Post # 1
I know this varies WILDLY but I am curious how far along you were when you started wearing maternity gear? Mostly curious about the first timers because I know in subsequent pregnancies it’s pretty early!
I’m at 12 weeks and still fitting fine into most of my normal stuff… and super comfortably in my fat pants!
Post # 3
I think it depends on your body and it would probably be similar to what your mom and your MIL were. My cousin is 6 months pregnant and is barely showing let alone wearing maternity clothes. Both her mom and MIL wore regular clothes until almost the end of their pregnancies though.
Post # 4
I started wearing them around the end of the first trimester. Just pants at first because they were getting a bit tight and therefore not so attractive. The main issue with tops for me was in the boob area before the stomach – My blouses for work were just not fitting well up top!
Post # 5
I think it does vary quite a bit. Sometimes how you carry the baby has a big impact. I’m pretty petite. With my first I didn’t really show until 6-6 1/2 months. But even then, it wasn’t really obvious, until at least 7 months.
Post # 6
i’m at 8 weeks. i already don’t fit into my normal clothes, but i’m not willing to go maternity yet. my mom gave me pants that are too big for her and i wear a lot of sundresses.
Post # 7
I am at 12 weeks, and I am wearing regular pants+bella band, and a few maternity pieces that have an adjustable waist. No way can I zip my regular pants!
Post # 8
I didn’t start really buying maternity clothes until 5 months, I used a bella-band and wore dresses before that
Post # 9
I’m at 9 weeks and in my “fat” clothes but I think it’s more because of bloating than baby/weight gain. I could squeeze into regular clothes but any pressure on my stomach is now uncomfortable. I’ve already lost some cool points…dressing for comfort.
Post # 10
I managed with the fat pants until about 12 weeks, but then I had to go for the maternity pants … which I must say are SO comfortable. I think they should market them as post-holiday pants, too. ha ha
Also, I gained so much up top in the first trimester I had to get new bras and tops. Sigh.
For all of you who manage in your regular clothes well into your 2nd trimester, I AM SO JEALOUS.
Post # 11
I really wasn’t able to button my regular pants once I hit 10 weeks. I used a Be-Band for a couple of weeks but went shopping when I was 12 weeks. I know it varies for everyone though.
Post # 12
This is my first pregnancy and I had to start wearing maternity pants at 18 weeks and mostly maternity shirts at 21 weeks. I am also plus sized and have a short torso so there was no way my regular pants would button once I popped.