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At how many wks/months pregnant should I stop wearing regular shorts, and switch to elastic?

I'm only 8 wks pregnant, and maternity clothes do not fit me right now. My mother-n-law made a comment about me buying a pair of new shorts (b/c i've recently located and waiting for my stuff to arrive), saying I'll only be able to wear them for a week. I think I will be fine for a few weeks-a month before I have to stop wearing bottoms that snap/button.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:11 PM on May. 14, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • I dont have to until you need to..until your regular clothes become uncomfortable...Im 8 months pregnant and still don't have ANY clothes with elastic in the band
    Lucky209

    Answer by Lucky209 at 11:13 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • I meant YOU don't have to until you need to
    Lucky209

    Answer by Lucky209 at 11:13 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • I haven't really bought maternity cloths this whole pregnancy. (Im 40w6d) I just push it down below my belly. As long as your comfortable and not leaving marks on your skin from it being too tight your fine.
    SalemWitchChild

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 11:15 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • There is no set time. Just whenever you feel uncomfortable.

    @ SalemWitchChild...You still haven't had your baby? Bless your heart!
    Brandi300

    Answer by Brandi300 at 11:21 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • When it gets uncomfortable. How long you can go in normal clothes is up to the individual... some people can wear low rise pants through most or all of their pregnancy, other people 'pop' earlier or can't stand the feel of something tight around their waist. For me, when I was pregnant even in the first tri I could not stand the feel of something tight across my lower stomach, so pushing normal pants lower had me crawling out of my skin!
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 11:21 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • many people never wear maternity clothes ever - you switch when the old clothes are uncomfortable
    nurse_maya

    Answer by nurse_maya at 11:23 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • Nope I think I'm permanently pregnant! lol.

    I go Monday for an ultrasound/NST. If he's nearing 10lbs I may ask to be induced.
    SalemWitchChild

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 11:23 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • Keep me updated! I've been thinking about you! Hopefully your little one will be here before monday :)
    Brandi300

    Answer by Brandi300 at 11:25 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • You switch when you're no longer comfortable in your regular clothes. I never wore maternity clothes my last pregnancy. I had some pants/shorts with elastic waists already but I wore my jeans all the way until the day I delivered. They were really loose on my before I got pregnant, though.
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 11:27 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • @ salemwitchchild I would ask to be induced anyway! lol I'm a wuss like that though! GL! and safe delivery!
    harris4

    Answer by harris4 at 11:27 PM on May. 14, 2011

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