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I have fibroids - lots. Hysterectomy planned this summer but have what is delightfully termed a bulky uterus. About 4- 5 months in size. I start the day fairly flat but by about 3pm am very distended around the belly. I've been struggling. Ive been big round the middle for years but recently its much more. The distension itself is painful but also I go up a clothes size or two as the day goes on. Things pinch and press awfully or sag and slide down. Anyway this weekend desperate for comfort and unhappy with how I look I bought some baggy ovoid dresses. They are OK but get too short as the belly rises - and I bought them large. Todey I have also bought some maternity pants and think these may be the answer. I put them on and was just so "ahhh they actually fit". Can I just wear maternity clothes for a while do you think? Is this just inviting endless amounts of social awkwardness? Maybe I'm over thinking this (i can't have more children but I'm OK with it now) Is this totally wierd of me? I think I will be big around the belly for a fair whole even after the op. I like to look well dressed do could just wear mat clothes for a couple of years. Seems better than wearing ill fitting clothes...
Go for it op! I did the same when waiting for my hysterectomy, and I wore stretchy waistband trousers/joggers with longer line tops. It's 100% fine and no more pants that slipped down - never mind VPL, I had Visible Pants!
I hadn't a friend who wore maternity jeans all the time, not the over bump ones, just the ones with the elasticated waist. She'd never even had children, just liked the comfort factor. I think if comfort is important and it sounds like it is to you, then wear what the hell works for you. Mat wear sounds fine and I doubt anyone would know. I never knew about my friend until she told me.
I would if I were you comfort is more important. You can loads of maternity wear which doesn't look like maternity wear either. Check out Isabella Oliver and Seraphina both lovely. Wishing you all the best for the op!