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How long after you give birth do you have to wear them? Or maybe want to wear them?<br><br>
Last time I wore them for months, but I was really overweight then and they just fit better. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: This time I am about 30 pounds less but I still think I'll need them for a little while. I'm just mentally going nuts with all the sizes of clothing I have and I want them out! I know I should just wait and see but really it's driving me insane, and I have nothing I'm really attached to clothing wise.<br><br>
I feel like I just want to throw it all out!
 

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Each time it was different. I gained a TON of weight when I was pregnant with Danny, and I believe I liked my maternity clothes still at that point, so probably for a while. By the time I had given birth to Julian, I hated all of my maternity clothes, and not only did I NOT wear them after the birth, but I also got rid of most of them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> This time, I wear yoga pants and DH's tee shirts everyday, which I do pregnant or not, honestly, so I will continue to wear these clothes after the baby is born.
 

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My maternity pants were too big after both births and heck, with this pg the new style of pants won't stay up even *while* I'm pg. I don't want to wear them anymore, but all my early pg "big" clothes are for warmer weather.<br><br>
There are a couple of maternity shirts I have that have crossover necklines that may be convenient for nursing. If so, they will remain in my wardrobe.<br><br>
I'm wearing a nightgown for at least a week anyway. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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I actually bought some "transitional wear" maternity clothes this time, because I was right between two sizes at the start of this pregnancy. I also purged my closet BIG TIME during this pregnancy, so I don't have a lot of non-maternity things waiting for me... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/oops.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="oops"><br><br>
If my post partum weight loss goes as it has in the past, I'll be able to wear the transitional stuff for a few months, then by the time I really have to buy new stuff, hopefully I'll be down a size or two from pre-preg! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br><br>
Big goals.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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i only bought seven pieces of actual maternity wear -- 3 long tank tops for layering purposes so my belly wouldn't show, 2 pairs of pants, a dress, and a skirt. otherwise i just wore wrap dresses my entire pregnancy. i still wear them to go on walks in the 40 degree weather, i just wear yoga pants underneath.<br><br>
i'm planning to continue to wear those and then transition back to my "fat pants" after a couple of months. dresses are just so easy because the fabric has a lot of give, and you look nice, which makes you feel nicer. and they're easy to pop a boob out!
 

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I never worn mine past birth. Maybe a shirt here and there. But I wear pajamas instead.
 

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I live in sweatsuits. I bought about 5 of them when there was a big sale at old navy and none of them are maternity. I just bought bigger sweatshirts/zip up jackets (perfect for nursing) so I will be wearing them after baby comes<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I did buy 2 pair of maternity jeans/pants but I have the same problem with keeping them up, they always want to fall off me and just aren't comfy like sweats.
 

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I wore my maternity jeans into the summer after giving birth in April. I had some great underbelly pants that worked for a while too. (they don't fit now-"underbelly" is basically my thighs so those pants don't stay up anymore!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I cannot believe how LOW this boy is!)<br><br>
I wear sweat suits too and comfy clothes. I'm happy that it's winter and i can bundle up in lots of layers and warm clothes after baby while I wait for breastfeeding to use up all my calories!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I could fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes by 2 weeks pp, but continued to wear the maternity clothes for 4 weeks and by then the pre-prego clothes were too big.<br><br>
This time I'm was 15 lbs lighter then I was last time when I got pregnant and have only gained 13lbs so I'll prolly be going home in my regular clothes or smaller. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> Which makes me happy.
 

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I absolutely hate maternity clothes, they make me feel so NOT sexy.<br><br>
I have some maternity jeans that I like, but they're either low riders with elastic stretchy waistbands, or bell-bottomy jeans with very low waistbands (almost totally going out of style right now) and I think they'll be fine after baby for COMFORT but they'll just let my skin-floppy belly hang out (which also doesn't feel sexy)<br><br>
So I wear normal jeans after delivery, a little larger than my pre-preg size, hopefully with a higher waistband to keep excess skin tucked in.<br><br>
ALSO- y'know those big wide stretchy belly-bands that keep your shirts from exposing the underside of your belly in pregnancy- they make great belly smoother-outers after baby is born.<br><br>
I can't STAND anything remotely like sweatpants in public, or anything pajama-ish, it makes me feel like the biggest slob.<br><br>
I end up buying nice, trim and stylish clothes that might only fit me for a week. I am a devout Thrift shopper, though, so I really don't spend much.<br><br>
Currently in a box on my closet floor are jeans ranging in size from 10 all the way down to 3. Hopefully they will be enough to get me through the PP period. Hopefully I'll make it to a 3 again.<br><br>
When I am at home recovering from birth and being a bum I don't even get dressed until I hear my husband's car in the driveway. I do wear my pajamas all day long.
 

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I made a couple of these the other day! It took about 2 minutes, and it only cost me a kiss! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I took 2 of dh's undershirts (the "wife-beater" style...sorry, hate the name, but dunno what else to call em), one black and one white. They were the stretchy rib-knit kind. I used pincking shears and cut them off just below the armpits. voila! Big tube that actually fits around my belly and covers things up! And they are long enough (he's very tall) that I can cover my whole torso if I want, which is warm and cozy and gives a smoother look under clothes) or fold it down if I want.
 

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My early maternity clothes are all capris, so not too practical right now. I've been mostly wearing yoga pants. I have one pair of maternity pants that aren't too huge & look normal. Otherwise I can wear stretchy tops that are normal. I did find a pair of jeans at Cosco the other day for $12 so I can go out and not feel like I'm in pajamas!
 
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