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Big knickers...

(22 Posts)
LetMeAtTheWine Fri 29-Mar-13 16:02:44

I might just be being a bit stupid but have started packing my hospital bag and bought some 'full briefs' as they seem to be highly recommended for after the birth. Or at least I though it was full briefs that were. Opened them and they are ENORMOUS. I don't just mean big, I mean huge. Have I bought the wrong thing? Surely there is no need for pants that size? Bought a 16 when I am a 12 on the bottom which can't help.
Any advice about what I really need would be gratefully received!

Msbluesky32 Fri 29-Mar-13 16:13:33

Remember youre going to need to find a huge maternity pad (or pads) in them. I'm a 12 and bought a size 16 and they are just right.

Do I trial run by putting them on over your current pants, put a pad in and see what they look like.

LetMeAtTheWine Fri 29-Mar-13 17:13:03

Thanks missblue. Took them out of the packet and couldn't take them seriously! They must come up easily to the belly button. Is that the kind you should get? Proper, hardcore granny pants? grin

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Fri 29-Mar-13 17:25:06

Sounds like you got the right size. Just don't think about them until you've had baby, then you will look at them with new eyes.

DolomitesDonkey Fri 29-Mar-13 17:26:39

If you have a section you won't be wanting sexy wee pants resting on your scar.

ng1412 Fri 29-Mar-13 17:59:44

Afraid to say they sound just right. The joys of pregnancy and giving birth!

LetMeAtTheWine Fri 29-Mar-13 18:15:34

ha ha, ok then ladies I will take your word for it! wink
Am devastated though - wasn't planning on wearing those bad boys for at least another 50 years!

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Fri 29-Mar-13 18:23:28

It'll only be for a short while. Then you can deny all knowledge. grin

Uhoh2007 Fri 29-Mar-13 18:26:53

grin full briefs. Ha! I've just packed mine. And yes they're most definitely required!

LetMeAtTheWine Fri 29-Mar-13 18:27:23

Will do, frustrated, will do!

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Fri 29-Mar-13 18:30:24

Still need to buy mine. putting it off

LetMeAtTheWine Fri 29-Mar-13 18:37:13

It's all glamour isn't it, UhOh?!

dinkystinky Fri 29-Mar-13 18:40:20

Yup if you are a 12 pre-pregnancy size 16 pants are a good bet for post birth pants.

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Fri 29-Mar-13 18:41:55

Yeah, pure glamour.

That and damn good excuse to go out and buy new nice pants afterwards.

Fairylea Fri 29-Mar-13 18:43:46

I used to wear lacey thongs.

I brought matalan huge knickers that came up nearly to my arm pits when I had ds as I had an elective c section and they were soooooo comfortable.....

I'm still wearing them now.

Oops. Ds is now nearly 10 months! smile

LetMeAtTheWine Fri 29-Mar-13 18:43:52

I'm a bit worried they will be so comfortable I won't want to give them up (once I finally convince myself to wear them)!

SignoraStronza Fri 29-Mar-13 18:43:58

Yep, giant Black m&s granny pants post section are a must and am reluctant to part with them 9 months on

EthelredOnAGoodDay Fri 29-Mar-13 18:51:09

Yes yes yes to big granny pants. I'm a 14/16 normally and currently (9 days post delivery) wearing size 18/20 with mattress-like maternity pads. Sexy they ain't, but they certainly are more comfortable! smile

dopeysheep Fri 29-Mar-13 21:08:10

I am normally a 12 and I had size 18/20 pants. They covered my belly button and everything. Security pants. Don't knock them until you've tried them.

IfAtFirstUDontSucceed Fri 29-Mar-13 21:46:37

Ha! I had exactly the same reaction when I opened my packet of big knickers! I bought a pack of Tescos full brief two sizes bigger than I usually am and they're enormous!

MumaBex Fri 29-Mar-13 22:08:29

Just think if things dont go quite to plan and you have to have a c section you need massive pants as you cant have any that rest where they have cut. Embrace the big pants.

FriendofDorothy Fri 29-Mar-13 23:20:49

I loved my massive knickers. So soft and comfortable! Think they were from Primark.

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