The 5 Best Maternity Underwear Options

In my research on what to get and where to buy maternity clothes, I forgot to consider that my growing butt probably wouldn’t fit inside my everyday underwear.   That’s when I discovered that maternity underwear is a thing!

How “Essential” is Pregnancy Underwear – Can’t You Just Buy Bigger Sizes?

Here’s the thing about pregnancy underwear compared to traditional panties; they’re made to stretch enough so that they can accommodate your growing baby bump. Not only that, but many styles come with additional padding around the bands for extra support and protection.

When Should You Start Wearing Maternity Underwear?

There’s no concrete rule about when you should start wearing maternity underwear. Many women can stay in their normal clothing throughout most of the first trimester

How Long Will You Be Wearing Maternity Underwear?

It will take around six weeks of postpartum recovery for it to shrink back to its normal size, which is about two ounces. So don’t sweat that extra weight around your midsection postpartum. It’s natural. Your body just created a BABY! Give it a minute or two to recover.

The Best Maternity Underwear Options at Your Favorite Stores

Okay, now that we’ve determined pregnancy underwear is a must-have on any list of maternity essentials, it’s time to figure out which ones will work for you.

 Intimate Portal Under-the-Bump Maternity Underwear 

They feature breathable cotton materials and an elastic band that prevents slipping. Plus, they are SO comfortable! Some women mentioned there were some coverage issues with their *ahem* frontal region, but overall, these are a top pick for most women.

 NBB Lingerie Over-the-Bump Pregnancy Underwear

Not every pregnant woman loves the idea of under-the-bump panties. In fact, many enjoy the supportive feeling they receive from high-waisted underwear that covers up their pregnancy belly.

What are the Best Plus Size Maternity Underwear Products?

Aside from the durability and stylish look of these plus-size maternity underwear options, they are specifically designed to accommodate an expectant mother’s changing body comfortably. From breathable materials to abdominal support, you can be certain that you’ll feel your best in any of these products.

Post Maternity Underwear 101: The Truth About Disposable Panties

While you can certainly add your existing maternity underwear to your hospital bag checklist, it’s worth considering if there’s a better option available – like disposable panties, for example. That’s right, I said it, you need to be searching for maternity underwear that’s disposable, too!

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