rings still not fitting and getting discouraged

posted 4 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
4425 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

For pregnancy weight, they say nine months up, nine months down. At the very least, I’d wait for six months before deciding to reset or resize. Of course, as you probably read but did not accept or believe, proportions in your body can simply change over pregnancy or with time. Some women’s feet permanently change size, some women’s hips become wider, some women’s joints change – even if they get BELOW their pre-pregnancy weight. Weight isn’t necessarily all there is to it. Then again, there are women who don’t change at all, too.

It is for this reason that I always recommend not getting a full eternity at least until a person is finished having children or is at a stable weight. Of course, some people develop larger joints over time due to injury or arthritis or other things, too, so any ring could potentially not fit someone for a lifetime. You may have no other alternative but to change settings or have the setting remade in a larger size – and perhaps a modified style to allow for future sizing. 

Post # 3
2561 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’m almost 9 months PP, 8 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight (not bad considering I gained way too much) and my e-ring is still a little too small. Give it time…

…Or do what I did and buy a plain band as a stand-in! It says “I’m married” in an economical way! I have a $20 tungsten ring that looks like platinum that I bought on Amazon and a nicer 18K gold one that DH treated me to from Blue Nile to tide me over. 


Post # 4
1415 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m 6mo PP – it still doesnt fit and I’m exercising and eating healthy. Everyone says it takes time.

Post # 5
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Give it more time, it’s only been 7 weeks. You’ve gained a baby, if you lose a ring (and you didn’t), it’s quite alright, no? 

Post # 6
869 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I was frustrated by this too…mine stopped fitting around 30 weeks with my twins. They didnt fit for several months after I had them…maybe they started fitting when I only had 5 more pounds to lose. That never made sense to me because they stopped fitting when I had gained 30 pounds so why didn’t they fit when I only had 5 pounds left to lose?! Who knows but thats how it was for me! 

Post # 7
1217 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My daughter is 10 months and my rings fit fine now.  They stopped fitting when I was about 7 months pregnant.  I have a thin engagement ring and a thicker wedding band.  I was able to first start wearing the engagement ring by itself around 4 or 5 months post baby.  Then, I started being able to wear the band by itself around 5 or 6 months.  It was probably 8 months before i could comfortably wear them together.  

Post # 8
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My baby is 10 months and I still can’t fit mine 🙁 

Like you, I don’t feel comfortable resizing my engagement ring because of the style and pave diamonds. I wish I had just ordered larger sizes before the wedding.  I now give all my friends this advice haha.  

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