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Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

What should I look for in a maternity bra? What style and material is best? And what about sizing -- will I need bigger ones as my pregnancy continues?

Re: What should I look for in a maternity bra? What style and material is best? And what about sizing -- will I need bigger ones as my pregnancy continues?

The Bump Expert

There's no steadfast rule, but in general, it’ll be time to say goodbye to your lacy lingerie and find a good maternity bra around week 18. And no, your current bra in three sizes bigger won't do the trick --maternity and nursing bras are specifically designed to provide the best support for growing, pregnant bodies. Forget those "room to grow" ideas -- it’s important to have optimum support right from the start. Instead, save money by getting nursing bras, which you'll also be able to use after delivery. They offer the same support, but have an opening in the cup for feeding.

Professional bra fitters are your best option for finding the perfect fit, but if you’re shopping solo, keep these rules in mind: the cup should fully cover your breast, the band shouldn't ride up in the back, back closures should be thick and have four or more hooks, and straps should be wide and cushioned for comfort and support.

Some professionals recommend steering clear of underwire bras, because they can restrict milk ducts. Look for high cotton content material, which will let your skin breathe. Buy at least two or three -- no need to spend your entire pregnancy doing laundry. Keep in mind, though, you'll probably have to make two purchases -- one in your first or second trimester and another in the final weeks.

Paula Kashtan

re: Q: Maternity Bras?

At a maternity store they recommended a 34E. It was so uncomfortable and they didn't have any bigger sizes. I found a decent no wire 36DD at a department store. I'm still happier spilling out in my D underwire bras for now.

tiff16 |

re: Q: Maternity Bras?

I was a 34 DD before I got pregnant and I'm even bigger now. Any suggestions on where you can find maternity bras?

MrsD_111106 |

re: Q: Maternity Bras?

I too was a 34DD and the only place to find bras big enough is online at figleaves.com. Good luck!

ppprincess |

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I thought barenecessities.com had a good selection.

aebnyc |

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I have always been small in the chest (36A with a little room to spare!) and I don't feel as though my chest is growing much yet (15 weeks) Can I wait until I outgrow my current underwires?

radebczak |

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I wish I didn't have this problem. At 15 weeks I've already gone from a 38B to a 38D and I"m sure...they'll get only bigger!!!

Emilyd422 |

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man oh man mine are getting huge! its crazy but the dh loves it!

hisbabybear |

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do your breasts shrink again after you give birth/after breastfeeding? i can't stand the thought of having a hard time finding bras forever!

gummybearsong |

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Help. I need to find a 36/38 ddd or bigger than the ddd I have been a ddd for the last year and can't find any Maternity/Nursing bra's here, but 42 -46 I am not that big around. Is there a good web page that I can find them or do I just have to buy the larger ones and fix them myself to fit?

SimmMomma |

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I've gone from a 34 C to a 34 DDD/E and im only 15 weeks. how much more can they possibly grow?? It feels so weird although my partner loves it. lol.

heva5 |

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I tried nursing bras with my first pregnancy, but the only problem was that my nipples showed through my shirts! I tried nursing pads in the bra, but the re-usable ones were bulky and showed through my shirt and the dispisable ones had to be changed every day or got uncomfortable . . . which can get expensive pretty quickly. This is now my second pregnancy and I still haven't really decided what I'm going to do.

e.sarah.mason |

re: Q: Maternity bras?

I found some decent bigger sizes at Lane Bryant. They're not nursing bras but they'll do for now.

mallen727 |

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Will my boobs go back to the size they were before after I'm done breastfeeding? I'm so sad to see my pretty bras that I won't be able to wear for a long time if at all... :(

dreamerdani |

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Where do you go to get professionally fitted?

jspogen@yahoo.com |

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im in a true predicament (sp?) because BEFORE i was pregnant i was already 36G/I and now i'm even bigger! So it seems i'll have to do restricted online shopping for maternity bras, especially since i plan to breast feed...

spazz_mama |

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If you find that you do not fit into regular sized bras (I'm a 30GG) then look at Bravissimo.com or BiggerBras.com they have beautiful bras (normal and maternity) in much larger sizes! Have fun shopping!!

colliedog |

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Thank you so much! I have been having such a struggle with this and I started my pregnancy at a 32G. I don't even want to know how much bigger they are going to get!

summiedawn |

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i was already a 40D to start with...and my boobs just exploded in the first few weeks i was pregnant! at 6 weeks i was actually already shopping for a maternity/nursing bra. i tried one on that had no underwire...it was the most comfortable thing in the world! so i bought it, wore it the next day to work.....and then realized it's only comfortable for about 10 minutes. then it started folding down in between my boobs and rolling up on the sides...generally speaking, it sucked! so now i'm lost.....my regular bras (with underwire) are too small, but they hurt me a lot less than that maternity bra! and you're not supposed to do the underwire thing b/c of your milk ducts? then make non-unerwire bras that don't suck! what's a big girl supposed to do!

