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When Do You Start Wearing Maternity Clothes?

When Do You Start Wearing Maternity Clothes?
When Do You Start Wearing Maternity Clothes?

A lot of expectant mothers ask themselves, “When should I start wearing maternity clothes?” The fact is that the answer is not the same for everyone. Every woman has her own preference when it’s time to finally throw on the maternity clothes. While there is no definite answer to this question, it is important that wearing appropriate clothes should be dictated by comfort.

Size matters

The body size of a woman does not factor much on the timing of wearing pregnancy clothes. Expect that you would be wearing the same size in maternity clothes like when you were not expecting a baby. That is unless you will be losing some weight on the first trimester of pregnancy owing to morning sickness.

An example is if you wore size 9 when you are not pregnant; you can wear a size 9 maternity dress. The number of times being pregnant can have an effect on the requirement for you to wear maternity dresses. Expect to wear maternity dresses earlier than you want it to be when you have been pregnant more than once. Of course, women that are carrying twins or more will have to wear maternity clothing earlier compared to expectant mothers that only carry a single child.

Fifth month of pregnancy

Most pregnant women probably will start wearing maternity clothes at the start of the fifth month into the pregnancy. Some circumstances afford women to delay it later or start earlier. The changes on your body will help you decide when you are going to wear the pregnant clothing that you bought.

Changes in the body

Most women will notice changes on her body around the 10th week into the pregnancy. While most people around will not notice the changes, it will become more pronounced when the uterus begins to protrude out of the pelvis. Very pronounced changes will happen between the 14th and 15th week of the pregnancy as the abdomen is expected to become rounder. Some women would already think of wearing maternity clothing around the 16th week.

Supersize it

Most maternity clothing manufacturers would create new sizes to fit women going into their second and third trimesters. While it may be unwise and impractical to buy clothes by the trimester, it is important to know that clothes that can fit during the second trimester may not be the case when a pregnant woman enters the third trimester. Growth is fast tracked when the pregnancy enters the 20th week. Thus a woman is definitely expected to invest in clothing at this point in time.

Choosing wisely

It may be impractical to buy clothes that you will wear for a few weeks. The important thing is to buy clothes that allow you a full range of motions. Remember that you may need to wear some clothes sometime after the baby has been delivered so make wise choices in getting maternity dresses.

Miranda works for How Much Do Things Cost? — A gigantic resource that can help you find out what thousands of things cost in life.