UGH! uniforms!

  1. I had to buy my uniform for class and I didn't know what size to get because I am pregnant. Anyway I got an XL and boy is it huge! UGH! I should have bought a large. I had to order this online and now they don't fit. I have to have them by Thursday.

    Oh well hopefully I can figure something out!

    Suzanne
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   ashse
    Do you have a certain uniform you have to buy? Any chance you could go to a local uniform shop and get something there?

    Good luck!
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    how about taking them to be altered at the cleaners.
  5. by   Lausana
    If you or someone you know sews--they could add a couple darts in the material to make them a little more fitted
  6. by   Hooligan
    I know what you mean! I normally would welcome and X-Large pair of pants or top but sheesh... scrubs are sized differently the XL's are HUGE Look for a "Life Uniforms" or medical supply shop...they may have scrubs for you. OH and congrats on the baby!!!

    Bean
  7. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by ashse
    Do you have a certain uniform you have to buy? Any chance you could go to a local uniform shop and get something there?

    Good luck!
    I was just thinking that very same thing !!
  8. by   Mkue
    Suzanne, If you lived closer to me I would help you out with making your uniforms smaller, it's just a matter of taking the seams in, a little adjustment. And then they can be taken out later if need be !! Seam ripper.

  9. by   GGingerSR
    I know how you feel Suzanne. I was in the same position you are in a few weeks ago (my baby is due Feb. 16). I went with a size larger in everthing because the company our school uses does not have anything maternity. After the uniforms came I realized the pants were already too tight on my tummy. I went to a local uniform supply and got a pair of maternity pants. My top is sooooo big I think I will be able to wear it tell the end (keeping my fingers crossed). I am not sure if I will be albe to alter the tops after the baby is born but I really dont want to but new ones.

    I am sure you will work out your uniform problem. You may need and like the extra room in a few months.
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by mkue
    suzanne, if you lived closer to me i would help you out with making your uniforms smaller, it's just a matter of taking the seams in, a little adjustment. and then they can be taken out later if need be !! seam ripper.

    marie, you are kind. how are you?
  11. by   RainbowSkye
    This topic reminded me of when I started my diploma program in 1971. About a month before school started all of the freshman students (all female, by the way) gathered in the nursing arts lab in the basement of our dorm. There we were fitted for our uniforms. Imagine maybe 50 18 yo girls in their slips being measured by one very red faced gentleman. Bust, waist, hips, length.... I was so excited to get my uni. We were each issued three uniforms for the entire three year program. Don't know what we would have done if we gained/lost a significant amount of weight. And of course, in those days we had no pregnant students. How times have changed.
    Oh, our uniforms were white dresses with the school logo over the right breast pocket. A belt at the waist. But no aprons for us, we were a progressive school.
    Thanks for this trip down memory lane.
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by rainbowskye
    this topic reminded me of when i started my diploma program in 1971. about a month before school started all of the freshman students (all female, by the way) gathered in the nursing arts lab in the basement of our dorm. there we were fitted for our uniforms. imagine maybe 50 18 yo girls in their slips being measured by one very red faced gentleman. bust, waist, hips, length.... i was so excited to get my uni. we were each issued three uniforms for the entire three year program. don't know what we would have done if we gained/lost a significant amount of weight. and of course, in those days we had no pregnant students. how times have changed.
    oh, our uniforms were white dresses with the school logo over the right breast pocket. a belt at the waist. but no aprons for us, we were a progressive school.
    thanks for this trip down memory lane.
    and welcome! thanks for the "trip". good to know there is yet another who is out there that have been where we are going, is, or trying to go, and can come to for advise and support. come back to the student forum and check on us now, you here!

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