Bras: How many cup sizes did you go up while pregnant?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How many cup sizes did you go up during pregnancy?
    1 : (11 votes)
    22 %
    2 : (19 votes)
    37 %
    3 : (12 votes)
    24 %
    4 or more : (7 votes)
    14 %
    0 - same size : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    2884 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    i think that boobs can grow after the milk comes in, so i was told to buy one or two nursing bras at the end of pregnancy and then wait to see if they change after baby is born

    Post # 4
    7055 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @razzzzzz:  It’s different for everyone, but I doubt you’ll go up 4 cup sizes if you were initially an A. I stayed in my A cups (well, filled them out better!) for most of my pregnancy, then switched to B cup maternity bras near the end. I found I was fairly stable in size for most of the pregnancy (main changes at the start and at the end), but maybe that’s because I wasn’t that big to begin with :/

    Since you’re kinda close to my size, I’m guessing you’ll stay a B for a while and it’s well worth investing in a couple of B cup bras.

    Post # 5
    856 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I went from a bery small B (I’m very thin) to a DD right at delivery and then they grew more when my milk came in. Now 4 years later Im a full A….not fair.

    I wore lots of sports bras because I got tired of trying to keep up with my boobs

    Post # 6
    627 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Before I was pregnant I wore a B/C depending, I bought nursing bras when I was about 32 weeks… in a DD!  I still wear that 6 weeks PP.  It’s hard to say how much you’ll grow but I stayed about the same after about 30 weeks.  I wouldn’t spend too much before you know though.

    Post # 7
    2740 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Mine didn’t grow at all during pregnancy.  I know, not fair.  I was a B cup and went up to a C when my milk came in.

    Post # 8
    1287 posts
    Bumble bee

    I went up 2 sizes per kid and never went back down. Started with a C. Had 2 kids.  Needless to say, I eventually had a reduction…

    Post # 9
    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Chrissy26: !!!! I can comiserate…same thing here!

    During my pregnancy, my 32B’s only got a tad bigger. 24hour after birth they exploded to C-cups.. lol Oh how I miss those days…now that I don’t bf anymore, I’m like a -A..blarg.

    But anyways, if you’ve already gone up a size and you’re still in early pregnancy, it’s very possible you may be able to expect significant growth as you progress and give birth.

    I didn’t wear nursing bras when I was pregnant, but I did wear a lot of sports bras. I just found them more comfy! I also didn’t leak anything during pregnancy (but some women do!) so you might want to keep that in mind…you may need room for breastpads..

    Post # 10
    416 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’ve been a D since high school, but I definitely have grown so far in pregnancy.  I can still squeeze into my old bras, but I bought a couple DDs around 16 weeks, which were much more comfortable and decent-looking.  Now at 23 weeks, those are also feeling squished, but I haven’t bought more.  I was thinking about maybe getting a couple nursing bras in a bigger size, figuring maybe I can use them after the baby as well, but I would think I’ll be even bigger when I’m nursing, so who knows.  I was always very happy with my cup size previously, and now they’re getting unwieldy!  (DH loves it though.)

    Post # 11
    1286 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I was a 32D pre-pregnancy, around 12 weeks I finally admitted I needed new bras, I got fitted and was a 32DD-32DDD. I got 2 new bras. I am now 20 weeks and am still good with those, but the girls are getting heavier to I’m over-using the more supportive bra and can probably use another one. I’m holding off on getting more bras until I absolutely need them because I’m not sure if/how they will grow.

    For me, the most important thing is to get fitted, don’t just take a bunch of bras in the changing room and judge for yourself. Also, Nordstroms said they can convert any regular bra to a nursing bra for me (I’m not sure of the cost) and are AMAZING at fitting bras, so I highly recommend them over Motherhood or Pea in a Pod.

    Post # 12
    2187 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I am 30 weeks today and went from a small B to a 34D by about 23ish weeks. I was told (by the staff at Thyme maternity) to hold off buying nursing bras until after week 36 as once the milk comes in they will likely go up another size or possibly two!

    I bought a C cup around 18 weeks and then bought myself a super comfy 34D from Victorias secret when I outgrew that one. i plan on buying probably 2 nursing bras at the end of October to hold me over until after the baby is born 🙂 I’d just get one or two of what you need, as you need them and go from there!

    Post # 13
    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have gone from a 34 D to a 36 DDD and I am 21 weeks. I think they are still growing too because there has been some overage on the top of the bra cup. Dang it!! They were big enough before!!

    I know some women shrink back down but all the women in my family seem to hold on to their gigantic boobs. I already told my husband to start saving up because I will be having a reduction and lift after we are done having kids.

    Post # 14
    8818 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    So far (22w3d) nothing.  They’re a bit “swollen” but I haven’t changed sizes….yet.

    Post # 15
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I was an A cup before, and now at 34 weeks I’m in a B cup. I’m also curious about other peoples’ experiences for how much bigger they get when the milk comes in.

    Post # 16
    5674 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I was a 32C and went all the way to an H when my milk came in. DD is now 10 months and I do not breastfeed and am a 34DD. I found Coobie bras when I was pregnant and they were great. Very comfy and they are more like a one size fits all so you won’t outgrow them.

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