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Maternity Bras - The ABCs Of Maternity Bras

Jan 14, 2008
About sixteen weeks into a woman's pregnancy her breasts start to change and grow noticeably; the normal fashion bras no longer fit. Many women often overlook the importance of a maternity bra. The breasts begin to grow early in the pregnancy to prepare for nursing the new bundle of joy. The breasts become much heavier than normal and need a bra with extra support and comfort to accommodate.

While a woman's first reaction may be to purchase the next size up in her favorite frilly bra, this can be a big mistake. While a normal bra may seem to fit fine, it's important to invest in a good maternity bra during pregnancy. Oftentimes the normal bras just don't have the support necessary which in turn can cause sagging and discomfort.

When shopping for a maternity bra it's important to get fitted by a professional. This service is often offered free of charge at the local maternity wear store and an expectant mommy should take full of advantage if it!

It's important to know though, that it won't be the last time you see the lingerie section of the maternity store. Many women can expect to visit the store about three times throughout their pregnancy. The first time is around the beginning of the second trimester, then the end of the second trimester, and oftentimes at the end of the third.

For the budget conscious mother, buying nursing bras may be a better option. They offer a mom the same support as a maternity bra and can be utilized during nursing when baby finally comes. Another thing to consider is the maternity sleeping bras which provide support and comfort throughout the night. While many women may find this unnecessary, some cannot imagine a night without it.

If you want to forgo the professional fitting, or can't find a store that offers it, measuring your new size can easily be done at home; for band size measure around the body just underneath the arms; if the measurement is an odd number, round up to the nearest even digit.

For cup size, measure around the fullest part of your bust; be sure to stand straight and breathe normally. The difference between the bust measurement and the band measurement is your cup size; every inch of difference equals one cup size. For instance, if the band size is 34" and bust is 37", you are a C cup. Also, when trying on bras, be sure to take your time and find the one that fits perfectly. It should not ride up in the back, and the straps should never cut into the shoulder. It's important to find a bra that both provides support and is comfortable and accommodating for your ever-changing body.
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