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When are you binning your underwired bras?

(35 Posts)
LittleMilla Fri 25-Jan-13 18:31:52

I'm 14+5 with rapidly swelling boozies. Would love to know what you're all doing...

I started too soon with ds1 and spent a small fortune as they kept on growing. They all went in the bin tho as they were chewing gum afterwards.

LittleMilla Mon 28-Jan-13 19:40:51

Purrpurr, it probably has NO link to heartburn but as I mentioned, I suffered big time with ds. He was also a bugger re getting up under my ribs and it turns out he was breech all along!

So I had ELCS at 10 days overdue! It probably helps explain my fiercely uncomfortable pg and why I needed comfy bras. Saying that, I'm only 5ft 1 and so there's never going to be much room for a baby in me!

trustissues75 Mon 28-Jan-13 11:30:56

Purrpurr - I can't say whether it's heartburn or not, but if the discomfort goes away when you wear non-underwired I don't think it's anything to worry about. I suppose everyone is different and some women just don't have problems with underwires when pregnant...I didn't with my last pregnancy but maybe I will with this one - so far so good - but things change sometimes.

LittleMilla Sun 27-Jan-13 20:14:19

I've caved and bought a couple of non wired ones for sheer comfort and then an exy one with wires!

I too suffered from heartburn with ds and so fully expecting it again hence going for an underwired option.

36D up from a 34B and I'm 15 weeks. Hoping that this is the one and only growth spurt!!

learnermummy Sun 27-Jan-13 18:45:23

I love my Anita underwired maternity/nursing bras from figleaves. Pricey but really worth it. Wait for a 20% off deal, they have them every so often.

purrpurr Sun 27-Jan-13 17:42:51

I can't wear underwired bras because they make my heartburn excruciating.

... This is normal, right?

I'm surprised so many women can continue to wear underwired bras with no problems, now questioning whether what I'm suffering from is heartburn. Hmm.

trustissues75 Sun 27-Jan-13 17:39:01

Never...unless they become uncomfortable (they didn't last time around)

SaggyOldPregnantCatpuss Sat 26-Jan-13 22:59:35

When hell freezes over!

ratbagcatbag Sat 26-Jan-13 19:40:28

Thanks dedevil. That's a really nice offer, darn it, I'm glad they aren't growing anymore though smile

DeDevilTail Sat 26-Jan-13 19:32:34

Ah, was going to offer you my (hardly worn) Hotmilk ones if you were my size but alas I was 'only' a FF cup when BF grin

ratbagcatbag Sat 26-Jan-13 19:20:41

34hh unless I suddenly expand a lot. smile

DeDevilTail Sat 26-Jan-13 16:27:03

What size do you need, ratbag?

I bought most of my maternity bras from Their service is very good.

However, I didn't find HotMilk to be that great and hated the shape they gave me.

ratbagcatbag Sat 26-Jan-13 16:04:06

Rum, help smile I can't find hot milk stuff that fits me sad or their direct uk site, am I being dense.?

Even fig leaves doesn't do my size. Argh!!!

Jollyb Sat 26-Jan-13 11:39:46

I wore underwired bras throughout - a mixture of normal ones and 'special' maternity ones.

When breast feeding I wore the Anita underwired bras mentioned above during the day and the bravado seamless tanks at night.

Twattybollocks Sat 26-Jan-13 11:30:31

38 weeks and still wearing my normal underwired ones. Thankfully I have lost a bit of weight whilst pregnant so they still fit as the loss in flab has been offset by the gain in boob/rib expansion

rumtumtugger Sat 26-Jan-13 10:33:17

Buy hotmilk nursing bras - they're the bomb! Lovely and supportive, and have lots of rows of hooks to accommodate your growing ribcage. And they look pretty too!

HazleNutt Sat 26-Jan-13 09:45:25

rat I haven't tried myself, but a lot of people have praised this one:

ratbagcatbag Sat 26-Jan-13 09:30:35

Thankfully my boobs haven't grown yet, I'm 31 weeks tomorrow but still a 34 HH. So still in my comfy under wired bras.

Can someone tell me where I can get underwired nursing bras from please??

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 25-Jan-13 21:47:52

I wore mine all the way and BF.

SingingBear Fri 25-Jan-13 21:46:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TwitchyTail Fri 25-Jan-13 21:43:54

I'm still wearing mine at 32 weeks and planning to continue until term! They fit well and are really comfortable though. I've bought non-underwired nursing bras though.

forgetmenots Fri 25-Jan-13 21:34:02

Thanks for this thread, been considering this too!

RubyrooUK Fri 25-Jan-13 20:44:29

I did with DS1 too but this time even though my boobs are massive, they haven't felt as "hormonal". So I've just bought bigger normal bras instead. I'm 33 weeks.

orangetickle Fri 25-Jan-13 20:41:29

I did with #1 but haven't bothered with #2. I felt so flipping unattractive in an underwired bra with thick straps (which all seemed to come up really high inbetween my boobs for some reason, so I couldn't wear most of my tops (this was the summer!)) first time around, I vowed not to bother this time...

LittleMilla Fri 25-Jan-13 20:40:55

Thanks for clarifying HazelNutt.

My boobs aren't on the huge side normally and I simply enjoy having a decent pair whilst pg & bfing so delighted I can keep on with under wires and just invest in some pretty bras to show them off!

DH will be pleased, we just need them to stop throbbing now so he can actually touch them, ha! grin

HazleNutt Fri 25-Jan-13 20:09:33

that's what NHS says:

It is sometimes suggested that pregnant women shouldn’t wear underwired bras as the wiring can sometimes cause blockages in the milk ducts. However, there is no evidence to support this. As long as the bra fits you well and the wires of the bra aren’t digging in, there is no reason to stop wearing an underwired bra.

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