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Where can I buy maternity ABUs?

Hello Ladies,

First off an intro,

I'm currently 12 weeks pregnant and am due July 2. DH & I have been married for 3 years and are very excited for our rainbow baby.

I definitely have a lot of bloat going on right now and I know that soon I will need to start wearing maternity ABUs. I was hoping that there were some other AD moms on here that could suggest an online website since my BX does not carry maternity ABUs.

Thank you!

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Re: Where can I buy maternity ABUs?

  • Try the thrift shop on base or post, if you're on a budget. Also ask other AD moms who have recently had babies, many aren't sure what to do with maternity ABUs. Easy to switch out the rank/name tape!
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  • I'm not AF so I can't tell you, we get ours issued to us from supply. However, could you just get a bigger size up to last you until you track down some maternity ones? That's what I've done while waiting for mine to come in.

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  • My unit wouldn't issue maternity uniforms.  I had to buy them.  No one any where near here sold them so I bought a size larger than normal and wore that until I was too big to fit them.  At that point, my unit allowed me to wear civvies.  

    That isn't the norm for a lot of units.  I would check the local online yard sales and maybe craigs list to see if there are any listed.  There is also a website called militaryuniformexchange.com.  People buy, sell and trade uniforms there.  You may be able to find something.   

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  • Does the Air Force not issue them? I'm active Army and we get ours issued. If not then I say Sweet! FINALLY the Army does something better than the AF...just kidding! I agree with PP saying to check a local thrift shop or talk to other moms in your AO.  Also, maybe check with AAFES online?
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    Does the Air Force not issue them? I'm active Army and we get ours issued. If not then I say Sweet! FINALLY the Army does something better than the AF...just kidding! I agree with PP saying to check a local thrift shop or talk to other moms in your AO.  Also, maybe check with AAFES online?

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  • You can buy them through the AAFES website. The pants are around $25 and I think the jacket is around $35. No, the AF does not 'supply' them. However, you DO get a maternity clothing allowance(only if you haven't received one in the last 3 years though). Talk to your finance office to get the paperwork. If it hasn't changed, I believe you just need your CC's signature. Good luck!
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  • I will be getting them from a friend who is about the same size as me. I would say ask around, someone you know might let you barrow them.
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  • Agree with posters! I am AD Army and called my local supply and they said they just need a memo from the CDR that I am pregnant... if the AF doesn't work this way I would ask around, you never know who may have them from a previous pregnancy!
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