(Closed) Spare Tire

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yeah, get a belly band. I was able to wear one for a couple months with my first pregnancy.

Post # 5
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I wasnt at that stage, but keep in mind EVERYONE is different.  My friend was in the same situation as you.  Her bloating went away around 12 weeks then came back around 16 weeks.  Like the 2 pps said,  invest in some Belly Bands.  They’re amazing.  Im 28.5 weeks, and Im actually wearing one right now with some pre-preggo work pants and theyre still doing the trick. 

Post # 6
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I started wearing maternity clothes really early because of the bloat.  I am just now around 18-20 weeks getting a real belly and its nice to already have some maternity options.

Post # 7
1220 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

The bloat for me went away about 12 weeks and I was able to wear my normal pants until just last week (20 wks) where the baby did that weird “overnight I am going to pop out your tummy” thing and is now so high that while the pants still fit, the belly band, for me, doesn’t work.  

If you’ve got clothes to wear that are comfortable might as well wear those or invest in a belly band.

Post # 9
3587 posts
Sugar bee

I wore them early b/c of being bloated. I wasn’t going to be squished. I wore them about 10wks. Now I HAVE to wear them and I’m stocked up. 🙂

Post # 10
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Another for the bella band. I was bloated early on too, and it was painful to wear my pants buttoned by around wk 7. The bella band got me through to this pt, where regular pants aren’t really comfortable anymore (even with bella band), so I wear too-big maternity pants with the bella band to keep them up and smooth things out.

In a pinch, you could always go with the old safety pin + rubber band trick until you’re in maternity pants. (But bella bands are pretty cheap at Target and work better.)

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