Pregnant on Valentine’s Day? 3 ways to still feel sexy
By Aimee Heckel
Some women say they felt like glowing goddesses when they were pregnant. Like powerful, sensual creators, bursting with life and love and radiance.
Darn those women.
Not every pregnancy is pretty. Swollen cankles, acid reflux, projectile vomiting and intense bloating are just the beginning of the torture, for some moms-to-be. That’s not exactly Aphrodite.
If you’re knocked up this Valentine’s Day and feeling less than lovely, here are three ways to get your sexy back. Or at least try. And in the meanwhile, just repeat after us: “This is only temporary. This, too, shall pass.”
1. A new black lacy bra, like this Jessica Simpson bra, available at Motherhood Maternity for $21. Wear this when you’re pregnant, while nursing and yes, even when sleeping. It’s comfortable, yet still practical — hello, machine washable and durable. The racer back provides extra support and comfort, but lace will remind you that your body still does belong to you. At least occasionally.
2. Buy yourself a new scented candle — the kind that will help with nausea, not induce it. A peppermint candle can usually do the trick, like this essential oil-infused peppermint candle for $6.99.
Black lace is our secret weapon this season. Here’s another way to wear it: a raglan dress with black, three-quarter-length sleeves, $218. Note: We do see the model is wearing heels. We also recognize this is sadistic and crazy of her, and she probably only wore the shoes for the five-minute photo shoot, before throwing them against the wall in fury.
Motherhood Maternity also carries a great selection of maternity dresses and skirts. Once again, black lace — this one for under $50.
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