All the symptoms are there and the test shows a pink plus sign, even the doctor confirmed your suspicions, you are definitely having a baby. As an expectant mother a million things are probably running through your mind and one of those things is probably how your body is going to change over the next nine months. So you may ask yourself, how early in pregnancy do you need maternity clothes.
There really is not set rule or time frame on when to start. Most women start in the second trimester around four or five months, while others may need to start soon after finding out. The only rule to really follow is that when you start to feel uncomfortable in prepregnancy clothes is the time to seriously consider doing a bit of shopping.
You’ll find that today the clothes to accommodate expecting mothers are a long way from the clothes your mother wore. They are more fashionable, more comfortable and come in a lot more different styles, shapes and colors. Finding tops to wear isn’t that hard, there are so many to choose from within the maternity line and out of. But when it comes to jeans and pants that is when things get a bit tricky. Locating a good pair is necessary, usually you’ll need more than one, as your body will change throughout and you’ll need something more comfortable the closer to the due date you get.
There are many different styles of maternity jeans to choose from, so picking the right one is easier now than before. You can be fashionable and comfortable at the same time because of the attention now paid to maternity clothing. Many different designers cater just to expecting mothers.
Some jeans have the front panel only, with the back part of the jean looking normal and the front with a stretchy material that goes over the bottom half of your belly. And there are some that have an interior adjustable stretchy waist. This allows your waistband to grow with your belly and they can last throughout the whole experience if the legs are roomy enough. These types are usually the most comfortable at the start for some women.
The belly band style is one of the most popular today though. The jeans begin under the belly and the belly band, which is a stretchy material, goes up over your belly, normally within two or three inches of the breasts. These types are especially comfortable for those who enjoy the hip hugger style of jean in keeping in their prepregnancy fashion style.
You will also find jeans with the belly band that can be folded down or pulled up, depending on what feels most comfortable for you. These are a good choice for those who want the extra support under the belly, by keeping the band folded down.
Asking how early in pregnancy do you need maternity clothes can give you a multitude of answers as each pregnancy is different. But as soon as you start to feel a bit more comfort is needed in your clothing then it is time to start checking out the shops for what you need. Think about buying just a few pieces of a time to get started and letting your body decide when the next shopping trip is.