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  1. harley

    Hello! Was looking for help on sizing. I’m 22 with my first baby on the way, 34 weeks today. I’ve gained a bit of weight and had gained a bit before pregnancy. I was 143 when I found out I was pregnant but had worked to get down to 118 6 months before that. I plan to try to get back down to 120-125 after pregnancy.

    A) Pre-pregnancy weight & height.
    143lbs – 5’4

    B) Pre-pregnancy clothing size.
    Sm/mediums. Idk the number sizes to be honest.

    C) How far along are you?
    34 weeks

    D) Pregnant with 1 or more babies? What # pregnancy is this for you?
    1 baby, first pregnancy.

    E) You pre-pregnancy waistline at it’s smallest part. The natural waistline.

    I have an old fitness app and the last recorded waist measurement was 28″ at 130lbs, but I had gotten up to 143 right before pregnancy, I think at 143lbs my waist was around 31″?

    F ) Clothing size.
    Generally a large in everything currently.

    G) Weight and waistline measurement at the current time.
    169lbs and 41″ waistline.

  2. Alexandra Haney

    Hi Shelly!
    I was wondering if you could help me out with sizing? :)

    A) Pre-pregnancy weight & height: 137 lbs, 5’2″
    B) Pre-pregnancy clothing size: S/M in tops, M/L in bottoms. typically a 6-8 US size
    C) How far along are you? 27 weeks
    D) Pregnant with 1 or more babies? What # pregnancy is this for you? – 1 baby and my first pregnancy
    E) You pre-pregnancy waistline at it’s smallest part. The natural waistline: I have no idea :-/
    F ) Clothing size: S/M in maternity clothes
    G) Weight and waistline measurement at the current time: 156 lbs & 38.75″ (above belly button)

    Thank you so much!

  3. Twinpossible

    Hi there hun. Might I ask you a few more questions, as I am kind of stuck here, but am leaning towards a medium based only on the above information.

    Were you flat in the belly prior to pregnancy? Did you have strong abdominals or were you flat and kind of squishy? Had a small pouch, had a definite pronounced pouch? Do you tend to carry some weight in your abdomen? Really no, a small amount, it tends to go there 1st so yes?

    What would you say your former body shape was like? Straight up and down, hourglass shaped, apple shaped, pear shaped, etc.?

    Are you hoping for a vaginal birth of having a planned csection? I’m guessing with your 1st you would be trying for the 1st, but I have a friend who planned all of hers to be csections, so you just never know :) .

    Thanks hun. This should help. You may also email me a before photo of yourself at for a better visual. (Feel free to take your face out if desired. I only use the photos to help with sizing when in doubt, NOT for my website or anything.) If you have a current one to that also may prove helpful, but unless you carry a lot of your weight in the mid-section, I am leaning towards the medium, especially with this being your 1st, even though your waist measurement does sound high for only 27 weeks along, we all have our growth spurts at different times.. I’m just trying to visualize you beforehand since you do not know your waistline measurement. These answers will help, and pics if you choose to send a couple over.

    Would you say you are carrying small for dates, average, large, very large? Thanks so much. Sorry so many questions.


  4. Karen


    To answer your questions:
    -pre-pregnancy weight/height – 145 lbs, 5’8
    -I’m now at 35 weeks and gained 34 lbs so far
    -former clothing size was 4/6 or small
    -wear size 8 in maternity or small
    -baby #1
    -singleton pregnancy
    -not sure my pre pregnancy waistline
    -I’d say I’m carrying pretty average
    -I had a straight up and down body shape before pregnancy but large chest
    -I had a really small pooch before pregnancy – its flat except when i eat eat bloats a bit
    -no diastasis
    -hoping to have a vaginal birth
    -36 inches was around the smallest part of my waist line

    Thanks in advance for your help!


  5. Twinpossible

    I’m stumbling quite hard between the small and the medium for you since there is no former waistline, your other info. is putting me on the fence a bit. If you have a former photo and a more current one to show off your frame (then/ now) it would help. If you only have before that is helpful to so I can kind of compare myself to you with my vast experience with the size small garment, that would help a lot. You have the singleton/ 1st pregnancy advantage on me, but my former weight was quite less (still needing to take your extra 2 inches taller than myself into consideration) and my clothing size was a bit smaller, and I lost weight due to it being twins VERY fast unexpectedly, and started with a totally flat that’s why I am debating here. Just email me at – Karen.


  6. Amy

    Trying to figure out my sizing for the Squeem for postpartum use.