sarahorv |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I'm a 38B and have not changed throughout my pregnancy (37 weeks now). Fortunately the only thing I needed during pregnancy was a bra extender to add some distance around. I've been shopping around for nursing bras & I'm super discouraged by the styles & grandmother like bras available. Someone needs to design fashionable nursing bras-just because I'm breastfeeding doesn't mean I want to be more self conscious about my undergarments.

snowangel21480 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

They do make pretty nursing bras I think Elle mcperson(i spelled that wrong) has a line of nursing bras. I don't know what size they go to

rohansmom |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

http://www.ellemacphersonintimates.com/

rohansmom |

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don't buy nursing bras before you give birth - they're way more expensive than normal bras and your size will change again once your milk comes in anyways. i had bought a couple a cup size larger (what they recommended) from a motherhood maternity store and they wouldn't let me return or exchange them even though they still had the tags on!

gummybearsong |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I'm not pregnant yet, but this subject terrifies me. I had miscarried 2 years ago, and it left me at a 36F. I was only about 8 weeks! All I can think about now is...how big could they get? I'll have to custom fit them!

i.heart.usagi |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

With my second pregnancy I was a 36D and became a 36F!!! at month 7th; everyone is different but I found great nursing bras at Motherhood and they are pretty good to help you with the fitting; they're surely expensive but worth it! I did not have to buy anymore for the entire year I breastfeed my baby so give them a try!!! Good luck! God Bless...

lauris01 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I found that at Walmart they have non-underwire Hanes bras. Luckily I found some nice ones (not lacy) but nice up to size 42DD. I went from a 40D before I was mom to a 40DD then back down to a 36C after breast feeding my first, then back to a 42DD now that I'm pregnant again...I hope I can still remain at least a 40D after I attempt to nurse this up and coming baby:)

Monet1211 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I'm only 10 wks and am up to a 40F. Luckily I found one at Motherhood. Don't delay people, I put it off for 2 weeks and it is the best purchase of my life. (also only 20 bucks!)

Pplrstrg2 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I'm looking for a comfortable "move up bra" at 15 weeks myself, just because I'm tired of falling out of my current bras. I wanted to answer a few of the questions about whether they go back after BFing. Unfortunately I think every woman is different in this area. I had my first child almost 11 years ago and I went from a D (pre-pregnancy) to a B (after BFing). Most of the women I've talked to over the years have gone back to normal, but some have stayed bigger and some (like me) have gotten smaller .. I guess it just depends each person.

BrandyL2 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I found a wonderful NON-UNDERWIRE super supportive nursing bra in size 36 E at Motherhood Maternity. So comfortable! The only problem is that many women need this size, and I've been to a couple of stores to get just the right size.

ashleyhall919 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

Not everyone gets bigger. I have only gotten minimally bigger, but not enough to change sizes yet, but this is my first pregnancy. My sister, who has had 2 babies, did not get larger for either of her pregnancies and so she recommended to buy in the same size because even if I do get bigger after I start breastfeeding, it will not be for long so I can use my regular sized nursing ones after engorgement goes down. I have heard this same story by many others as well.

dhviel |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

For me, I just got sports bras...they have great support and are a lot less hassle than the clips and straps of a nursing bra. I'm pregnant with my 3rd, and my sister who has 3 already does the same thing. May not work for everyone, but it certainly does for me!

EmilyW82 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

Bravado nursing bras have a nice selcetion. They now have underwire too. They can be found at With Child Maternity and Baby Boutique,

Shelley656 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

Hi, large-cup-small-band ladies. I went from a 34C pre-pg to a 34G during my last month and when nursing exclusively. I got aggravated at places like Motherhood, because the cup size selection was so limited in the smaller band sizes. I did have some luck with nursing bras at online plus-size lingerie stores like Lady Grace, etc. Yes, small band sizes too. At least one or two styles. And--sorry girls--they never got back to 34C even after I lost all the baby weight. They never got below a 34D. But on the plus side, they did stay fairly perky! Must be because I weaned slowly and, of course, all the support they got!

bribbon |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I always purchased nursing sports bras...you can sleep in them...everyday use is great...they are crazy comfy...and wore mine till it was thread bare...I loved it...and I will be getting a few for this time around also...

trixi_treat |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I have always been a 34DD and now I am only 6 weeks pregnant and I'm up a cup size. Believe it or not, Fredericks of Hollywood has great, comfortable bras that range from a 32D to 42F. The Smooth Sensation is my favorite! I hope this helps.

LaurenS1204 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I am now 5 months pregnant and have grown from a 34DD to a 36G. I have bought many bras during this pregnancy as I just continue to grow and am always uncomfortable. I found a place that was GREAT!!! http://www.myintimacy.com/ They don't have alot of stores but I highly recommend checking them out. They do not carry $10 bras but they not only have comfy but comfy and sexy bras. They also sell nursing bras with and without underwire up to a 42H!!!!

fortworthmom |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I've grown from 36C to 36DD in 6 mo. Not a huge change, but enough for me. I have bought a couple regular bras but am def needing a maternity one now. I'm getting really uncomfortable.

jen2879 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I know that J.C.Penny has professional bra fitters. Just tell them your situation about being pregnant and they will help you. Plus they are free!

