For proper planning it is always good to understand when a pregnant mother is supposed to begin wearing maternity clothes. Most often the first trimester does not contain enough body changes to warrant purchasing a new wardrobe. In fact, many pregnant women spend time wearing oversized articles of clothing or pieces from their husband’s closet when they first begin to expand. This allows them time to go maternity shopping.

Maternity shopping can be fun as modern times do not require pregnant mothers to wear boring or unstylish clothing. The hunt for stylish maternity wear can be an exciting and enjoyable experience. 

As you enter your second trimester, generally around the 20 week mark depending on the pregnancy, your will begin to notice your body’s changes. Clothes will fit tighter and your shirts will also need to make room for your larger breasts. 
Another important aspect of maternity apparel is so that you can remain comfortable during your pregnancy. There are enough discomforts involved in this process; your clothing should not make matters worse. Beginning the hunt for pregnancy clothes in the second trimester, when they begin to be needed, is encouraged as you will have passed the dangers of the first trimester and can now safely invest in new clothing.



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