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5 Qs with Anna

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5 Qs with Anna

Name: Anna Gannon

Neighborhood: Astoria, New York

Occupation: Yoga Guide / Writer

Baby’s Sex: Girl

How would you describe your pregnant style?

My pregnancy style is all about comfort and wearing things that hug my bump rather then hide it. I'm proud of my little baby girl inside and I want to embrace this special time in my life by showing that baby bumps are beautiful and we should let them shine.

Have you had any challenges learning to dress your body during pregnancy?

I feel like I started to think outside the box pretty early in my pregnancy when it came to my wardrobe. I shopped in the maternity section of a store only once and after trying on some clothes I realized that maternity clothes really don't flatter athletic women like me. Most maternity clothes are very bulky on top to support your growing pregnancy breast but things like thick straps tend to make broad athletic shoulders look even broader. So I started shopping the sale racks in the non-maternity section and buying clothes that were one size bigger then my regular size. I saved money and felt beautiful, it was a win-win.

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So far, what has surprised you most during your pregnancy?

How nice NYC people are to pregnant people. Living in NYC you are surrounded by hundreds of people everyday from all different walks of life. Some in great moods and some in not so great moods, but when you walk around NYC pregnant people acknowledge you, congratulate you, give up their seat for you on the subway and sometimes just literally ask how you are feeling. It's truly beautiful to witness.

What’s been your favorite pregnancy piece or brand to show off your bump?

Beyond Yoga. Their maternity yoga clothes are comfortable, breathable and very flattering. I don't know what I would have done without them.

What NYC experience are you most looking forward to sharing with your baby?

Ah, long NYC walks for sure. My favorite part about living in NYC is that I can walk for hours in any direction. I can't wait to share the beauty of this city with my little girl.

Anna is wearing: Splendid Long Romper

Photography by Ana Schechter.

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