Awesome Maternity Gear For The Gender Neutral Pregnancy

by Bee Gray


Historically speaking, pregnancy has been associated with all things feminine. But the way we look at gender, parenting, and identity are changing swiftly: LGBTQ female-bodied couples who once adopted children are more commonly giving birth to their offspring. This is becoming more socially accepted, but gender queer parents are still pioneers, and encounter a whole array of obstacles. One of these hiccups is the clothing they wear while expecting.

For those who don’t wear dresses, ballet flats, and other traditionally feminine garments, the child-bearing wardrobe is harder to curate. Up until recently the solution was to tirelessly search for mens clothing or select garments that felt genderless enough. Thank goodness for the first ever “alternity wear” company, ButchBaby & Co. Their line isn’t out yet, and we’re all on the edge of our seats waiting. But in the mean time, here are some guides to expressing both your gender identity and the fact that you’ve got a baby bump.

“Alternity wear” for more masculine spectrum maternity fashion

Pregnant Style by DapperQ


Pregnant Butch Good reading to accompany your alternative pregnancy journey


A look at LQBTQ parents and families

Gender Neutral Maternity Text T’s

And definitely check out these androgynous clothing designers to inspire and complement alternity looks!

Images Via Wildfang, ButchesandBabies, NyTimes, Cafepress, DapperQ, MelanieRoy

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