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Wearing a Bikini in Pregnancy

Babysugar Diaries: Flaunt Your Bump in a Bikini

To bare the belly or not to bare it was my dilemma last week. On a trip down to San Diego, I packed a tankini, a one piece, and a bikini.

On the first beach day, I donned the tankini. After tugging down on it throughout the day, I was ready to toss it in the ocean. For fear of frightening other beach goers, I decided to slip on my one piece the following day. I assumed it would be the most comfortable and practical option, but it proved otherwise. My tummy stretched the boob line way below acceptable levels, and it made me look like a blob. Displeased, I quickly changed into my bikini. Although I looked much plumper, I actually felt more confident than I usually do in a two piece. With my baby-hatching belly on parade, I didn't worry about my typical insecurities.

Other beach moms complimented me on my bare belly, while I am sure others glared from beneath their shades. Either way, I was relieved to feel secure (both physically and mentally) in my sand suit. So here's what I say — if you've got a baby bump, flaunt it.

What's your take on bikinis during pregnancy?


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niklectric niklectric 8 years
I wore one because I was more comfortable letting the belly hang out. I was too afraid that someone might mistake me for a beached whale instead of a pregnant lady if I didn't let it hang out.
mrtruman mrtruman 8 years
For me it had nothing to do with "flaunting" my bump. It just felt horrific for my tummy to be clad in wet much better in a bikini!
sassy_chick sassy_chick 8 years
I guess I'm the only one who doesn't like them. I don't like to see other people in them, and I have no intention of wearing one. I just look away at the beach.
mushaboom mushaboom 8 years
bikinis for all.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
It's probably the only time I'd wear a bikini if I could just find one with enough support in the top. Unfortunately that'll never happen, even specialty bikinis don't for me. I love bare pregnant bellies most of the time.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
Generally, I think it doesn't matter. It's pretty obvious that you're pregnant!
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I didn't as I just get so big. Giant belly with huge boobs all flopping everywhere, it's fairly obscene. I put it on when I was pretty far along and my husband was really trying to encourage it but I just couldn't. I do think it's cute when I see other women do it though. :-)
loveyoulots loveyoulots 8 years
Oh I was almost the 1st rely : ( Anyways I think it's looks cute. When I gt pregnant I will proudly wear my bikini and I don't even wear one now. I think it's sexy and cute for the mom. Show it off and let the baby feel the sun : )
partysugar partysugar 8 years
Wow! You go baby.
mom2bella mom2bella 8 years
I don't mind them. I think they are cute. I didn't wear one because I have a tattoo on my belly that gets more stares, but I love seeing the belly bumps.
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