Pregnancy is a beautiful thing and a precursor of things to come, but let’s face it, the changes to your body during this time are no fun. As your belly grows, you may find that wearing your underwear is uncomfortable and not fun at all.
Luckily, maternity underwear can help. Maternity underwear keeps you comfy during your pregnancy. There is no set period when it comes to when you should wear it; it all depends on how much you gain. Some women gain the weight early on, and others get bigger towards the end.
If you were a bigger woman to begin with, you may not even need maternity underwear, as you only gain about 15 pounds during your entire pregnancy. If you do need maternity underwear, what type should you look into? Here are a few options.
Types Of Maternity Underwear
There isn’t just one type of underwear; there are many. Here are some types.
- Over the Bump
As the name suggests, these are long pairs of underwear that go over your bump. It doesn’t look that good, but it’s great for support and good to keep your belly warm when it’s cold outside.
- Under the Bump
These are more aesthetically pleasing, and as the name suggests, these go under your baby bump. It’s not that good for coverage, but it’s great for women who like a nice style and comfort.
- Absorbent Underwear
There are some pairs of underwear that can absorb any moisture to keep you nice and dry.
Choosing a Pair
Figure out what pair you want. Do you want style, or do you want support? Perhaps there are a few pairs that offer a little bit of both. Either way, you can choose the best pair for you and then get started. If you’re earlier into your pregnancy, consider a stretchy pair, or go a size bigger.
It’s something that does take a little time when it comes to choosing, but once you pick one, you’re all set. Let’s look at a few pairs to buy.
- Giftpocket Under Bump
This is a washable cotton pair of underwear that stretches as your belly grows. It goes under the bump, but covers you quite nicely. This pair of underwear comes in three pairs, each with a unique color. As you try it, you’ll notice how soft it is and how breathable the fabric fits around you.
- Intimate Portal Under Bump
This low rise pair of underwear is a nice balance between too many panty lines and being too tight. It’s a nice, comfy pair that contains either three or five per pack, and many colors to choose from as well.
- NBB Women’s Adjustable Maternity
This pair of underwear goes over the bump, and it manages to stay there without sliding down any time soon. It’s a nice, supportive pair of underwear that feels nice and is made from pure cotton. You’re going to love every bit of it.
It’s a very adjusting pair of underwear as well. As your belly grows, the underwear grows with them, and you can even wear them after pregnancy.
- Rosie Pope Seamless Maternity Hipster Panty
This pair of underwear is quite unique when it comes to its namesake. It’s a seamless pair that doesn’t irritate, it’s easy for you to wash, and it doesn’t even look like a tacky maternity pair of panties. It looks stylish.
No, style isn’t everything when it comes to your panties, but having a pair that is the perfect balance of style and comfort is always good.
- Belevation Maternity Support Briefs
This is another good pair that’s very supportive and helps prevent you from being in pain all day. Yes, it has that ugly look to it you’d associate with a grandma, bit it’s so supportive and keeps you feeling great.
It’s a great combination of nylon and spandex, and we believe you’ll love it as well. Give it a whirl and see what we mean.
- GEPAI 5 Pack Cotton Maternity Panties
As the name implies, it has five pairs, which is always good. This is also a cheaper option. You aren’t going to be wearing these pairs of underwear too long after your pregnancy, so why not go for a budget pair that still feels great?
These are nice pairs that won’t hurt you too much, and best of all, they are quite cheap. Try them out and see what we mean.
- Hanky Panky Women’s Low Rise Thongs
They have a funny name, but a sexy appearance. Many mothers feel like they lose their looks after pregnancy, but that doesn’t have to be the case. These thongs are made from tough lace and they fit any shape. They’re sexy thongs that look great, but feel good as well.
When you buy a pack of them, they come in fives. They are hand wash only, so they may be a bit of a hassle, but that’s okay. If you’re feeling it, these thongs are good for giving you a flattering appearance that you’re going to love.
These are just a sampling of some pairs to check out. In summary, when you’re picking underwear, here are some things to consider:
How comfortable is the pair of underwear?
Do I want it over or under the bump?
Should I go for comfort, style, or a little bit of both? Do I care about how flattering I look, or do I not care?
How much am I willing to spend for a pair of underwear I’m only going to wear during and shortly after my pregnancy?
By deciding all of these, it can make purchasing your next pair of panties much easier. If you’re ready to go, then get out there and shop for a nice pair of underwear that will keep you feeling good as you’re dealing with an uncomfortable period of your life. However, it’s one that will lead to many years of joy to come.
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