Name: Beatriz DiBugnara

Neighborhood: Hudson Heights

Occupation: Associate for an Investment Bank

Pregnancy Number: First

How would you describe your pregnant style?

Casual Chic.. comfortable with a touch of style.

Have you had any challenges learning to dress your pregnant body?

Yes at first. Around four or five months my jeans and skirts fit, but they didn't button up. I just didn't feel like purchasing maternity clothes since the season was changing. I came across the belly band. It is one of my favorite maternity pieces. I'm 30 weeks pregnant and I still use it, and it looks like I will continue to use it until the end. It’s a must!

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

Just because you are pregnant doesn't mean you can no longer look or feel sexy. I have embraced my bump, and it feels great! I wear pieces that accentuate my curves and parts of my body that didn’t use to be there...ha!

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

H&M’s maternity line MAMA. To me, it’s a bit more fun than the other maternity lines and it doesn't make me feel square like some of the other ones out there. For work, I purchased some essential pieces from Target’s maternity line Liz Lange. But I always rely on my leggings; it’s my go to piece. I pair it up with a flowy non-maternity top and I'm ready to go.

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

Playing at the park and running through the sprinklers. It’s something I experienced as a child and want my baby to enjoy as well!

Photography by Sara Kalish Photography.

Shot on location at the ducduc showroom in NYC.

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