Big, Bold, and Beautiful: How to Look Hot During Pregnancy
If you think “looking hot during pregnancy” is slightly oxymoronic–save those insufferable summer months when you can’t seem to cool down for the life of you–you’re not alone.
Many a pregnant woman has felt awkward, unattractive, and, well, large. However, simply by learning a few tricks, and with just a little effort, you can look and feel like that hot mama-to-be that you are.
Looking hot during pregnancy starts with learning to take care of you. Although some women treat it as such, pregnancy should not be a license to “let you go,” eat whatever you want, and stop caring what you look like. “But I’m taking my prenatal vitamins and avoiding my daily shot of vodka,” you may protest. And while that’s all well and good, there is so much more involved with self-care during pregnancy.
Only three months in and 2011 is clearly shaping up to be the year of the baby. With Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon anxiously awaiting the arrival of twins, and The Game’s Tia Mowry expecting her first child with husband Cory Hardrict, we’re all on perpetual baby bump watch.
If anyone knows how to maintain their sexy while pregnant, it’s celebrities. Knowing how to work the right outfit, stay in shape and what not to sacrifice are the secrets to feeling and looking your best while pregnant. If you’re joining the circle of moms-to-be, here’s how to keep your sexy over the next few months.
1. DRESS THE PART
Just because you’re carrying a child doesn’t mean you have to completely forgo your style sense. Yes, maternity wear is made especially for this time in your life, but let’s be honest – some pregnancy outfits make expecting moms look frumpy. If there’s a brand that you wear regularly because it flatters your figure and matches your style, stick with it – just opt for a bigger size.
Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful phases in a woman’s life. It is also one of the most trying and frustrating times in terms of looks and comfort. Contrary to common belief, just because you are pregnant and your body is changing to accommodate the growing baby in your womb, you do not need to feel or look unattractive. The present day moms are beautiful, sassy and sexy, too.
Some days, sex would be farthest thing from your mind during pregnancy; on other days, you could find yourself thinking of nothing else but sex. This is often blamed upon the hormonal imbalances that take place in your body during pregnancy. Note that doctors do not contraindicate sex during pregnancy unless there has been a history of miscarriage or you are too close to the due date, as the orgasm could trigger off labor pains. This means that you could lead a normal sex life with your partner, in spite of the changing looks. This also means that you need to stay attractive to your partner, just as you were before pregnancy.
The PC answer is, of course, yes. The red carpet at last month’s Oscars validates that pregnancy and sexiness go together, as would random snapshots of pregnant women across the world.
But is a pregnant body it sexy?
Feeling very unsexy in my third trimester, I posed this question to my husband last night.
“Sexy?” he said. “No, not really.”
Naturally, that was the wrong answer. Not exactly what a sleep-deprived woman wants to hear when she feels like an oversized egg.
My husband must have glimpsed the I’m-so-pissed-off expression on my face, because he quickly elaborated.
“Is a pregnant body beautiful? Yes. One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Is it sweet? Yes. Cute? Yes. Do I find you beautiful right now? Without a doubt. Very much so.”