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What Types of Bra and Panties Are Best During Pregnancy

Kusum Manral August 2, 2018 3 min read

What Types of Bra and Panties Are Best During Pregnancy

We know making the transition into motherhood means you have enough on your mind besides thinking about bras. So, to make things easier, we’ve put together an easy guide on what to expect and how to stay comfortable throughout your pregnancy, and when your little one arrives.

Maternity Bra

One of the earliest and most amazing changes in pregnancy is your breasts start to become fuller and more tender. During this time, many women find a maternity bra essential for offering supreme comfort and support. While all women are, of course, different, on average you may go up two band sizes and four cup sizes. And, although at first this can sound a tad daunting, all you really need is a little preparation. Here are the key things to look for when choosing your maternity bra:

  • Non-rigid cups to accommodate changes in sizes.
  • Extra rows of hooks and eyes to allow for your ribcage expanding as your bump blossoms.
  • Non-wired bras – you can choose from the wide selection in our shop and you may find these the most comfortable option.
  • Soft lined, smooth seamed or moulded cups with a little give (none of the moulds we sell are rigid) so that there is no rub on the nipples.
  • Breathable fabrics as your skin tends to be warmer during pregnancy.

Nursing Bra

After your baby is born and if you want to breastfeed, you’ll need to invest in a good nursing bra. A nursing bra is very similar to a maternity bra, but with the exception of drop clips and special straps so that it stays in place when feeding. An expert tip: It’s best to buy your nursing bra as late as possible into your pregnancy when your breast growth has slowed down. At this stage you may already be wearing a nursing bra for comfort throughout your pregnancy (and we don’t blame you), but be aware that you will need to reassess your size in the days and weeks after your baby is born as your milk flow and breast size will continue to fluctuate. A good nursing bra should include the following:

  • Non-rigid cups to accommodate changes in sizes.
  • Extra rows of hooks and eyes to allow for your ribcage contracting back to its normal size.
  • Soft lined, smooth seamed or moulded cups with a little give (none of the moulds we sell are rigid) so that there is no rub on the nipples.
  • Nursing clips to allow for easy access for feeding.
  • You may want to consider padding or pockets to put nursing pads in, in case of leakage during breastfeeding.

It’s not always necessary to wear a maternity bra at the start of your pregnancy, but as your body changes you might feel that a softer more comfortable style and fit is better suited to you.

 

Maternity Panty

With the fabric crafted from cotton and spandex, the maternity panties nicely fit under your belly bump without adding pressure. If you are carrying low, the maternity panties can offer the best option for you in the way of comfort. An inner crotch lining made from 100% cotton, using light colored fabric to help with easy detection of spotting.

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