Meet the clothes that will save you those first few months.

The Robe

Let’s be very, very honest about this — pregnancy and childbirth change your body. Regardless of what tabloid headlines about celebrities’ post-baby bodies and Instagram #fitspo posts might tell you, the reality is that your body’s going to look and…
By Meg Boggs

The Nursing Bra

When I had my first son, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. So before I gave birth, I stocked up on a few nursing bras. They were soft and comfy, but they provided no support whatsoever. Even trying them on in the dressing room, I wondered how the hell…
By Elizabeth Broadbent

The Cardigan

“Hey mommas! I am weeks from my due date, and getting ready to pack my hospital bag! What were your must-haves? What did you bring and not even use? TIA!” This post, or a variation of it, showed up in my Facebook feed weekly during my childless…
By Meg St-Esprit

The Other Cardigan

During the early stages of my pregnancy, I made a trip with my husband to the Gap in downtown Chicago. Inside that huge, multi-level Gap store, I found a sweater on sale that I immediately knew I had to have. It was expensive — about $40, even…
By Kelly Green

The Lounge Pants

Before I had my son, my wardrobe included items like a floor-length canary yellow skirt with hot pink and turquoise flowers embroidered on it and a pair of black cotton skinny pants that zipped on the side and bore a super-cool print of Chinese…
By Madeleine Deliee

The Tank

I was pregnant for the first time, and I needed something to wear. All of my shirts were riding up my very large tummy, and I live in the South, where it's hot, so I needed tank tops. I decided to go shopping at Target. That's where I found The…
By Elizabeth Broadbent

The Everywhere Dress

Before I had a baby, I lived in dresses. I had been a major tomboy early on in life, but in my 30s I fell in love with feminine clothing. For the first time, I loved pastels and soft fabrics like satin and silk. I loved the feeling of my legs…
By Kelly Green

The Maxi Dress

I still remember how excited I was when it came in the mail. I pulled the package apart, eager to try it on. I was pregnant at the time, and I knew that as my bump grew and grew, it would make me look great and feel great. After I gave birth and…
By Allison Cooper

The Overalls

Let’s be very, very honest about this — pregnancy and childbirth change your body. Regardless of what tabloid headlines about celebrities’ post-baby bodies and Instagram #fitspo posts might tell you, the reality is that your body’s going to look and…
By Janet Manley

The So-Not-Nursing Bra

I had my second child last August. After a month of trying with all my might to breastfeed, I finally realized it wasn’t working out. So I became a formula-feeding mom. But even though I had stopped breastfeeding, I quickly became addicted to…
By Allison Cooper

The Jeans

Accepting my post-pregnancy body is hands-down one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. It’s something that I still work on every single day. During my first pregnancy, I was 20 years old, so I managed to bounce back quickly. In fact, I…
By Allison Cooper

The Black Dress

Let’s be very, very honest about this — pregnancy and childbirth change your body. Regardless of what tabloid headlines about celebrities’ post-baby bodies and Instagram #fitspo posts might tell you, the reality is that your body’s going to look and…
By Jam Kotenko

The Special Occasion Bra

It’s no secret that a woman’s body changes a lot during pregnancy and postpartum. I had anticipated the stretch marks, weight gain, and hormonal swings. But I didn't expect how much my breasts would permanently change after giving birth. It took a…
By Yasmine Singh

The One-Piece

I like to think of myself as a pretty confident person, so I don’t usually worry about being "swimsuit-ready" for the summer. Although certain areas of my body are flabbier than others, I'm comfortable in my own skin, and that means not caring that…
By Jam Kotenko

The Mid-Range Jeans That Saved Me Postpartum

Let’s be very, very honest about this — pregnancy and childbirth change your body. Regardless of what tabloid headlines about celebrities’ post-baby bodies and Instagram #fitspo posts might tell you, the reality is that your body’s going to look and…
By Beth Loster

The Robe That Let Me Heal After Bringing A Baby Into The World

Let’s be very, very honest about this — pregnancy and childbirth change your body. Regardless of what tabloid headlines about celebrities’ post-baby bodies and Instagram #fitspo posts might tell you, the reality is that your body’s going to look and…
By Meg Boggs

Dying My Hair Pink Saved My Postpartum Identity

Let’s be very, very honest about this — pregnancy and childbirth change your body. Regardless of what tabloid headlines about celebrities’ post-baby bodies and Instagram #fitspo posts might tell you, the reality is that your body’s going to look and…
By Jessie Kanzer

The $10 Dress That Every New Mom Needs

Let’s be very, very honest about this — pregnancy and childbirth change your body. Regardless of what tabloid headlines about celebrities’ post-baby bodies and Instagram #fitspo posts might tell you, the reality is that your body’s going to look and…
By Jam Kotenko

