Maternity/ Nursing bras for large breasts

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
41 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013


I had the same problem. I was a DD prior to pregnancy, and I’ve grown two cup sizes in the first trimester alone. 

I would check out Motherhood Maternity. It took me trying on several styles to find what did the trick, but here is a link to my favorite. The cups are nice and deep with full coverage and looks nice under my clothes!


Good luck with your search, bras are my least favorite thing to buy.




Post # 4
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I just bought some at Thyme! The difference in comfort from normal bras is AMAZING. I’m not sure what their sizing is. I normally wear a 38D and have gone up to a 40D so far……

Post # 5
2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Same problem here. Im nirmally a 34D to 34DD depending on my weight…noe that I’m pregnant I’m spilling out of all my bras, even my sports bras. Also I can’t stand underwire anymore. 🙁 

i was was hesitant to spend a lot of money on maternity bras so early in the game…ended up buying some stretchy comfy bras from nordstroms for now….tried on some maternity bras at target, but they weren’t comfortable at all. I wish I could just order a few from nordstroms and try them on at home but their maternity bra selection online is so “picked” very few sizes to choose from, etc. 

i giess my next stop is motherhood, but I literally hate going there…nothing on that place looks cute to me. They do have more upscale maternity shops about an hour north of me, I dunno. If any of you big chested gals has found a bra that works for them, link please! 

Post # 7
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Hippos:  I was a 32D pre-preg and am currently wearing a 36E at 28 weeks!

Motherhood Maternity is the only comfy brand of “real” bras I’ve been able to find, and they’re not bad price-wise! Like $20/each.

If you can’t find any to fit you, ask them to check online. They told me I’m going to have to do that when I’m actually nursing.

Post # 8
1029 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Ladies…. welcome to my personal hell. I am a 34-GG pre-pregnancy. Who knows what I am now. It’s basically impossible to find my NORMAL cupsize anywhere but at specialty stores, and I have not been able to locate a store in my area. Ugh. Does ANYONE ELSE have this issue? Suggestions would be MOST welcome!

Post # 9
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012


already had a breast reduction from falling out of a 34FF to a 34DD three years ago!

thet told me i would be back after pregnancy!

Post # 11
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Ladies this is also my nightmare.. I was a 34E pre pregnancy and have now grown and my bras with underwires are so uncomfortable! I got one bra at a local baby store- the brand is “bravado” – I think it’s a canadian brand. It is super comfortable.. But defienitely doesn’t separate and lift like a regular bra.. I guess I’ll have to try motherhood. I just know that you shouldn’t really wear an underwire after birth due to the milk production.. Too hard!!!

Post # 12
983 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am convinced bras are torture devices created by the Devil. I bought a decent bra from Macy’s as I was heading in to my second trimester and less than a month later I find myself wanting to rip it off the second I get home at night. UGH!!!Yell 

Post # 13
1563 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Online shopping is going to be your best friend. I was  a 32G before pregnancy and could never buy bras in the store. The best place for large sizes, good prices, and quick shipping is Nordstrom online. I would also try websites such as Bare Necessities, Fresh Pair, HerRoom, or ASOS as they sell larger sizes and have good shipping policies. All of these places have good selections of nursing bras in larger sizes.

Post # 14
1436 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Go to a specialty bra store to get properly fitted, then find bras on ebay. I am a 36G prepregnancy, I can never find a bra in my size in store for less than $100. But now I buy them online and can get 3-5 for that price. It is great! 

Post # 15
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@missrain:  Ugh I can completely sympathise! I am an H pre pregnancy…UGH!! I have brought 3 maternity bras and they are fab from this online store. Im not sure how their international postage etc works but the ladies are really helpful so might be able to give you a hand. And their bras are gorgeous, very similar to what I would wear pre pregnancy and not some lumpy, brown, cotton thing…

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