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The Truth About Maternity Clothes

Find out the truth about maternity clothes and what designers don’t want you to know.

If you’re like most women, you probably fill that it’s unnecessary and almost ridiculous to invest a large amount of money in maternity clothes that you will only wear for a few months. This is completely understandable and makes a lot of sense. While you certainly deserve to look and feel attractive, you should not have to spend enormous amounts of money just to look nice during your pregnancy.

Recently maternity clothes designers have been doing a good job of making maternity clothes that can be worn throughout your pregnancy. Many of these maternity clothes are very fashionable and are designed to look like regular clothes, with the exception of being a little more room he in the belly section.

Moms to be will often begin to become uncomfortable as soon as 4 to 5 weeks into their pregnancy. Some women just happen to be lucky and will be able to get back to their pre-pregnancy body a few weeks after delivering their baby. However, for most women it’s a long and torturous process that can last four months or longer. This stage of the pregnancy is often called the transitional phase in terms of maternity clothes. It does not make much sense to purchase new clothing that is larger than your typical size. Eventually you will get back to your prepregnancy weight and size.

During this period you have several different options:
• You can purchase new maternity shirts and tops that are made of the stretchy material that will allow your belly to grow during your pregnancy.
• You can also purchase a maternity transition bottom or pants that adds an additional length of fabric to help cover your growing belly.
• Maternity dresses are also an option and can be worn in many occasions.
• Belly bands – this option is one that most women find to be the most economical and the simplest solution to their (hopefully short-lived) problem.

The maternity belly band has many different advantages over the other options during this transitional period in your pregnancy.
1. The belly band is much less expensive, costing between $16 and $25 per belly band. Compared to the other options which can range easily between $30-$50 per item.
2. The belly band can be worn multiple times rather than a maternity shirt or a maternity dress which you wear on one occasion. The belly band is an accessory that you can wear every day.
3. More fashionable – the belly band comes in many different fabrics and colors. The designs vary as widely as those of popular clothing. For example you can get lace belly bands, tiger print belly bands, etc.
4. A belly band can also be worn long after your pregnancy is over. Because the belly band is made of the stretchy material it can be worn even if you are not pregnant and you just want some extra support.

Purchasing additional maternity clothes may not be the best decision. Before you purchase transitional maternity clothing, consider purchasing a belly band instead. Be sure to purchase a belly band that provide you the most flexibility and comfort possible. For a limited time, Tummytankz belly band is offering a special discounted price of $16.95 on selected belly bands. Tummytankz is made of the most elastic material of any belly band available today. This means that you will be able to wear a Tummytankz belly band during a much longer time during your pregnancy. Check out our products page for more detail.