'90s Overalls Are The Only Thing New Moms Should Wear To Chase Waterfalls

Let’s be very, very honest about this — pregnancy and childbirth change your body. Regardless of what tabloid headlines about celebrities’ post-baby bodies and Instagram #fitspo posts might tell you, the reality is that your body’s going to look and…
By Janet Manley

'90s Banana Clips Are BACK & They're Actually Total Life-Savers For New Moms

Let’s be very, very honest about this — pregnancy and childbirth change your body. Regardless of what tabloid headlines about celebrities’ post-baby bodies and Instagram #fitspo posts might tell you, the reality is that your body’s going to look and…
By Yasmine Singh

The Comfort Cardi I Wore To Meet My Children

“Hey mommas! I am weeks from my due date, and getting ready to pack my hospital bag! What were your must-haves? What did you bring and not even use? TIA!” This post, or a variation of it, showed up in my Facebook feed weekly during my childless…
By Meg St-Esprit

The Velour Pants That Saved Me Postpartum

Before I had my son, my wardrobe included items like a floor-length canary yellow skirt with hot pink and turquoise flowers embroidered on it and a pair of black cotton skinny pants that zipped on the side and bore a super-cool print of Chinese…
By Madeleine Deliee

The Bathrobe That Saved Me Postpartum

Let’s be very, very honest about this — pregnancy and childbirth change your body. Regardless of what tabloid headlines about celebrities’ post-baby bodies and Instagram #fitspo posts might tell you, the reality is that your body’s going to look and…
By Emily F. Popek

The Skinny Jeans That Saved Me Postpartum

Accepting my post-pregnancy body is hands-down one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. It’s something that I still work on every single day. During my first pregnancy, I was 20 years old, so I managed to bounce back quickly. In fact, I…
By Allison Cooper

Meet The Bra That Saved Me Post-Baby

It’s no secret that a woman’s body changes a lot during pregnancy and postpartum. I had anticipated the stretch marks, weight gain, and hormonal swings. But I didn't expect how much my breasts would permanently change after giving birth. It took a…
By Yasmine Singh

The Only Little Black Dress You Should Buy Postpartum

Let’s be very, very honest about this — pregnancy and childbirth change your body. Regardless of what tabloid headlines about celebrities’ post-baby bodies and Instagram #fitspo posts might tell you, the reality is that your body’s going to look and…
By Marie Southard Ospina

The Bikini That Saved Me Postpartum

Let’s be very, very honest about this — pregnancy and childbirth change your body. Regardless of what tabloid headlines about celebrities’ post-baby bodies and Instagram #fitspo posts might tell you, the reality is that your body’s going to look and…
By Crystal Henry

The Bra That Saved Me Postpartum

I had my second child last August. After a month of trying with all my might to breastfeed, I finally realized it wasn’t working out. So I became a formula-feeding mom. But even though I had stopped breastfeeding, I quickly became addicted to…
By Allison Cooper

The Pants That Saved Me Postpartum

Let’s be very, very honest about this — pregnancy and childbirth change your body. Regardless of what tabloid headlines about celebrities’ post-baby bodies and Instagram #fitspo posts might tell you, the reality is that your body’s going to look and…
By Jam Kotenko

The Cozy AF Sweater That Saved Me Postpartum

During the early stages of my pregnancy, I made a trip with my husband to the Gap in downtown Chicago. Inside that huge, multi-level Gap store, I found a sweater on sale that I immediately knew I had to have. It was expensive — about $40, even…
By Kelly Green

This Miracle Nursing Bra Saved Me Postpartum

When I had my first son, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. So before I gave birth, I stocked up on a few nursing bras. They were soft and comfy, but they provided no support whatsoever. Even trying them on in the dressing room, I wondered how the hell…
By Elizabeth Broadbent

The Maternity Maxi Dress That Saved Me Postpartum

I still remember how excited I was when it came in the mail. I pulled the package apart, eager to try it on. I was pregnant at the time, and I knew that as my bump grew and grew, it would make me look great and feel great. After I gave birth and…
By Allison Cooper

We Found The Perfect Postpartum Swimsuit

I like to think of myself as a pretty confident person, so I don’t usually worry about being "swimsuit-ready" for the summer. Although certain areas of my body are flabbier than others, I'm comfortable in my own skin, and that means not caring that…
By Jam Kotenko

The Striped Dress That Saved Me Postpartum

Before I had a baby, I lived in dresses. I had been a major tomboy early on in life, but in my 30s I fell in love with feminine clothing. For the first time, I loved pastels and soft fabrics like satin and silk. I loved the feeling of my legs…
By Kelly Green