Post # 1
i feel silly posting this, but i must ask…..my boobs are killing me. like it hurts to hug my husband. is there anything i can do to help the pain? does this get better or does it still this sensitive through the entire pregnancy???
its a little bit better when i’m wearing a bra, but then its like extra painful as soon as i take the bra off. i already gave up running and even doing the elliptical today was not so comfortable.
i know there are bras you buy once you are breastfeeding, but are there maternity bras that might help? i already have a really large chest anyway. help?
Post # 3
Are you engorged? Or is it just the changes that they are going through that is hurting you? For me, I put a warm cloth on them or had a hot shower with the water beating on my chest. Def. helped. 🙂
Post # 4
It gets better! My boobs stopped hurting so much by the 2nd trimester. I know everyone is different. I wore a bra 24/7 during the 1st trimester, except for showers. I had a soft bra for night time and a regular bra for daytime. Now, at 33 weeks, my boobs are itchy! It drives me crazy, but benadryl cream has helped.
Post # 5
I concur with @mrstilly – it does get better! Mine stopped hurting around 15-16 weeks. Try wearing a sports bra or lightweight bra to bed.
When I worked out I ended up wearing 2 sports bras – but I stopped running and only do the elliptical since there was less…bouncing. 🙂
Post # 6
I agree with the others, it lessens over time. During the first trimester if I rolled over in my sleep it would hurt so much I’d wake up. Also agree with Camrie on the two sports bras, it helps a lot.
Post # 7
I am at 11 weeks and they only hurt when I roll over and pinch them or something and when I take my bra off.
I had to explain to my husband last night that he could not come grope me when I took my bra off. I related the feel like when you finally take your hair out of a pony tail from all day and it just hurts.
Post # 8
Awww poor momma! I didn’t have sensitivity in my breasts during pregnancy, but I remember the first few days after birth when they were engorged.. OUCH!
I wore sleep nursing bras throughout pregnancy, and I’m still wearing them now (DD is 13 months) lol. 😛
Post # 9
Mine hurt all the way through my pregnancy…Prolly not what you want to hear tho:(
I found that wearing sports type bras were very helpful. I also bought nursing tanks from Target in a smaller than normal size and slept in them. I found that the pressure of the tighter tanks and sports bras helped minimize the pain.
Post # 10
Do you wear a soft bra like this to sleep? I bought a few from Macy’s and Target and it helps a lot. Mine are still sore (I’m 28 weeks) but it does get better 🙂
Post # 11
I have a question! Did you get sore boobs right before your period would come? I’m not experiencing any boob soreness (i’m about 5 weeks along) and I never got sore boobs before my period either so I wonder if there’s a trend!
Post # 12
thanks for all the suggestions and support. i’m only 5-ish weeks in, so not engorged. but i do feel like they fuller. i also have implants, so perhaps that could be a factor? i’m glad to know that it seems like it improves for most people.
i do wear camisole type tops w/ shelf bra all the time (sleep too), but i like the idea of wearing a soft bra or a tighter version of the cami tops. i’ll run over to the mall tomorrow.
@christie.neokul: nope, i never had sore boobs ever before