If there is one thing I have learnt from my first pregnancy. It's not to go to Next and by a lot of maternity clothes. To start with it's exspensive! Then I will probably only be in them for about 5 or 6 months. I am currently 18 weeks and still don't need maternity clothes. Next I wont be buying a lot of tops or jeans as I will probably be in leggings or joggers.
This time around I will be going to Primark to get some long line tank and vest tops. These retail from £2.50 -£4.00. They stretch and shrink as you need them too. Who cares if they aren't the best quality. If they are ruined after your pregnancy, they only cost a couple of pound. It won't hurt as much to throw these away. But from experience, I still have these tops and they shrank back to normal after my bump had gone. No problem at all, I still wear them.
I have lost a dress size since the last time I was pregnant. So I will keep my size 14 jeans from last time just incase. However I will be heading to Asda maternity and I will only be getting 2 pairs of new jeans at most.
The only really new maternity things I will be buying is a white t-shirt (my last one is a bit grubby now) and a dress for a wedding I will be attending in may.
I think when people get pregnant they go crazy buying maternity clothes. I know last time I did. Bought nearly a whole new wardrobe for what? To wear it for 5 or 6 months and spend a lot of money, which could be put into savings for nappies or wipes or baby grows.
Not this time round!! I will be buying minimal and saving as much as possible!
What did you do during you pregnancy?