a requirement
- Check out the stores you already shop at, to see if they have a maternity section
- Purchase basic maternity clothes that you can dress up or down
- To save money, shop used clothing stores or ask family and friends if they have maternity clothes you could borrow
Services We Offer:
Home | About | OB Videos | Insurances Accepted | Blog | Providers | Michael Anthony, MD, FACOG | Noemi Maydew, MD, FACOG | Anne Bond Bonpain, MD, FACOG | Elita Wyckoff, MD, FACOG | Gilberto Rodrigo, MD, FACOG | Jennifer Fraley, MD, FACOG | Heather Flowers | Courtney Braswell | Services | Patient Care | Advanced Care Team | Testimonials | Contact Us | Patient Portal