NatashaKoppold |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

There is a really great website called Ma Mere that has a complete fitting guide for maternity and nursing lingerie - www.mamere.com.au/fitting. It completely explains what you should look for in a maternity bra, when to buy them, how to calculate your size and the difference between maternity and nursing bras. It's worth a read. It suggests avoiding underwires as soon as you fall pregnant as they can affect the way your milk ducts develop. They sell beautiful maternity and nursing bras, so you won't feel like you are wearing your grandmother's underwear - no need to say goodbye to lace! The best part is they stock sizes from 30A - 42G and ship internationally too.

km80 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I'm at 34G now...I have no idea where to look or what even to look for. Any suggestions?

leeyah |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

My boobs didn't really get any bigger (I'm small-chested anyway 32B). If you're concerned about getting a lot bigger, I would just buy a sleep bra near the end of yor pregnancy and then wait until later to buy more. The sleep bras are stretchy and come in small, medium, large, etc. so you don't have to get an exact size. Someone mentioned their nipples showing through their nursing bra. I got a sweater bra/t-shirt bra (whatever you want to call it) at Motherhood Maternity that solves that problem.

bubba80 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I need help! Pre-pregnancy I was a 40H and I am only 9 weeks and spilling out drastically from my bra! I don't know where to find any bras in sizes bigger than that!

MommaWubba |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I've always been small chested up until this summer when I stopped my BC. I am almost 6 weeks and I have already went from a 32C to a 36C....

crazyanimals |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I was a 42DD before we got pregnant, and since the 10th week or so, I've been wearing a 42E. I got mine at a Motherhood Maternity store.

PubStar09 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

Hey ladies wow is it nice to know I am not the only one with this problem at week 6 I had to go into motherhood maternity to start looking at bras I was falling out of my 36 DD that I had from my last pregnancy (miscarried so never went any bigger) but they were really helpful at motherhood measured me and I too was already a 36 E they told me it was a very common size and they didn't have any in store but they do order for you free shipping sent to your door step and the prices were not that bad $15-20 for some comfort is well worth it to me i also got the sports bra nursing version has some room to grow in it so we will see what happens through out this pregnancy only 7 1/2 wks

Etta07 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I find that my bras give me headaches. My boobs are so big! These are great pointers thanks!

McnairJD |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

Nordstrom is great and Dillards too. I was a 32DD when I got pregnant and now at only 7 weeks I am a 32F. I am buying just regular bras along with some sleeping bras which make my boobs hurt less when I sleep in a sleeping bra.

mishmish1978 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

You all helped me tremendously! I was having a tough time finding a decent place to get bras with some one to help measure me and what not. I was a 36C and couldn't seem to find anything, I went to motherhood maternity to get measured, they told me I was in the completely wrong size I'm a 38D. Things are alot easier once you're comfortable. They were reasonably priced which makes me feel better since I'm sure I'll they'll keep growing (I'm only at 6 weeks). Thanks for your help!

ATMum2B |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I'm already up a cup and a half at 14 weeks, and I think I'm nearing 2 cups. The attendant at Motherhood Maternity disagreed with me, but what can I say ... I know my chest better than she does. I tried 2 of their bras and hated them! Of course, I can't return them so I'm back to square one. It is very frustrating not having supportive bras. I'm wearing my old 36Cs, but they don't sit where they need to sit and they don't contain the girls very well at all! I live in a dinky town, but I am nervous to order bras online. I am used to having bras that are incredibly well fit, but I always buy them in person. Oi.

bcpickles |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

Nordstrom's has the best and most supportive bras I've found. Motherhood "measured" me but the cup size was even smaller than the one I was already wearing. So, I went to Pea in the Pod and the sales person gave me an even smaller one! So, we went to Nordstrom and the sales person was SO helpful. FYI, when you buy a nursing bra, during your pregnancy, you aren't really going to use that bra after the baby is born. You will probably be bigger at the end of the pregnancy, when your milk comes in and the nursing bras aren't all that comfortable. "Maternity" bras are just over priced bras that you could just buy, well-fitted, at a department store. While I hate to say it, my dept store bra (although very expensive) has been the best investment of this pregnancy...the girls are very happy now too! :-)

ATxGal |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I had a hard time finding a bra that fit me as well, but I discovered two places that I like and one place that had a good selection but they are a little on the expensive side because they also do specialty fits. The two places I liked best were (1) Playtex at the Commons in Stroudsburg, PA and (2) was a place right across from the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, NJ I can't for the life of me remember the name of the shop. The last is Bra Smith- I know they are on-line too, but if you live in the Livingston, NJ area they are located in the Short Hills Mall.

divineme |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

i am was a 40H normally and now that i am only 7weeks pregnant i have already gone up one cup size so now im a 40HH i can only find bras up to a 40 J and that is on www.figleaves.com other than that i dont know where else i can find them.. if anyone has any suggestions i would love to hear them. Im afraid at this rate i wont even be able to wear a bra cause i wont be able to find one...

