Understanding Maternity Clothes
Just like other clothing items, maternity items come with their sizing system. In a perfect world, your size would correspond to the same maternity size, but it's not always that's simple. Like we've mentioned, everyone goes through pregnancy differently, and there's just a chance your body will change in ways that go outside that system.
What can be potentially stressful for first-time moms is that there's no way to predict the way your body will change. Your biggest priority should always be to keep yourself comfortable, no matter what numbers that involves. Also stay aware that different parts of your body may change at different rates, so be potentially ready to shop for different clothes and undergarments at different times.
What to Look for in Maternity Clothes
Comfort is the biggest priority, but there are some other things you can look for to give yourself the best experience (and prevent having to buy new clothes without getting much use out of other ones):
These things can start having an impact later for others if you're a first-time mom. Regardless, it's usually best to wait to go shopping until after the first trimester has completed. At the beginning of the second trimester, you can take action.