10 Essentials for the New Mommy / Mommy-to-be

9 May 2016

Preparing for baby Is a minefield and you often put yourself at the end of the shopping list. However, happy Mummy means happy baby, so be fully prepared for pregnancy and post-pregnancy and follow our guide on all the maternity and nursing essentials. From stretch mark oils to multi-functional nursing wear pieces that will last during all stages of pregnancy and after pregnancy, these are the 10 essential buys for maternity and post-pregnancy. 

Stock up on basic tees. Try the Mayarya Scoop Neck Ruched Maternity Top and Mayarya V Neck Ruched Maternity Top to flatter your growing bump. The Mayarya Drapey Pocket Tee is a genius multi-functional piece that includes a clever 2 layer design with discreet nursing access.  

A comfy alternative to jeans and pants. Opt for Mayarya Over The Belly Maternity Leggings made with our signature soft, stretchy jersey. They’re comfortable and supportive. Also available in low rise design, the Mayarya Essential Leggings can be worn before, during and after pregnancy. 

Designed to flatter and embrace your growing belly, Mayarya dresses are chic and effortless. The Cap Sleeve Asymmetrical Dress hugs your shape in soft stretch jersey while the Boat Neck Eyelet Dress is a key new season style - perfect for the Summer!  


Expertly crafted soft stretch denim is an essential. Mayarya jeans (coming soon) include side elastic panels or supportive over the belly panel. Style with basic tees or printed tops like the Mayarya Tie Waist Kimono Sleeve Maternity and Nursing Top in palm print. 

Your bust will grow 1 to 4 cup sizes during and after pregnancy. Opt for stretch lace for comfort and style. Maternity and nursing bras by specialist brands feature soft cups and extended rows of hooks and eyes (depending on the style bra). This allows for more room for the diaphragm to expand during the months of pregnancy. As your weight and size changes during pregnancy, we recommend that you are measured and fitted for a bra throughout the prengancy at least at 12-14 weeks, then a follow up fitting at 28 weeks. To estimate what size nursing bra you'll need, you could take your measurement at 28 weeks and add 1-2 additional cup sizes. However, we would strongly recommend that you are fitted again 4 weeks after birth to ensure you have the best fitting nursing bra after your milk comes in.

To ensure a perfect fit, book your bra fitting in-store or at a home shopping appointment today with Mayarya: [email protected]

Read Mayarya's Bra Fit Guide HERE  

Indulge in luxurious, beautiful maternity and nursing friendly nightwear. You deserve it!

Banish stretch marks with Erbaviva Organic Stretch Mark Oil or Cream. Start early for best results! 

Maternity belly support bands and tank tops help relieve pain, lift your belly and improve your posture. Mayarya belly bands are smooth and seamless with 4-way stretch to give you support and comfort around your growing bump. Suitable to wear folded down during first trimester or post-pregnancy to cover unbuttoned pants and enjoy coverage and support as your bump grows through second and third trimester.   

For your comfort and discretion, nursing covers are a must-have item while you’re breastfeeding. Try the Mayarya Two Way Nursing Scarf and Cover that you can wear as a stylish scarf or use as a lightweight, breathable cover up for breastfeeding baby. 


Never underestimate the necessity of nursing-friendly tops and dresses. With a newborn in tow, it’s not easy nor is it necessarily your priority to consider your wardrobe. Don’t think twice in the mornings, simply slip on a breastfeeding-friendly top or dress with specially designed, fuss-free nursing access to make breastfeeding easier for you and baby.


Home Shopping Service
Try the Mayarya's Home Shopping service. There is no obligation or pressure to buy. Mayarya brings the shopping experience to you, so you needn’t step a foot outside. We can advise you on the maternity and nursing wear essentials you really need including bra fitting in the comfort of your own home.

To book your home shopping service appointment e-mail [email protected]

For more helpful tips, read MAYARYA.COM's complete pregnancy checklists online HERE.