Post # 1
Let’s talk bras! I’m currently 15w/4d and have outgrown my bras. For the past few weeks, I’ve been making it work with 1 new bra in the next biggest cup size and a few of my old bras that had a little more room. This isn’t working anymore and I need new bras! The problem is, I don’t want to buy a bunch of new bras just to outgrow them in a month. Can you help me set my expectations? How many new bras did you purchase? For reference, I was an A cup pre-pregnancy and am now a B cup.
Kinda related, did anyone wear nursing bras while pregnant? Since I have to buy new bras anyway, I was thinking of buying some and wearing them now just to save $. I have no idea if that would work.
Post # 3
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
@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
I went from a bery small B (I’m very thin) to a Dirty Delete 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
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
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
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
@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
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
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
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
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
So far (22w3d) nothing. They’re a bit “swollen” but I haven’t changed sizes….yet.
Post # 15
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
I was a 32C and went all the way to an H when my milk came in. Dirty Delete is now 10 months and I do not breastfeed and am a 34Dirty Delete. 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.