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Mitera Collection, Top Pick for the Best Baby Gift Ideas

Mitera's Jennifer Maternity and Nursing Tank was a top pick for the best baby shower gift ideas by Good Morning Arizona! Check out the segment here....

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Chic and Practical Clothing for the Working Pregnant and Breastfeeding Mama 

One may wonder just exactly how it is possible to balance the heavy needs of raising a newborn infant and thrive in the workplace. Well, Yoko Shimada, mother of 2 beautiful children and mother of maternity and nursing fashion line Mitera has just the answers....Read more.

Build Your Breastfeeding Wardrobe

3 strategies to help you be your fashionable best when nursing on the go. Now that baby is earth side, you’re probably eager to get back to your pre-pregnancy wardrobe. But if you are breastfeeding, you’ll probably have to wait just a little bit longer....Read More.

Randi talks about her favorite nursing clothing, Mitera

I’ve discovered, two kids later, that feeding your baby is a discovery of your own mindfulness. What is mindfulness? It’s a term we hear in yoga class or on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday but its meaning and application is actually incredibly simple... Read More.

"Everything you do, do it with style"

What inspired you to create “Mitera Collection”?

Ultimately, my journey into motherhood inspired me to create Mitera but here is more on my journey. I am a passionate global health professional and an unlikely founder of a fashion company. I was drawn to the field of public health because of a personal loss. ..Read More.

Brilliantly Simple Career Advice From 9 Successful Female Entrepreneurs

Yoko Shimada

When she became a mom and saw a major need for post-baby clothing, Shimada left her career in public health to found Mitera, a professional clothing line that makes breast-feeding and pumping easy for new working moms How I get inspired.....Read More

Fashion Find: Mitera Collection

A chic collection of nursing dresses to ensure you have one less obstacle postpartum. When Yoko Shimada gave birth to her son Hugo in 2010, she was in a state of euphoria as many of us new moms are. But, “there is another side of motherhood that no words can describe,” she remembers. ....Read more.

Breastfeeding-Friendly Fashion

You’ve mastered the art of maternity clothing and know exactly how to stylishly dress to be comfortable and complement your baby bump at the same time. Then, you give birth and an even bigger challenge presents itself: How exactly do you dress to make breastfeeding easy while still feeling confident about how you look? ..... Read more.

Your Soul Style X Mitera. Style the Bump: 35 Weeks

I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with some epic maternity brands throughout my pregnancy, and in this week’s Style The Bump: 35 Week post, I bring you one of my newest faves: Mitera, “a fashion brand with a core mission to make mothers feel beautiful, confident and empowered. ..... Read more.

How to Dress for Pumping at Work

Breastfeed. Be all hands on deck at home. Cook. Clean. Get back in shape. Eat healthy. Make time for your partner, your friends and your family. Crush it at work…while pumping… while looking stylish and feeling like yourself!....Read More.

Introducing the pioneers who are smashing the glass ceilings for the next generation 

When Yoko Shimada was pumping in her old office’s lactation room, a small, windowless space in the basement of the building, a lightbulb went off. “I was half naked, and I remember thinking, Why does it have to be so hard to do what is recommended for my baby and me while being a professional at the same time?” ....Read More. 

The first two months: Essentials for life with a newborn.

Miss Jane is two months old today! I can’t believe it. I had a grand plan to write this post after her first month and share all of the essential items that got us through those initial weeks. But the first few weeks are a blur, and now two months later I finally got my act together to...Read More.

 DON’T wear a non-breastfeeding top unless you have first layer underneath. Wearing a specially designed nursing tank will give you easy access to the boob and enough coverage to nurse in whatever you’re wearing. The brand Mitera makes a great one....Read More.


We love partnering with Mitera, bit contest giveaways or fireside chats. An amazing luxe fashion company created by a working mama to take you through all the stages of pregnancy and breastfeeding while still looking professional chic. Big bonus: every dress is machine washable + has pockets.... Read More.

Pleated sleeveless dress with belt here…

Fiona’s pretty and pleated pale pink dress is both fashionable and functional. As mentioned before, Fiona is a new mother, so this  Mitera dress got to follow her through the entire maternity process and still looks fabulous on her post-pregnancy!...Read More. 

Mitera maternity and nursing dresses

Okay, I’m going to get one important thing out of the way first: The maternity and nursing clothing line I’m about to tell you about is a splurge. Like, a really big splurge. But if your best friend has the nerve to get married when you’re still nursing your baby;......Read more.

