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I've no idea what's wrong, but my maternity pants become low-riders with alarming frequency. I've got the full panel pants on right now from target, and I also have a pair from old navy. I really hate them both- they're driving me nuts! I'm using the belly band from target to help keep them up, but that doesn't actually totally fix the situation...<br><br>
Any advice? Is my belly not big enough yet? Are the pants too small? Too big? Why on earth don't these stay up???
 

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I haven't tried any of the full panel pants yet. I have a couple of no panel maternity pants from Target that I really like. But they also come down a bit. I feel like I'm hiking them up in the back every time I stand up. I just assumed it was because I have a big butt. LOL<br><br>
I'm guessing from your sig that you are 14-15 weeks? I'm almost 14. I don't think I could use full panel pants yet, but this is my first baby. I can't wear my old pants anymore, but my belly isn't big enough for the full panel, unless I'm super bloated.<br><br>
Maybe try some of the other pants first?
 

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I just updated my sig- I'm 16 weeks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I tried on the no-panel pants at Target last night, but was reluctant to buy them because I worried that they would only fit for a few weeks and they aren't adjustable...
 

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My no-panel maternity pants with a thick elastic waistband are already too small for me. It's alarming. I also have a huge (HUGE) pair of maternity pants with an adjustable waist, but I haven't worn it since the first week I bought it because my legs are absolutely swimming it in. So I'm still going with regular pants plus a bella band for most days right now. I see some full panel pants coming into my life by Xmas.
 

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Have you washed them a bunch of times or is this a problem you've had with the pants from day 1? I'm having the same problem with a pair of full-panel jeans at 17 weeks... and I have a big belly (albeit, most of it is fluff and not baby.) My pants were staying up great at first, but I noticed after I washed them a bunch (I wear these jeans all the time) the material in the panel must have weakened a bit because although my belly is bigger... the pants are drooping a little these days.
 

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Well, the old navy pair I bought used on ebay, but the target pairs I bought new... so both! I thought that perhaps the stretch was the issue with the old navy pair, which is why I bought a couple pairs new at target... Well, that and it didn't occur to me to buy pants at target. Lol. But now I've got them and they aren't better at all! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Almost all of mine regardless of style are prone to giving me plumbers butt! LOL I think it's just the shape of me or something. The two least likely to do so are actually second hand - one Gap maternity and one Motherhood. The Gap ones have a half panel (not full and not under belly). The Motherhood ones have the adjustable elastic sides like little boys pants sometimes do.
 

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Yeah, my target ones are the underbelly kind with removable elastic through the back. The jeans probably won't fit for too long but the corduroy pants are the comfiest pants ever and have room to grow. I'm thinking of returning the jeans. I think they're skinny jeans, which is probably why my butt is too big for them. However, I've only tried those two pairs. I don't like the look of the full panel pants. I was hoping to get by without them. If I have to, I'll live in dresses. LOL
 

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Do you have a Thyme Maternity where you live? I have found their pants are great! They don't sag or slip down (I didn't get jeans though, so I don't know if those would be different). If you do have Thyme where you live, I would recommend checking out their clothes! I got khakis and they are comfy! I got them so they are a little tight when I first put them on (just in the hips) but once I have them on for about 10 minutes, they stretch out and fit perfectly.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I'm having the same problem. I've worn my full panel jeans from Motherhood once about two weeks ago and was pulling them up the entire night. I wore some new no panel cords from the Gap today. Better, but still hiking them up when I stand up. I also hate my belly bands. I think my butt is too bubbly and so the band creeps up in the back and then doesn't work.<br><br>
Last week was the first week that my "big" regular jeans got tight (full time belly just showed up a couple days ago) & I'd been wearing them with a rubber band. I need to make the transition to maternity pants, but frustrated with finding some that fit. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> So I totally understand what you're feeling.
 