AWDOLLAR |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I went from a small 34B to a 36C when I was only 6wks along. Not even 2 weeks later, the bras I had just bought were already too small and tight. For the smaller women out there seeking a comfortable bra, or a place to be fitted, I suggest Victorias Secret. I will not purchase bras anywhere else, even for my pregnancy. Nothing compares to their comort. They are more expensive then your common Target/JCP bras, but worth the investment. They also have great deals on cotton, wire free bras. If nothing else, most people have a VS store in their area, so go get properly fitted for free. Hope this helps ladies.

Manning49 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I've tried everything when it comes to bras. The best thing to do is find a bra specialist. Not Victoria Secret, not a department store, an actual bra store. Search online to find one in your area. They discreetly measure you without removing your clothes. Then they give you suggestions and help you find the perfect bra. That's their specialty, so they know what they are doing. It was the best thing I ever did.

mindy324 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

Starting at the high end of the "normal" cup sizes (DD/DDD) before pregnancy meant that I needed to be fitted at a specialty shop that carries large cup bras. To find these shops, I looked up on web stores for brands that carry maternity bras 3+ cup sizes larger. Then I went to the brand's own website and looked up local retailers. Then I called each of the retailers to make sure that they actually carried cup sizes that large. It was about an hour's drive to any of the retailers that carried them from my house, but it was a lot less hassle than ordering multiple sizes and returning what doesn't fit. Up to a certain point, I could make do with large sizes of what small chested ladies think of a sports bras, but it takes a real bra fitting to get the breasts up off my bump. Since this is only second trimester I bought regular bras which fit to the tightest set of hooks and wrinkles just slightly in the cup to allow for the rest of the growth expected through the pregnancy. I expect the nursing bra fitting will be a separate fitting. There is no point in buying nursing bras half way through my pregnancy if I am still growing quickly. I will likely need another size by the time I need the nursing functionality.

Tkleiman |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

if you live near westerly, ri or concord, nh... then check out the professional bra fitters at zoe & co.!

bonafideanomaly |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

This question is kind of freaking me out, everyone started off huge. I started off at 32A, I'm very tiny. I'm only 10 weeks and my old 34B is already too tight. my mom started off 32AA when she was pregnant for me and ended up a DD by the time she had me, so I'm scared mine are going to get that big or bigger!

branlynn |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

i hate the motherhood store... Don't go there for your first pregnancy you don't know how you will grow and you can't return anything...

kristen6749 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I think everyone is extremely different and shouldn't go by how other people grew. I started off as a 36D pre-pregnancy...I'm now 29 weeks and I've only grown to a 36DD/38D, I feel like I'm not going to grow anymore, or if I do, it might be just another size up. It's strange cuz I thought I was going to blow up and I haven't......well at least not yet.

livingj156 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

i was a 40D pre-pregnancy and i went to destination maternity this past weekend. the lady was really helpful and told me they keep the same sizes, but ont all stores do this. so i bought a 40D maternity and it is sooo comfortable! i'm going back to get a couple more - but i'm not sure about getting nursing ones if i'm still growing...

goyachula |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I am only in my 7th week, and I have gone from a 34B to a 34D....Painful!!

lbcurtis22 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

i was a 32 ddd pre-pregnancy and it was near impossible to find a good fitting bra. what am i going to do, i am only five weeks and they are already busting out?

olyhensley@hotmail.com |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I was a 34B and at 10 weeks I had already to trade them for 36D, anyone knows of good and cute brands of maternity bras? I really cant bear the idea of nude colors and lace free bras for so many months.

brazilian79 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

i'm so excited to have this problem. i was a 34AA, but now only 6 weeks in i'm up to a 34B. for the first time in my life i have boobs! it was so defeminizing before. (trying on A's and having them be too big)

willowprincess |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

http://motherwear.com/ has some of the most comfy nursing bras and clothing that I've ever worn! They are super helpful over the phone and I got the right size the first time I placed an order. I'm at 18 weeks in my second pregnancy and have found a nursing bra, with an underwire, to be the best fit right now. First pregnancy/bfing I went from 36C to 40DD then back to 36C. This time around I started at 38C and am now 40D/DD.

danalley |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I had a friend that tried the AHHH Bra and said that it is really comfortable. They have 2 pks on HSN for 34.00 and you can layer then for added support. They also go up to a 4x for bigger busts. I just ordered myself some as I was a 36DD before i got pregnant and it is really hard for me to find comfortable sizes. I will let you know how they work out for me.

