Would You Wear Pregnancy Lingerie?

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So, confession:

I was pregnant on my wedding day. 

And that, friends, is the story of how I came to purchase my wedding night lingerie, with my mother. Yes, it was as awkward as it sounds, and even more upsetting, was how incredibly uncomfortable the actual lingerie was.

 And think of that what you will, but that's not really the important part of the story here. The important part of the story is that my mom, bless her heart, felt sorry for my poor pregnant self on my wedding day, which boiled down to us having one of the most incredibly awkward conversations of our entire mother-daughter relationship, including the one where I called to tell her that I was pregnant and not married. It went a little something like this:

My mom: “So, where are you guys going for your wedding night?”

Me, mumbling: “Oh, you know, just a little hotel I booked for the night…” (sidenote: not a nice hotel at all) 

My mom, nodding vigorously: “Hmmm-mmm, I see. And what are you wearing? Something special?” 

Me, extreme blush taking over my face: “Oh, well I guess I hadn't thought about it…I mean, obviously…”

My mom, waving her hands around: “Oh, forget that. A girl still deserves to feel pretty on her wedding night.”

And that, friends, is the story of how I came to purchase my wedding night lingerie, with my mother. Yes, it was as awkward as it sounds, and even more upsetting, was how incredibly uncomfortable the actual lingerie was. 

I emerged from the bathroom after changing in our “deluxe whirlpool suite” bathroom, doing my best to display a sexy profile, but ultimately, failing miserably when my belly popped out of my delicate lace top.

Lingerie + pregnancy = not sexy in my book.   

Since that fateful night and through my subsequent pregnancies, I've pretty much given up on ever trying to look anything remotely to “sexy” when I'm pregnant. No, thank you. I'll go for comfort over lace and an itchy belly any day of the week, thank you very much. 

So when I came across a website advertising “Maternity Intimate Apparel + Lingerie” I just about fell of my chair. Was this for real? Pregnancy lingerie?

I perused the website and saw three different lingerie lines, including “Flirty You!,” “Sexy You!,” and “Playful You!.” Hmmm, I wondered. Where's the “Puking You?” or “What's That Smell? You!” That sounds more like the pregnancies I've ever experienced…

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But when I clicked over to read about the company and saw their mission statement: ” Our mission is to make breastfeeding mommies and mommies-to-be feel confident and look beautiful everyday. We believe that pregnancy and breastfeeding are beautiful, so why should you wear an unflattering nursing bra?”

I had to begrudgingly admit that I totally was on board with that mission. After a combined 3 and 1/2 years of nursing and 3 years of pregnant, I confess that I struggled a lot with feeling like “myself” or feeling pretty during those intense times of body change. So maybe, a pretty bra during pregnancy isn't such a bad thing.

What do you think? Would you wear pregnancy lingerie? 

What do you think?

Would You Wear Pregnancy Lingerie?

Chaunie Brusie is a writer, mom of four, and founder of The Stay Strong Mom, a community + gift box service for moms after loss. ... More

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12 comments

  1. stacy says:

    Yes I wear it. But I have a problem. My current bust size was a 32D, but after the pregnancy or the breastfeeding it will become something 34D. So all my bras are wasted, if I wear old it will be too fit to my bust and difficulty in breastfeeding then. So I purchased some new bra last week from Spicy Lingerie. There is a huge collection of bra so it’s easy to select the best one.

  2. Adriane says:

    Yes! Also don’t consider my current bra and panty lingerie as pregnancy lingerie just cuz I’m pregnant. I really like the nursing bras I found on the website and will be buying a couple or a few!

  3. Kari says:

    What’s the name of the website you looked at?

  4. Katie says:

    I would wear it just to remind myself that you can feel sexy while pregnant.

  5. Dottie says:

    I had no clue this existed. Planning a wedding and being 19 weeks pregnant is well interesting. Thankfully my sweetheart makes me feel sexy in plain cotton panties and a tanktop but I feel every woman needs so sort of lingrie just to feel like a woman!

  6. Elicia Hardy says:

    Totally would wear it. The thing is to splurge a little, don’t go cheap! I didn’t discover the pregnancy lingerie until after my daughter was born, but I did get a sexy nursing top for Valentine’s Day. Comfy, and hubby loved it!

  7. America says:

    I would not wear anything else but sexy lingerie during my pregnancy just like I did before I got pregnant. I am 34 weeks pregnant right now and all my thongs come from either Fredericks or Victoria Secrets. I just get them one size bigger than my pre-pregnancy size. I am one that believes that just because I’m pregnant doesn’t mean I have to dress like some frumpy housewife. My hubby finds my pregnant body very sexy and frankly so do I. Being pregnant is probably the most feminine and beautiful thing a woman can experience. We as women need to love our pregnant bodies. We are taking part in one of the most beautiful miracles….bringing a life into this world. So why not celebrate that and enjoy your new body and see the beauty in it.

  8. KyBegin says:

    I had a terrible time trying to find any for my wedding night (I was 5 months pregnant) I ended up throwing what I had bought away because it didn’t have room for my boobs and it was just terrible… Definitely not for pregnancy.

  9. my boyfriend is crazy about my pregnant body and makes me feel good every day. so lingerie would drive him wild ! idk if I could handle it due to my fluctuating sex drive lol … but I love their mission statement ! every woman deserves to feel beautiful

  10. nichole says:

    specificlly designed to be for preggy woman or nursing women, and made of comphy materials and such, i would very probably like to have some if it was in my price range…. i, like you, did NOT feel even good looking, letalone sexy or anything in any of my stuff once i got preggy. its not made for a pregnant body. and not all that nice to a just had baby body, and a im nursing body…..

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