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Cant get jeans over legs that normal??

(14 Posts)
Jellybabie3 Thu 16-Feb-17 19:01:20

So i have been living in baggy clothes of late but next week have an event that calls for me to get into some jeans. Just tried to get mine on and i cant even get them over thighs let alone tummy. Is this normal? I have put on 3lbs since falling preg. Too early to get mat jeans??

mrscrocopop Thu 16-Feb-17 19:51:56

I got maternity jeans around this time because I was so so bloated!
I ended up back in normal jeans from week 12-18 but don't regret buying the maternity jeans - so much more comfortable than normal jeans digging in all over the shop!

INeedNewShoes Thu 16-Feb-17 19:55:46

I'm not sure it's a normal early pregnancy symptom to have such significant swelling in your legs. It might be worth speaking to your midwife to check that this isn't anything to worry about.

arbrighton Thu 16-Feb-17 21:17:35

another vote for that not being the norm

rollonthesummer Thu 16-Feb-17 21:19:42

No-I have had 5 pregnancies past this stage and have never struggled to get my jeans on over my thighs. I would say this is not the norm.

ArriettyClock1 Thu 16-Feb-17 21:21:59


8 weeks? This is not the norm. Any weight gain at this stage is not the norm, imo.

Jellybabie3 Thu 16-Feb-17 21:39:21

Oh. That's a worry 😟

hearyoume Thu 16-Feb-17 21:41:06

I was leggings only from 6 weeks for both my pregnancies. My jeans mocked me. I'm a size 8/10 usually but piled it on during the early weeks. I had two normal pregnancies with two healthy babies and didn't gain an unhealthy amount overall but the early bloat was evil. Mat jeans are designed for a biggish bump so will probably be very loose on you. Maybe jeggings?

DirtyDancing Thu 16-Feb-17 22:52:52

If you have only put on 3lbs then it can't be weight gain. Worth talking to doctor or midwife

Jellybabie3 Fri 17-Feb-17 06:59:37

I don't usually wear jeggings in public as im paranoid about thighs anyway. Im a size 12 but they look big. Got an almost thigh roll thing going on atm....wish i wasnt so nauseas to get on x-trainer

INeedNewShoes Fri 17-Feb-17 07:24:44

Jelly - if it really is the case that you can't get a pair of jeans over your thighs that you could a few weeks ago, I really think you ought to seek medical advice. As many of us have said, this is not a normal early pregnancy symptom (bloated stomach yes - swollen legs no).

I'm 28 weeks and still wearing my normal jeans, just with a bump band to adjust them for my stomach.

arbrighton Fri 17-Feb-17 11:17:53

Yeah at 20 weeks, my normal jeans go on, just don't do up anymore

I'm a 14 and that hasn't changed. Boobs, huge change, bottom and legs, NONE.

Don't just 'get on x trainer', please get checked out.

And remember your body is going to change. Don't pressure yourself to be 'perfect' whatever the hell that is anyway.

AHedgehogCanNeverBeBuggered Fri 17-Feb-17 19:19:24

If your scales are correct then no, that's really not normal! Sounds like fluid retention, get to your GP.

MumBeth Fri 17-Feb-17 19:36:45

If you're worried get it checked out. I couldn't get into any of my jeans at 8 weeks though

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