apertilla1128 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

tomorow i will be 13 weeks i started out at a 34 b/c hard to find and now im a 34 dd how much more are they going to grow?

manda4911 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

ive found i have to alternate styles very frequently to avoid a rash- i have constant burning btwn belly and boobs...im a 32DD and i wear victorias secret incredible or ipex wireless if im leaving the house and a sports bra or supportive tank if im at home. they are well trained in measuring and knowing the female body- returns welcome with tags ;)

smg09 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

Im at end of my pregnancy 11 days left and on baby #2 i started at a 42 DDD and i found it best to go get measured at the dept stores like lane bryant since they specialize and plus size women (mind they think im a joke sometimes because my look is decieving 5'0 and im like 165 right now) and take the size and google who has them because they give you the size you would wear in there bras since finding e,f,g and all the odd letters in stores are hard!!

mrshawe10 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I am at week 9 and just had to buy a new bra. I have always been a 36B but just recently went up to a 40C. And i know that they are just going to get bigger. oh i just cant wait for that..... lol

mrsisaac2010 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I am now just 7 weeks, and spilling out of my 38 F! I hope I can find well supported bras, because that has always been a problem. Lane Bryant is good for bigger sizes, plus they are always buy one get one half off. If you are an F cup or higher they have to order it online for you most times. I am honestly dreading on how big my chest is going to get! Only time will tell!

ipinkyou |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I'm only 12 weeks and I've already gone up a cup size is this normal?

Hami03 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

dang. im a 38D normal and havent grown hardly any at all at 27 weeks.. i got maternity bras already, well the nursing bras. i got them a walmart!

leahsmommy2be |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

Generally speaking, I find it very frustrating that maternity/nursing bras are so much more expensive than "regular" bras, but if you're looking for something cute, HOTmilk from New Zealand sells super cute lingerie. Their website is hotmilklingerie.com. Their designs are not only cute/sexy/fashionable, but they're also available in a very wide range of sizes. I can't lie. I was pretty excited to find them. :)

hodonne3 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

i was always a 36B and now im up to a 36/38C and i just started my 9th week!!! i know they say that underwires are not a good idea but i just cant see myself without one! if you dont have a wire you have to tighten the back so tight so it doesnt shift around or come up on you...or maybe thats just my experience.

cellabrowder |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I am pregnant AND work for a maternity store. WOOT! Anyhow, most of what is sold at a maternity store is sleep bras and nursing bras. Forget it unless you need the sleep bra for night time discomfort. The best bra that I have found that has out-performed all my other bras (and held up while I gained a cup size) - is the Victoria's Secret Incredible Demi bra. I prefer the demi over the pushup because I was getting chafing in between and underneath my breasts and this bra majorly alleviated that. :-D Nothing to adjust on the strap, it auto-adjusts with the weight of your breasts, super soft - oh, I just love it! When I'm done nursing, I'm getting another few!

eadierlam421 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

If you are still having problems locating a store or don't want to buy online ask your doctor. They should know the best place in your area for specialty bras. The store we have in our area caters to old ladies and I normally buy my bras from them since I'm a 32G. I went in around 18 weeks and the fitted me for a 34G and two weeks later it was too tight and I spent $50 on it. I ended up ordering one from Bravissimo which is very pretty and made me feel good in a bigger cup size. It turned out to be around $36 and that was with the shipping and converting from Euros to Dollars. Ask your doctors and see what they suggest and good luck to all.

tas1883 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I have been wearing a 36DDD before pregnancy. I am 19 weeks now and my breast haven't seemed to have grown much so i can still fit into my pre pregnancy bras. however i can tell soon i will need to get a new one. i read about buying a nursing bra that way i get double duty out of it. what size should i be looking for and WHERE can i find one that size? i got re measured at the motherhood store and they confirmed i would need at least a DDD or F but do not sell those sizes. And i thought that bra shopping was frustrating pre pregnancy.

renaduck |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I am 18 weeks along, but thankfully I haven't gone up too much in size. I am sure I will be in the next few weeks though as I am finally putting weight on! I decided to check on custom bra fitting and found worldsbestbras.com and learned about Jeunique International. They offer custom fittings - great for those of us who have trouble finding bras that fit really well! I have ordered bras from figleaves.com before, but I have found that sizing can really vary a lot due to the fact there are no international bra sizing standards. Normally, the best thing to do is find a specialty bra store with someone who is trained in bra sizing. The easiest way to do this is Google the closest major city for bra fitting. Sure you may have to pay a bit more for a good bra, but making sure you have a properly fitting bra during pregnancy is a must!

