June 18, 2019
While the last few months of your pregnancy might seem like they will never end, it truly won’t be long until you’re holding your little one in your arms.
Although every pregnancy experience is different, there are still some things nearly every soon-to-be mother appreciates having as she approaches her due date.
Stylish Maternity Clothes
A generation or two ago, most maternity pants had a stretch panel in the center and made no attempt to be stylish or fashionable, let alone comfortable. Blouses typically had a large bow in the front or back to really draw attention to the expectant mother.
These days, many pregnant women work and lead active lives right up to their due date. They demand and expect more comfortable and functional clothing. Finding a flexible outfit that meets that criteria is an exciting event in the life of a pregnant women. The same is true for flexible and comfortable bras, underwear, and pantyhose. The wonderful thing about maternity shoots at James Hill Photography is that you don’t have to find your own clothing because we have a closet full of beautiful dresses that are perfect for showcasing your new baby.
A Non-Judgmental Support Group
If this is your first pregnancy, it might shock you to learn that perfect strangers feel the need to weigh in on personal choices such as childbirth options, what you should be eating or drinking, whether you plan to breastfeed, and how soon you should return to work. In addition to learning how to be assertive if that’s difficult for you, it’s important to find a group of like-minded moms or pregnant women who will support your choices.
As long as you aren’t doing anything to actively harm yourself or your growing baby, friends should support you even if they don’t always agree. A pregnancy book that tells you what you need to know without interjecting the author’s opinions is just as important.
It isn’t just the fact that feet can significantly change sizes during pregnancy. You also need to consider that your ankles will swell, especially during the last few months. A pair of comfortable, expandable shoes can make all the difference between getting around easily and feeling miserable. Since pregnancy can also affect your balance, consider switching to only flat shoes until after you deliver.
Right now, people are busy pampering you and doing their best to ensure that you remain healthy and comfortable. After the baby comes, the focus switches to him or her almost entirely. This includes your own focus, which is a perfectly natural maternal instinct. That’s why the last few months of pregnancy are the perfect time for maternity pictures. You, your partner if desired, and your baby bump are the highlight of every picture. James knows how to bring out your beautiful essence through wardrobe choices, lighting, background props, and including your partner to showcase the special love the two of you share for each other and the life you have created within you.
We recommend that you contact us between the 6th and 8th month of pregnancy to have the best chance of securing the date you would like for your maternity pictures. Even if you’re outside this range, please don’t hesitate to give us a call and see how we can help.