I've been recommended that I wear over the bump stuff after my section but I don't have loads. I do have some leggings and tunic tops but wondered if you defo need over the bump jeans and how long for?
Sorry I was in maternity clothes for about 3 months afterwards, and the under the bump stuff was no good as it rubbed on my scar. Had hideous pair of over the bump jeans but luckily it was summer so I could just get away with the leggings and long tops.... are you having a winter baby? If so maybe long jumpers and leggings and boots?
I never have over the bump stuff, but it is important for the first couple of weeks that your wound is protected. Big knickers that come to your natural waist are key but beyond that, clothes that are stretchy and soft do the job.
I don't really wear jeans but couldn't have considered them after my two sections. Like the others have said, I wore leggings and dresses in the main. I wore size 20-22 knickers from asda (3 for £1), I was a 14 after baby, so they came up to my belly button. I would invest in some bigger leggings that are slightly higher waisted, again Asda are good. Get your knee boots out and some tunics and you'll be reet (as they say up here).
Ignore what they say bout PJs hurting your scar - the scar is way down below the panty line, nowhere near the waistband. PJ bottoms will also help hold the giant sanpads in place in hospital better than a nightie and allow easier access to boobs.
I got over my CSecs much quicker than my forceps birth so I would have been in jeans within a week.
Ditto massive pants.....and I lived in fold over/under bump yoga pants, breastfeeding vest tops and chunky cardis for the first 10 days post ELC. Was in jeans after about 2 weeks, had tried before but they just weren't comfy enough!
My pjamams are on my scar line, in fact right now my scar is showing above them. My jeans are all very low waisted, and there is no way in hell I could wear them that early. I wore them for a day after about two weeks and it was hideous. I am a lucky one with no c section overhang or stretch marks...... My arse leaves a lot to be desired though
I just wore fugly tracksuit bottoms each time. Then relatively high waisted (non maternity) jeans once I had shrunk enough to get in them and could only bear to wear then for an hour or two, eg just while visitors came, then back into the jogging bottoms. I found it really sore for a few weeks. Back wearing them after around 4 weeks though.