Pregnancy articles & tips
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i got my bars from BW and those singlet bf feeding tops too, great when in hop and running around the house, i got 2 tops and 3 bars as when my milk started i was leaking a lot but after a few weeks it carmed down,
i got a larger one too as when i got a bigger belly they needed to be bigger, and my boobs got bigger to, im normaly a 12 b but i ended up useing a 16 dd after bf im back to a 14 c i hope this helps bye
I also tend to wear sports(wireless) bras for the first part of pregnancy. They are comfy and supportive. Also I don't want to wear out my maternity bras before I've even used them for feeding.
Michelle- 3 boys-17,13 & 9 -2 girls-3 & 1
I had a hard time finding bras to fit too, being a 12G! Triumph have some nice ones, but be prepared to spend a fair bit. As for wearing them while pregnant.....I was wearing an underwire right up until half way through my labour!! As long as the the underwire isnt cutting into you, you're ok. The new bendon range is nice, but they only tend to do up to a 16F, and then only in some of them.
If your on the smaller side (under a 14d) all the chain stores seem to have a great range at great prices. But if like me your are bigger than that to start with then I highly recommend the Bendon or Lovable range. I managed to get both in a 16F for under $50. I even found a pretty one!!
The factory shops quite often carry them now too. It's definitly worth checking them out to get last seasons colours for way less.
[Edited on 23/02/2008]
My big tip is to avoid the lacy ones (I don't even know why they make lacy maternity bras!?!?) Your boobs will be SO sore at times, the softer the fabric the better.
I spent a small fortune on the lacy one "just for going out!" and ended up tossing it out! I was in agony! With all my pregnancy's i was half way through my first trimester when fitted for the first time then totted off to target till I couldn't get my size. Next pregnancy I'll have to stick with Bra's n things Target dosn't make a 12e
I am about 33 weeks pregnant and I have been very good this time round and not worn underwire at all, but it has been a bit of a challenge - it's amazing how much you rely on those strapless or unusual bras for that shirt which just needs something different.
At Christmas I had pretty much worn out the few softish bras I had and asked my hubbie to try the factory outlets near where he works, consequently I ended up with a really fabulous Calvin Klein bra which is all one piece, meaning no harsh elastic under the boobs, but looks like a normal bra - not a sports bra. unfortunately it was the last one and I haven't seen them anywhere else. I am about to go and purchase my nursing bras anyway - so I guess they will do from here on in.
Good luck with it all - stay comfy and remember - if this is your first bub, your boobs are going to sag after becoming, "working boobs" anyway, don't stress out too much, relax and give them a bit of air now and then! It really won't make that much difference to the final outcome of it all - but the release of not wearing a bra even for an hour or two can be such a stress relief, (especially if you are suffering from heartburn and can't stand the pressure on your chest.)
Good luck with everything!
Due 9 April 2008 with Baby Girl