A. You will probably not need maternity clothes until your second trimester if this is your first pregnancy.  You won’t see a lot of big changes to your body immediately. It is safe to say most women can wear their regular clothes for the first 16 weeks. You may even be able to get away with going up a size in your normal pants for a few more weeks past that. Usually around week 24, your belly will “pop out” and your regular clothing will begin to feel tight.

The UrbanMommies shopping guidelines will be able to help you stay on track for what you need and you should also check Inexpensive Maternity Clothes.

Trading New York City for Gastown, Alyssa Schottland-Bauman arrived in Vancouver fresh from Manhattan six years ago.