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when did you HAVE TO start wearing maternity clothes?

im 16 weeks and at first i grew really fast. i had added about 6 inches to my waist by 9 weeks. and i dont seem to have grown any since. im still in my bigger jeans and regular shirts. it seems wierd! i was way into maternity cothes by now with my last one.


Asked by cassie_m at 2:18 PM on Sep. 9, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I never had to. I just started buying larger normal clothes. During my pregnancies I loved wear sweats and t-shirts I was all about being comfortable.

    Answer by Keyonsmom at 2:25 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I also only had 4 maternity things. 2 shirts and 2 pants. I mostly wore sweatshirts and sweatpants.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:24 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • never did

    Answer by RodeoGirlUSA1 at 2:32 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • 6 or 7 months along.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:19 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • With this one (I am almost 25 weeks) I started wearing them all the time about three weeks ago (To go out, to hang out around the house, I just wear my sweats! lol) With my last pregnancy, I never wore my maternity clothes.

    Answer by fallnangel93 at 2:22 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I started wearing small maternity stuff within the first trimester.

    Answer by gnovinger at 2:23 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • i didnt HAVE to wear maternity jeans until i was at 5 months and it was only blue jeans that i had a problem w/ until i was 7 months. i guess thats the glory of having to wear dress cloths for work...the stretch more haha.

    Answer by okmanders at 2:27 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I didn't actually need maternity until about 7 months with my first. I started wearing maternity clothes around 10 - 12 weeks with the twins. I've always worked where I had to dress business casual, so sweats, etc. were never an option.

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 2:27 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • With my first I was 10 weeks, with my second I was 7 weeks and with this one 4 weeks.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 2:31 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • At 18 weeks I hadn't gained a size (or any weight, for that matter) but switched to maternity pants because regular ones hurt when I sat down. The last time I could put on my regular jeans and zip them I was 28 weeks.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 2:33 PM on Sep. 9, 2010