It may sound like a novel idea, but there are several ways you can get through a pregnancy without buying a stitch of maternity clothing: You can hit up your network of mommy friends, give billowy frocks plenty of play time, fake it with a couple of belly bands (like I did), or rip apart your own togs DIY-style to accommodate your burgeoning belly. All thumbs? A New York City-based outfit has a new service for those of us ripe with child but can’t bear the though of anything coming between us and our Del Fortes.

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The expert seamsters at Denim Therapy, which specializes in patching up worn and ripped jeans, can insert expandable side inseams into your favorite pair, so they stretch as you (and your bebe) grow. Then, when you’re ready to get back to fighting, pre-pregnancy form—no rush, ladies—Denim Therapy will restore your jeans to their original condition at no extra cost.

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For another take on these green jeans, as well as more ways to green your pregnancy and beyond, drop by our (kid) sister site, Inhabitots.