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  1. Rebecca Hastings

    Hi there,
    Just wondering what size you suggest I order. I would be a med. based on my pre pregnancy size, but with my other 2 pregnancies I gained 40+ lbs and I’m not sure a med would fit right after. I’m hoping to get a cheaper binder for the first couple weeks or so and then go to the squeem. I am 5′ 9″, 136 lbs and 31 inch waist between babies. Should I get the medium or the large? (I’m not a very “hippy” build if that makes a difference.)
    Thanks a lot!

  2. Twinpossible

    Based on your pre-preggo stats, I would be VERY wary of you buying a large. For your height you are quite slim, and though I know you won’t be at a 31 in. waist straight away, I think your idea is a good one. I know you will end up in the medium size for the majority of the duration, and I’d hate to see you buy the large just for possibly a weeks’ time, and maybe you won’t need a large at all, but maybe a cheap one to work for you IF need be, prior to fitting into the medium (should that happen, it may not) is your best bet IN MY opinion. I mean some people buy two to cover themselves, but based on what you wrote, I wouldn’t want you to spend the money for such a short amount of time, and it may work. I had to lie down to get my small on to start with but was 150% comfortable upon standing, bending, picking up babies, sleeping, etc. Mo problems with comfort. The lying down made my spare tire go in, lol, but as I started shrinking, obviously this practice was no longer needed, but I know going to a medium would have not been a smart investment for me, and despite losing inches, I still fit in my small nice and snug to this day. The Squeem has an amazing intelligent fabric that molds like liquid skin to your curves and will shrink down with you. The medium will be your size, though I do understand what you are saying, you wouldn’t get much use from the large in my personal opinion, and I like your plan of action better. You will lose weight and inches in the postpartum period after your baby because that is a natural thing.I just see you getting a large and then needing the medium too soon. A cheapo wrap for at home at 1st may be your best bet, and you don’t HAVE to bind straight away. I wanted to to cover up what I was seeing and feel like I was doing something asap, but it wasn’t a necessity. You will benefit the same regardless, but if you can get a cheapie, which you may or may not need, at least you won’t be kicking yourself for buying the large and spending the extra cash :) . I am honest. I care more about helping then selling :) . So for me, I’d go medium and maybe it will work out to start with :) . (If not it would be soon, but I would certainly try it.)

    I hope this helps. Have a fab day!!!!!!!!!

    hugs,
    Shelly

  3. Janna

    Hi Shelly,

    I am currently 37 weeks preggo with my first baby (singleton). My pre-preg weight was 125lbs and I currently weigh 163 (keep in mind I still have a few weeks to go still). Right now my hip size is 40″ and I can’t exactly remember my pre preggo waist size but I want to say it was close to 30″-size 4-6 jeans. So my binder size should be?? Thanks in advance!

  4. Twinpossible

    Congratulations! Could I ask your height please? Congrats on your very 1st baby!!!! It’s the most exciting time ever..I remember it well. Enjoy every second.

    Hugs,
    Shelly

  5. riki

    so im currently 36 weeks pregnant am 5’4 and pre pregnancy I was 132lbs clothing size I was 8-9 or a medium in pants, this is my first pregnancy and its only one child my prepregnancy natural waist was aprox 28inches I am now 189lbs and my natural waist measurements at this time aprox 46-47 inches just above my belly button… looking to order the squeem so I can use it right after birth but not a clue what size to get?!?

  6. Janna

    Yes, I forgot to mention that sorry. I”m 5’6 1/2″

  7. Lauren

    Hi! I’m so happy to have found your page! I was so alarmed when I discovered my diastasis recti but am encouraged by your story! I’d love help knowing what size to order.
    A) Pre-pregnancy weight & height: 111 lbs. & 5’6″
    B) Pre-pregnancy clothing size: 0
    C) How far along are you? 29 weeks
    D) Pregnant with 1 or more babies? What # pregnancy is this for you? 1 baby and 1st
    E) Your pre-pregnancy waistline at it’s smallest part. The natural waistline. 25.5″ (hips pre preg: 35″–pear shaped!)
    F ) Clothing size currently: 2 or 4
    G) Weight and waistline measurement at the current time: 139 lbs. and 38″

    Thank you so much!

  8. Twinpossible

    Hi there.