Bump and beyond: Chic pieces that work during pregnancy — and long after

Likewise, the Mitera Elif Dress ($168.00 at has hidden zipper access on the chest for convenient nursing or pumping access. Its edgy cocoon shape accommodates a growing belly, but looks ultra-cool after, as well.

Pregnancy Attire: Interview with Mitera's founder

How did you get your start and what was your initial inspiration? I started Mitera out of a personal need. I was working at the World Bank as a health economist when I had my first baby.....Read More.

Global Healthcare Advocate and Mitera Founder Yoko Shimada

The link between mother-focused clothing label Mitera Collection and founder Yoko Shimada's previous life working to improve healthcare in developing countries may not be apparent at first — but it will once you hear her brand's full story. ...Read More.


Chic Clothing Brands for Breastfeeding Moms

Are you a breastfeeding mama? If so, you probably know of at least one challenge that getting dressed after giving birth to baby represents: accessibility to the breast. Like I tell my styling clients, you want to invest in a few items specifically designed to help you function and fashion best over the course of your nursing journey...Read More. 

Legit Mom Style: How to Wear Overalls No. 3

Playful mamas, this one’s for you! This is a look I am surprised I love so much. I admittedly got this shirt a while back and have worn it probably once, but when searching for options to wear with these new overalls it was basically shouting at me from the hanger! ...Read More.

The Bump Diary: Week 26

I’ll admit, I was a little bit nervous when I posted my first entry in this new series. I wasn’t sure how people would react introducing this new part of my life into the content here. I did notice a few followers drop off from Instagram when I jumped into the topic, but overall I found it was some of the most engaging conversations I’ve had on blog posts in a long time! ...Read More.


Let's get right to it, shall we? Here's what made me feel all twitterpated, smile contagiously, giggle uncontrollably, etc. "Who has two thumbs and is anti-diaper bag?? This gal!! If you share my sentiment, THIS is clutch. ...Read More.

The Best Places to Shop for Maternity Clothes

I get asked all the time by pregnant friends and readers about maternity style and shopping recommendations, so I figured it was time to compile my wisdom into one place :) Let’s kick things off by chatting about the maternity wardrobe in general, and then move on to my favorite places to shop for budget pieces, investment pieces and accessories...... Read more.


Breastfeeding With Mama Glow

As part of their #MamaGlowSalonSeries, Mama Glow–the online health, wellness, and lifestyle resource for expectant and new mothers–is hosting a conversation on Business, Babies, Breastfeeding: The challenges + triumphs of modern motherhood + the workplace....Read more.

The Expectful Podcast

Finding confidence in your pre and postnatal clothing with Yoko Shimada, founder of Mitera. Could Your Maternity and Postpartum Clothing Help You Feel Empowered? Yoko Shimada thinks so....Read More.


The frazzled, overwrought mom. The mom who has everything together and smiles through it all. The helicopter mom who lives only for her kids. We constantly see these stock-standard portrayals of motherhood, so much, in fact, that we start to question if there’s something weird about us being more complex, more nuanced, and more flat-out real....Read More.

Nice diapers change - the wrap clutch

Which accessories does every mother carry around? Exactly - you diaper bag. That can be practical, boring and good. Or!  - A real fashion statement that's fun: the wrap-around clutch. Why should the noble vehicle only be searched in painstaking research and then purchased for the price of a monthly rent....Read More.

Sleepykins: A Modern-Boho Baby + DockATot Giveaway!

HELLO BABY! In September we welcomed our newest Babiekins, Ethan! Here is a peek into his Modern-Boho nursery featuring baby items we love!   Baby Essentials: Dresses and “Le Diaper” Clutch from Mitera Collection....Read More.

Breastfeeding Styling Tips

NURSING BRANDS: Regardless of how long you plan on nursing, having a few pieces specifically designed for it (think strategically placed hidden zippers) in your closet is game changing – and totally worth the investment. Most nursing brands (like Loyal Hana) are good for both pregnancy AND beyond so you’ll get more bang for your buck. ..Read More.

Le Diaper (and Thoughts on Minimalist Motherhood)

Hey friends! It’s been a while since I’ve been here on the blog and that’s because I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. In a nutshell, this is the last time I’ll be posting here on Thoughts by Natalie. It’s bittersweet to say goodbye to this space I’ve had for so long, but ....Read More.