You don't have to miss out on summertime fun just because you've got a bun in the oven. Of course, if you're not exactly eager to show off your pregnant belly in your skimpiest bikini, we can sympathize. Here are a few ways you can make your summer even more enjoyable, whether you're sitting poolside or traveling to the beach.
As for bathing suits, if you want to wear your favorite two-piece, more power to you! Just make sure you slather your belly in lots of sunscreen, or your tan could make stretchmarks even more noticeable. If you want to keep things a little more covered up, there are plenty of fun and cute tankinis and one-piece swimsuits that'll protect your skin – and what's inside it – while still allowing you to lay out on the beach and soak up the rays.
Of course, just because you're in a family way doesn't mean you have to stop feeling pretty, so look for swimsuits that feature details that make you feel feminine and attractive.
If you're going to be hitting up the beach this summer, be sure to bring along plenty of water. You'll need to stay hydrated, for the sake of yourself and your baby, so pack a few extra bottles of your favorite refreshing beverages, like a little lemonade or caffeine-free iced tea.