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!

Following the Good Green Design mission of Inhabitat, but focused specifically on eco-friendly kids and parenting, Inhabitots.com is your guide to stylish sustainable design for the next generation. I’m officially launching it next week, but wanted to give our loyal readers a sneak peek of the site today on Sustainable Style Sunday with a guide on how to navigate eco-friendly maternity fashion. So, if you’re a first-time mom-to-be staring at your rapidly expanding waistline and wondering how you’re going to get through the next 6 months in sustainable style and with your budget intact, read on…

INHABITOTS HOW TO GUIDE: Eco-friendly, Economical Maternity Wear >

Jessica Scott Organic Mini Maternity Wrap, MaterniqueJessica Scott Organic Mini Maternity Wrap – $80

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…

INHABITOTS HOW TO GUIDE: Eco-friendly, Economical Maternity Wear >

Jill Fehrenbacher Maternity Wear, Eco-friendly economical maternity wear, eco maternity wear, green maternity wear, A-line dress, the \'sack dress\', sustainable maternity style, eco maternity