If this is your first rodeo, you’re either sprinting to Maternity Chic to dive into full-figured everything or feeling just plain fat. A growing form can be a huge mental hurdle for women who struggle with gaining weight or a welcome change for health-conscious folks. But regardless of how eager you are to cloak your growing bod, take heed to these much-needed tips to avoid a pile of maternity clothing debt. As a mom to soon-to-be three, I’ve made every mistake under the fluorescent strap-on belly sun. Save your budget and look good at the same time.