Pregnancy Myths Decoded

August 29, 2018

Pregnancy Myths Decoded

About the author: 

Kamana is a Fashion and Lifestyle blogger @SocialandStyle. Kamana writes about all things related to fashion, fitness, travel, her experience as a Mom-to-Be and now New Mom! Check out her latest blogpost at www.socialandstyle.com.

I can’t believe I’m already 34 weeks pregnant! It feels like yesterday when I was in my first trimester, nervous about everything. Since then, I’ve learned to relax and enjoy my pregnancy. Now that I am in my last weeks, I’m reflecting on all that I’ve learned during these last 8 months. It’s amazing how much your body goes through and how you learn to trust and listen to your body (and growing baby!). It’s both mentally and physically exhausting, but truly a beautiful time. As I get closer to 40 weeks, I can feel the Baby’s movements more vividly every day. I wonder what it’s going to going to be like after pregnancy and that sets off a whole new feeling of nervousness! For now, I am trying to stay healthy and active as I finish the home stretch. Through out my pregnancy, I’ve received a lot of questions from what I am craving to where to find fashionable maternity wear. I’m sharing the realities of pregnancy in my Pregnancy Myths Decoded today!

Pregnancy Myths Decoded

  • Cravings:  The question everyone asks is, “What are you craving”?! It’s funny because I was actually looking forward to finding out what odd cravings I would have. Personally, I haven’t really had many cravings (so boring I know). Sometimes I do find myself fixated on a certain type of food like quesadillas, falafel, and in the beginning Kimchi flavored fries!

  • All You Can Eat:  Unfortunately this is not true. Honestly, you have to watch your diet more when you are pregnant. Sugar, fats, and protein have to be thought through with each meal. While I would love to eat sweets and desserts, gestational diabetes is very much a reality that I am trying to avoid. In these last few weeks, I have been eating way more than I have in my first and second trimester. I’m not too worried about the extra pounds as long as the baby is healthy.

  • Fitness: There are so many misconceptions about working out during pregnancy. I wrote about my fitness routine trimester by trimester. To this day, I still get messages from people saying I should take it easy during pregnancy and not work out. Discussing my workouts with my OB helps me decide how much I should be working out while making sure the baby’s health is top priority.

  • Body: Every woman’s pregnancy is unique. What and how you feel changes so much day-to-day. There are some days where I’ve never felt better and others when a 5 minute walk feels like a mile. As a blogger, you tend to focus more on how you look in photos. At times, it was tough to see my swollen ankles and cheeks in pictures. Then I quickly put things in perspective. My hair has never been fuller, my skin has a natural glow, and all my fine lines went away with the extra weight gain!

  • Emotional: Yup. Pregnancy is full of emotions. From the joy of seeing your little one on the ultrasound for the first time to cry sessions that pop up out of nowhere, your hormones can take you on quite the roller coaster. Thankfully most of my tear sessions happen with Hubs.

  • The Hubs: Your relationship with your husband goes through a lot during pregnancy. As we both prepare to become parents, we also learn to rely more on each other. Since my husband travels a lot (90% of the time) we make the most of the time we have together by getting ready for Baby B’s arrival and spending time with each other. Our 4-week parenting class helped make life with a baby more real. We both learned everything from what delivery will be like to how to soothe a crying baby. They also taught the husbands how to massage their pregnant wives, which has helped my achy back, feet, and arms!

  • Bump Style: One of the biggest myths in pregnancy is that maternity wear has to be boring! Thankfully I’ve found comfortable and fashionable maternity wear. I love the chic and affordable styles from Mayarya. I’ve worn their dresses so many times with a jean jacket, blazer, and on their own!



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YOUR GUIDE TO FINDING THE RIGHT SIZE FOR YOUR CHANGING SHAPE

Unsure what size to buy? Mayarya offers an array of style solutions to suit your changing shape. From cleverly designed maternity friendly but not maternity only dresses with discreet nursing access to maternity pants with stretchy elasticated waistbands that can adjust to your post-partum shape too.

Find out what styles work for your stage of pregnancy and beyond!

How does Mayarya sizing work?

Mayarya follows international sizing standard. We take every effort to keep our sizing true and consistent and we want you to be able to wear the same size across all garment types in Mayarya. However, there will be occasional variations in the fit of some products depending on the style and fabric.

How does the size guide work?

The first step to determine which size to buy is by measuring your body size. Before you start measuring, remember to use non-stretchable tape and to keep the tape close to your body without depressing it. We aligned our products to the body measurements of the International Sizing Chart.

  • For Tops and Dresses, please measure your bust. Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your chest (at nipple level).
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Please see our 'Mayarya Clothing Size Guide' below for more details:

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Please Note:

  • Our measurements indicate the maximum size within a range. For example, if your bust measurement is 89cm (35 inch), and under belly measurement is 95cm (37 1/2 inch), then you would wear a size S
  • Our model's average measurements during pregnancy: Waist (98cm / 38.5 inch) - Bust (90cm / 35.4 inch) - Hip (95cm / 37.4 inch) - Height (175cm / 5'8 inch)
  • Our model's average measurements not pregnant: Waist (68cm / 26.8 inch) - Bust (90cm / 35.4 inch) - Hip (95cm / 37.4 inch) - Height (175cm / 5'8 inch)
  • Our model wears size S for tops, dresses and bottoms

 

BOTTOMS

Bottoms are one of the first items you realize your belly started growing! At Mayarya, we have under belly and over belly styles to accommodate your style and comfort needs.

Under Belly Pants, Treggings and Leggings

They sit below your growing bump and are particularly great during warmer seasons as it means less layers for your bump. A great solution for women with very sensitive skin as it does not cover your belly. Mayarya's under the belly pants look much like regular pants with stretchy, elasticized waistband so you can continue wearing them post-pregnancy too!

Over Belly Pants and Leggings

They are particularly great if you want some support around your belly. We choose breathable and stretchy fabric so it will not restrict the growth of your baby. You can fold them down during the early stage of pregnancy, roll up during 2nd and 3rd trimesters and roll/fold them down post-pregnancy.

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Over Belly Treggings
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DRESSES AND TOPS

Our dresses and tops are designed for both pregnant and non-pregnant women in mind so you can wear them seamlessly post-pregnancy.

You can select your size according to your pre-pregnancy size since our clothes are designed to fit from your first trimester to your third trimester. 

Our smart design allows more room around your belly during pregnancy but falls down nicely on your body after pregnancy.

If you have gained more than the average pregnancy weight according to your doctor, you could go one size up from your pre-pregnancy size. If you are between two sizes, we recommend you pick the larger of two sizes.

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