If you are pregnant it is just logical that your tummy will start growing after the second or third month and, considering that pregnancy lasts between 8 and 9 months, it is very likely that you will have to get yourself an appropriate swimsuit.
Many fashion designers have focused on pregnant women and have designed many collections meant for women who obviously gain weight during their pregnancy.
Nowadays, it goes without saying that being pregnant is not something you should be ashamed of and times have changed, so there is no need to hide your baby tummy anymore.
In the past, it was considered inappropriate and considered an indecent exposure if women went to the beach showing their growing tummies.
However, things are different now, as most women love showing their pregnant bodies around, no matter where they go.
It is no longer a rarity to spot a pregnant woman wearing a bikini on the beach and, if you belong to the category of proud pregnant women, here are a few tips you might want to keep in mind before buying just any bikini.
In the first place, talking about appearance, if you want to wear a bikini while being pregnant, youÔÇÖd better prevent those not-very-pleasant stretch marks that are very likely to appear as soon as your tummy starts growing.
Drug stores and even supermarkets sell many creams and products to sooth the skin and make it more elastic and flexible, to keep stretch marks from appearing, but a personal opinion is to buy something natural, yet very powerful and effective such as coconut oil, olive oil or, even better almond oil. These three ingredients will make your tummy skin more flexible and look as soft as ever.
The next step is to choose a swimsuit.
Do you feel ashamed of showing your tummy? Do not feel guilty as many women share your feelings. You might opt for a tankini, one of those bikinis that are composed of a bottom and a tank top that covers both the stomach and the belly. Tankinis for pregnant women come in all patterns, motifs, colours and shapes.
If, on the other hand, you feel confident enough to show off your baby tummy, you might want to consider purchasing a bikini composed of a low waist bottom and a padded top that will pop up your breasts, emphasizing your maternal curves.
Last but not least, a monokini would be an excellent option for women who want to cover themselves completely, yet are not ready for showing their bare baby tummies. A monokini provides partial coverage and many mothers-to-be choose this model because it makes them feel comfortable and sexy whilst concealing part of their round bellies.