BriDaily |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I started pregnancy at 34DD and had to go up to 34DDD at 8 weeks. By the end I needed the band extenders that you can find cheap at department stores. Once my milk came in, I was a 34G. Post weaning and back to slightly below my pre-pregnancy weight, I'm a 34DDD. Wait until your milk comes in to get measured for nursing bras! If you want something for while you are at the hospital a sleep nursing bra will work and is flexible from a size perspective. I also loved the Bravado nursing tanks! You can get the small band size and a large cup size. I wore them a ton while on maternity leave.

kersten.ruth |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

You will need bigger ones, start buying Pregnancy Magazines they are at the back of book, it will show you some websites to go on for clothes bras everything. But yes your breast will grow, and get what bra is comfortable for you and whatever you like

Telivia09 |

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Target actually has some nice, normal looking and comfortable nursing bras. I found several that fit nicely and leave a little room for some expansion when the milk comes in. Also, I noticed several people on here mentioning that nursing bras are "way more expensive" than regular bras, and im just curious as to where you are finding your nursing bras? I haven't paid more than $20 for any of the nursing bras i found. (Even at Motherhood Maternity the most expensive ones I saw were like $21 or $22) And If you're having a hard time finding one that fits comfortably, the clerk at our local JCPenny measured and helped me find comfy ones and she reminded me that if you end up having to go up a band size (i.e. 34-36) then you should try going down a cup size at the same time, because the cup on a 34 D is actually a little smaller than the cup on a 36 C... strange I know, but it made a difference when finding comfortable bras. Good Luck Ladies!

ehouck33@gmail.com |

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Any suggestions on sports bras while nursing? I'm bigger now that I'm nursing than when I was pregnant and working out has never hurt my back so much since none of my sports bras or nursing bras give me enough support for cardio. Has anyone had any luck with a good brand for large chests and cardio workouts?

Durkee |

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If you dont like the ugly bras your grandma wears and need more support than a sports/nowire bra go to Lane Bryant! I just bought 2 there and love them! They arent maternity bras but they are good for now. They were buy 1 get 1 1/2 off so thats a plus too!

farrahjj82 |

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With my first child I went from a perfect 36c to 38 DD/E. My cup runnith over. I am now 34 weeks with my second and haven't grown at all. I haven't bought any materninty bras yet because I haven't had to. When I do they will not be the plain cotton things I wore the first go around. Now I know I have options that still let me feel like a young woman rather than a 60yrs old woman. Bella Materna and Bela Bumbum are two of the stores I have found with more attractive options.

sherah1282 |

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Go to Nordstrom to get properly measured. Oprah is even a Nordstrom supporter haha! Don't get the cheap bras...they dont help your breast tissue.

bumblebe2una@yahoo.com |

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I have started off with 36C and I see these women that grow at least two cup sizes! ! Will I keep them forever afterward? Or is it just until I finish breastfeeding? Its our first and the daddy is wanting an answer. Ha

hazeleyedgirl2010 |

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I went to a pea in the pod-- got a bra in 36D. I was about 8 weeks at the time and am now 19 weeks. The bra has lasted me and was supportive. However, I am growing so quickly that this bra is feeling more uncomfortable. Im going to look into online purchasing. good luck ladies!

krios28 |

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At 12 weeks i had totally outgrown by 34B bras. I tried maternity and nursing first but did not like the support they didnt give. I ended up going to my regular place and getting 36D (up 3 sizes!) in the same bra i had before. It gives me MUCH more support then any of the "official" maternity bras i found. I figured that ill need another size jump before the end of the pregnancy and ill wait till then to buy nursing bras. Why waste more money?

basbee317 |

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I started off as a 34DD and the biggest 34 I could find in a store was a 34F in Fredricks of Hollywood. Now I'm spilling out of that and can find a few things online here and there.

Jane O |

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Ok....Is it even possible that just about everyone who has responded had huge boobs to begin with?! I am 7 weeks, and although my breasts are a little sore and plump looking I still have no problem fitting my 34B. Can some of you share!!! We'll see in a few weeks~

whoknowswhat |

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I've been a 34A all my life and just upgraded to a maternity bra at almost 14 weeks, and it made a huge difference! I was really surprised at how much better I felt. I decided to get measured and pony up the cash for a really nice one (expensive), and it's totally worth the price, I feel better than I have in a week!

annily81 |

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Cami's are your best betttt!!

Kellybellomo5 |

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I haven't started growing more and I'm hoping to even things out, but are there maternity bras out there for women who have 2 different cup sizes? I wear padded bras normally because of this, it's a noticeable difference otherwise.

welcomeangel |

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I'm 14 weeks in and have gone from a 34DD to a 34F. They're a bit pricey ($80) but the Le Mystère Dream Tisha bra has fit beautifully. Yes, it's a granny bra but it is amazingly comfortable. They also make a maternity/nursing bra. I would also recommend getting fitted by a professional (not a box chain store). I was wearing completely the wrong size and as soon as I was fitted it made SUCH a difference. Good luck everyone!

katevasilakos |

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I am 24 weeks now, and I wasn't quite ready to transition into nursing bras (because I don't want to spend the money now on something that might not fit when I'm actually nursing!), so I went to Victoria's Secret and got fitted. I was a 34C before I got pregnant and now I'm a 36D. Since that's not a very popular size (according to them), I was able to get some bras on their semi-annual clearance sale for only 12.99 each! They were exactly what I needed and in the colors that I needed because they don't sell very quickly!

