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Pregnancy knickers - are they worth it?

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#1 MwahMum

Posted 01 January 2019 - 04:02 PM

As above.

In the same way that maternity clothes are more flattering and fit to your shape, is it worth forking out for some maternity knickers?

I'm anticipating going up a size and having to buy some new ones anyway.

Currently half way through pregnancy and a already wearing the knickers I  wore with DD at full term (slaps head)!

Has anyone bought them, or just stuck with your normal ones and up a size or two?

#2 MumOfThreenager

Posted 01 January 2019 - 04:13 PM

I personally just used my usual ones because they ride down below the belly anyway! But I suspect this very much depends on your body shape and how you carry your belly.

#3 Serenity Now

Posted 01 January 2019 - 04:15 PM

It may depend on your usual style of underwear as well. I didn’t need new ones as I wear hipsters so they sat below my bump.

#4 MumOfThreenager

Posted 01 January 2019 - 04:36 PM

View PostSerenity Now, on 01 January 2019 - 04:15 PM, said:

It may depend on your usual style of underwear as well. I didn’t need new ones as I wear hipsters so they sat below my bump.

This is what I was trying to say but not sure if it came across well!

#5 MwahMum

Posted 01 January 2019 - 04:40 PM

Yes, that all makes sense above.

I normally do bikini, which sit low, but I'm just getting bigger everywhere, not just the bump. 😫

Edited by MwahMum, 01 January 2019 - 04:44 PM.

#6 onetrick

Posted 01 January 2019 - 04:45 PM

I just wore my normal ones but they were bikini and fairly loose to begin with (I'm a 10-12 but always buy a 12 in undies, so they aren't baggy but aren't tight... so they just got a little tighter in pregnancy if that makes sense?).
I wouldn't get pregnancy undies, but maybe get some low riding cheaper undies the next size or two up- whatever it takes to be comfortable! I was given some size 14undies for post partum and really appreciated that they were looser tha  I normally wear.

#7 EmmDasher

Posted 01 January 2019 - 04:51 PM

I bought cheap undies to wear post birth with maternity pads (so my usual hipster briefs in a size bigger) I just wore them during the latter months of pregnancy too. My regular undies stretched though and we’re mostly fine even when I put on 20+ Kgs with DD2. They were stretched and ruined after pregnancy but I wanted new undies then anyway.

#8 born.a.girl

Posted 01 January 2019 - 05:01 PM

I just used my usual undies.  Being a pear shape, I found most knickers too big in the front, if they fitted me across the bum.  Finally I had something to put in the front, although they were bikini type ones anyway.

#9 Nerdette

Posted 01 January 2019 - 05:02 PM

I bought two pairs of maternity undies for my second pregnancy. They have like a dip at the front. I have to admit they were really comfy, the band on my normal undies tended to roll down under my bump. Buuut I am not sure they are worth it, especially if you are only going to wear them for a few months. If you were ok to wear them after the pregnancy then you could consider it. But overall, I'd say for the small increase in comfort it's probably not worth it

#10 Kabu84

Posted 01 January 2019 - 05:20 PM

I bought some fantastic maternity undies from Kmart. Still enjoy wearing them and bub is 12 months lol.

#11 Layla25

Posted 01 January 2019 - 05:55 PM

I’ve gained weight in my hips, so my normal undies are cutting in which is uncomfortable. I got a 3 pack of maternity undies from both Kmart and Target, they are pretty similar and I’m finding them more flattering and comfy!

#12 RichardParker

Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:00 PM

They’re actually handy for after the birth, because you’ve still got a big tummy, and it’s nice to have some physical support to hold everything in while you recover. IME

#13 blackcat20

Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:26 PM

My normal undies get pushed down by the bump so I find the bonds maternity ones really good. The standard binds hipster undies work well too.

#14 MsLaurie

Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:29 PM

I found the maternity ones really comfy from about 6 months. They kind of tucked under and supported the bump. I think I got like a 3 pack from target??

#15 Mumma bug

Posted 01 January 2019 - 06:40 PM

I bought some fantastic ones from Target - so comfy! I still wear them and my DD is 5.5!

#16 Mooples

Posted 01 January 2019 - 07:10 PM

I got some from target too and found them much more comfortable. I wore my regular bonds bikini ones too but they tended to roll under once my bump was really big. I still wear the maternity ones to bed as they are soft and don’t dig in overnight.

#17 MwahMum

Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:16 PM


Thanks for all the replies.

And for those that have tried them. Sounds like the comfort and price factor of the Target ones sounds worth trying. 🙏

Will report back. 👍

#18 eigne

Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:12 AM

I buy the $4 Kmart seam free ones (they come in beige, black and grey) and these continued to work well when I had a bump.

#19 nasty buddha

Posted 02 January 2019 - 12:10 PM

I liked the target ones.

My usual underwear would dig in and I didn't like that feeling.

#20 MwahMum

Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:23 PM

Bought the under bump and over bump knickers from target today. Will report back x

#21 MwahMum

Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:10 AM

It's all so personal, but for me...

The target over bump knickers are awesome. Although the name is a bit of a misdirection, as they only come a teeny way up the bump.

The bum coverage and leg fit is spot on.

Thanks for the recs 👍

Edited by MwahMum, 11 January 2019 - 08:10 AM.

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