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What is WITH maternity pants? I only have one pair that doesn't constantly fall down and they are jeans with an over-the-bump panel, which are getting too hot to wear in summer. All of the ones that go to my belly button or go below the bump just fall down and I'm forever hitching them up, which makes me not want to wear them. Aaaggghh! Anyone else have this problem or am I just a funny shape?
 

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Same thing here. Wish I had advise!
 

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At least I know I'm not a freak! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I got a Bella Band knockoff from Motherhood Maternity. It cost about $12. It's like a stretchy band, sort of like the top of a pair of tights, and it fits over pants and other waistbands to help them fit better. It even allows you to keep wearing some of your non-maternity clothes. It's not perfect, but it's helpful.
 

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I had the same problem, so I just wear the ones that go over the belly and deal with being a little hotter. I live in FL so I'm going to be super hot no matter what.
 

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I have one pair that's falling down and need to take in the elastic a bit. Mine have a wide elastic tape that's surrounded by a spandex sheath, so it should be easy to take in.<br><br>
Can you run a drawstring through the sleeve for the elastic, if taking in the elastic band is not an option? Or if there is a tailor/seamstress in your area, taking in the waist of a pair of pants isn't expensive, usually around $10.
 

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Maybe you could try something like this <a href="http://www.supermomz.com/store/belly-maternity-accessory-holds-your-pants-skirts-p-151.html" target="_blank">http://www.supermomz.com/store/belly...rts-p-151.html</a>
 

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3 Words: Secret Fit Belly. At Motherhood and Mimi, I hate both stores, but sooooo worth it. <a href="http://www.motherhood.com/mastercategory.asp?MasterCategory_Id=33&ViewAll=false" target="_blank">http://www.motherhood.com/mastercate...&ViewAll=false</a><br><br>
Last pregnancy, I tried (and hated) ALL belly styles and always had to wear maternity clothes WITH a belly band--hot and uncomfortable. btw, I have a really short "rise" so I think that made things worse.<br><br>
These are like an over-the-belly belly band sewn onto low-cut pants, and it's super light weight so no problems in 100 degree weather here<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I bought 3 pairs (capris, hiking-style convertible pants/capris, and shorts) and lOVE them!!!
 

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Hee hee! Those are making me giggle. It's like suspenders but on the side of a giant baby bump! LOL<br><br>
Could work, though I don't know if I'd really use them. Seems like they'd be uncomfortable or look weird through your shirt.
 

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I have the same problem. The Bella Band helps a bit. But I still spend a lot of time pulling my pants or shorts up.
 

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Those belly-ups look like sheet fasteners! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> You know those things that keep fitted sheets from migrating all over your mattress? I think they would look wierd through my shirt, or hide any figure I have left!
 

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Hey to all:<br><br>
When I was pregnant with twins, I had the same problem...yikes, I got so tired of just pulling my pants up all the time!!<br><br>
One thing that really helped a lot was putting lotion all around my midsection. It made my skin a little less slick and gave the fabric something to cling to.<br><br>
Benefit is of course that your skin is moisturized, drawback is that it's a little hot to be putting lotion on!!<br><br>
Ninafel<br>
b/g twins 8/05<br>
exp another 2/09
 

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I am constantly hiking up my pants. I'm really really glad that I'll be not-pregnant in a month because it's driving me NUTS. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yeah, I gave up on maternity pants awhile back. I'm at 37 weeks, and I just wear my regular pants (the stretchy denim ones at least) unzipped with a bella band. I'm not saying I don't have to adjust from time to time, but it just does not compare to how hard I had to try to keep on maternity pants.<br><br><br>
In general though, I don't wear much actual maternity. I just bought empire style shirts a couple sizes up and rely a lot on stretchy dress, etc.
 

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I am suffering from saggy butt syndrome too. I feel your pain and I am glad to find this support group.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I have some w/the secret fit belly and they still fall down. Plus, I am getting so hot (NM hot) that I keep wanting to fold everything under my belly too but that makes it even worse. I really like wearing dresses though. So much more comfortable! I only have 3 so I need to get a few more to last me the next 2.5 months.<br><br>
Good luck ladies!
 

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The only jeans that will stay up or are comfortable for me are the Secret Fit ones. But it is too hot for jeans now, and I am too cheap to spend that much on shorts at this point (32 weeks). I did what I vowed to do last time and never did. I bought a bunch of light sundresses! I swear I wear them EVERY day. I got mine at wal-mart on sale. I might pick up a couple more as I find them, but with the 6 I have I am fairly covered because I do have one pair of comfy gauchos and a comfy skirt. I get comments from people all the time on how comfy it must be in dresses... and it IS!<br><br>
I have such a short torso, and I think I do carry a bit low, so no matter what baby ends up "low", and then many pants won't stay up or they are just too uncomfortable.
 
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