Angelita23 |

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I found a great place to get maternity bras for large breasts (I started at 38DD before my breasts started to grow!). Here's the link: www.herroom.com They have bras for all sizes. I usually buy my bras from them. They have great customer service and shipping is free.

HappyAngela |

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In my personal opinion it is best to ensure you have a properly fitted bra during and after your pregnancy. Your breasts must be fully supported and endure much work if you plan to feed your baby naturally.

andreajones1 |

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Target has the best selection of maternity/nursing bras for great prices! They also have these realy nice camis with a nursing bra built in but they are long enough to wear during my third trimester. My boobs definately don't "look" as nice because I'm used to a padded underwire bra but the comfort far outweighs the look. :-)

Lbarth |

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I was a 32F before I got pregnant. At 6 weeks I'm already spilling out of my bras and have ordered the next size. Is it really true that an underwire bra can cut off your milk ducts? I am planning to breastfeed, but I can't imagine finding a supportive bra without a wire at my size.

pickles2010 |

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Before I got pregnant, I was a 38DD, and as sson as I found out we were having a baby, my boobs seemed to explode. I can't even tell you where I'm at now, I'm 24 weeks along. I just invested in a good set of sports bras to get me through these first few months, but now I'm starting to out grow those too. I can't decide if I want to just get a few more sports bras (though I'm so over the uniboob look) or if I want to invest in maternity bras now to keep while I breatfeed. REally though, at this point, I'll just be happy to have something that's comfortable!

jenjack11 |

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HELP! My boobs and back are suffering and I don't know what to do!!!! I've tried five different brands of nursing and maternity bras but they arte just not comfortable and my back kills me after five hours of wearing one. I go without a bra as much as possible for this reason. Anyone have any brands that worked for them?

GreeneyesP |

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I'm a 34F! How far ahead do plan in bra sizes?

mrsbailey1210 |

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I'm a big fan of layering my clothes, so I usually wear undershirts and cami's under my shirts. For my first pregnancy I bought four pairs of maternity jeans, which is plenty for me, but for me I'm huge in the winter, I would have loved to have bought capri pants in the summer though. I opted only for MLB hats and the Motherhood brand Secret Fit Belly. They are amazing!

kci15 |

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Motherhood maternity had really comfortable nursing bras that were a great price.

elaineborja |

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i went to Destination Maternity and coughed up $45 for one bra by pea in a pod. Its been worth it though. I found some at target for $16.99 too, but they have the underwire and are very restricted on the sizing and not as confy. I recommend coughing up the money on at least one, i promise you if you got some big mamas and have to go to work, the comfort is amazing. I am now a 36D @ 14 weeks, went up from 34C normal.

gabyn29 |

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What a great post. I have to say I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks! Wound Care

mediaprizm |

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Spanx bra-llelujah wireless front closure bra is worth it's weight in gold. I am typically 34A/B and grew to 38B throughout 2nd trimester. This will definitely help alleviate uncomfortable bra pain during pregnancy. Always try on before buying though to make sure you have the right fit. I would have never guessed that I grew 4" in the rib cage!

lornacamp |

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Ok now I'm nervous I'm a 38DDD I'm just in the first trimester yall pray for me

Dysons2012 |

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Sometimes buying a maternity bra can be a hustle because you don't know which kind is the best for you. My wife managed to find a very good bra scouting the Bakersfield classifieds section. Maybe you can do the same. Good luck and hope you find my advice useful!!

AirJordan |

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I couldnt find a comfotable Bra, but the maternity sports bras are so comfy and gental if your breasts are sore. They hold with great support and you dont feel smothered, especially if they're big.

jm1210 |

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http://www.lindasonline.com/nursing-bras.html they have great bras of all sizes, sizes i never even heard of, being busty already 34dd, I get all my bras there and will get my maternity bras when i get bigger : /

gypsyfaery |

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I bought Bravado Materity/Nursing bras and so far love them. I am a 34 DD and I am spilling out of my regular bras at 6 wks. I bought 4 bras and I don't have any complaints. Shipping was fast. I ordered them on Friday afternoon and they were delivered on Monday. They even give you clips to convert them into a regular bra.

awistin |

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I was pleasantly surprised at the selection at the Motherhood maternity stores. They were supportive, comfy AND pretty! A bit on the pricey side, so I would recommend getting on their email list for specials, I ended up with a BOGO deal and snagged up 4 with that. And some styles still were pretty colors with lace on the cups, so if you're used to you VS goodies, these can be a good close second. And I always believe you feel pretty if you have pretty lingerie to wear :). Good luck shopping! :)

rjk1029 |

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When I was pregnant I searched a lot for a good maternity bra.I was always finding the best maternity clothes but with the bras I had serious problems.

