Post # 1
Hello fellow bees,
I’m now in the throes of pregnancy (5.5 months to be exact) and woke up one morning with the fattest fingers on earth! I usually dont sleep with my rings on, and when I put them on for the first time that morning, I noticed how tight and uncomfortable they were.
And now I cant even get them over my knuckles! I would like to wear something on that finger for the rest of my pregnancy (and probably a fair while after the baby is born my fingers will still be fat.) Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I could do here? Anyone in the same situation or been in the same situation?
I want my rings back!
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Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I lot of my friends wore their rings on a chain around their neck. Most didn’t want to size their rings for a short period of time. Another alternative is to get a great stand in ring for the time being in your new temporary size. I’d check out places like Berricle, QVC, and Etsy for something that suits your taste in a good quality CZ. There are some beautiful choices out there. It can be fun to go with some different or find something that looks a lot like what you already have.
Post # 5
I would suggest wearing them on a chain around your neck. That is what my SOs SIL did when she was pregnant with his nephew.
Post # 6
Yeah a lot of people have this issue, so it’s perfectly normal. In a few months you probably wear again. I wouldn’t stress over it. I think wearing it on chain is a good idea. I know some people buy rings but I honestly don’t see the point in that.
Post # 7
I like the idea of wearing my rings on a chain. Its a bit sad to see them sitting in a box in my bedrom drawer!
But my left ring finger still feels strangely odd without rings on them. Ive tried switching some of my RHR to my left hand (as my right hand fingers are slightly larger), but that doesnt feel right either as most of RHRs are loud!
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Sizing your ring up and down too much can weaken the ring. I say buy a stand in from somewhere like Berricle and wear your rings on a chain around your neck.
Post # 9
There are fixes for swollen fingers, but not fingers swollen from weight gain. That will only be fixed when the weight is lost. I’d suggest getting the rings resized or buying a cheap ring to wear in the meantime. I wouldn’t want to walk around pregnant with no ring on either.
Post # 10
I’d get a fun stand-in like a Berricle ring.
Post # 11
I’d buy a fun stand-in from Berricle.
Post # 12
Swelling is very common in pregnancy, with or without significant weight gain. Indeed, most of ring fitting issues arise from swelling and water retention and not weight. I would wait on resizing and wear an inexpensive stand-in for now. Many women have to resize a ring after pregnancy, but many others find that the swelling goes away and that their fingers are back to normal, but there is no way of knowing which group you will be in now. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!
Post # 13
Wearing your rings on a chain is so sweet. I always smile when I see a pregnant woman with her rings around her neck 🙂
If I were in your shoes, I would get a CZ eternity band or simple silver band to wear on my left finger so you don’t feel naked.
Post # 14
@becleeham: I’m hoping my fingers don’t get too swollen for my rings since they’re a bit big to begin with. But, if they do I plan on buying a cheap CZ set to wear until they fit again.
Post # 15
I’ve never heard of Berricle! I’m from Australia and often look at rings I want to buy on Etsy but have not shopped at Berricle. Will Google it today and have a look, thanks for the suggestion.
Post # 16
Yes, I cant size the ring up too much anyway. It had channel set diamonds in the band and can imagine that the rings integrity wouldnt hold up too much after being resized to fit my chubby fingers.
I think it might be hassle to try and find an exact CZ replica of my current ering but I think it will be easy to find a beatufiul CZ eternity band I could wear as a replacement in the meantime – great idea ladies!!
@MrsPanda99: Its not that I’m a snob (I have lots of unmarried friends with kids!), but i think its nice to wear rings when engaged/married to indicate that you are “taken”, “bethrothed”. And yes, my fat belly makes me feel a bit unconscious somestimes when i’m out and about without my rings!
@echomomm: I hope the swelling goes away after pregnancy! Ive found that apart from my belly (and fingers) Ive not put on much weight anywhere else. How strange! But all going well so far, thanks for the best wishes