New York, NY (PRWEB) January 27, 2014
Pregnancy is an amazing experience for many women and with it comes a myriad of emotions, but the one thing that every woman can count on is the physical changes.
“Six weeks into my pregnancy I couldn’t button my favorite pair of jeans. I know it was expected, but I didn’t anticipate my waistline to increase so early on.” Felicia paid a visit to a local destination maternity to look for a few comfortable inexpensive jeans that would fit her through the duration of her pregnancy. She tried on a few pairs from various designers, but realized that her options were limited in regards to fit, comfort and price. “Finding a pair of nice fitting maternity jeans can be challenging and rightfully so. Maternity wear designers can't determine how much each expectant mother's shape will change; it’s a case-by-case scenario. Although a good amount of Lycra or spandex is incorporated into the pant waistband to accommodate a growing belly, fit challenges are still present for the lower region of the body. A second factor was cost; with so many expenses to consider after the birth of a child I didn’t feel the need to invest so much for a pair of jeans that were uncomfortable, unflattering and also have a short shelf-life." Felicia decided to take her old jeans and convert them into maternity pants. In her YouTube tutorial she shows expectant moms and DIY lovers step-by-step instructions on how to convert their favorite denims to maternity jeans. Currently, her tutorial ranks #1 on “How To Make Maternity Pants.”
Another concern that every pregnant woman will encounter is the appearance of stretch marks. “Although my mother had multiple births, she developed stretch marks during her first pregnancy. I could have given in to the inevitable and developed stretch marks, but instead I began doing research on different stretch mark prevention oils and their effectiveness.” Research has suggested that stretch marks are genetic and preventive oils will not assist in stopping them. Felicia’s first video was uploaded during her second trimester, in which she gives a brief overview on several products and provides other useful suggestions to avoid stretch marks such as diet and exercise. Her follow-up video shows her belly at 33 weeks stretch mark free. Felicia is currently 39 weeks and thanks to Mama mio tummy rub oil, diet and exercise she has been able to avoid stretch marks throughout her pregnancy. Since some women notice stretch marks after delivery, she will be posting her final follow-up a few weeks after her delivery. Currently, both of her videos are ranked on YouTube’s first page for “How To Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy.”
Felicia Zanguiabadi attended the Fashion Institute and has interned with world-renowned fashion designer Vera Wang. Determined to share her knowledge with others, she developed tutorials for sewing, draping, and designing garment pieces. Within a short amount of time, her videos were positioned among the top ten YouTube instructional videos. In November 2013 she also expanded her format to include easy-to-follow makeup tutorials.