After giving birth here are a few things you will likely want: eighteen hours of sleep, food deliveries, and a stiff drink (eventually). A few things you probably won’t want? Your mother-in-law’s parenting feedback, everyone telling you your baby looks exactly like your spouse, or anything to do with pants that aren’t stretchy at this waist. This isn’t to say you won’t eventually reclaim your prenatal body. But in the days, weeks, and months that you get to know your newborn and your new life, a waistband that doesn’t feel like a tourniquet is essential. Jeans are not happening. And yet, loafing around in shapeless sweatpants is also less than ideal. The following are the pants recently pregnant women approve of—both sartorially and practically speaking.