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Maternity bras? 14weeks?

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icclemunchy Tue 12-Aug-14 11:09:21

Hi ladies I'm coming up for14 weeks with my 2nd and wondering about maternity bras or even fitting for bras. Never had this problem last time as I only went up a cup size until the very end on my pregnancy (and I'm usually an a cup so not a huge diff)

This time however I'm like Pamela Anderson!! I can't even do any of my bras up let alone squeeze into them lol so so I go for maternity bras now or just get some bigger ones, and do I need to do anything diff re: fitting?

TestingTestingWonTooFree Tue 12-Aug-14 12:24:35

You need well fitting bras. I went up another 2 cup sizes after 14 weeks so I wouldn't go mad buying loads as you might change again.

Annbag Tue 12-Aug-14 12:55:57

You can still wear wired for a while as long as they fit correctly. I've had to spend a fortune this pregnancy - new bras every month or so throughout and still going! My tip would be get 2nor as few as you can manage with, wash one wear one, in case you change again.

Gen35 Tue 12-Aug-14 13:03:20

Yeah I wouldn't go for maternity bras yet, I found I had to change sizes at least 3 x and then they get enormous post delivery before settling down again so my eventual bra size didn't stabilise until dc1 was about 6-7 wks old I think...

icclemunchy Tue 12-Aug-14 13:08:30

Thanks girls. Last time I literally hardly grew until she was here (my god did my milk come in!) but since most seem to find they keep growing I'll just get one for now I think

Although surely they can't get too big. I reckon I'm a D cup now and I'm only 4ft 10. I'm going to fall over grin

kitkatkaty87 Tue 12-Aug-14 13:29:55

I've just been wearing sports bras as they have stretch and give but support at the same time. And I'm too tight to buy loads of proper bras! It's working alright for me in them smile

RebeccaCloud9 Tue 12-Aug-14 17:01:45

Ooh go to Asda and get some of their £6 padded crop top style bras. Come in small - extra large and are a revelation! Totally supportive, comfy, give good shape and no bits that dig in.

mssleepyhead Tue 12-Aug-14 17:31:17

Since 14 weeks I've been in Sainsburys' £5 crop tops, going up fr

mssleepyhead Tue 12-Aug-14 17:31:58

Since 14 weeks I've been in Sainsburys' £5 crop tops, going up from small - large now. Really comfy and highly recommended!

Gen35 Tue 12-Aug-14 17:55:20

I agree with the crop top bras advice too - I didn't see the point of spending much on bras that I'll only need for a few months.

Bellyrub1980 Tue 12-Aug-14 20:42:26

Is there a point at which you should stop wearing underwires!? I had no idea!!

ToniWol Wed 13-Aug-14 13:31:59

I bought a two pack of cross-your-heart Matalan own bras early on (in a cup size up), and then a two pack of Debenham's maternity bras at about 20 weeks. The maternity bra's are now pinching but as it seems to be mainly back increase I've just bought some extenders. Will have to see what the next 12 weeks brings...

Annbag Wed 13-Aug-14 18:15:15

I've only just stopped wearing underwires at 32 weeks - mainly because my bump is very high now and boobs and bump rub together! I feel very weird / underdressed in a soft bra, but no choice really. But as long as the bra fits and you feel comfortable I think you can carry on wearing them

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