June 29, 2022 5 min read

Hello, beautiful mama-to-be! Bringing a new life into the world is a journey filled with love, excitement, and inevitable expenses. However, preparing for this miracle doesn’t need to break the bank. Our maternity essentials — all under $50 — will help you navigate these waters with practicality and confidence. 

We've meticulously curated a list of affordable yet high-quality items every mom-to-be needs. Why? Because we believe that budget shouldn't hinder your joy of parenthood or compromise your comfort.

Embrace the miracle of motherhood with a little help from us — because every mom deserves the best, regardless of the price tag.

Why Invest in Maternity Essentials?

As your body begins to change in amazing ways, you might start noticing your favorite jeans or t-shirt fitting a bit snug. That's how you know it's time to start thinking about maternity clothing.

Here's the deal. Maternity essentials aren't just oversized versions of regular clothes. They're specially designed to accommodate and support your changing body throughout the different trimesters and even during the postpartum period. And trust us — there's nothing like a good pair of maternity leggings or a well-fitted nursing bra to make you feel comfy and relaxed.

But here's the best part —maternity essentials don't mean you have to compromise on your style. Pregnant women can be just as trendy! From a chic maternity dress for your baby shower to maternity jeans that look just as good as your pre-pregnancy ones, maternity essentials ensure you look and feel fabulous.

What To Look For When Stocking Up

Starting a maternity wardrobe may seem like a daunting task. "Where do I start?" "What do I need?" and "Will it fit?" — these questions are all too common. But don't fret — we're here to help.

When it comes to stocking up, versatility and comfort should be your best friends. Look for items that you can mix and match and wear throughout your pregnancy and beyond. Our Essential Stretch Secret Fit Belly Maternity Leggings, for example, pair well with pretty much everything and provide the stretch and comfort you'll need.

Choose clothes that will grow with you. Clothes with ruching made from soft, stretchable materials like spandex are a great choice. They're designed to accommodate your growing bump and will continue to fit well even as your size changes.

Consider your lifestyle and climate. If you're going to be heavily pregnant during the summer, tank tops and short sleeve dresses might be more practical. Similarly, a cozy maternity cardigan is a must for winter pregnancies.

Finally, think ahead to the postpartum period. Items like nursing tops and dresses that offer easy access for breastfeeding can be a lifesaver once the baby arrives.

Remember, the idea is to keep it stylish yet comfortable. And with the right choices, you can do just that without breaking the bank.

Must-Have Maternity Essentials Under $50

Curating a maternity wardrobe that's practical, comfortable, and stylish can seem like a million-dollar task. But we've got some good news. You can absolutely rock your pregnancy style without splurging. 

Here are our top 10 maternity essentials under $50:

  • Maternity leggings: Every pregnant woman's best friend, these super stretchy bottoms are perfect for lounging, running errands, or dressing up for a casual day out. 
  • Nursing bra: A good nursing bra is worth its weight in gold. With easy access for breastfeeding and a design that adjusts to your changing body, these bras are a must-have from your first trimester and beyond.
  • Maternity t-shirt: Maternity t-shirts, with their extra length and ruching, offer a flattering fit for your growing belly. Whether you prefer short or long sleeves, we have a variety of options that you'll love.
  • Maternity jeans: Who said jeans are off the table? Our maternity jeans, complete with an over-the-bump panel, provide the perfect fit and comfort.
  • Tank top: A versatile maternity tank top can be mixed and matched with almost anything in your wardrobe, making it a must-have item.
  • Maternity dress: A maternity dress is perfect for when you want to dress up a bit. Opt for a maxi or a midi dress or even a cute jumpsuit for a chic look. You can also opt for a nursing dress that easily pulls away for on-the-go breastfeeding sessions.
  • Nursing top: These tops are designed with nursing-friendly features, making them perfect for the postpartum period.
  • Maternity pants: With an adjustable waistband, these pants provide the flexibility you need during pregnancy.
  • Maternity shirt: A maternity shirt is a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.
  • Belly band: Last but not least, a belly band provides extra support and can help you wear your pre-pregnancy pants a bit longer.

Each of these items is an investment that will make your pregnancy journey more comfortable and stylish.

Our Top Picks

A cute tote bag will go the distance, from the farmer’s market to brunch with friends.

Every stylish maternity wardrobe needs a collection of comfy t-shirts. Our v-neck pocket tee is a go-to for your everyday style.

It’s the oh-so-chic, tie-front design for us. This maternity blouse flatters your growing bump during any stage. Fluttering sleeves, a bit of length, and the tie front bow add a touch of elegance.

Our fitted and stylish side ruched maternity dress is crafted with soft and stretchy fabric, plus the side-ruching perfectly highlights your baby bump. This maternity dress has comfort, style, and versatility—style it up or wear it every day. It hits at all the right places, making it an ultra-flattering staple.

Perfect for moving, this long sleeve, ruched maternity performance jacket can accommodate your bump and your on-the-go lifestyle. From yoga to beyond, this sporty piece is a must-have for 1st to 4th.

The versatile core style you need for every stage. Our essential stretch Secret Fit Belly maternity leggings are a best-seller for a reason. Supportive all pregnancy long and into motherhood, they feature our signature Secret Fit Belly for optimal comfort.

This layering tank top is a maternity wardrobe staple that can be styled with pretty much anything. From casual leggings and a jean jacket as pictured or as the starting point for a dressier occasion.

Find Your Fit With Motherhood

Motherhood understands the intricate journey that is pregnancy and motherhood. We believe that this remarkable period of transformation in a woman's life should be accompanied by comfort, style, and affordability.

What sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to pregnant women and new moms. We provide maternity essentials that are thoughtfully designed with you in mind. From the first trimester to postpartum, our maternity and nursing clothing adapts to your changing body and needs.

Every piece, from leggings and maternity jeans to nursing bras and tops, is designed with top-notch materials for durability, comfort, and ease of use. Our trendy maternity dresses and jumpsuits ensure you don't compromise on style while still flaunting your bump. We also offer essential items like belly bands and pregnancy pillows, designed to provide the support and comfort you need at every stage.

More than just a maternity brand, we are a supportive community that cherishes and celebrates motherhood. With Motherhood, you're not just making a purchase; you're investing in a memorable and comfortable pregnancy journey. These essentials from Motherhood are designed to support you from your first trimester to your due date — and beyond.

A Final Word

The journey of pregnancy is as extraordinary as it is unique. Embrace these moments, dear Mama, for they are fleeting. And remember, dressing up that bump shouldn't be a chore. With the right maternity essentials, it can be a whole lot of fun, comfortable, and friendly on the wallet, too. Happy shopping!


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