Shopping for Maternity Clothes

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Shopping for Maternity Clothes
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Fri, 09-14-2012 - 10:28am

I really don't want to do it (I don't like malls and crowds-especially now) but I am being literally pushed to the limit in my current wardrobe.  I notice the bump but I am not really visibly pregnant.   I want to make sure I choose things and have room to grow so I don't waste money.   

Has anyone else has started their maternity clothes shopping yet? 

Where do you look (maternity stores, regular deparment stores, online, etc.)?  Anyone just bought larger sized clothes instead?

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Registered: 06-04-2007
Fri, 09-21-2012 - 10:14pm
Dina, my husband's uncle is the current mayor of Hills. How funny that your mom grew up there! Definitely a small world!



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Fri, 09-21-2012 - 12:11pm
Mel my mother grew up in Hills, and we live in Cedar Rapids. That's pretty strange to have someone who's heard of it considering Hills is so small that I don't even think they have a grocery store after my grandfather's closed. That's too funny. It's amazing sometimes how small of a world it is!

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Registered: 09-23-2004
Fri, 09-21-2012 - 11:40am

Haha!  I shudder at the thought of my hubby having to get a nursing bra for me!  He's bought a few bras for me in the past and let's just say that "function" is rarely a consideration!  Silly men!

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Registered: 11-21-2003
Thu, 09-20-2012 - 5:43pm

I wear mainly Motherhood Maternity. Last time I got a nursing sports bra to wear more for sleeping and I hated it. The tanks never really worked for me. I would wait but depending how how much weight you gain you can easily buy the bras towards the end and have them still fit. I definitely had a couple different sizes. Don't wait too long though because if you go into labor early you'll have to send your DH out for one and who knows what he will come home with.  lol

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Registered: 06-04-2007
Thu, 09-20-2012 - 4:53pm
I'm just finding all kinds of things sort-of in common with you today, Dina. First, both our husbands are part Lebanese. Now, I find out that you live in Iowa...and my father-in-law's family is from Iowa. Many of them still live in various parts of the state (mostly Hills, Cedar Rapids, & Des Moines, I think). Aside from his stint in the Navy and college & law school, I think my husband's grandpa lived his entire 86 years in Tipton & Cedar Rapids.



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Thu, 09-20-2012 - 11:54am
I was actually trying to figure out what I was going to do about a coat this year. I live in Iowa and have a really fitted pea coat and I know for sure my boobs would already not fit in it. I wasn't sure if it was worth it to buy the maternity coats or just buy a size bigger in a normal coat. As for the nursing bra's, I'm glad you said to wait and buy them closer to when you deliver. I was debating what to do about that as well. I knew not to buy it now, but I wasn't sure when I'd need to be buying one.

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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 3:45pm
Yeah, Amber, I think you should wait before purchasing a nursing bra! Your size could really change between now and then!
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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 2:47pm

I don't remember off the top of my head what brand of nursing bras I bought, but I got them from a lactation center where I live.  I had bought a cheap one from Target and another one from Motherhood (but that one was underwire & they recommend not wearing underwire while nursing) that I wore right when I got out of the hospital and then I went to see a lactation consultant & they fitted me for a couple of really good bras there.  I would recommend buying a couple of cheapies for when you're hanging around the house or for at night but then go ahead and invest in at least 2 good nursing bras (that way you always have a clean one to wear).  I would also wait until either right before you have baby or until right after.  You don't want to spend $50-$80 on a single bra only to find out 5 months from now that it's really not a good fit.  The good ones are worth it too, so if you can, go that route rather than only buying cheap ones.  Remember that you'll be wearing these bras over breasts that are swollen, sore & at first, more than slightly abused, they deserve the good stuff!  Oh, and they aren't all ugly granny bras ... I actually got one that was really lacy & pretty.

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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 1:18pm
I honestly can't remember the brand I had because it was so long ago. I remember the straps were thick and padded in the middle and the latch was so easy to get on and off. I even wore it a couple months after I stopped nursing because it was so comfortable. I wish I could remember where I got it because I'd definitely go back and get the same one. I've been looking online at Motherhood and the ones they have are really inexpensive. They ranged from about $15-$27.
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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 12:07pm

Do you guys recommend any brands of nursing bras? I'm not sure if I should get a couple now or wait until after my milk comes in and I figure out what size i'm going to land on. I was thinking of going up a size or just getting one of those handy nursing tanks that have the built in bra. I think I saw a couple at Target.

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