Mama Mia! Edina’s Best Maternity Stores

by | Apr 2011

Mom-to-be Laura Hyder, left, shops the selection at Hot Mama with help from founder Megan Tamte.

Mom-to-be Laura Hyder, left, shops the selection at Hot Mama with help from founder Megan Tamte.

Maternity shops that help you keep your style through the nine months.

Tee shirts, sweatpants and stretchy-waistband jeans—the essentials for any pregnant woman. Rating on the style meter?  Low.  Keep your chic with help from four Edina shops that add elegance to your outer appearance while complimenting the beauty growing inside. Here’s to keeping up with the Joneses without compromising comfort!

Hot Mama

Serving all your pregnant and post-natal needs, Hot Mama offers selections from lacey intimates by Japanese Weekend to cozy sweaters; be sure to check out our favorite Lilo Maternity’s shawl collar sweater. Hot Mama, founded nearly seven years ago by hot mama Megan Tamte, quells those shopping headaches that can arise from navigating new sizes and toting around little ones, thanks to their mommy friendly environment. Offering selections that keep you looking hip, but not in the teenybopper sense, Hot Mama’s got taste. Check out the Bebe Au Lait nursing covers (so cute!) and treat what you wear best (your skin!) with some elasticity belly oil by Belli. Other big sellers include Noppies black pants, Olian knot tops and the ever-popular Michael Stars brand of knitwear. 3914 W. 50th St.; 952.746.8255

A Pea in the Pod

Are you still commuting to Nicollet Mall for the office job? Growing out of your blazers? Movie night lost the specialness in that same old T-shirt? Driven fashionista, meet A Pea in the Pod. You’ll find adorable blazers for your next client meeting along with a selection of denim jackets for days at the park. Home to dozens of name brands including Laundry by Shelli Segal, Lucky Brand and Bailey 44—let’s just say you won’t be disappointed. Find nursing bras and maternity pillows, and keep yourself energized with Luna bars. Nestled in the Galleria, it’s a must-visit on your next shopping trip. 3400 Galleria; 952.925.9770

Bellies to Babies

If you’re looking to save some change and are unwillingly to sacrifice quality, you’ve met your match at Bellies to Babies. Far from dingy, Bellies to Babies is a second-hand oasis chock full of nearly new threads. What’s more, this shop is child and hubby friendly with a special area to keep them occupied while you shop ‘til you drop. Going on a vacay? Clothes are available for all seasons. Gala? Rent elegant gowns and dresses for your one-time event—dry cleaning on Bellies to Babies! Return the favor by brining your gently used clothes post-pregnancy for some good old-fashioned mommy-approved recycling. 6638 Penn Ave. S., Richfield, 612.869.0164

Motherhood Maternity

Sister company to A Pea in the Pod, Motherhood Maternity offers the same great quality with more pocket book friendly brands. Snuggle up with a cup of tea or a good book in your plaid tunic from the Loved collection by Heidi Klum. Springtime means baseball, so rev up for Twins season with fitted scoop neck tees—essential homerun gear. From sleepwear to activewear to outerwear, Motherhood Maternity is a one-stop shop for all your pre-baby needs. 2510 Southdale Center; 952.927.9909

Garb for Mums on the Go …

Looking for a reason to get out of the house? Try prenatal and postnatal yoga at Blooma to feed your spirit and nurture your changing body. We suggest Lululemon Athletica for all your yoga and exercise needs. Garments made with Lululemon’s trademark luon fabric offer a four-way stretch and excellent shape retention. Meaning your yoga wear will be shape friendly even post-pregnancy.

Blooma, 3919 44th St.; 952.848.1111

Lululemon, 1639 West End Blvd., 
St. Louis Park; 763.545.9069

Swimming is known for strengthening abdominal and shoulder muscles. Take a dip to tone your muscles, de-stress and even relieve joint pain. The Edina Center for Adult Education offers several classes to keep your cheeks glowing and body feeling energized. Baffled on what suit to wear? A Pea in the Pod offers a plethora of options. Our favorites are the side ruched tankinis offering flexibility for your growing belly. Pair your suit steal with a sleek cover-up; we love the styles from Lilly Pulitzer.

Edina Center for Adult Education, 5701 Normandale Rd.

A Pea in the Pod, 3400 Galleria; 952.925.9770


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