If you’ve visited us here before, you know that we are 100% on board with you when it comes to scoring non-maternity finds. But a big part of becoming a mother is embracing the change. And nothing says change more clearly than your waistline. With fall upon us, maternity pants are unavoidable (in New York at least) and well worth the investment. But that doesn’t mean you have to live in leggings... if you don't want to.

Here are our top 5 picks for bottoms that will serve as a great base to those non-maternity tops you can still gloat about purchasing.

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Courtney Barker

British mom Courtney Barker is sharing the story of how her son, 7-month-old Arthur contracted COVID-19 in the hopes of preventing other families from going through what hers is. Thankfully, little Arthur is now feeling better, but last week he was rushed to the hospital.

His mama recalled the experience in a now-viral Facebook post that is attracting worldwide attention.

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