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Womb to Grow
2009 Maternity Guide

Congratulations! You’re in the gestational game.

A few of our best bets and new finds to get you (and baby) through the next year.

First Trimester: Bloom and Glow You’re going to be wearing the same three pieces of clothing for the next nine months, so invest wisely. Stock up on basics like J Brand Love Story jeans (Belly Dance Maternity, 548 Hudson Street; 212-645-3640) and perfectly simple 3 Dots tees (Veronique,1321 Madison Avenue; 212-831-7800) that will look swell as you do the same. Map It

Second Trimester: Bump It Up Put spring in your step with a colorful Johnny Was embroidered cotton sundress (think beach cover-up next year). Pair it with comfy bright yellow Jacynthe ballerina flats by Repetto (both at Capucine, 20 Harrison Street; 212-219-4030). Map It

Third Trimester: the Final Countdown Since you’ll be in nesting overdrive, score a silky soft layette by Victoria Christmas (Estella, 493 Sixth Avenue; 212-255-3553). The French-based line is made from chemical- and pesticide-free Japanese cotton. Buy Peruvian cotton bibs and burp cloths (Babycottons, 1236 Madison Avenue; 212-828-8979) to protect the aforementioned layette, and a personalized ecospun fleece blanket to keep baby warm. Map It

Hot stuff, Mom, hot stuff.

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