(Closed) Maternity Clothes… when?

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1509 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it depends on your body and it would probably be similar to what your mom and your Mother-In-Law were.  My cousin is 6 months pregnant and is barely showing let alone wearing maternity clothes.  Both her mom and Mother-In-Law wore regular clothes until almost the end of their pregnancies though.

Post # 4
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

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
2640 posts
Sugar bee

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
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
2029 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I didn’t start really buying maternity clothes until 5 months, I used a bella-band and wore dresses before that

Post # 9
719 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
98 posts
Worker bee

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
316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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.

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