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Will I have sore breasts for my ENTIRE pregnancy?

(18 Posts)
AmberRose17 Sun 10-May-15 21:17:14

I'm almost 11 weeks and am getting a bit fed up with my gigantic and sore breasts. I used to get really sore boobs before my period pre-pregnancy so haven't been that surprised by this. But am wondering if it will calm down in my second trimester or if I can expect this to last the whole time?

What are people's experiences?


MSMB Sun 10-May-15 21:25:56

Mine were so unbearably sore in the 1st trimester I remember crying when out with my husband one day it was so bad. It's eased off now... They just get bigger and bigger lol

MissTwister Sun 10-May-15 21:31:57

Mine aren't sore anymore at 29 weeks - haven't been for ages!

HettyB Sun 10-May-15 21:35:00

I'm 18 weeks and mine have been a lot less sore the past week or two. There's light at the end of the tunnel!

Zampa Sun 10-May-15 21:38:07

Mine were agony to stay with but it wore off. Not sure when but can remember being fine from around 20 weeks onwards, if not earlier.

Teeste Sun 10-May-15 21:57:49

Mine calmed down in the 2nd trimester but have started up again in the 3rd. Mainly in the nipple region, getting ready for all that milk I presume!

applecore0317 Sun 10-May-15 22:01:24

Mine stopped being sore at around 15 weeks and have only just started getting slightly tender at 37+4

ThursdayLast Sun 10-May-15 22:02:44

It will pass.
You have my sympathy thanks

ejclementine Sun 10-May-15 22:24:01

I'm sleeping in a bra which I find helps at night. Hope it eases off soon for you.

hannahwoodward28 Mon 11-May-15 06:07:25

Mine were agony for the first 12 weeks. I couldn't even turn over in bed without the pain waking me up. I'm 20+5 now and they're still tender but nothing like in the first few months. I found buying a few new bras that were really soft helped slightly

5YearsTime Mon 11-May-15 06:13:48

That passed in the second trimester for me but I had gone up two back sizes and one cup size and have pretty much stayed that size even when breastfeeding!

slightlyconfused85 Mon 11-May-15 07:03:10

Mine are still sore well into my 30yh week. Sorry. But not as bad as first tri

itsallgonetitsup91 Mon 11-May-15 07:15:53

Mine are no longer tender (18wks) but my nipples are very sensitive, if they get cold it feels as though I'm being nipple twisted which still hurts alot. I walk around clutching my breasts when I walk through freezer isles.

AmberRose17 Mon 11-May-15 08:08:26

Thanks everyone. I'll opt for the optimistic approach and hope it will subside soon. Hannah, I've had exactly the same experience being woken up when turning in bed. Horrible!

scatterbrainedlass Mon 11-May-15 09:35:17

Amber, as pp have said, it will pass, round about the 2nd tri they stopped being sore and are now just a bit tender if I knock or squash them, but tbh that's always been the case anyway! I second the sleep bra suggestion, made night time so much more comfortable. Also, invest in some padded bras. They really help protect you from bumps and general squashing!

MissTwister Mon 11-May-15 12:06:36

Oh yes itsallgonetitsup91 my nipples still hurt like hell if it gets cold. I stormed out of M&S in a mood after walking the cold section once!

itsallgonetitsup91 Mon 11-May-15 16:48:33

MissTwister There is a definite link between cold and painful nipples and being irate and irrational!

Frolicacid Mon 11-May-15 17:47:55

Still really, really sore at 25 weeks here! Sorry!

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