ioana06 |

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I went from a 34D to a 34G by week 15! I don't like the idea of shopping online bc it is hard to really see what the bra is like or if it feels good on your body. The only stores in my area that carry my size (large cup size and small band size is seriously like a rare thing around here I guess) is at Nordstrom or Soma Intimates. Meaning I am paying no less than $50 for a bra, if I'm lucky! The idea of not having an underwire scares me-isn't that the definition of support in a bra???? All the maternity stores in my area do not have cup sizes larger than an F! How can I find a maternity bra in my size if no one offers it where I can actually try it on and make sure I like it????

kryshy123 |

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i already bought a new bra and i need a new one again.for me it wasnt so much wat kind of bra but more about a good fit. in my case i went from 32a to a 32 c and now i need a 32d

beckymason1988 |

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I found that Target has a pretty good maternity bra and under shirt section (such as nursing tanks). I got a few and really have fallen in love with them. They are so comfy and they have the clips on the top. So when you need to breast feed just un-clip and your ready to go !!!!

megheg |

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I'm a 42DDD and its hard for me to even find bras when I'm not pregnant so i know how difficult it is trust me but i guess you have to find the bra that best comforts you...

CupcakeLuva2 |

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I know its silly but I have the bestluck at walmart. oversized sports bras in cotton are great for sleep, and you can get alot more for your money

puggle1 |

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I am 32 weeks and I have only gone up from a 36C to a 38D, but needing a 38DD at this point. I have found a good bit of success at Target.

LaurenandMike13 |

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I am only nine weeks and my cup size has gone from a 32 c to a 34 E and I seem to be growing every day. I cannot fit into any of my shirts, dresses, bathing suits or anything. My waist is still the same as it way prepregnancy and I think that has something to do with being extremely tall (6'0")/ Are there any bras out there that we offer support to a rapidly growing bust? Also does anyone have maternity clothing suggestions for business attire that are flattering and can cover up my newly giant bosom?

Babyboyalon |

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I was a 34DD and went up to a 34DDDD. (34F/G depending on where you're shopping). I'm currently 22 weeks and am looking for an underwire, lightly lined nursing bra to wear for the remainder of my pregnancy and into nursing. I tried the Elomi Smoothing Underwire Nursing Bra, but it wasn't lined. I was so uncomfortable nipping out and feeling EVERYTHING with my boobs. Yuck. I know eventually I'll wear nursing pads so that might not matter, but until then... I need the coverage a lined bra offers. My next attempt will be the Bravado Allure Underwire Nursing Bra. Crossing my fingers this one will work better!

imagine6 |

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So here's where spending a bit more is worth it! I was lucky and able to wear my regular bras through most of my first pregnancy. I ended up buying a bunch of the last month before I was due and got nursing bras at Motherhood. Unfortunately, they were ill fitted and the quality was poor. I ended up hearing about a boutique bra shop that has a really good nursing section. She measured me and guided me and suggested buying at least one padded bra (good for going out in, but comfortable enough to wear at home) and a sleep bra. Both were fantastic buys and I plan to buy one or 2 more now that I'm pregnant again and most likely to breast feed for at least 6 months.

jdklein |

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Yeah bigger ones because Im a 34C. Im almost a D. Look for something comfortable. I hate the wire for a bra. Is it ok to wear no bra but cover up in public so no one notices?

ama5 |

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OK. Buying a specific MATERNITY bra is a ridiculous thing to do. They overcharge for basically a BIGGER BRA. [Pregnant with my 3rd, so I can speak somewhat authoritatively on this]. Just go out and buy a bigger bra. Chances are, you'll be happier buying a bigger bra from a store and brand you're already comfortable with than having some weirdo at the maternity store try to talk you into a hideous maternity bra. ;)

bigskinnycath |

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I'm a 32G pre-pregnancy. By the time I was at 9 weeks I was having to SHOVE my boobs into the bra I had. I contacted my bra store (which specializes in larger cup sizes and more size variant bras) and got in for a fitting. Because I was only at 9 weeks she fitted me for a bra that not only gave me some room to grow in the cup but also in the band. I now have two size 36I maternity/nursing bras that are SUPER comfortable, were actually cheaper than my normal bras, and don't look half bad. I figured my boobs would get bigger but they swelled so much so soon that my normal bras were uncomfortable. I'm now almost 16 weeks pregnant and the maternity bras still have some room in both the cups and the bands so I am very pleased with my purchases. I paid $95 for the two bras when five months ago I spent $135 on two normal bras (that I'll probably never be able to wear again). I feel that if you are a bigger chested woman and your breasts swell sooner in your pregnancy that you should get fitted for a maternity bra that gives you enough room to grow more, but not so much room that it doesn't support your boobs until you fill out the bra a little more.

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I found some gorgeous maternity bras at http://www.amoralia.com/

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