Maternity pyjamas are specially designed sleepwear for pregnant women. They often have extra room in the tummy area to accommodate a growing belly, and may also feature nursing panels that allow easy access for breastfeeding. Maternity sleepwear pyjamas are a great way to stay comfortable during pregnancy, and can also be a stylish and practical choice for new mums. Pregnancy PJs are not just for sleeping in. They come in all sorts of styles and can be worn as casual daywear as well. Some styles of maternity pyjamas can also be worn after pregnancy as comfortable lounge wear.
It's really a matter of personal preference. Some women find pyjamas to be more comfortable during pregnancy, as can they allow for more movement and don't hug the body or ride up during the night as nighties may. Others prefer maternity nighties because there is no waistband, they may find them cooler, and feel more feminine to wear. Ultimately, it's up to you to decide what style of sleepwear you're most comfortable in during pregnancy.
Natural fabrics such as cotton and linen are always a good choice for pregnant women as they're breathable and won't make you feel too hot during the night. You may also want to choose a fabric that stretches, such as bamboo or modal, as your body changes shape during pregnancy. Maternity pyjamas made from these fabrics will often have a bit of give in the fabric, making them more comfortable to wear.
Your regular size pyjamas may start to feel a bit snug as your pregnancy progresses. Maternity pyjamas are designed to fit throughout pregnancy and usually come in small, medium and large sizes. If you're not sure what size to choose, it's best to err on the side of larger rather than smaller. If you choose a style with adjustable straps and waistband ties, you'll be able to lengthen them as your body grows.
There are a few things you can do, and maternity accessories that can help you to sleep comfortably when you're pregnant.
You can also wear a maternity tops such as tank tops, and a nursing bra with your maternity pyjama bottoms, if you prefer. Nursing tank tops have built-in support and easy access for breastfeeding, while nursing bras can be worn under any top to provide support and easy access for breastfeeding. Either option will allow you to breastfeed comfortably during the night.