The right size can make a huge difference in how you feel. So, instead of struggling with old bras (that don’t work for you), switch to a professionally measured bra as soon as you get pregnant.
If you have noticed an increase in your measurements, you should make this change during the first trimester of your pregnancy. All the shops on the street that offer free measurements can be your go-to to find your ideal size.
Always wear bras with wide straps to support your increased bust weight and to distribute the weight across your shoulders. Look for adjustable straps to help you lift your new breasts. It would be ideal if you could find maternity bras that also function as nursing bras, with an opening clip allowing you to easily breastfeed in the future.
Find the right match
The following tips may be helpful when choosing the right maternity bra:
- Start by measuring around your body, just under the arm.
- Round to the next even number, if the measure is odd.
Cup size – measure the fullest part of your bust, making sure that the band is level with your back and level with all surrounding lines. If the cup covers your breasts without spilling and the straps are flat without smudging in the back, you’ve found your perfect bra!
Don’t skip trying them; That’s the only way to know if you’ve found the right bra.
Therefore, we can safely conclude that buying a maternity bra is not so difficult as it may seem at first. Choose a fit store so trained staff can guide you on how to get the perfect fit.
Cotton, Spandex and Nylon
The fabric you choose will be directly proportional to the level of comfort you expect from your maternity bra. The weather and your body temperature are important considerations when choosing fabric for your maternity bra. You should choose breathable fabrics because you may sweat more under or between your breasts during pregnancy. Therefore, choose natural fabrics like cotton and silk for your everyday underwear. You can always have nylon and spandex spares on hand for those days when you just want a change!
Wired or no cord
The concern with wearing an underwire bra during pregnancy is that the cord can impede blood flow and interfere with milk production and ducts, starting before you deliver your baby. With a serious situation, it is best to avoid wearing an underwire bra when your breast size is growing, as it can affect the function of the gland.
Wear different bras during the day and at night
During the day – You should wear a bra that has the right amount of lift without damaging or penetrating the skin, for example a padded bra with shoulder straps can help. Cotton and nylon bras are also more comfortable during the daytime during pregnancy.
During the night – You can try a sleep bra if you need some extra support at night. A maternity bra is a softer, lighter type of bra. Cotton is a fine fabric that is still light and breathable.
What is the difference between a regular bra and a maternity bra?
Maternity bras won’t come in as many colors, styles, or uses as regular bras. It is designed as an improved version of a regular bra that is managed to support growing breasts. The maternity bra, featuring a soft cotton lining with multiple layers of fabric, wider straps and a strap with extra hooks aims to provide maximum comfort and prolong pregnancy. However, regular bras come in a variety of colors, designs, styles, and fabrics that are ideal for pairing with a variety of outfits.