If you have the itch (and the funds) to go the full-on maternity route, stay out of the mall and check out these funky local boutiques for baby-carrying babes.
Naissance on Melrose/NOM
Celebs flock to this shop for prenatal astrology, beauty products and sexy dresses, pants and sweaters by various designers including SUSS (who also offer in-store knitting classes). 8254 Melrose Ave., L.A., (800) 505-0517
The store offers bella bands (a piece of stretchy fabric designed for wearing around the waist of your old jeans or pants that don’t fit anymore) and a great selection of pregnancy-humor tees, with messages like “Coming in November.” 1316½ Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 392-2867