INHABITOTS: Economical & Eco-friendly Maternity Wear
Or How to Get Through Your Pregnancy Without Having to Purchase Maternity Clothes
I haven’t talked much about my pregnancy on Inhabitat, mostly because I assume that the non-pregnant reader is probably not too interested in the day-to-day trials and tribulations of navigating environmental sustainability through maternity. However, I’m guessing there is probably a small minority of you out there who are either pregnant or new parents, and for those of you, I would like to announce the newest addition to the Inhabitat family: INHABITOTS!
Although pregnancy is an exciting time in any mom-to-be’s life, the day-to-day logistics can often be quite daunting for a first time mother. For me if was quite an emotional rollercoaster to deal with so many rapid changes in my body — and when all of a sudden my favorite clothes started feeling too tight, I didn’t know where to turn. I just wanted to keep feeling and looking like myself, and the prospect of having to buy a whole new wardrobe of flowy earth-mama dresses to get me through a few months of my life sounded about as fun as labor pain — especially after a google search made me realize that it is almost impossible to find maternity wear in organic or eco-friendly materials.
Fortunately a thorough re-examination of my closet, and a couple tricks I picked up from friends staved off a bank-breaking trip to a Pea in the Pod. Ultimately I never ended up purchasing ANY new maternity clothes, and I feel perversely proud of this accomplishment. I hope that some of the tips and tricks I picked up will be helpful to other eco-minded pregnant women who are going through this for the first time. If you’re interested, keep reading…
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