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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 |

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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 |

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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 |

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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 was a 34DD before, but quickly grew like some of you others. I found a 38F at Lane Bryant that fits ok around, but my 34DD still fit around too, what the heck? I would love to be able to just order a bra online, but each bra company makes the sizes different, and I don't know where to find the right sizes. Any ideas on places you can walk into and try them on?

emnian |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I just ordered several from justmysize.com. I had to order DDD...and they have way larger sizes than that. I wish I knew about the underwire thing before I placed the order...to me it's a no brainer, of course i wanted underwire. My mom wears larger sized bras and she swears by justmysize.com for comfort - AND they have several on sale now for $14.99!!

CreativeType |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

you can try them on at Buy Buy Baby, but I have to say the brand I purchased from there is very...industrial. They serve the purpose but they stick out under my clothes (if i wear something sleeveless or with a cute neckline). Here is how to measure yourself: http://www.jms.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce/ExecMacro/info.d2w/report?info=brasizing

CreativeType |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

Try BareNecessities.com - they have large sizes and many different styles of bras. I just did a search there for 34F and 36F. Not inexpensive, but they have t-shirt bras as well as lacey lingere. They offer free shipping on orders of $100 or more and $5 on all other orders. Also, if you want to exchange something, while you have to pay the cost of return shippment, they will not charge shipping for the replacement item. I think I'm going to try buying the same bra in 2 different sizes (no shipping cost), figuring out which one fits best, pay to ship the other back and get a second of the size that fits for no shipping cost.

awintroub |

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http://www.evymama.ca/nursingbrastoronto.html in Toronto has a nursing bras up to size M! They are really helpful and have a big selection of pretty and comfy bras.

lanaray0 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

It's crazy! I've gone from a 34A to falling out of my 34C. We're not telling anyone until I'm out of the 1st trimester so I hope no one notices. But when you start out 5'4" and 108 lbs it's pretty noticable when your boobs get so much bigger!

Theresa_Penney |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I don't have an answer, but I do have another question. As a pre-pregnancy 34DD, I have strong opinions about bras and what I need for support. At 16 weeks, I am up to 34DDD/E, and I assume things will get bigger. Pre-pregs I swore by Wacol, but now pregnant I went and bought a couple maternity and nursing bras at Destination Maternity. I've had them for a week, and I absolutely hate them. I can't handle how little support they have (the girls are HEAVY these days), and I didn't realize until reading the comments here why they don't have underwire. So, my question is, does anyone have any recommendations for specific brands that provide good support? If I find any, I will let everyone know...

mctrudy |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

before my pregnancy i was a 32ddd/e, i'm 9 weeks and already having to squeeze into my bras. anyone know where smaller framed people can find BIG bras?

kknapp25 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

Nordstrom has cerified fitters in the lignerie department, plus they have very large sizes

adkins182 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

The salespeople at Intimacy are hands down the best bra fitters around! Their bras are expensive (esp. for something you'll only wear for a month or two), but it may be worth it to go in and get fitted, then buy a bra at one of the sites suggested above. I was a 34DDD/E pre-pregnancy and I'm a 40G now (@ 24 weeks), and I've bought two rounds of the Wacoal Awareness bra. I'll definitely be checking out bravissimo.com and biggerbras.com soon!

AprilSunset |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

i think thats kind of early to buy a maternity bra! I didn't stop growing until around 25 weeks! I only grew one cup. went from 38c to 40d. I just bought bigger regular bras with underwire. I barley bought my first maternity bra a couple days ago and im 36 weeks pregnant.

Junesong_109 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I've been in a Dillard's where the associate just looked at me, pulled some bras off the racks and sent me to the dressing room. Every one that she gave me to try on fit perfectly!

rebeccatcrumpton |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I wish I had all your guys' problems. I was 34A before I was pregnant and I am 25 weeks now and guess what? I'm still a 34A, maybe 36A. Those sizes don't exist in maternity/nursing bras. That was one thing I was really looking forward to was having bigger boobs for once in my life, lol. Well I still have 15 more weeks so perhaps there is still hope...

susie985 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I was a 32B and am now a 36C at 16 weeks. I just bought that size in a regular bra with room to grow, just like they said not too. Oh well, it was only $5.99 at Marshalls. I have only heard of professional fitters at Victoria's Secret. Do they sell nursing and maternity bras?

