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Buying big knickers for after the birth - what size?

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misssmilla1 Tue 11-Aug-15 20:28:54

Daft sounding question but I have no idea. Going for big up to the navel style pants as it'll likely be a c-section; currently squashing my arse in to pre preggo M&S size 14 shorts that are low cut. Would you size up to a 18 for room?

Artandco Tue 11-Aug-15 20:30:59

I would take same size your in tbh just a higher cut and band. You just want the band not in cut, not falling down

MrsTatum1980 Tue 11-Aug-15 20:34:39

I'd go for the 18 personally! Comfort all the way and tuck everything in. Sadly, 10 months down the line I'm still occasionally wearing the huge knickers as they are SO comfy!

NickyEds Tue 11-Aug-15 20:37:46

I'd go with 18s too. What holds a lot holds a littlesmile

GobblersKnob Tue 11-Aug-15 20:37:53

A million.

<nods knowing>

^At least.^

RoganJosh Tue 11-Aug-15 20:39:18

I'd agree with an 18. I went two sizes up and it was perfect.

Artandco Tue 11-Aug-15 20:40:38

Wait, isn't ops baby due soon? How can she go up 2 sizes between full term and delivering baby? She will stay same size or shrink surely?

eurochick Tue 11-Aug-15 20:41:25

Go up two sizes. I was a ten pre preg but usually wore a 12 to avoid vpl. I bought giant pants in 14 and 16 and found the latter most comfy post surgery. They could also contain a double layer of maternity pads!

misssmilla1 Tue 11-Aug-15 20:43:53

I'm due in 6 weeks, current squashing in of arse to pre-preggo pants does not necessarily indicate a good fit wink more that I've given up! (altho I did get a bit excited the other day as my pants kept falling down, but I think that can be attributed to wonky washing and drying rather than keeping a svelte like arse....)

SuiGeneris Tue 11-Aug-15 20:45:40

I went one size but went for a model that has the elastic just below the navel and was in a soft synthetic material. So pre-pregnancy I was 8 and bought big pants in 10 and 12. The 12s were uncomfortable because they creased, 10s worked perfectly.

DinosaursRoar Tue 11-Aug-15 20:49:04

Before having DC i wore size 6/8, I bought size 12 and that was about right.

and I still wear mine when it's cold and I want additional stomach coverage

VenusVanDamme Tue 11-Aug-15 21:05:36

DH should have read this thread last year - DS was early so my bag wasn't packed which led to DH being asked to bring some undies and clothes to hospital. I got thongs and tiny lace pants!

Lunastarfish Tue 11-Aug-15 21:39:38

I'm a size 14, I took size 18, up to my waist knickers. Very comfortable!! (I bought them from peacocks)

misssmilla1 Tue 11-Aug-15 21:46:02

I got 16 and 18 in the end to cover all eventualities. If nothing else, they'll make good dusters grin

Tokelau Tue 11-Aug-15 21:50:50

I used DH's XL pants. blush

They were very soft, stretchy and comfortable. grin

MrsNuckyThompson Tue 11-Aug-15 21:51:37

I got size 18. Still wear them often!

Emma321q Wed 12-Aug-15 08:40:03

Did you all buy disposable knickers or regular cotton ones? Also, how many maternity pads should I buy in preparation?

Lunastarfish Wed 12-Aug-15 10:42:22

I bought cotton. They were very cheap, something like £4 for a pack of five. I bought 4 packs of maternity pads, I like to be prepared(!). I bled a lot but some women don't

cathpip Wed 12-Aug-15 10:48:23

Size 16/18, you do puff up a bit after a section, so the comfier the better. Normal cotton ones in a darkish colour and I have got 3 packs of maternity towels and then some heavy flow panty liners.

JugglingChaotically Wed 12-Aug-15 10:48:37

Disposable ones - but like jay cloths - you really do need these for 1st coupe of days!!

JugglingChaotically Wed 12-Aug-15 10:48:55

Oops. Couple not coupe!

misssmilla1 Wed 12-Aug-15 15:26:22

My hospital have said that they give you what they laughingly called the 'victorias secret' knickers (I'm assuming they're the disposable ones...)

On the maternity pads, I've seen a lot of people say to go for these instead of heavy flow sanitary pads with regards to having a vaginal birth, due to not infecting stitches etc with the plastic backing, being more comfortable etc

With a c-section I'm assuming I could probably use either?

Runningupthathill82 Wed 12-Aug-15 17:25:19

I'm usually a 10. Bought a size 14 in M&S and they were perfect. YY to going up two sizes.

Littlemissjt Fri 14-Aug-15 14:17:01

I'm usually a 14 and went for 18, will be in them after tomorrow. My mum did however buy me two pairs in size 22 that she found in an m&s sale for 50p each hmm. At least i have back up if my ass has got fatter than I thought. Or if my boobs get cold! grin

soundsystem Sat 15-Aug-15 12:42:09

I went two sizes up and it worked well. It was quite a wrench to give up the big comfy pants to be honest I got quite used to them!

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