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tight clothes & maternity wear.

At what point were your clother too tight & you needed maternity wear?
Just wondering when it is most likely that your waistline starts to expand.  been feeling bloated.  is this normal expansion, or too much junk food?
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before 8 weeks
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8-14 weeks
50%
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14-19 weeks
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19-25 weeks
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964234_tn?1331952807
Your uterus doesn't start rising out of your pelvis until you are 12+ weeks, but it is very normal to have stomach bloat caused by the hormone rises in early pregnancy.  I remember my pants being tight around 8 weeks, but I still fit them until I was 4-5 months pregnant.  Maternity pants were more comfortable after the 16 week point.  =)
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349463_tn?1333575176
Go get a belly band. they even have them at target. It will help you fit into your regular pants right now while your bloated. The trick is to fold it over once and it will hold your pants in place better.
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1035252_tn?1371343440
well I was funny....both times I started wearing maternity stuff around 14wks, but then near the end with my son I could button my pre-pregnancy jeans under my belly from 30wks to the end...so it was really funny with me. I kept thinking "i'm never going to have maternity clothes big enough to fit over this belly!" and for a lark I slipped some jeans on at 30wks and buttoned them right up...near the end i had lost so much weight around my hips that I actually had to wear a belt....

but yeah, originally it was 14wks both pregnancies :).  
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1035252_tn?1371343440
oh belly bands are great...also, you can use a rubber band if you just need a teeny bit of stretch :)
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951898_tn?1296137943
I could not wear my "normal" clothes from 8 weeks on, but I could not wear maternity clothes until 20+ weeks...Weird I know...I just wore bigger jeans or shorts and left them unbuttoned.....
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676912_tn?1332816151
I can fit into my pre pregnancy jeans now at 33 weeks, but my belly is low and they won't button or zip. I use a hair tie through the button loop and around the button, and a belly band to cover the front so you can't see my undies.

With my first, it was around 14 weeks or a little earlier that I started wearing maternity pants but because with him I couldn't stand anything that came remotely close to feeling tight. I had to wear LOOSE clothes all the time in the beginning with him. This time around, I was bloated big time in the beginning, and it felt like my organs got pushed up instead of my uterus moving them around. For a long while I literally looked pregnant from the belly button UP, I had no "baby bump", just looked like I had a spare tire above my belly button, lol. BUT it went away by 20 weeks. 12-14 I started wearing maternity shorts this time because I couldn't stand tight stuff, and the bloating.
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1454858_tn?1306787978
with my daughter, my clothes got tight and I started looking for maternity jeans.  I found that maternity jeans were huge (i was a really small person at the time).  I remember thinking... these pants will NEVER fit me.  low & behold... I gew a few sizes past them.  (my hips spread a lot too)

This time my weight is a bit bigger & I have some belly flab to begin with (dang lil debbies) I started at 125 & I'm about 5' 3".  My waistband feels tight at 7 weeks.  and the area below the waist feels bloated.  it is very uncomfortable in a lot of my jeans.
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1303813_tn?1303162962
Im still in my jeans and tops..I just dont do the top button up on my trousers and keep them done up with a Hair band.. Haha, hair bands stretch LOL..


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676912_tn?1332816151
That's all normal bloating. I'm the same as you...except when I was pregnant with Elijah I bought pants that were HUGE, asked DH "am I really gonna fit these?" Yeah...I can still fit them. I could fit them BEFORE I got pregnant. I'm not one of the lucky ones that just drop the weight. AND I have back problems still from the spinal.
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349463_tn?1333575176
With my first not until 21 weeks. With my second I was so bloated at 8 weeks that I couldn't wear my jeans anymore. When I sat down the zipper pushed too hard on my bladder and it drove me nuts. I have week to week belly pictures on my profile from about 10 weeks on. I think my problem was that my entire pregnancy she was really low right on my bladder.
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1303813_tn?1303162962
Smj... How did the Spinal give you back problems?? are you okayy?? LOL..

I think everyone is different!