Noelle1219 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I am just like susie985!! A 34A and not growing at 25 weeks. I am hoping I will be able to breastfeed but they are just not growing. I need to find a nursing bra because I am getting bigger around the band area but the breasts themselves are not growing. I am planning on getting measured this weekend but am not looking forward to what comes up.

gneealex |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

If you live in New England or don't mind buying online Lady Grace has a good selection and if you go in person they measure you. You can find them at ladygrace.com. I bought the bra I needed for my wedding dress there - and the staff were super helpful both then and now that I'm expecting.

liza2767 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

If you're in Northern Illinois, Tina's Closet in Lisle does professional fittings, and they have a wide variety of styles/sizes. I'm a 34F, and they had 3 or 4 bra styles in my size. The only thing is that there is a fee if you get fitted for a bra but decide not to purchase anything.

dmurrie |

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My bras became too small for me almost as soon as I got pregnant. I was a 34C, now at 9 weeks I've bought a few sports bras which I love. Lots of support and very comfy too!

laura_and_josef |

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Gneealex: breast size doesn't necessarily relate to the ability to breastfeed. My mother had tiny little breasts (she is now a flat flat ironing board!) and she nursed both me and my sister for at least a year each. I have been a pretty solid 34B for years... and now that I'm pregant, I can definitely see some filing out - but only in one boob! Is this normal? I think lefty is WAY bigger than the other. argh.

mzclaire |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

In response to radebczak | September 01 , 2008 10:15 AM I also am a 36A and have always had a little bit of room in some of my bras. I'm at 13 weeks right now and some of my bras I think fit better now. I'm planning to wait and see how it goes before I go out at buy larger sizes. I think if they are still small enough, support isn't a huge issue. And a cotton bra without a wire will probably last a little longer as far as comfort goes. I really liked the advice in this discussion about buying nursing bras during pregnancy so that you can use them afterward. This was helpful.

Goodrichbaby |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

the Motherhood maternity store in Tyrone Mall in St. Petersburg has great nursing bras for $13!

shaza88888 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I was a 34E and am now a 34H! OMG! Got an amazing nursing bra from herroom.com called Sophie - LOVE IT. Pretty and comfy. Keeps the girls up and no wire. Not sur how it's done but it works. For store shopping I love Town Shop and Nordstrom if I'm not in NYC.

kaylin1974 |

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If worst comes to worst, sports bras are great. No wire, and if you get them the right size and design they offer good support without squishing you.

crymsonspyki |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

With my 1st pregnancy I was a 40dd then shrank back down to a 38d now im back up to a 40dd with 3 months to go...my sister on the other hand ballooned to a 36/38g...we both wore underwire bras and while I had 1 clogged duct the whole year of breastfeeding my 1st(he weined himself at a yr) my sister still breastfeeds (her daughter is almost 2 and its more a security thing) and has had no problems...I think it just depends on you destination maternity (if you have one) will fit you and theyre really nice or you can order bigger ones on their website :)

kbpmkp |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

Ugh...Im so frustrated. Im 20 wks and went bra shopping today. I was a 36DD before this pregnancy and am spilling out....I went to motherhood maternity wear thinking they'd have bigger sizes but with no luck :( I need a 36E at least and while they had a few E's in store they were all 40-44E. I want to be able to try my bra on! So frustrating! lol I'll try a few of the websites I've seen on here...wish me luck! :)

Radchick |

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I hate bra shopping as it is let alone for nursing bras. I started as a 36H (5 d's) and at 16 weeks I can still wear them but they imprint in to my breast tissue and make me itchy. I definitely cannot walk in to a store like Motherhood and find something that works. I have been scouring the internet looking for options and have found only a few places (like www.barenecessities.com) that have minimal options. Not sure why companies assume that just because the cup gets bigger that so does your rib cage???? I almost want to make my own but that sounds like a pain. Sports bras aren't comfortable because they are all razor back that ride high on my shoulders all the way up to my neck almost and because of the weight of my breasts on my muscles I start to hurt within an hour.

