Oh and what pregnancy number is this?
I think you would need to start a new thread if you want a poll. When you open up the button for new thread just scroll down past the text box and there will be a place that says No Poll. Click on it and it will add one.
This is pregnancy #9 for me, including 2 miscarriages. I was about 9 weeks when I switched to maternity pants.
This is my third pregnancy, ten years since my second though. Started wearing maternity about 12 1/2 weeks, but had already switched to my looser jeans and skirts at 10 weeks.
With this one (#4) - 8 weeks. I probably could have gotten away with the rubber band trick for a while, but I totally forgot about it. Or gone a size bigger, but I figured that if I was getting new stuff, it may as well be maternity.
With #1, I got away with clothing a size up from normal until around 20 weeks. With #2, I'm not sure I actually had any official maternity clothing - just elastic waist stuff that I could wear under the belly. With #3 it was earlier, but I can't remember exactly when.
DS born 6/03, DD1 born 9/06, DD2 born 10/10, DD3 born 4/14.
This is my third pregnancy, but the second miscarried just as my jeans were getting uncomfortable. I wore a stretchy tummy band over unzipped jeans from 10 to 17 weeks, then started wearing my slimmer maternity pants. I am 33 weeks today and have been wearing my really roomy pants since 30 weeks, although I can still get into the 2 stretchier pairs of the slimmer ones.
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I found that even in my first pregnancy (baby #2 is due very soon) I had a very low tolerance for things that put pressure on my belly. I don't know if it was psychological or my body structure or what but I was wearing stretchy waistband pants in the first trimester cause other things just felt too tight.
I haven't started yet (only going on 5 weeks) but I have a feeling (because of the horrid hormone induced bloating) that I'll be wearing my maternity pants and prob tops by week 7 or 8. This is my 4th pregnancy (including 2 miscarriages) and I always struggle with horrible bloating which is my baine of existence in the first trimester since I don't suffer from much morning sickness (usually vomit about 2-3 x's the entire pregnancy) but...we all have our thing.
My 1st ended too soon to think about maternity clothes. 2nd I was around 8 weeks (I'd started gaining weight and bloated to hell early) and 3rd I started wearing maternity at week 10, but I was 30 lbs less than I am now as I didn't lose all of my previous pregnancy weight. Another reason for thinking that I'll be wearing them sooner this time around! Makes sense.
Hmm...they have me doing progesterone suppositories. I wonder if that has anything to do with my first trimester always "blowing up" as well. LOL. Nobody mentioned to me that was a side effect, not the Dr or the pharmacist.
My fertility nurse told me it was a side effect. I just blamed it on the meds and pregnancy rather than my eating habits.
If I'd of started gaining instead of losing this pregnancy I would be starting to wear my maternity wardrobe this or next week for sure but I've been packing away most of my regular clothes as the tops are too snug and I only have 2 pants that still fit (or aren't so stained (with permanent marker from my 2 year old catching me off guard) and old that they aren't wearable outside the house) so now I believe that I'll be pulling them out to wear in about 3 weeks or so when I'm around 10 weeks.