Do I need a new bra during pregnancy?
Yes, most likely. Like the rest of your body, your breasts are changing too, becoming bigger and more sensitive to the touch. Chalk up this metamorphosis to hormonal shifts, weight gain, an expanding rib cage, and, later in pregnancy, mammary glands that are preparing to make milk for your baby.
While it may be tempting to make do with the bras you have (think of the savings!), it's best to invest in a few good bras. Your growing breasts are heavier – the developing glandular tissues can add a few ounces per breast, at least – and deserve some comfy support.
You may find that your cup size continues to increase throughout your pregnancy, or your breasts might grow during your first trimester and then not increase in size again until the last few months. Depending on how you grow, you may need to go bra shopping several times during your pregnancy.
Some mothers feel uncomfortable wearing wired bras during second-third trimester and this is normal. Wear our wire-free nursing bras for comfort.
How can I tell if my bra fits properly?
Your straps stay put on your shoulders and don't dig in. Your breasts don't overflow out of the cups. Your band fits snugly without feeling too tight.
I know my cup size, can I choose the bra size based on my cup size?
It will be best to remeasure again with a measuring tape and cross reference to our size guide. This is to prevent your inconvenience of buying the wrong size.
How do I measure myself?
1) Take a measuring tape
2) Place the tape around your ribcage, directly underneath your bust.
3) Place the tape around the fullest part of your bust, at nipple level. Locate your band size and follow the column down to find your cup measurement.
Once you have your cup size, go to our nursing bra collections and determine your size there! Size up if you are far from your due date!
If you know your current cup size such as 36E, and yet you cannot find this size in any size guide, it is time you should know what is a sister size. For example, 34E is equivalent to 36D and 38C. Check here to understand how to measure.