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Maternity bra help?

(12 Posts)
kayleighb21 Thu 06-Oct-16 11:29:18

I'm 26 weeks and although I have never had big boobs (34B/C) since being pregnant bras are so tight around my back! My cup size hasn't really changed but I'm having to wear bra extenders which is annoying and as most of my bras are padded I think it's time for some more.
I've had a look online and can't find anywhere. Where do you recommended to go without spending a fortune? Thanks.

user1468957349 Fri 07-Oct-16 21:06:46

I had exactly the same. Went to mothercare as they offer a measuring service. Ended up with 2 bras for £30 but they also have quite a bit in the sale at the moment too x

KatharinaRosalie Fri 07-Oct-16 21:51:49

You don't really need maternity bras - just bras that fit. Measure yourself and get something from ebay. it's quite normal that your rib cage expands, I went up 2 back sizes.

katienana Fri 07-Oct-16 21:56:52

Try the boob or bust group on Facebook, they have a calculator so you can use that to measure yourself.

camena Fri 07-Oct-16 22:03:14

You don't need to go underwire free unless you're breastfeeding. I went to bravissimo because I end up with a really weird size when I'm pregnant that seems to baffle bra manufacturers so I have to try them on (small back, massive cup size, most of them seem to want the straps to sit about 5mm from the edge of my shoulders), but if you're confident measuring yourself you could buy some online.

DirtyDancing Fri 07-Oct-16 22:09:03

I basically lived in these bras when I was pregnant with DS1. Sooo comfortable, I slept in them too. Good support with a vest and you can use them after if you breastfeed. You can buy from ASOS as well, I'm pregnant with by second and about to buy another 3.

MrsNuckyThompson Fri 07-Oct-16 22:13:54

Agree. Just get bras to fit. I found maternity bras which have no wiring sooo unsupportive and they dug in. Total racket of a way to screw money out of pregnant women. This time I'm wearing 'normal' bras and just going up a back size if needed.

KatharinaRosalie Sat 08-Oct-16 10:56:15

You don't even need to be underwireless when breastfeeding, as long as the bra fits.

camena Sat 08-Oct-16 13:21:35

Katherina my boobs when breastfeeding go up and down by several cup sizes a day sometimes! Bras that fit are pretty hard to find grin

magicalfarawaysleep Sat 08-Oct-16 13:29:17

Ive used these during two pregnancies and didn't want to stop wearing them after I finished breastfeeding, they were so comfy! They're stretchy and they have a pad you can put in if you want.

Cinnamonamy Sat 08-Oct-16 16:09:04

I had the same problem, my boobs did go a little bit bigger but my back size went up by several inches from about 34 to 40+. I got some nursing bras from primark, 2 for £10 quite pretty, super comfy and the back size was perfect at 36. Also handy for when the baby comes if youre wanting to breastfeed.

notinagreatplace Sat 08-Oct-16 17:22:21

I'm 38 weeks and haven't bothered with maternity bras - just normal bras in a larger size. I really don't find soft cup bras supportive enough for me (but, then, I'm a 36H at the moment.. as a B/C cup, you might be ok) and I figure that some bigger non-maternity bras are more likely to be useful to me post-birth as well.

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