    Pre-pregnancy weight & height. 110 lbs. 5’2″
    B) Pre-pregnancy clothing size. Size 2 pants (smalls or mediums for tops)
    C) How far along are you? 34 weeks
    D) Pregnant with 1 or more babies? What # pregnancy is this for you? Pregnant with 1 baby. This is pregnancy #2 for me.
    E) You pre-pregnancy waistline at it’s smallest part. The natural waistline.
    I don’t know the answer to this one.
    F ) Clothing size. Medium
    G) Weight and waistline measurement at the current time. 140 lbs; 41.5 inches right now for waistline.

  7. Olivia

    I sent an email to provided email address on this website but have not got a response. Does anyone know if that is the correct email address or if this website is still being updated/monitored???

  8. Twinpossible

    Hi there. YES.. I still sell the Squeem and answer questions. I am sorry if I missed your email. I get so many emails and questions, sometimes somebody slips through the cracks – my apologies. Just resend please. If anybody doesn’t get a response from me in 2-3 days’ time, I urge them to resend :) . Thanks so much! Have a wonderful day!!

  9. Olivia

    Thank you for responding. I just re-sent my original email. I look forward to hearing back from you.

  10. Kate Hodge

    Hey I was about to order the squeem and I am just confused on the size like everyone else haha.

    1. Pre-pregnancy weight and height: 108 / 5’2″
    2. Pre-pregnancy clothing size: 0-1 jeans/shorts and xs-small in shirts
    3. How far along: 38 weeks
    4. Pregnant with how many: 1
    5. First time mom: yes
    6. Waistline pre-pregnancy: 23-24
    7. Clothing size: small in maternity shirts/small or a two in maternity bottoms
    8. Weight and waistline now: 164 (I am the size of a small hippo) and 41 inches.

    Thank you so much!

  11. Tessa

    A) Pre-pregnancy weight & height= 200#, 5’11″
    B) Pre-pregnancy clothing size= Size 13/14, L-XL shirts
    C) How far along are you= Just had him on Wed.
    D) Pregnant with 1 or more babies?= Was with 1
    What # pregnancy is this for you?= First
    E) You pre-pregnancy waistline at it’s smallest part. The natural waistline.= 35″ (at smallest part of waist) and 42.5″ (at belly button)
    F ) Clothing size= L-XL maternity clothes (during pregnancy)
    G) Weight and waistline measurement at the current time.= This is post pregnancy now which is 240# and 39.75″ (at smallest part of waist), 46″ (3 fingers above belly button), and 50″ (at belly button)

    Hope to hear back from you soon as I want to order this ASAP!


  12. Twinpossible

    Congrats on your new baby!!! That is awesome :) )).

    I just wish to clarify something. Your natural waistline (3 inches above belly button is 46in. correct?) I see you also wrote 39.75” at the smallest part. Usually 3 inches or so above the belly button is the smallest part of the actual waistline. Was the 39.5 inches on top of the rib cage? As far as the natural waistline, I was going to say 3XL, as you are newly postpartum and your uterus will be shrinking down as is, so that was going to be my recommendation for you. The other measurement is very different, so it threw me off a bit.

    Thanks bunches & congrats again!!!


  13. Tessa

    Thanks so much for the congrats, your speedy reply, and advice. I totally misread the 3 in. and thought 3 fingers! Baby brain still I guess! Lol! So yes, the 39.75″ is my waist. Would you still suggest 3XL?

    Thank you,

  14. Twinpossible

    Go for the 2XL instead. The middle part of your abdomen will start sinking in (likely is a bit on an almost daily basis, even if you aren’t noticing it yet), plus you are super busy.. baby brain understood TOTALLY! The shrinking of the uterus will start deflating the belly down as the recoup. process continues, so let’s just say you aren’t going to get any larger, that is for certain. Only one way to go now and that is down, so to help assist that mid-section out, I’d go with the heavy compression for the larger part of the belly that needs to flatten out now, of the 2xl, and if for a very short while you have to lie down to fasten like I did because of my bulging belly, it didn’t hinder anything, and I was totally comfortable upon standing, bending over, etc. etc. and as I shrunk the need to do that became non-existent. Then you will have the extra row of adjusters to go down with to keep your mending process and shrinking process going. If you go up too high you will shrink out too fast I am thinking. I don’t want you to waste $$ if need not be. Let me know what you think. I do like to consider the whole abdomen when the person is postpartum, but since you are postpartum and I know things will be shrinking not swelling, that is why I’d go down…. :) . Hope that helps.

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