    Your petite status sounds like the perfect candidate for the XS model, which is something I never usually say, but you are quite slim and are on your 1st baby, however the diastasis can make things tricky. I am 5’6” and at 5 days postpartum I weighed less than right now, lol. 118 lbs. I don’t know my waistline to start with back then, but I do know that I bought the XS to start and it did NOT fit, and it still does NOT fit, and I am down to a 26 in. waistline right now. It’s fairly close, much closer than it was, but with the DR, even with my size small, I had to lie down at first to fasten myself into it, as the bulge goes in while laying down. That didn’t last forever, and I was completely comfortable upon wearing it, standing, bending over, picking up babies, even sleeping..I mis-bought when I started. Now I am like 122 lbs… almost 40 so it is getting harder to keep those few extra lbs. off, but my small still continues to fit with a very good amount of compression due to the intelligent Squeem fabric technology that hugs your body like liquid skin. Plus, there is a second row of adjusters on the Squeem. That second row would bring it down close to an XS, so for something that you KNOW will fit right from the get-go and likely will be enough to CARRY YOU THROW THE DURATION OF YOUR RECOVERY, YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER A SMALL, EVEN THOUGH IF ONE WERE TO BE ABLE TO USE THE THE XS (sorry caps lock) it should be you. I am just concerned about fitting from the very start, and I have shrunk down in inches and like I said the small has fit me as I have tried on over the years and all is well there still on even the 1st row of adjusters. In the end the choice is yours. I know you want really great compression, but you still will get it, and be confident of it fitting straight away and over your DR area, which is a mummy tummy classic, but it won’t be permanent, I promise. This saved me pain and surgery- I could not be happier, hence I had to share my experience with the world.

    BIG congrats on your 1st baby!!!!! That is sooo exciting :) . I know you will be back to your old self before you know it!

    Big hugs,
    Shelly

  9. michelle

    A) Pre-pregnancy weight & height- 140 lbs – 5’5

    B) Pre-pregnancy clothing size. – med shirts size 4-6 pants

    C) How far along are you? – 35 weeks

    D) Pregnant with 1 or more babies? What # pregnancy is this for you? – this is my 2nd pregnancy and its just 1 baby

    E) You pre-pregnancy waistline at it’s smallest part. The natural waistline. – no idea but i know my bra band size was 38 if that helps? and i wore medium shirts sometimes small.

    F ) Clothing size.- closing size now? is large maternity

    G) Weight and waistline measurement at the current time. I weight 170 currently and my waistline line is 40 inches

    should I get size large???

  10. Twinpossible

    I was thinking medium at 1st glance but am not 100% based on this info. alone, so let me ask a few more questions. What shape is your frame, since you don’t have a clue about your pre-oreg. waistline? Hourglass where your waist went in, straight up and down, apple, pear shaped, etc? Did you have a pouch, a small one, medium, large, or were flat in the belly? Any diastasis recti (abdominal separation) you are aware of? Are you planning on a vaginal birth, I know a csection cannot always be avoided, but sometimes they are planned. These cause added, temporary bloat in the postpartum period. How was your recoup. process with your 1st baby? Did you lose weight quickly, get back into your clothing quickly, or was it a long process, never fully got back before becoming preggo again, etc.? You can email me if you wish to answer these questions in private. You can also send a photograph along as well. Some women do that. It helps sometimes.

    Thanks hun! Congrats on your baby-to-be!

  11. michelle

    I am more top heavy (smaller legs with most of my weight in my belly and back so i guess an apple?). I had a bit of diastase recti after giving birth the first time that I didn’t fix. It took me about a year to loose the baby weight the first pregnancy. I am planning a vaginal birth.
    SO all in all since I was younger I’ve had a pooch, not large, sometimes small and sometimes medium and I don’t bounce back super quickly after giving birth.

    Also I am more interested in buying the vest if that makes a difference? Is it still comfortable for breastfeeding?
    Thank you so much!

  12. Twinpossible

    Hi there.

    Based on these factors added I would go with the large, which I see was your 1st inclination :) . You’ll get that DR closed up. Do not read much online because I and many people I have now known with the help of the Squeem have to successfully done just that! I so regret over Googling and making myself nuts. I learned the hard way so that others do not have to, I guess you could say, lol.

