Chasing Davies: Getting dressed after pregnancy

December 11, 2013

Getting dressed after pregnancy

I wore this outfit 6 days after giving birth (is it still called that when it was more like she was removed from me via c-section?).  We took Nora to the doctor for a weight check, our first outing since the hospital - exciting stuff, but regardless, meant I needed to get actual clothes (vs. leggings and nursing tanks I've been living in around the house)! Thankfully this time around I'm a bit more prepared for the after-baby body than I was after I had Liam.  Things are still pretty swollen, stretched out and now, mushy... I sort of felt about 6 months pregnant here, but every day gets a little better, and then once the 6-week all clear happens, there will be some hard work needed to help tighten things up some. 
For now, getting dressed in something nursing-friendly with clothes I already own (and am anxious to get back to wearing) at this in-between body transition stage can be challenging (and depressing)!  In an effort to not be so hard on myself and still like what I'm wearing (when I do get dressed), I'm sticking to a few key pieces.  Looser-fitting button down shirts (easy to unbutton to nurse), cardigans, jackets, leggings, soft pants (now is a great time to try out that athletic-sweat-pant trend) and even skirts.  Some pieces I recommend are at the bottom of this post!
{My Outfit Details: Shirt - Old Navy; Sweater - old from Old Navy (similar); Jacket - way old from Gap (great toggle coat here); Pants - pull on from Old Navy (similar); Boots; Bag - Phillip Lim for Target (similar)}
Nursing and postpartum friendly pieces:

Any other nursing/postpartum mama's out there with tips on how to dress in this transition?

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