michellepena8 |

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If you have a Bosom Buddies in your area (I'm not sure where all they are located) you can go there for a custom fit/measurement and they have bras bigger than I could imagine. I am up to an F/FF and they have plenty bigger ones from there. As far as them going down after breastfeeding, they will but you will probably NOT go to your pre-pregnancy size. This is my third pregnancy and I went from 34C to 34D (after finishing breastfeeding), 34D to 34DD, and I am now up to a 34F maybe FF, I have to get measured today. You will stay bigger and get gradually bigger with every pregnancy. I know that sucks. I can't find pretty bras in my size and price range and haven't been able to since the second pregnancy. It's ok though. My fiance loves them. I had to warn him (and you alike) that after breastfeeding, they do lose some shape, but mine didn't lose too much. They are still very attractive, in my opinion. :)

TrinityMachael |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I started at a 34D and just recently went into Motherhood Maternity and the sales associate helped me find a 38E that fit perfect! I am 16wks so I just bought one but it is really comfy, soft, and does not have an underwire! Good luck ladies, I am sure I will be checking out the websites too, I am scared to see how big they will grow!!

email_rachelp@yahoo.com |

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Okay, so I went shopping at a store in my area(Jackson, MS - Sal Liz) and the fitter was measuring me. When it came to cup size she was looking at the girls. Trying to be helpful, I said "I'm at least a DD." The lady, with a sympathetic look like she was gonna tell me my dog died, patted my hand and said "Oh honey....you are way bigger than that." After I purchased my bras (40G...did not know they make them that big!) I got in my car and just took a minute to laugh until my sides hurt!

lolinshag |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

If you decide to breastfeed your breasts will stay the same size until about 4months or so then unfortunately yes they will shrink :(...also victoria secret does not have maternity bras

missdaisie04 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

Some places that have bigger bras are: www.biggerbras.com www.barenecessities.com I was looking around for a sports bra before I got pregnant (you know, going to the gym and all, but then I found out I was pregnant). I am a size 38 H (before I got pregnant) so I was sure that finding nursing bras would be a pain. But these two sites should help. Keep in mind some of them are in UK sizing, but they generally have the size adjustments charts underneath. I am 13 weeks now, and thinking I need to go be fitted for a new bra and then order it online...

autumnshades |

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I'm 13 weeks and Ive gone from a 36C to a 38DD.

XxHardXxCandyXx |

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I'm surprised that no one has mentioned checking out eBay. That's where I bought mine! Every size and every style at decent prices. I hate bra shopping too, so good luck!

cammie686 |

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for the woman that said try barenecessities, I would NEVER use them again, because I'm a size 44DD or 44F, and I bought a bra from them, the bra didnt even last me 3 weeks before it broke (the wire came out from in the fabric) and I returned it and I thought I would get my money back and I wasted around $80 for nothing, NO BRA nor NO MONEY! This company is nothing but a scam.

mama2be2012 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I used to be a 34c/36b pre-pregnancy; at 24 weeks i finally went and got new bras (i avoided it for so long that i just went braless for awhile there); after trying on every bra in jcpenney, i ended up with a 40c. Sounds ridiculous but i am in heaven- it fits great, thd band is not constricting at all, & i am actually comfortable! My advice is dont listen to what the 'sizing expert' tells you is your size, or how they should fit- you know your body & what feels comfortable or too tight. She kept telling me that the 38c was the right fit, but i felt constricted! Im the one that has to wear it every day. So glad i did my own thing! Be sure to find the right band-width first (the # portion of a bra size), & then from there you can try on different cup sizes for that band-width.

Jmjoy01 |

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Ladies, if you are looking for larger or harder to find sizes, try Casique by LaneBryant. While I'm not a plus size girl, they are the only store that carries bras for my large breasts. I am normally a 36 DDD which most stores don't even carry. Add the pregnancy size increase and it is difficult to find bras. Luckily I have LaneBryant which also carries nursing bras. Check them out and you will be pleased.

zola_natalie |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I am a 42DD prior to pregnancy and haven't seen much actual volume growth yet at 9 weeks. I did have a girlfriend who is even more endowed than I who recommended Fredericks of Hollywood for the E+ sizes. I haven't tried it yet, but thought I'd pass along the info in case it works for anyone else.

