Take the chest during pregnancy, it will welcome some (and some). But may also create pretty darn uncomfortable, especially to those already with the basis for a generous bust. And if in addition you decide to breastfeed, it will still find a little room in your bra to accommodate a breast full of milk. We are reassured, it is quite possible to find comfort and sexiness in the maternity lingerie. And we tested it for you.
The questions we often ask ourselves are: in what size take a bra? A when? And how many size my chest will increase during pregnancy? It varies from one person to another. You take the volume (at least a cup size) and expand you (in turn back but also at the level of the hips) during pregnancy. This may be obvious from the 1st month. Besides, it’s often the chest inflated which is a harbinger of pregnancy (or who gives it away with your loved ones!). In general, the chest is transformed again in the last 2 months of pregnancy. Finally, if you are breastfeeding, the 1st weeks will see your chest still win a Cap. Then, she’ll get the size that you had at the end of pregnancy.
Our Tip: as soon as your chest increases and you feel uncomfortable, change your bra to keep it well (cream bust, it’s good but not sufficient!). Opt for evolutionary models (extra band, several rows of clip in the back, opening possible if you decide to breastfeed)… these models, unlike the traditional lingerie and no maternity, can serve you for a long time.
Do not forget to re-measure round back and Cap when it will decrease volume after childbirth (and breast-feeding)… because it is not certain that your pre-pregnancy lingerie is adapted. In short, tailor-made for your breasts!
Perhaps you have a meter of sewing at home. With the Mum-to-be Party tape, you’ll take 2 key measures, while you wear a bra (Yes, not naked!):
- round back (underneath your chest)
- the turn of chest (where your chest is the strongest, usually the tip of the breasts).
Take your measurements in front of a mirror to check your meter is well positioned, and it is not in the back. Unlike the 2 measures give you the round of Cap.
Don’t you believe for as much out of the Woods… as each brand (French, English, Belgian, Swedish…) offers its own guide of sizes, depending on the cut and their knowledge of morphologies, you need 1) choose the template that made you and the eye 2) according to your measurements, identify in this model customized size. Don’t panic, it brought together all this in a detailed Guide of sizes .
With or without frame? Let’s say that this will depend on your habits and your breast size. Some women like the BRA to feel “maintained”. Until the 8th month of pregnancy, this type of BRA should not compress the chest and damaging the fiber (which allows keeps him, because the chest is supported by no muscle, alas). Also, in terms of design, it is probably closer to classic lingerie subdivide by the busty women and will wear tops near the body perfectly shaping the chest. Which is not the case of the Bras without Underwire which tend to give a form even more round and generous…
On the other hand, late pregnancy and evening, opt for a bra. Very comfortable, often in a stretch material, it provides support very nice without any pressure on the chest or on the top of the stomach. Smart, scalable bras like Fast food Boob bra offer extensions are attached to the closing level to win a few rounds of chest.
With or without special pregnancy panties? Oh you say that our slightly wide pants will do the trick, no? Except that there is a moment when sewing start to really get into the flesh and squeeze the bottom of the belly. Not to mention (and this remains valid for the rest of your clothes), you will relax those panties and floating literally inside after delivery. In short, your panties from before pregnancy you will be served during your pregnancy, but you most go after!
5 panties with a cotton 100% background (avoid promote fungus, huh, who love us to say hi during pregnancy) can bring a real comfort. They are particularly suited for position under the belly, without cutting off circulation… already let it strongly to be desired!
Here is a selection: some with lace in front or at the back of the buttocks (sexy!), some shaped a shorty, others with a little knot and very stretchy, some certified Oeko-Tex…
Of course if you buy new nursing bras during pregnancy and you plan to breastfeed, always think to choose the pregnancy underwear… even though the Princess Tam Tam sets make you the eye. As you are going to wear this lingerie almost non-stop the 1st month (time for baby to his nights), so you must have at least 2 bras and feel you very comfortable with. Day or night, so 4 Bras altogether. This means no chest compressed, and opening system that suits you.
This is a recurring question in our workshops. Your baby will nurse on demand, and only a few hours will space the feedings. During this time, you’re going to produce milk that can elapse. The best way to avoid leaks is to wear a bra for breastfeeding with washable or disposable pads. Without frames, these bras will be perfect to accompany you overnight.
To not be tightened in her nursing bra, check in the 8th month of pregnancy your round back and your turn to chest. If you order a bra on the internet, check the size by trying the bra and sliding a pad, or your hand. You must have a little leeway.Because you wear it day and night and this little accessory will take its place
Ideal for the stay to motherhood and milk remains the BRA because its material is stretchy and fits perfectly to changes in volume. Also, you will feel very uncomfortable with motherhood in a bra easy to put in any position you may have (lying down to rest, recovered to breastfeed and some exercises…).
There are several opening systems : magnetic (heart cover), clip on the ramp (Amoralia, Séraphine, Boob, Anita), clip to the entrebonnet (Mammae Classic), variable on the sides (Mammae Soft) with a small opening to breastfeed on the outside and more openness for nursing home… and several forms: with or without frames, lace and Microfiber…
Now, our advice: try to imagine yourself with this lingerie AND your wardrobe for breastfeeding. It’s when even better if it’s compatible… an opening in the Middle will be ok if you wear a blouse, but perhaps less if you have several tops whose opening is on the sides…
Side material, it is better to opt for because of its fast-drying Microfiber. This will avoid you any complications if your breasts are already roughed by breastfeeding (crevices…).
Finally, consider also compatible with breastfeeding night outfits. Yes, of course, you can always after birth back your old t-shirt of Pajamas but picture yourself on your couch at 3: 00 in the morning with your back t-shirt over the shoulders, breast discovered… you’ll freeze you! And worse, at breakfast, you will meet your boyfriend or even your elder. There are some good basics to help you with breastfeeding, whether in model shirt at night or pajamas.
At our moms in Paris meeting, we asked two experts to share tips from the workshop “Feeding”. A focus is focused on a few key products to help and bring comfort to the MOM who wants to breastfeed. Ericka and Christel, two moms, also reflect their experience.
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