When did you start wearing maternity clothes
, Nov 18 2012 01:41 PM
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:41 PM
I'm flying OS in a few weeks for month. I will be 8 weeks when I leave and 12 weeks when I get back. Just wondering if I need to pack any maternity clothes? when did you start out-growing yours with your 2nd pregnancy - was it any different to your first?
Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:45 PM
Hmmm just started and I'm 16 weeks tomorrow. That said... some things in my wardrobe no longer fit around my waist even though I've lost 5kg so far. I mostly wear elastic waisted maxi skirts right now so that makes it easier. Also I'm a size 20 anyway so most of my tops have room for belly
I bought 5 items from Old Navy Online in the USA for $130 delivered - that's $26 each!!! Bargain. Thought they would all be too big when first tried them on but am wearing the shorts today and they are great.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:56 PM
I think I was around 20 weeks (1st preg). Before that though my pants/jeans were a little snug, so I was using the hair elastic trick around the button/hole to extend them.
That said, all I've bought is a black skirt, leggings and a breastfeeding dress, and that's been enough to work in with the rest of my normal clothes.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:03 PM
I am on my 4th pregnancy and my pants and skirts are only getting snug now( am 21 weeks) i think it depends on weight gain and food intake.. i am alot smaller this time than i was in my 2nd pregnancy...
Edited by akkiandmalli, 18 November 2012 - 02:04 PM.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:09 PM
With my first, I was about 20 weeks. My second, much earlier, about 14 weeks I think.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:09 PM
Edited by Havaianas, 18 November 2012 - 02:09 PM.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:13 PM
About 18 weeks first pregnancy..16 weeks second time around.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:15 PM
I started at 14 weeks - maternity jeans. For other items it was mostly around the 18-20 week mark e,g, work pants, shorts, skirts etc. Depending on your body shape & style of your existing clothes you might still be able to get away with non-maternity clothes for quite some time. I still wear the occasional non-maternity loose tops/dresses of mine now at 33 weeks - I am smaller on top. But when it comes to the bottom half - it is maternity all the way...esp undies.
I think you need to look at how/where your body is going to put on the weight. It is usually different for people.
enjoy your trip overseas.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:38 PM
I don't tend to fit into maternity clothes until well into the third trimester.
It's not that I stay skinny or anything, but my a*se grows in proportion with my tummy
I have a long torso so I don't really get a big baby bump, so maternity stuff is usually way too big around the waist. I just buy bigger clothes, and use the 'baby belt' button extender for pants. I'm 20 weeks and have just about outgrown many of my normal clothes.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:46 PM
1st preg I needed some things (eg jeans) in mat style from 12 weeks, though some garments I could continue to wear until 20+ weeks.
2nd time round, I lost 5kg through bad m/s up to 15 weeks. Then I came good at 16 weeks and immediately needed all mat gear!
Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:40 AM
I was 15 weeks when my size 10 work pants stopped buttoning up - so I invested in some maternity work pants with the elastic top which can adapt with me as I get bigger. Got some tops at the same time coz they were on special. Don't really need the tops yet but I'm starting to look pregnant now so I need comfortable things to wear. Tried wearing a T shirt I have to the shops - my husband was laughing at me. Didn't know why. He told me later that my shirt kept riding up on my belly - not a good look!
Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:53 AM
I just wore a size bigger from about 20 weeks until about 26 weeks then started wearing maternity tops I still wear my normal jeans though I just find maternity singlets comfy
Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:10 AM
Tops - about 14 weeks. My boobs got bigger and I bloated mainly from eating too much wheat as I just didn't feel like anything sensible and I have a wheat intolerance lol. Pants was about 18 weeks or thereabouts.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:20 AM
With my first, probably about 20 weeks. At the time I had some work clothes with lower waists and I carried quite high, so it was easy to wear normal pants with stretchy tops. I just never did my jackets up.
Second time around, probably about 15 weeks but it was also about having the clothes on hand and knowing how comfy they were.
At 8-12 weeks, I looked a little more bloated (too many potato chips in my case), but not at all pregnant. And I was 59kg back then, so wasn't carrying any extra weight.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:22 AM
I've started wearing maternity pants at 14 weeks as my normal ones were getting uncomfortable.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:59 AM
I am just over 33 weeks and still yet to pull out any maternity clothes. I just wear singlets under some of my longer t-shirts and pants/shorts/cargos with elastic waists. I can then still wear this stuff before and after.
ETA - you can buy some nice stuff from Jeans West, Witchery, just jeans that work well
Edited by MissButtercup, 19 November 2012 - 10:08 AM.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:41 AM
I'm pregnancy number 4 and am a petite person. I was starting to show at 8 weeks... my friends kept rubbing my tummy (which looked about 16 weeks), I kept telling them that it's my fat being pushed up by the baby because my muscles were so loose!
At 10 weeks none of my pants fit me and my tops were all very tight. If I wore a maternity top I looked very obviously pregnant.
Now at 14 1/2 weeks, I am wearing almost all maternity and look around 20 weeks. I have a loose jumper on today and it's VERY tight on my tummy!
Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:03 PM
I never did, bought a few and was annoyed at the total waste of money (I did not show at all)
Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:39 PM
I'm 22 weeks and only just starting to get uncomfortable.
I have invested in a few long cotton on tops and am hoping I will get away with some stretchy skirts over summer.
I HATE all the maternity stuff out there! I can't find anything that is attractive at all. It all looks frumpy to me and am too scared to shop online at this stage.
So far I have just been buying a size up in certain clothes.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:42 PM
I didn't buy many maternity clothes - just had to change my wardrobe to flowing maxi dresses and flowy shirts plus a few maternity jeans and skirts.
First pregnancy - couldn't wear my regular clothes at 10-12 weeks.
2nd & 3rd pregnancy - was struggling with clothes from about 6 weeks.
I do tend to wear quite fitted clothes when not pregnant though so as soon as my waist starts to thicken things don't fit anymore.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:05 PM
I've grown out of my normal jeans last week at 17 weeks and this is my second pregnancy. I'm still wearing normal tops. Perhaps pack a pair of maternity jeans or trousers just in case?
Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:10 PM
1st pregnancy - never wore maternity clothes.
2nd pregnancy - At about 18/20 weeks.
3rd pregnancy - At about 10 weeks.
So it all depends on which pregnancy I reckon
If it is your first you should be fine in normal clothes til 12 weeks.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:24 PM
My first pregnancy I didn't get into maternity stuff til 15 weeks.
My second I showed a lot earlier, and my pants got tighter much quicker! I would've cracked open my maternity stash about 8 weeks. I'm currently 14 weeks but look about 28!!
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