(Closed) When did you have to start wearing Maternity clothes?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

If you’re uncomfortable get some.  I think I wore my regular jeans until around 18w.  My work pants though have no give so I gave them up by 12w, but it was early fall so I just wore skirts and eventually bought some maternity work pants.  I think I wore regular shirts until around 20w as well and the looser ones I could wear until 23w or so.

I used the hairtie trick on my jeans and that is how I wore them until 18w.  Maternity pants are awesome though, so go get some.  If I get pregnant again I’ll wear those as soon as I can haha.

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Daizy914:  Exactly! Normally if I was uncomfortable in all of my pants, I’d buy some more in the next size up – but it makes zero sense to buy a larger size pants that you’ll be wearing for what, a month? And then they’ll be too baggy in the legs, anyway. It makes much more sense to buy maternity pants that will get you through the next six months. 

The first trimester is hard enough – nausea, exhaustion, food aversions – to also sit around suffering in tight pants. Bring on the stretch panels!

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Oh man I was so uncomfortable in jeans after just a few weeks of being pregnant! My whole body changed and nothing felt good. I got some maternity jeans and they were like a breath of fresh air. If you like the leggings better, go for it. They just weren’t in style when I was pregnant. But I will say, they make nice trendy maternity jeans that you would never think were maternity when a shirt covers the band up. 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Daizy914:  Oh I totally get it! I was due in March and May, so jeans were about it for me. Sundresses are so cute on preggers!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Daizy914:  Sounds good! I now wear 5 different pair of leggings and a few tops I rotate…it’s my uniform! I don’t want to buy anything else I can outgrow, I am even wearing my fil’s winter coat lol…Darling Husband insists I treat myself to a maternity coat bought online, but I’m not budging. 50 euros into something I might outgrow..no! I think spring-summer wear will be more forgiving for you.

Post # 22
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Busy bee

Every woman is different, with my first son I didn’t wear a Single maternity items until I 7 months pregnant. I looked like I was 4 months along at that point. I have a super tiny friend who was showing when she was 9 weeks. Wear WHATS comfy 

Post # 23
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Helper bee

I shared this on FB but will post here, too–thanks for starting this. I was also feeling down on myself for needing bigger clothes so early, since I thought 12 weeks seemed pretty early on. Really helpful to see we’re not alone!

I can still wear 2 pairs of my work pants, and my non-skinny jeans, at 12weeks. My leggings are still working for me but I can tell that won’t last too much longer (which is super annoying because I had just picked up a couple pairs before we found out! Argh!).  Shirts are fine but I hate that they graze my belly now.

Everything is uncomfortable so Darling Husband and I made a trip to the mat. store over the weekend and I picked up a pair each of jeans, work pants, and yoga pants with the panels.  The panel only works right now if I also wear a belly band to cinch in the extra material, except with the yoga pants since I can just fold it over (thereby increasing my middle an additional half inch, sigh).

The lower part of my bulge is firm which I think means it’s really an early bump, not just bloat and pudge (which I have plenty of).  I think I’m showing early because I started out relatively small and decidedly short (5’2″).  There’s no room to go but out!

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m only seven weeks and I can still wear all my clothes and I’m not showing yet but I concur, the bloat is real! I will wear regular clothes when working or going out and about but I love my leggings and yoga pants for in the house or running errands.  Please don’t listen to anyone, you are growing a little person in there and need to be comfortable. 

Post # 25
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Bumble bee

I think about 20-25 weeks I absolutely needed maternity wear, but I started wearing maternity pants/jeans around the 12-15 week mark because quite frankly I wanted to be comfortable. Heck I’m 5 1/2 months post partum and I’ll still toss on my maternity jeans because they’re just plain comfy.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Sedona Golf Resort

Daizy914:  for my first baby I didn’t have to wear maternity clothes until I was 7-months pregnant, however during my second pregnancy people were asking if I was having twins at 6-months! I think it completely depends on your pre-pregnancy body. If you were small before getting pregnant it might pop out faster. Enjoy being pregnant, relish in your baby bump and if people question your size so early, just say it must be a really healthy baby! If they are pudgy ask then when they are due-just joking  

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Daizy914:  I am 28 weeks pregnant, and I started wearing a bellyband around 14 weeks because my jeans (the zipper/button) were getting a little too snug. At the time I bought my bellyband, I also bought maternity/nursing bras because my boobs were huge and seemed to be growing bigger by the day! Lol. As for actual maternity clothes, I have not purchased anything. Thankfully, a lot of my pre-pregnancy clothing is stretchy and long, so it works well for me. However, I’m thinking of buying a few tops just because my belly is getting a lot bigger and new clothes are fun! 🙂

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I started wearing a belly band with my regular jeans at 18 weeks. I’m a bit over 19 weeks now and am still wearing regular leggings but mostly with maternity tops (so they cover my butt), and regular tights and dresses to work. I am tall though (5’11”) and carrying really high, so I think that is why it is taking longer for me to really show.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Daizy914:  I’m 11 weeks and still in my regular clothes. I’m not showing at all. Even my bloat isn’t too bad. I’m very worried that one day I’ll wake up and have no clothes that fit though. Lol. I’ve been considering buying some things so I have them in the closet just in case.

Or I’ll just end up at target with a rope holding my jeans together. That sounds like a classy option too.

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