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Should Pregnant Women Wear Bikinis?

A few years back, my brother-in-law and his fiancé (at the time) decided to have a destination wedding. The hubby and I were so excited to hear the news as we a) love to travel, b) couldn’t wait to see them get hitched and c) excited to be in their wedding party!

Destination City: Cancun Mexico. Woo-hoo! Second honeymoon here we come.

Well, to my surprise, we quickly found out I was preggos! The wedding was scheduled for June 2011, at which time I’d be 8 months pregnant. I thought to myself, “well, there goes the all-inclusive package for me.”

Naturally, I decided to see my Dr. before our trip just to make sure I was ok to travel. I was concerned to travel at almost 8 months plus I had gestational diabetes and a never ending back ache. The Dr. gave me the green-light and off we went. I made sure I took my Magellan’s Luxe Lumbar Cushion to help alleviate any back pain. It was such a lifesaver! Highly recommend it for traveling or when sitting for long periods of time. That is, if you suffer from back pain.

While at the terminal, I was surprised to see the amount of pregnant women traveling to Cancun Mexico. I also noticed there were many mamas with infants. Here I was thinking I’d be the only huge pregnant chick on a plane filled with nothing but college spring breakers. Boy – I was wrong!

Once we exited the airport, the humidity factor set in right away. Obviously, my hair was the first to notice it. We immediately grabbed a cab and off we went to our all-inclusive hotel.

I was beyond excited to be in Cancun. I mean, who wouldn’t, right? I remember getting into our hotel room and quickly looking at our view. It was breath taking! Simply A-m-a-z-i-n-g! The ocean couldn’t be more crystal clear. The sand was sparkling white. The sun was shining so bright. Then, as I started to unpack, I kept thinking to myself “should I wear a bikini? Would I offend people if I did?” I wasn’t sure what the protocol was but I can honestly say I don’t remember wearing a one-piece ever. Not even as a kid. So why now? “Screw it, I’m rocking it,” I thought to myself. I quickly grabbed my beach bag and started walking towards the beach.

Our Hotel View. Not too shabby. :)

Our Hotel View. Not too shabby. 🙂

I’ll admit, once we got to the beach I kept looking around to see if there were any other pregnant women sporting their two-piece but there were none in sight. My hubby had to reassure me several times it was perfectly fine to take off my cover up. My two-piece was by no means provocative or distasteful so who cares? Being pregnant is a beautiful thing. So off it went and here’s the picture to prove it.Pregnant in Cancun

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Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

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Should pregnant women wear bikinis? I say, Yes – if they feel comfortable and are not exposed to the sun too long, why not? I’d definitely do it over again.

What do you think? Do you find it offensive when pregnant women publicly expose their pregnant bellies?

 

    3 COMMENTS

  • Lourdes February 20, 2014 Reply

    Feliz en la espera De Mia. Hermoso recuerdo. Linda pansita

  • Tracie February 20, 2014 Reply

    I just love when a woman is comfortable and confident during pregnancy. The formation of the body is a beautiful process and should be celebrated. Forget the opinions of others as they should have no affect on our decision to wear a bikini, or anything else for that matter! Go for it!
    You definitely rocked it beautifully!

    • themotheroverload February 20, 2014 Reply

      Absolutely agree. And you rocked your wedding dress beautifully! We had such an awesome time at your wedding. XO

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