When I was pregnant with ryder, around month 7 I started getting light headed a lot. I actually collapsed in the grocery store once. We went to the doctor and they put me in the hospital for a day to run tests on me. I came back perfectly fine. I was as healthy as can be. But the light headedness kept happening.
Then one day it hit me……It was my pants! I’m not even kidding when I say that. I was wearing my same leggings and workout pants that I wore before I got pregnant. Now that my belly was bigger they were getting tighter and starting to cut off circulation. So after a workout or just having worn them all day, the lack of circulation would get to me and make me light headed.
I know it’s so stupid. I’m sure you’re wondering why I didn’t buy maternity pants/leggings. In all honesty, I didn’t think I needed to! My leggings still fit so I figured why buy new ones!
I have learned my lesson! Just because they fit your legs doesn’t mean it’s fitting to your belly. Even light pressure around your waist can restrict blood flow. They make maternity pants for a reason!
This morning I was reminiscing back to our weekend in Vegas. It was a short trip but so much fun. Packing for the trip I was in serious panic as to what I was going to be able to wear out to a nice dinner. I hadn’t bought any nice maternity clothes. I had casual thingS like t-shirts and jeans. I literally went through my entire closet and I had only one dress that would stretch over my belly and not look like I was a piece of meat getting shoved through a tube! Not to mention my insecurities kicked in so I shot down a few dresses that were probably wearable but I just wasn’t comfortable in them.
I spent this week doing a little online maternity shopping. There are so many more amazing maternity options out there now than there were years ago. I’ve noticed more stores pop up in the last two years since I last bought maternity clothes!
I remember years ago seeing a few friends maternity outfits and thinking they just looked frumpy and boring. It’s as if someone made a last minute decision to make maternity clothes with little effort. I’m so glad someone realized there was a true market for it and that pregnant women care about style too. Just because you’re pregnant it doesn’t mean you just let everything go. Remember that saying…..“when you look good you feel good.” It’s so completely true. Especially when you have a body that’s changing pretty much daily!
If you’re struggling to fit into your clothes due to pregnancy and are on the hunt for some new things, you have options! My favorites are Pinkblush, Gap, Old Navy & H&M! Or of anything, you can always rely on Google search! 📱