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Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:25 pm

I have had a really difficult time wearing jeans.  Someone mentioned they buy their jeans at the maternity shop. They said that the stretchy top part is more comfortable.  Have any of you ladies out there ever done this before??  How did it work for you?

Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:02 pm

So I have and do wear maternity jeans but I also wear highwaisted jeans or high mid-rise jeans. No low rise at all. In general though I don't wear jeans if I don't have to. I wear leggings with tunics or loose fitting tops or dresses or skirts. Maternity jeans are great because they have an ostomy wrap built in essentially to the jean. I don't wear an ostomy wrap often though because my bag is so small and I wear high waisted underwear too. 

Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:15 pm

I purchased these wraps from ostomy secrets and I love them. They have a little picket to hold your bag. I feel like they support the bag AND I can wear my normal clothes. My jeans and pants are probably a size too big but I like my pants loose anyway. I’m telling you these wraps are awesome. I have a white, nude, and black. And a Lacey one for romantic times. I haven’t used that because I’m only a few weeks out from surgery, but I bought it. Look at their products online. They have underwearvtoo, if you wanna go that route. And they have products for both males and females. 

Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:27 pm

I like the ostomy wraps from ostomy secrets too I have the black and nude lace ones. I got mine for a great deal around black friday last year I paid $33 total for both of them. I just prefer to wear high waisted underwear and pants though most of the time

Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:01 pm

I wear the high waisted jeans also. I also like the classic high panty. I am new to this site.


Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:29 am

Do you find when wearing your jeans that it pancakes the bag too much??

Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:07 pm

I have posted using maternity jeans and found them quite comfortable and they gave me great support for the bag.  I've  worn them for years and it works just fine.  And then I found that leggings worked well too.  I wear either one and have also used the wrap from Ostomy Secrets.  Depending on your comfort level and how you want to dress that day, these are all great options for someone with an ileostomy.

Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:45 pm

I found that for a long time I just couldn't wear anything to snug. But now after 5 years I have on occassion worn jeans that are stretchy with an elasticized waist-no zipper. And I have my ostomy in the front right between pubes and waist. I usually opt for yoga type pants that are stretchy around waist areas and can be folded down. I absolutely can't stand things that sit on my waist, even before. For summer I like over all type shorts. They give me a lot of air flow:) I also love my hippie tye die tie waist loose pants for summer.

Pancaking is a concern with pants, but if they aren't too tight you should be fine. Wear what you choose for a while at home to see if they work out before venturing out.

Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:23 pm

I don't like jeans since my ostomy. I like loose pants as well. I do find that when they are tight they do help cause pancaking. Active wear is best for me, elastic waist.

Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:54 pm

Hi, I have had Rosie almost four years. I have found a line of pants and capris at Bells by Alia. They have stretch and a tummy panel that is very comfortable. For underwear I like vanity fair they atr long enough from crotch to waist to give good coverage and at the outlet stores very reasonably priced. When it comes to the pancaking situation I find by opening my pouch to unstick it a bit and applying a little Vaseline to the front of my base and a bit in my pouch everything slides easier and makes cleanup of base simple. I also use the white tabs that comes with pouches to close the vent releases the vacuum that can cause pancaking due to not enough expansion of pouch. You may have to burp you pouch occasionally like Tupperware ha, just divert face as it can get a littlle odiferous lol. Hope this helps some of you. 

Sat May 26, 2018 8:58 pm

I want to thank all of you who chimed in on this question.  The maternity pants idea was fantastic and I hit a couple of the thrift stores to pick some up.  They fit awesome and fit very  comfortably over the collection bag.  I can wear jeans again!

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