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Ever since baby #2, I've always carried very low.  Maternity pants and underwear that sit under the belly never work for me, because I spend 90% of my time trying to keep them yanked UP.  I tried over-the-belly maternity underwear from Old Navy last pregnancy, but I couldn't keep the butt parts to stay put. 

 

My regular underwear is digging into my lower belly when I sit down, so it's time to go searching for maternity stuff...

 

Anyone have recommendations for good over-the-belly maternity underwear that stays put?


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I wish I could help, but this is my first pregnancy so I have no idea.  However, I am secretly hoping that other mamas will respond and will also include info about maternity BRAS.  Mine no longer fit at all (34DD, still fits fine around the back, but boobs are bursting out of the cups!), and are really uncomfortable.  I was going to get a nursing bra, but my friends all told me that it would be pointless because when my milk comes in, the nursing bra won't fit either.  I need something comfortable, though.  These things hurt!

 

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At least I can help on the bras!  ;)  I sized up to the next cup size this past week, in just a regular bra.  (Normally a 36D, went with a DD and my boobs are SO much happier.)

 

Nursing bras were always too much of a pain for me, so I got rid of them all and just use regular ones and pull up the cup.  Not everyone agrees with that, though.  Mine always get a cup size bigger right when my milk comes in, then, within a month, are back down to whatever size they are during my pregnancy.


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Oh, this is very helpful!  Thank you!! smile.gif


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Maternity underwear, I found some at Motherhood last pregnancy but I dont remember what exactly they were :( I think I had found some comfy ones at Target too.

 

Bras, I swear by my Medela bras. Worth the cost! They last and are comfy. I always go with the non underwired ones. I also love their sleep bra. Its So soft and comfy and easy to use at night.


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I checked out a Motherhood store IRL and saw that they carried underwear. Might be worth checking out since I didn't look too close. I did have to buy some new undies at Target and I just went up a size.

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Ever since baby #2, I've always carried very low.  Maternity pants and underwear that sit under the belly never work for me, because I spend 90% of my time trying to keep them yanked UP.  I tried over-the-belly maternity underwear from Old Navy last pregnancy, but I couldn't keep the butt parts to stay put. 

 

My regular underwear is digging into my lower belly when I sit down, so it's time to go searching for maternity stuff...

 

Anyone have recommendations for good over-the-belly maternity underwear that stays put?



lmao, no real advice, but this part made me lmao!

 

oh wait, i have some seamless underwear that fit great. no seam to bother the under part of the belly, but they're low cut so you don't have to try and coordinate the front and back. maybe something like that would work? i got mine from old navy, but i dont think they have them there anymore. i might have to check and see  now!


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For underwear, I got some Hanes Cotton Stretch bikinis last time.  They sit low enough on me that it was under the belly, and the butt stayed put.  I got one size up later in preg, bc my legs and butt got bigger.  They are 95% cotton and 5% spandex.

 

For bras, I got some Hanes T-shirt bras with no underwire during last preg.  I did go up a cup size during preg.  They were soft cotton feel and didn't dig in under the boobs/over the belly.  Now that i'm nursing DS while preg, I just wear nursing bras so far (motherhood brand).


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Maybe some microfiber ones?  Those always stay put on my thushie even when under the belly. 

 

I usually use nursing bras for the first couple of months and then after that just switch to a regular bra and just pull it down.  I love the Bravado nursing bras, they are $$, but they are comfy and they are flexible on sizing.  I can still wear mine even when I am full with milk and almost a cup size bigger.


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