(Closed) For bees 36D+ pre-pregnancy, how big did your boobs get?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hi! Before pregnancy I was a 34DDD, during pregnancy I did get somewhat larger. I don’t really know exactly What size because I didn’t buy a nice, good bra because I knew they would grow more during breastfeeding.  Now, 5 months post baby (and still breastfeeding) I am in a 32K (my rib cage didn’t really change, just a different style/brand bra fit differently). I will let you know that I got really depressed during pregnancy and right after when shopping for nursing bras. During pregnancy I could not wear an underwire because it pinched my belly (I carried really high), and I could not find any bra without an underwire in my size. It was annoying. After baby, I went to literally every maternity store there is to look for a good nursing bra that would fit and I couldn’t find anything! The associates kept trying to put me in a larger band just so I would have enough cup to hold my boobs. Finally, after about 3 months of not finding ANYTHING, my life was changed. lol. I went to an intimates store (not a porn shop, not Victoria’s Secret, but a store that specializes in bras). They helped my find a great bra and even would convert any bra I liled to a nursing bra. So I recommend doing some research on intimates stores near you. That will be your best bet because no maternity store or department store will have anything that will work. From one BBC member to another, I feel your pain. I hope you feel better about your boobs than I do, because I HATE mine! Haha

On a side note, the brand of bra (nursing) that I found and love is Freya. Good luck! 


  • This reply was modified 4 years, 12 months ago by  MrsDusso. Reason: spelling errors
Post # 18
2052 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I was a 34F pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy was a 38F, and now nursing at 3 months pp i’m a 36G.

The only bra that I liked during pregnancy and now nursing is this one: http://www.amazon.com/Anita-Maternity-Womens-Microfiber-Nursing/dp/B0011ZX6IQ/ 

It is supportive and comfortable!  I NEED underwire, and this one is just the ticket!  It comes in EU sizes though, so a 36I EU = 36G UK 

And for sleeping & lounging around the house, I love this one (because I need sleep bras now that I’m nursing, I never did when I was pregnant) http://www.amazon.com/Bravado-Designs-Original-Nursing-Bra/dp/B000YRSQ1Y  


Post # 19
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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shadybaby4ever:  I was a 30H – 32G pre pregnancy (but bc of a modest boob job, they just sit wide in bras which is why the bra size is so big – I was a 30A pre implants), and my boobs have like DOUBLED in size, they are ginormous. Apparently it DID give me away pretty early, well before second trimester hit. I am now 21w6d and they’re still huge. I have stretchmarks on my boobs but none on my tummy (yet anyway, fingers crossed!).

I’m scared to get them measured haha, I’ve been wearing stretchy nursing bras! I hope they stay the same after giving birth instead of getting even bigger, and I already told DH that if they don’t get smaller when I get back to pre-preggo weight that I’m getting the implants removed! He was devastated but… holy giant boobs. I actually had to switch into maternity clothes early on not because of my belly but because my boobs didn’t fit into hardly any of my clothes 😉

Post # 20
674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I was a 34F prepregnancy, and my normal bras stopped fitting me around I think week 10.. I refuse to know what my exact size is right now at almost 21 weeks (but if I had to guess I would say I’ve gone up at least a full band size and almost 2 cup sizes), and I find the ‘sleep’ bras at motherhood to be plenty supportive and comfortable for daily wear!

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