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1194973_tn?1385507504
I was in maternity clothes at 10 weeks because of really bad bloat and retention, but from 30 weeks on I was in my pre-pregnancy jeans again.
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1271927_tn?1310583962
I am so glad to hear this ladies! I am almost 12 weeks (according to lmp almost 13) and my fat jeans are snug. My fat jeans are the ones that go WAY up on your waist too, so wearing them unbuttoned is not a good idea. Plus I seem to be loosing weight in my legs, but growing/bloated in the belly. I just look goofy right now in these jeans. I'd post a picture, but you all would laugh! LOL!

I stopped wearing my normal jeans asap because I don't want anything holding me in or squishing me there. This weekend I will be shopping for my first pair of maternity pants. I definetly want the belly band too. I didn't know Target sells them!
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187316_tn?1386360282
I never wore maternity jeans but I had to jump up from a size 24 to a 26 in jeans and even then leave them unbuttoned and unzipped. Happened with both my pregnancies after the 20th week.
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349463_tn?1333575176
Everyone goes though that lame is she pregnant or fat stage. I'd rather be big as a house than have to wear fat jeans. It's my least favorite stage of pregnancy. Good luck finding some good maternity jeans!
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1454858_tn?1306787978
I have a pair of jeans that are labled the size I usually wear, but I swear they are mislabled...  They are HUGE!  My normal jeans feel tight just under the waist band, putting pressure where I don't want.  it's not where I can unbutton them or anything, as it is a lower bloat.  My "big "jeans just feel crazy huge.  They are nice in the waist, but weirdly baggy everywhere else.  I feel like I'm wearing a tent.

Does anyone know where to get affordable "cute" maternity jeans?  I usually wear a moderately low rise boot cut (no crack showing please, not that low)  Sometimes I like to wear skinnies & boots, but I am afraid this won't be a good look for me as I get bigger.  I don't want to look like a sausage in boots.  I'm just under 5' 3" with short legs.  Has anyone sucessfully pulled off skinny jeans while prego?  do they even make em?  (under $50 bucks please)
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1465921_tn?1287775083
Im a little over 10 weeks and I cant fit in my jeans anymore either, I live in yoga pants now!!
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1454858_tn?1306787978
Love the yoga pants at home, but I don't want to go out in em...
I am a clothes horder.  I want to wear cute stuff at a low price (cause I don't ever plan on wearing em again.  Hopefully this is it for me)
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1271927_tn?1310583962
vacuum - i totally love clothes too! I can't wait to get a whole new wardrobe. But this weekend it's one pair of pants only. My anniversary is on Monday and i should probably get something nice for dh...it's the last anniversary we won't be totally broke! LOL!
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889551_tn?1331946140
I'm 32 weeks and I can still button my prepregnancy jeans, but they're loose in my butt...really bad. It looks awful. I got pregnant and lost my butt. lol. So I had to get maternity pants in a small size and grow into them. The shirts I needed at 24 weeks.
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951898_tn?1296137943
hmm do you have a babies r us around you? they sell maternity clothes...I got most of mine at motherhood, and if you look there they usually have good deals and you can get them under $30!! Also, target and sears...that is just a few I can think of....
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1055658_tn?1300848890
I got the best pair of maternity jeans from motherhood maternity and they were like $35. They have like a built in belly band that gives you a really smooth shape and they are super comfortable. If you don't have a store near you you can also order them online. They have some really cute tops for cheap too.

I started wearing maternity clothes at about 15 weeks only because my regular jeans were pushing on my bladder.
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1001085_tn?1287754826
I started wearing maternity pants around 35 weeks..but I bought jeans a size bigger from salvation army at 28 weeks bc maternity pants were way to big for me but my other jeans felt uncomfortable. I could wear the size bigger jeans right up untill I delivered. I also did the hair tie trick with my normal jeans for awhile too. I ended up wearing a lot of sweats & dresses though bc Im not a jean person to begin with.
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I started wearing maternity jeans & trousers at 12 weeks as they are elasticated. My normal trousers & jeans still fit but they are a little snug which seemed to make my morning sickness worse!

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689528_tn?1364139441
I bought mat clothes at 17 weeks I think. I still could wear my regular shirts for a long time but my pants just weren't comfy anymore. I can still fit in my yoga pants and all the stretchy ones though at 41 weeks.
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