Maternity Underwear Top Picks

Trying to decide best how to choose underwear in pregnancy? Comfort is the golden rule, followed quickly by comfort. So, if you're not sure how or which pair to choose and you're not sure you're ready to go commando, here are some of the favorites in maternity underwear.

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Intimate Portal Women's Under the Bump Maternity Bikini
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If you're looking for underwear that covers what it needs to and nothing more, this is the underwear for you! This doesn't put any pressure on your belly.

The gusset is completely cotton and overall it's 95% cotton with a bit of spandex. This gives moderate coverage of your rear, so if you have low rise jeans, this might not work. They come in a two pack and have four colors. The sizes run S-XXXL.

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Belevation Maternity Brief

Belevation Support Maternity Briefs are a full-coverage maternity underwear that can be used during all stages of pregnancy and during postpartum. The briefs are made from a blend of Nylon and Spandex and come in three colors: black, nude and white. 

They're created with seamless knitting for increased comfort. They have a pretty flowered panel on the belly and are plain on the back. The panties come in sizes four sizes: small (size four to six), medium (size eight to ten), large (size twelve to sixteen) and extra large (size eighteen to twenty four.)

The company notes that if you are a borderline size and would like more support it is best to size down a bit.

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Motherhood Hipster Panties
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These super soft cotton panties have just a touch of lycra to keep them in place. They come in playful colors and stripes and ride just at your hips. Machine wash and dry to keep them soft.

Try larger sizes if you have problems with gathering, bunching, or riding. There are three to a pack.

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Amon Be-Stow Maternity Panty
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These soft but firm panties will provide you with luxurious coverage during your pregnancy.

Sizes are based on your pre-pregnancy size (2-16) and come in sizes: Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large.

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Bravado Below the Belly Bikini
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 These soft cotton panties from Bravado are the perfect height. They don't roll and the don't ride. What more can you ask for in maternity underwear? They go up to size Large.

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Giftpocket Maternal Low Waist Briefs U-shaped Belly Support Cotton Underpants
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These are made for coverage but to contain your belly without being restrictive. They are made of >95% cotton, with elastic. There are three pairs per pack.

The one caution is that the sizing can run small. They go through size XXXL. They are also great for postpartum.

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Closing Thoughts

Remember, cotton panties are great because they help your body breathe. This can help prevent unwanted irritation in a very sensitive area. Since there is the risk of increased discharge in pregnancy, this is particularly important.

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