BTMommy2B |

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I went to Nordstroms to be sized and she said I was a 32D (I was wearing 34B pre-pregnancy). I actually found the bras were really comfortable, but I wasn't going to spend $70 on a bra I might only wear for a short time. I was told to avoid Victoria Secret if you are an "odd" size because they give people the wrong information quite often. I'm really stuck right now because at 32, I can't find anything in the regular stores. I'm wearing 34C right now because I can find those, but they aren't the most comfortable. Any suggestions?

Fraigle2012 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

After searching many stores, including the maternity ones, I found Nordstrom's to be the best. They did a fitting for me and had all sizes imaginable. I wound up getting a 32G and felt good know that they have larger cups available should the girls continue to grow. I don't like going online, because you can't try on. The store clerk was incredibly helpful and gave me tips for how to determine the best support. I spent a little bit more than I had planned. My boobs and back are less sore, so it was definitely worth it.

babyE27 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I will be perfectly honest here and tell you that I have no intention of breast feeding, so underwire or not was not a hard decision for me. The best bras I have found have been at Lane Bryant by Cacique. LOVE them. Total support all around, no bunching or stretching or anything that makes it uncomfortable. Plus they have all the bigger sizes, and if they don't in the store, they can order them in for you. Love it

wolfden8384 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I have worked in a Lingerie shop for nearly 14 years (i'm just about 32 now) and let me tell you ladies...buy the correct size bra! Being comfortable in a D bra and spilling out over your cups is not only bad for your breasts but it also looks bad under clothes and in general. Take the time and shop around for a good bra, that fits properly. It should be comfortable, but keep in mind, if you are used to wearing the wrong size, a new bra may feel uncomfortable at first! But do yourself a favor and wear the correct size! Support means everything and is extremely important for many reasons!

heather2633 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I was a 34C, I am about to hit 10 weeks and mine have filled out for sure and feel much harder than usual. I can also see veins that i never did before it is crazy. I am currently exploding out of my bra(s), really have 2 that fit comfortably but I am nervous to go shopping so early since I am not even thru the first trimester!! Goodness...i am nervous for trimester 3 with these ladies!

mrainey14 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I am going through this right now. I am 6 weeks and know I have already gone up a cup size - my cups are running over. Pre-pregnancy I was a 40G. I Googled plus size maternity bras and was directed to numerous sites that went up to a 44DD. That, in my opinion, is NOT plus size. I have a hard enough time getting regular bras (I usually order through Cacique) but am not looking forward to having to replace or re-order every few months. My husband even said they are definitely bigger and on a side note, they are very tender. I planned to go shopping this weekend, but it looks like I will be doing it from a computer instead. If you are big-busted, I wouldn't even bother trying to go to a store to shop in person.

hla775 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

Before I got pregnant I was a 46hhh. Now that I'm almost 21-22 weeks along I can barely fit into my bras anymore. I need maternity bras that will fit me right along with being comfortable wearing them. Plz any help or opinions

animals4love |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

There are so many options on the market that are comfortable and conform to your changing body. You don't have to sacrifice style either! There are some great options that are sexy, but appropriate during pregnancy. Take a look here for a bit of information about what you should be looking for and some super, super cute styles :) http://blog.brayola.com/part-ii-lets-talk-about-maternity-bras-baby/

evonne814 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

If you`ll have problems in finding a bra you should take a look at Mother's Boutique nursing bra collection.I found some great stuff.

ioana06 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I'm a 36DD and at 9 weeks am feeling the terrible pain in my breasts already (not looking forward to 30+ more weeks of this). Are there really wireless bras for big boobies? I"m going to have to start sleeping in a bra but don't want to be uncomfortable. I have a feeling I'm going in Es next. Any ideas ladies?

jilliantoole |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I think you should also look for one of those nice perfumes which are very persistent and smell nice.The materials for a good bra I think are those which are not irritating the skin

RaduO1 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

Jilliantoole hopefully this can be a comfort to you, but within a month or 2 of being pregnany my breats went from 32C to 34DD..and hurt so bad I couldn't even give someone a light hug without wincing in pain! By about 3 1\2 months the pain went from excruciating to just a little bit tender and they have just ever so slightly grown since...but not enough to change bra sizes again. This is my first so I dont know if they will continue to grow again, however the pain gets sooo much better once out get outta the first tri. As for comfy bras, I'm in desperate need of finding some comfy every day ones!!! I'm searching right now...

