Post # 1
Dear Newly pregnant mamas,
Even if you are just getting your BFP-go ahead and start buying maternity clothes!!! I was so nervous to buy them at first (didn’t want to have to look at a pile of unused maternity clothes if something happened and baby didn’t make it…), but I so wish I had bought more! I’m getting close to the end and I am REALLY opposed to going out and spending any more money on maternity stuff, but now is obviously when I need it the most.
Shop the sales–Old Navy has a great maternity clearance section online and often has an additional 25 or 30% off! Right now they have marked down all their spring & summer stuff so I highly recommend starting to stock up.
Humongous pregnant woman with nothing to wear
Post # 3
Thanks for the heads up 😉 I’m thinking I’ll have to start pulling my non-pregnant-body-friendly clothes out of my closet and drawers soon so I don’t have a meltdown when things don’t fit.
Post # 4
I agree. I just went and spent a ton of money to buy clothes that are only going to last me a few more months. My friend hasn’t gotten her BFP yet and I already told her to start buying maternity clothes.
Post # 5
Definitely agree. I popped early at 13 weeks and have been in maternity clothes since. SO glad I bought them early!
Post # 6
Target have a nice maternity section too!!
Post # 7
I agree that it’s okay to buy maternity stuff early but I think it’s possible to waste money by buying things too early too. For example, I splurged on a couple pairs of maternity skinny jeans when I was about 10 weeks pregnant. Now that I’m nearly 23 weeks, my hips have spread and those jeans don’t fit very well anymore :(. My SIL is in the same boat…at 30 weeks pregnant she could no longer fit into any of her maternity clothes.
I think there are certain things you can get away with buying early though, like stretchy shirts and dresses.
Post # 8
I agree to buy stuff before you *need* it, but it doesn’t have to be right after the BFP. I waited until about 12-14 weeks and got a few items to replace the clothing I was no longer comfortable in. Around 19 weeks, I got several work peices. Keep in mind, some women pop overnight (I did) and suddenly your normal cloths look rediculous on you.
Post # 9
@As_You_Wish: +1 I bought a pair of jeans at 16 weeks I’m living in but don’t wantt o buy anymore for a few more weeks because my hips/thighs are getting bigger by the day!
Post # 10
Yes I agree I waited too long and seemed to pop in one day. I had to squeeze into something and go buy the first maternity pants I could find and I actually wore them out of the store….smh don’t wait too long lol
Post # 11
at 5 weeks I’m already finding that my pants are hurting my midsection… mostly because of bloat. I went out and bought my first pair of Jeans a couple of days ago at old navy. They were cheap and soooo comfortable. nobody can tell I’m wearing them so I don’t have to worry about it being too early.
Post # 12
I bought my first maternity clothing items at 8 weeks, well before I needed them, because I was at TJ Maxx and I got excited to shop in the maternity section, so I bought 3 shirts and was so excited!
I started needing maternity clothes at 20 weeks, and by that time, I actually had a belly and had shopped around a bit. Once I started trying on clothes that I needed, I realized that the stuff I had bought early wasn’t flattering, didn’tt fit well, and was kinda fugly.
So I would suggest you wait a little while until you start showing a bit and have shopped around. Don’t fall into impulse.
Post # 13
@Lyndzo – where have you had the most luck with your maternity clothes?
Post # 14
@Lyndzo: where have you had the most luck with your maternity clothes?
Post # 15
I also suggest waiting because you never know how much weight you will gain. Try to wear the clothes until they get too tight/uncomfortable. This is when I started going in to buy clothes. Pre-pregnancy I would wear size xsmall-medium.. now I wear a size large. 🙁 It’s kind of depressing not fitting into 90% of your old clothes. I wound up buying from Motherhood Maternity. They had some cute work clothes and maternity pants are awesome! So comfortable.
My SIL was awesome and gave me her maternity clothes. If you know anyone who was pregnant, ask them if they have anything they don’t wear and could give to you.
Post # 16
@Annie624: I agree that having some clothes handy would have been nice! With the seaons changing, I realized that I had nothing to wear to work as I lived in roomy dresses for the summer. Now I’m 23 weeks and having to get dress pants and long sleeve shirts for the fall/winter.
I would say be prepared but like others have said, don’t buy it until you have an idea of how big you’ll be. I was able to wear my size 6 regular clothes until about 20 weeks or so.