    I have sold Miracle Vests to many moms who asked about breastfeeding prior, and I have never had a single complaint about the subject, so from all I know about the model itself and the court of public opinion, I would say you can have the Miracle Vest model you seek and still comfortably breastfeed your baby. The support may actually prove helpful and more comfortable for you during nursing.

    Either the perfect waist or MV will do what you are seeking for for your mid-section.

    I hope this helps & big congrats on your blessing to be!

    Hugs,
    Shelly

  13. Megan

    Hi I am 30 weeks pregnant. I am measuring at 39 in at my belly button right now. I weigh 157 now and weighed 137ish pre pregnancy. I am right under 5’5. I normally wear small to med shirts and 5-9 sized pants. Depends on the brand lol. My waist at its smallest can be 28inches. I am planning on breast feeding just fyi. Wanting to know what size I should order for post pardom wear?

  14. Megan

    Sorry also I’m not sure what size i am. Wearing large clothing with leggings lol. Also pregnant with just 1 baby.

  15. Megan

    And this is my 2nd pregnancy! Sorry I keep forgetting all my questions!

  16. Twinpossible

    Hi Megan,

    Yes, leggings are a wonderful friend to the pregnant woman (as well I know, lol.) How would you describe your former body shape? Straight up and down, hourglass, apple, pear, etc? Do you tend to carry weight in your mid-section, or are you pretty slim and flat in that area before pregnancy? How was your 1st pregnancy experience? Did you lose weight quickly, did you have extra weight lingering for any long amount of time, mummy tummy and/or diastasis recti issues? Sorry so many questions. Your clothing size between 5-9 is very hard for me to visualize. as there is a difference of 5-7-9 inbetween there. I try and get an overall picture of the person, especially if I can at all compare myself to them, which we are very similar in height. Also, your waist can be 28 inches? Was it 28 inches before the 2nd pregnancy happened, before any pregnancy at all, or you are not sure? I just want a total understanding, since I have much experience with the size small and XS as that one still doesn’t fit me, but my small still does, and these answers will help me determine if a medium would be best in your case. I wear size 1-3 in bottoms, but I have a small booty, lol. I wear xs-small clothing, but then again, some people carry more weight in the boobs and lowr half and are smaller in the middle, hence causing their clothing size to increase. That is why so many questions here. I range between 118-125 lbs. My waist now is at 26 inches, well at last check anyhow, but of course it was larger to start with. Let me know your answers and thanks for writing!!

    Hugs,
    Shelly

  17. Megan

    28 to 29 in before I got preg with this preg. I have a short torso and I would say it’s pretty straight. Large DD breast smaller hips and butt and legs. My stomach pretty much went back to the way it was before after my 1st preg, but even at my smallest before and after my stomach was kinda flat with a slight pooch at the bottom and love handles!! And last time I did lose the weight pretty quick but I was also 15 lbs lighter when I got pregnant the first time in comparison to this time around.

  18. Megan

    I’m kinda leaning to a large but don’t want it to be to big. I’m on a budget lol

  19. Twinpossible

    Hi again Megan. I totally understand the budget thing. I got it wrong my 1st time, so I do my best to advise well as to minimize that happening to anybody else. I’m not God, but I try my hardest :) . What is it that is making you lean towards large? I can’t honestly picture you as a large based on all that you are saying here, and with your past recoup, even more so. If you were 28,29 prior with a pouch in size 5-9 jeans and wanted to err on the side of caution, I would say medium, not large, unless there is something else I do not know. A slight pooch I CANNOT SEE bringing your ‘figure size’ to a large. Prior height/weight/current weight gain. I can’t envision it.

    I recently had a woman, and she even emailed me some pics, and I was thinking medium, but she got nervous, went large and then she was like, ”Should have went with what you said, it was my fault” and reordered the medium. I mean yes, there are more cases of too snug than the opposite, but just letting you know, they do happen, and from what you wrote, I am just wondering why you were thinking a large? Based on everything you wrote, I personally again wouldn’t buy passed a medium. That should do you right for the duration, but if you are aware of things I am not aware of, or wish to send pictures for additional help, I’d be more than happy to continue helping you. I can only go by all of the things you have written here. I just am not seeing large in my mind. Write back and we’ll chat more. You can email me also.

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