NikinDanK |

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www.geniebra.com is the way to go! Prepregnancy I was a 34D. I'm almost 11 weeks, and I'm not that much bigger, I can still fit into my normal bras on the last set of clasps, but my boobs have gotten heavier and fuller, and my regular bras aren't cutting it when it comes to comfort. I found the Genie Bra at Target tonight, and when I tried it on, it was so comfortable I didn't want to take it off. Think sports bra MINUS the uni-boob. There's really no "fitting" required because it claims to form to any shape. It lifts and separates, it's got extra padding in front for no-show through, and it really does make your boobs look like they do in a regular bra for the most part, and I'm pretty picky- always wearing bras with underwire. PLUS it is very stretchy so I am hoping it will take me through my 2nd tri even when I grow. And you can wash and dry them. I am already thinking of ordering more through the website.

jlroman |

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I've ended up just getting Motherhood Maternity nursing bras, despite all the other options; that way I can try on the bra before buying, and I'll have nursing bras when I deliver. I first got new bras in a new size at 22 weeks. I've definitely sized out of the band, but have bra extenders that have covered my growth since then. I've had to sometimes undo a hook - or three! - during the day: what felt loose at 7 am was excruciatingly tight by 7 pm.

eaevansmd |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I was a 32D before pregnancy and that was the first sign. All of a sudden I was a 34DD. Now I'm into 36DD and the bands still feel tight. My best advice is to get a cup size that fits and then use the bra extenders you can get at most maternity stores (or amazon) to help make them stretch a little more. Unfortunately, you will get even BIGGER when you breastfeed as the milk comes in. Try to only buy as you need. The breastfeeding bras I bought (thinking I'd use them throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding) I've already outgrown and I'm only 19 weeks!

cammylynn3 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

Ladies, I have to say I feel a bit better that I am not the only one having to buy bras. I was 36DD before pregnancy, and by my seventh week, I had to get some bras because mine were too tight. The store clerk measured my breasts and said that I am now 40DD or 38DDD. She said that they are going to continue to grow for a while, to buy the bras that can stretch. She also said that the bras could not be the minimizing ones because those can actually be painful for your boobs. I went to L'eggs Haynes Bali Playtex outlet store. They have the better deals. I got bras that were 15.99 if you buy three or more. I recommend that you get the coupon book for five bucks at the food court and you are good to go. I guess I will be buying other bras again because they are getting bigger :-(

Miguelina12 |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

I am nine weeks and my bra size is 36F. They are already too big for my brand new pre-pregnancy bra and I am terrified at the thought of how big they will get!!! Figleaves.com does have a good selection in a variety of sizes....even for us big chested girls!

gallentineash |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

At week 8 I already had to buy a bigger bra. I opted for maternity, rather than nursing, because I was afraid that by the time I needed the nursing bra it might be too small. I'm only at week 9 now. When will my breasts settle into their new size so that I know it is safe to invest in nursing bras?

dteasdal |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

@ Fraigle2012 for a non-maternity bra with great fit in a 32 D/DD, try Soma Intimates. I always have a hard time because although I am not very wide, the girls are full. Prices are a little spendy (much like Victoria's Secret) but totally worth it.

stephanie.kreuser |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

With my ds, I went from a 34B to a 36D, but then they went back down after he was weaned (also, he would only nurse on one side - I basically had a honeydew and an orange - but now they're pretty much the same size). I bought nursing bras (two padded/support style, one sports bra style for the night) and nursing tanks at Ross and Target.

annabeanybee |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

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gantengsekali |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

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gantengsekali |

Q&A: Buying maternity bras?

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gantengsekali |