are you looking for granny knickers for post birth or for during pregnancy?? I bought 5 pairs of ENORMOUS pants when I started to show just because I caught sight of myself in prepregnancy knickers and I felt like the fat woman from little britian. That said, 20 weeks later my 4 sizes up knickers are starting to look a bit like that again.
For post birth i'm assuming I'll just use the same pants.. they are so grim that I don't mind if they are ruined by blood etc.
I've seen quite a few packs of disposable pants around too.. I just cant' imagine giong that far!
I'd say get the full brief, if you end up having a C/S the last thing you'll want is your knickers finishing anyway near your scar, if not it won't matter that they are so high anyway. It will take a while for your belly to go deflate they say you will look about 6 months pregnant for a bit so I'd say size 12 pre-preg, buy 16?
Urgh I did the paper knickers first time round. Really wish I didn't, my waging machine copes fine with blood-why did I bother. I've bought some primani size 16 granny ones this time, having elcs so thought it might be comfy. I normally wear thongs, and get irritated by big pants creeping up my bum but really hoping these won't!
I'm usually a 12 too and bought Primark full briefs in a 14. They get baggier with wear and you'll shrink after birth anyway so I found one size up was plenty. And I had an ELCS and found them fine over my scar.
I didn't bother with maternity pants either - my normal 'shorts' style pants were fine in pregnancy, but would have been horrible post-op.
Great thread, thanks! I'm 29 weeks and still wearing my super-tiny low rise strings, I loathe briefs normally and just can't deal with bunching/rolling under my belly now it's getting big. Am looking at full briefs with huge trepidation, but I guess they'll be a necessity with maternity pads. Will take the size advice above, thanks ladies!
As an update, I finally bit the bullet and tried my mahoosive pants on. At 35 weeks I did not need to go up as big as I have which means they'll be massive after my section. However I'm too tight to buy more so will lump it!
Glad im not the only woman out there, thinking about this! I am 29 weeks and my normal pants are driving me crazy! Will look into every one thoughts above, thanks every one above, I know will hold my head up high when I see my nanny in the same pants as her 27 yyr old grand daughter!!
I didn't mind the disposable pants, actually - they weren't that bad. Then I went back into my normal knickers when I stopped bleeding - had been wearing size 14 normal pants (Not full briefs, can't bear them, the next size down) before birth and that's what I went back to (normal was size 10-12) But I didn't have a CS scar to worry about so I could do that.