• Nursing Clothes: Functionality Meets Fashion

    Nursing Fashion has come a long way, especially in the past few years. Now you can choose from pieces that can be worn both during pregnancy and after, as well as items that will live in your forever closet. Smart designers have found new ways to discreetly add nursing functionality to their styles, without screaming
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  • Maternity Holiday Style Guide for 2017

    Deciding what to wear to all of the holiday events lining up on your calendar can be a daunting task. That’s why we’ve broken down our favorite outfits and style choices, to present you with the ultimate Maternity Holiday Style Guide for 2017! Perfect for any event; an office party, New Year’s Eve, or family gatherings,
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  • How to Carry in Style

    Pregnancy is a beautiful time for women.  At Carry Maternity, we understand that as wonderful pregnancy might be, one of the biggest challenges during pregnancy is figuring out what to wear. We recently had the pleasure of helping Kristin from The Delilah Blog figure out her maternity wardrobe. Carry Maternity owner and designer, Pat Gillespie,
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  • Celebrities Expecting in 2017

    2017, the year of the Rooster brings loyalty, commitment, hard work, family values, and top-notch appearances as just some of the characteristics that will be rewarded this year. Another reward that follows with 2017 is the birth of new babies and we have the scoop on the latest celebrities expecting in 2017!   Lauren Conrad – The star of the
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  • Glow On Your Babymoon

    February – the depth of winter. The cold weather pushes many of us into vacation mode and this is why February is often called cruise season. It’s also the perfect time for a Babymoon! Interestingly enough, the term Babymoon was originally coined by Sheila Kitzinger in her 1996 book The Year after Childbirth. She referred to
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  • Bump Goes to a Garden Party

    Bump age: 34 weeks 3 days It is our annual tradition to invite friends and neighbours to celebrate summer’s arrival and this was the fifth anniversary of our little garden party. Having a garden party is our motivation to spend springtime making sure the backyard is party ready. But this year, while the backyard was ready
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  • Bump Goes on Vacation – London

    Bump age: 23 weeks 4-6 days If Tenerife was the do-nothing-but-relax vacation, then London was the explore-everywhere-down-to-the-last-minute holiday. I always find myself running out of time in London town so I listed a few spots as my must-sees and dos this time around: Harrods, high tea, Laduree and London Eye. Luckily my good friend from
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  • Bump Goes On Vacation – Excursion Day in Tenerife

    Bump age: 23 weeks We decided to do “el must de” Tenerife – Loro Parque. Before we got there, I imagined it would resemble Ripley’s Aquarium back home, with a main focus on ocean creatures, but I discovered “loro” is the Spanish word for parrots. We were in for a whole new adventure! I handpicked
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  • Bump Goes On Vacation – Tenerife, Spain – Day 1

    Bump age: 22 weeks 6 days Mr. Fantastic suggested we go to somewhere warm for this year’s spring break; but with the recent Zika virus pandemic, it took us a while to come up with a safe yet tropical destination. After much research, we landed on Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. With the island having
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  • The Importance of Versatility

    A conversation with designer Pat Gillespie CM: What’s new with your design work? Pat: The latest is our black and white series. I designed these dresses because we’ve found that the most difficult thing for a woman, especially a woman with a career, is finding clothing that reflects her normal style – the kind of
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  • Happy Chinese New Year!

    Bump age: 17 weeks 3 days Happy Chinese New Year y’all! It’s officially Year of the Monkey. To start off the Lunar New Year right and ward off any evil spirits, most Chinese people opt to wear red during Chinese New Year’s Eve, and I was no exception. Let’s talk fashion first. What I’m wearing
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  • The Holiday Wish List Contest

    Buying gifts for others can be difficult; finding just the right gift takes serious time and thought. Hence, the wish list. When you’re pregnant, your holiday wish list is often filled with things for your little bundle of joy. While that’s a great idea, your family and friends will want to spoil you too. So
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  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014

    Holiday Gift Guide 2014 An expectant mother often forgets to stop and pamper herself. So, if there’s a special mom-to-be on your shopping list this holiday season, save the baby gifts for next year, and treat her to something that’s all about her. Whether she’s in her first trimester or the final countdown, she’s sure to
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  • 5 Tips for Rocking Your Maternity Photo Session

      Guest post by Toronto Family photographer Adriana Villela of ÜmlaPhoto Having photos taken can often seem so intimidating, especially when it comes to maternity photos. Pregnancy is a beautiful gift, but many women are self-conscious about how they look, and are therefore very hesitant to have their photos taken during this special time in
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  • Clothes Worth Getting Pregnant For

    Pat’s concept of Carry Maternity is to create a place where women can feel welcomed and at home. It’s her hope, she says, that the store will continue to be a social hub for women and mothers, whether they’re looking for jeans that work for their changing figures, or just a place to quickly pop
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  • Carry Maternity is Made in Canada

    Stitched into each piece of Carry Maternity’s house line is small reminder of its origin, something that owner and designer Pat Gillespie views with quiet satisfaction. They may not stand out, but tiny ‘Made in Canada’ tags set the shop’s signature items in stark contrast to the myriad brands whose offshore practices are so controversial. As fast fashion
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