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When is the Right time to buy a Maternity Bra?

Every mum to be must at some point address the need for a maternity bra. Otherwise known as nursing bras, these bras make it easy to breastfeed – but they serve other purposes as well.

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Maternity bras come in an array of styles and you need to find the right one for you.

Fullness and tenderness of the breasts can be one of the first signs of pregnancy. Breasts grow significantly throughout pregnancy, and a good quality maternity bra worn from as early as the first trimester can make you feel much more comfortable and supported.

Most women begin to outgrow their normal bras by about ten weeks into the pregnancy. This is a great time to have a professional fitting for your maternity bras to accommodate sensitive, heavier breasts.

As soon as you are spilling out of your normal bras, finding band or straps are digging in, that under wires are uncomfortable, or your bra is simply too snug, it’s time to get fitted for a nursing bra.

What should you look for?

  • Coverage – the entire breast should be covered without overflow at the top or sides.
  • Support – wide straps, wide band, deep centre at the front, and straps made from firm elastic.
  • Adjustability – with at least four rows of hook and eye closures. Early in the pregnancy, the bra should fasten easily on the tightest closure, giving plenty of room for widening rib cage in the coming months. Later in pregnancy, make sure you have a bra that is comfortably fastened on the last hook and eye closures – your rib cage will reduce in circumference gradually after you give birth.
  • Comfort
    • Cups should fit smoothly and snug
    • Centre seam should sit comfortably on the breastbone
    • Soft cotton lining
    • Straps should be wide and comfortable
    • No under wires is preferred

Breasts change throughout pregnancy and even more so after childbirth when lactating, so your bra needs may well change also.

Every pregnant woman is different, and you need to accommodate your changing needs.

Is there a difference between maternity and nursing bras?

A maternity bra is a more supportive version of a normal bra.

Nursing bras are also supportive but have panels and clasps that allow easy nipple access for breastfeeding.

If you opt to buy nursing bras during pregnancy, allow for room to go up at least a cup size when your milk comes in. Buy at least two or three to keep on rotation.

Post Natal Undies – When comfort counts the most

Congratulations on bringing a brand new little one into this world!  Being a new mom is an incredible experience.  After the months of waiting, eating right for the baby, decorating the nursery, and buying more gear than for a trip around the world, you have a wonderful bundle of joy to cuddle and rock to sleep.

 

That is fantastic but what about you?  Everyone is so focused on the new baby that mothers can be forgotten.  Talking about postpartum is either taboo or reserved for others to recount their stories and insist that they had it worse.  Take matters into your own hands by making yourself comfortable.  A great new outfit, some soft undies, maybe even a visit to your favourite hair salon, will do wonders to boost your spirits.

 

Undie Warehouse offers the best nursing underwear.  Of course, you already know about the “Barely There” bras we mentioned last week, but have you considered our singlet http://www.undiewarehouse.com.au/bonds-bumps-maternity-hideen-support-singlet.html ?  With its built-in invisible support lining, it is definitively a must-have.  As your belly gradually returns to your pre-pregnancy shape and size, this singlet helps you feel slenderer and prettier.  The nursing clips make feeding baby a breeze even when you’re out and about.  Available in black and white, it will be your go-to underwear.   Another great choice is our nursing tank top http://www.undiewarehouse.com.au/cantaloop-nursing-tank-top.html offered in black, white, brilliant cobalt and feminine honeysuckle.  With its integrated nursing bra and its comfortable support, this top adjusts to your body as it changes during and after your pregnancy.

 

Your choice of bottoms will vary with the type of delivery you had.  For those who had a C-section, choose something that will not rub on your stitches and give gentle control to your tummy area.  It helps to cover the area to prevent outer clothing from irritating your healing scar.  Full briefs may not be your usual attire, but you will enjoy our pretty Jockey briefs http://www.undiewarehouse.com.au/catalogsearch/result/?q=jockey+women .  With many options to suit everyone’s specific needs, you are sure to love the soft and breathable fabrics.  Opt for a cute jacquard design, a bit of lace, or the several models that show no panty lines.

 

After having a baby, be prepared to have a looser body.  To help you get back into your former shape, we have several shaping briefs for you to choose from.  Boy legs, high or low waisted, thigh or abs shapers, there is something for every new mom.  Check them out at http://www.undiewarehouse.com.au/women/briefs/shaping-briefs.html .   All are made with high quality fibres and the softest yarns.

 

We are delighted to assist you in choosing the best undies for those special months in your life.  At Undiewarehouse.com.au , we are so confident that you will love our products that we offer free shipping with very low minimum purchases.