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What to wear following birth?

(11 Posts)
BeauticianNotMagician Wed 22-May-13 23:16:00

Hi anyone else struggling with this?

I had ds3 only three days ago. I didn't go mad on maternity wear this time and I'm really struggling on what to wear. Pre ds I was a size 10. I'm currently weighing 11stone 10 sad. Everything looks awful my milk came in today and I can hardly stand to wear a bra let alone anything over the top. My legs are like elephants legs swollen from thigh to foot and my belly is a big bag of flab.

What do you wear post birth? I don't need nursing tops as I'm formula feeding but I am going to have to invest in a few key pieces

SeashellHoarder Thu 23-May-13 07:51:29

Hi beautician, this is such a thing, isn't it? I felt so uncomfOrtable after dd1, am now dreading the same with dd2 due in August.
For the first week I wore only pijamas and did not leave the house.
Then I invested in some nice cotton shirts and light trousers 3 sizes bigger than my pre-pregnancy size. I found anything close fitting or tight was uncomfortable.
Marks and Spencer's are a good bet.

BeauticianNotMagician Thu 23-May-13 12:22:04

I wasn't as stressed about it last time but as Ive looked better all pregnancy than previous ones I want to look half decent now.

Thanks for the tip about Marks we have one close so I might pop in and get a few essentials. smile

worsestershiresauce Thu 23-May-13 18:08:45

At 3 days I wouldn't be in a hurry to buy anything as you'll shrink down a lot in a few days. I just wore things with a draw string waist, or jersey tracksuits. After a week or so I was back into normal clothes, but with a slightly bigger waist.

HadALittleFaithBaby Thu 23-May-13 21:31:44

I have been wearing joggers a size bigger than my normal. I got a couple of cheap pairs from Sports direct for about £7 a pair. Really comfy and the beauty is they're comfy enough to sleep in if you do get chance to crawl into bed for a nap! smile

BeauticianNotMagician Fri 24-May-13 05:53:26

This weather doesn't help as its hard to know what to wear as it is. I have ordered some jog pants from next for a start. Hope they fit

googietheegg Fri 24-May-13 08:52:00

I bought a few pairs of navy yoga pants from tesco, with navy Breton tops to go with them so I basically wore the same stuff for a few weeks!

AmandaCooper Fri 24-May-13 09:12:39

I wouldn't go mad buying new stuff. I walked around dressed like a bag lady for a few days post birth, unexpectedly I got quite a bit of extra wear out of my maternity tankini top! But I was soon getting into some of my larger normal clothes so I'm glad I didn't spend any money.

BeauticianNotMagician Sun 26-May-13 10:21:55

Lost another couple of pounds today. Hoping once my huge elephant legs go down ill lose some more. Treated myself to some non clingy cheap maxi dresses so feeling a bit better about the post baby wobbles.

burberryqueen Sun 26-May-13 10:24:34

I liked big and crispy men's shirts and tracky bottoms.....

Want2bSupermum Thu 20-Jun-13 02:41:30

I wore DH's clothes and yoga pants. Don't bother buying anything until you get past the first two weeks. With my first I lost 35 of the 40lbs I gained within the first two weeks but have really struggled with losing weight after my second. He is almost 4 months old and I bought a treadmill so I can work out at home.

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