POLL: Should Pregnant Women Wear a Bikini on the Beach?

Pregnant women are often told their belly is beautiful and they should embrace their bump. The question remains, is it okay to flaunt it and rock those curves wherever you are?

It was not until recently that I learned about the great bikini debate when I was reading through a baby forum on BabyCenter. I discovered that women have very different opinions on what is appropriate for a pregnant woman to wear to the beach.

Some women feel that a pregnant woman should never expose her belly and should keep it covered throughout the entire pregnancy; while others feel that their bump is beautiful and they should show it off to the world.

Living in Southern California, we are fortunate to be surrounded by sun and surf year round. When you are pregnant, what can be more relaxing then floating in a nice cool body of water on a hot summer day?

No matter what the world is going to say, it is important to wear what you are going to feel comfortable and beautiful in.

Whether you are wearing a one piece, bikini, or covered up completely,  you are still likely to get extra looks because you are sporting the beautiful baby inside of you.

I say, if you are comfortable in your skin, wear your bikini proudly and show off that beautiful pregnant belly!

Since I came across this big debate on the baby forums, I want to ask you what you think…and of course this is assuming mom is wearing plenty of sunscreen and re-lubing every couple of hours!

What type of swimsuit do you think is most acceptable for a pregnant woman to wear to the beach?

  • Either is fine, as long as SHE is comfortable in her skin (78%, 90 Votes)
  • Tankini / One Piece (15%, 17 Votes)
  • Bikini (8%, 9 Votes)
  • None. She should be covered up. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 116
*Poll was conducted on OC Family

When you were pregnant, what did you wear to the beach?



Posted on February 17, 2011, in Pregnancy and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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