Until now, you may have been able to get away with wearing your regular thongs or low cut underwear during pregnancy. But even if they still fit, there are several reasons why it’s worth buying underwear for pregnancy.
Why you need pregnancy underwear
Maternity underwear are specially made to fit your butt and you’re growing bump and will stay in place better and be far more comfy than your regular ones. Plus, some have light- colored linings, so you can easily spot any discharge, including the bloody show, that telltale sign that baby will may his appearance into the world soon. And even if your regular panties fit, they’ll likely stretch out as your bump grows, so buy some maternity undies to save your good non-preggo pairs for down the line.
Types of maternity underwear
Like your favorite maternity jeans, there are a few different styles of maternity underwear:
- Above the bump: These are high-waisted undies that fully cover your bump. You’ll find they’re more supportive than lower-cut styles.
- Below the bump: These are low-cut panties that sit below your bump. If you’re pregnant in the summer, or feel like over-the-bump styles are too hot, these may be for you.
What to look for when buying maternity underwear
First and foremost, you’ll want something that’s comfortable and feels good on your body. With the extra weight and increased hormones, many mamas-to-be find that cotton underwear is more breathable (read: less sweaty). As you enter your final weeks, a pair with a light-colored lining will help make sure you don’t miss seeing the bloody show. Lastly, maternity panties come in a range of colors and styles, so you’ll definitely be able to find the pair that’s right for you.