What to look out for when choosing a pregnancy bra

During pregnancy you’ll be in awe of how your body is changing in readiness for your new baby – and that includes changes to your breasts. It’s reassuring to know that changes to your breasts during pregnancy are perfectly normal. In fact, it’s these very changes that may have been the first tell-tale sign that you were pregnant!

Even before there are signs of a baby bump, your breasts are developing and changing. As early as six weeks of pregnancy you may notice your breasts increasing in size and/or feeling different. Many women go up several cup sizes (a big bonus for some!) and many report their breasts feeling firmer, tender to touch, or more sensitive. In comparison, there are some women who experience no real change to their breasts and this too is nothing to worry about.

Even before there are signs of a baby bump, your breasts are developing and changing.

Whether or not your breasts get bigger during pregnancy, your size and shape is changing so it’s worth investing in a new bra so you feel comfortable and supported throughout your pregnancy. This is especially true if you notice your bras are suddenly tight, your breasts are spilling over, or you experience shortness of breath due to a tight chest.

As a leading wellness brand offering a range of products for pregnant women and new moms, bbhugme knows the importance of a well-fitting pregnancy bra. You can be sure their new range of pregnancy and breastfeeding bras has been tried and tested and given the mama-to-be seal of approval.

So what exactly should you be looking for when shopping for a pregnancy bra? 

 Go for comfort & coverage

As with most things during pregnancy, comfort is key! If you aren’t feeling comfortable then you’re likely feeling very cranky! Having the right amount of coverage is also important – especially if you are experiencing sensitive breasts and prefer to have as much fabric as possible over your breasts.

It may make you feel sad to have to say goodbye to your current bras (you can pack them away for when you’re ready to wear them again), but pregnancy bras like the bbhugme Comfort Bra not only feel comfortable but look good too! The seamless design of the Comfort Bra gives you a smooth silhouette so you can dress with confidence. The elegant wrap-around style gives you ultimate comfort and coverage. It gives you the right amount of support without feeling tight or restrictive. 

You may even find you want to wear this bra to bed at night for some gentle support whilst sleeping.

Opt for a non-wired bra

bbhugme black maternity bra

You’ll find the majority of pregnancy bras are non-wired, that’s because they are the safest, and most comfortable for your pregnancy body. Whilst there is no evidence to suggest underwired bras can cause any harm, an ill-fitting underwired bra can dig into your skin, causing discomfort and potentially pressing against your developing milk duct system.

With a non-wired bra you can be sure of comfort and ease of movement as you progress through your pregnancy. Plus, non-wired bras can be just as supportive as underwired bras. Many bras these days are non-wired and offer excellent shape and support. 

With a non-wired bra you can be sure of comfort and ease of movement as you progress through your pregnancy.

You can be reassured that all bbhugme bras are non-wired, giving you true comfort without compromising on support.

Find something that will grow with you

bbhugme pregnancy bra in black

Many pregnant mamas experience rapidly growing breasts during their pregnancy. As well as an increasing cup size your ribcage may also expand and cause your bra to feel tighter around your back. 

As you can imagine, all these physical changes can get costly when it comes to bra shopping! So when you’re searching for your first pregnancy bra, make sure it has the capacity to grow with you. The last thing you want is to buy a new bra only for it not to fit a few weeks or months later.

The bbhugme Comfort Bra has a clever wrap-around style that allows your breasts to grow and continue to be supported during your pregnancy and beyond. 

Look to see if it’s breastfeeding friendly

bbhugme breastfeeding friendly bra

It may surprise you to learn that many maternity bras are suitable only for pregnancy and not for breastfeeding. If you plan to breastfeed then you’ll want to make sure the bra you invested in during pregnancy is breastfeeding-friendly. This means you can be confident in the knowledge that you can continue to wear your pregnancy bra once baby arrives.

A breastfeeding-friendly bra, like the bbhugme Comfort Bra allows for easy breastfeeding – something you’ll appreciate with a hungry newborn! When baby is ready for their milk, simply move the front of the bra to one side for easy feeding access.

Towards the end of your pregnancy, or when baby is born, you may also choose to get a bbhugme Breastfeeding Bra (available in white and black). This bra has a one-handed clip control for easy feeding access.

A breastfeeding-friendly bra, like the bbhugme Comfort Bra allows for easy breastfeeding – something you’ll appreciate with a hungry newborn!

When your body is changing, it’s well worth finding underwear that fits your new shape. Being comfortable and well-supported can make a difference in how you feel. You can shop the entire bbhugme maternity wear collection here

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