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I hate to say it but this is a problem I have with all my maternity pants! I have some that are regular waist in the front but elastic in the back, some full panel and some with just the 2 inch or so panel. I feel like I am always adjusting them and it has occurred during all my pregnancy the whole entire time. I don't think I'm too oddly shaped, LOL. I start out at about a size 8 -10 and usually gain around 40 lbs but my belly is super hard by about 6 months and none of it is fluff after that point. Don't have a solution but I do feel your pain.
 

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maydaymom- I don't like my bellyband either, for the same reason. It rolls up in the back and every time I stand up I have to pull it back down in the back. Ugh, it's so annoying, and really attractive I'm sure while I'm fussing with my clothes.<br><br>
I'd really like to find clothes that are just awesome, but don't cost a ton of money since I won't be wearing them forever.
 

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When I had my twins I couldn't wear any mat pants after the first 5 mos b/c I was so big! I spent the rest of the pg in skirts, sweats, and what I call my "grandma" nightgown. Luckily I was able to wear scrubs at work, but I made it up to the XXL size pants LOL!! So far this pg I have found the full panel MM pants working the best for me -one pair fits perfectly w/o sagging, the other is mostly comfortable but I think needs a little more belly to hold them up (had to get that pair a size larger to accomodate my legs). Good luck!
 

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At the rate I am going, I am starting to wonder if I will ever need maternity pants. It is very strange. I am 17 weeks and am wearing pants that I could not get into 3 years ago.<br><br>
You guys are all fascinating to me since you seem to be popping on out there and rocking the bump. Maybe next month...sigh.
 

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just had to pop in even tho not ddc--I ended up buying man-style suspenders for all my pants..or wearing overalls.. it's not you, ladies, its the manufacturing of crap that doesn't fit anyone but 12 year olds. And they probably shouldn't be pregnant.
 

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I'm having that issue too. I'm almost 14 weeks, and can't wear regular pants but keep pulling up my maternity pants! I do have one pair, from Motherhood that I got with my last pregnancy, I think they're called secret fit? or secret belly? They actually stay up on me, I really love those thing!
 

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The full panel pants never ever ever fit me, even when I was into my 3rd trimesters. Those big shapeless pieces of fabric just don't work. Unfortunately I've found with maternity pants that you get what you pay for. I invested in a good pair of $100+ maternity jeans in my last pregnancy...yeah, I wore them pretty much every day, but they fit great and look great and were absolutely worth the cost.<br>
Wearing those and one other great pair of maternity jeans right now, but mostly I'm good with my regular low rise jeans and a belly band (which is slightly annoying, but serves it's purpose).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The full panel pants never ever ever fit me, even when I was into my 3rd trimesters. Those big shapeless pieces of fabric just don't work. Unfortunately I've found with maternity pants that you get what you pay for. I invested in a good pair of $100+ maternity jeans in my last pregnancy...yeah, I wore them pretty much every day, but they fit great and look great and were absolutely worth the cost.</div>
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emnic, what brand were the expensive maternity jeans?<br><br>
With my other pregnancies, I never had a pair of pants that stayed up. I was hoping they'd made some improvements since then, but so far I'm not too impressed. I have a pair of half-panel Old Navy jeans (useless) and a pair of some other brand with the adjustable elastic on both sides (better, but uncomfortable). I just got a pair of Motherhood full-panel jeans (the panel is made of some micro-fiber, so it's smooth and tight), which are a little better, but now they're stretched out after wearing them a few times and they fall down, too. Maybe I need a smaller size? I'm about to give up on maternity pants and stick with yoga pants with a fold-down waist.<br><br>
Oh, and yes! yes! yes! about the belly bands rolling up in the back! I suspected it was my body shape that was the problem.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh, and yes! yes! yes! about the belly bands rolling up in the back! I suspected it was my body shape that was the problem.</div>
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I absolutely hated the belly band. I am a size 8 -10 and do have a little left over form babies 1-3. I too assumed it was my body that was the problem until my sister, who is also due in May, was complaining about hers. She is a size 2 with no fat on her at all just a small little bump since it is her first. She said it is constantly riding up in the back and then her pants kinda slide down and you end up seeing butt crack! Lovely. I returned mine after one attempt but she kept hers and just fusses with it.
 
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