New Delhi: Dear mothers, you buy a pregnancy bra and you get ahead of it by a few months – rather embarrassing, isn’t it? Moreover, when you already have a lot to do, buying another set of pregnancy bras would be a nightmare for you. However, your body changes, so you should make an effort to find underwear that matches your new shape. The goal is to feel comfortable and supported during this crucial stage of motherhood.
The right size can make a huge difference in how you feel. So rather than struggling with old bras (unsuitable for the new you), switch to a professionally measured bra early in your pregnancy.
If you are already noticing a growth in your measurement, it is recommended that you make this change during your first trimester of pregnancy. Any major department store that offers a free measuring service could be your starting point for finding your ideal size.
Always wear a bra with wide straps to support the increased weight of your chest and to distribute the weight across the shoulders. Look for straps that can be adjusted to help lift your new breasts. It would be ideal if you could find maternity bras that also function as nursing bras, with a clip that opens to allow easy nursing in the future.
Find the right fit
The following tips may come in handy when selecting the corrective fit for your maternity bra:
Start by measuring around your body, only under the arms. Round to the next even number if the measurement is an odd number.
Cup Size – Measure around the fullest part of your bust, making sure the tape is flat against your back and level all the way around. If the cup covers your breasts without spilling out and the band is level all the way around without riding up the back, you’ve found your perfect bra!
Be sure to try them; it’s the only way to know if you’ve found the right bra.
Accordingly, we can safely conclude that buying a maternity bra should not be as difficult as it seems at first glance. Choose a store that offers a fit so trained attendants can guide you to the perfect fit.
Cotton, spandex and nylon
The fabric you choose will be directly proportional to the level of comfort you expect from your maternity bra. The weather and your body temperature are important considerations when choosing fabrics for your maternity bra. It is recommended to choose a breathable fabric because you may sweat more under or between your breasts during your pregnancy. Therefore, choose natural fabrics like cotton and silk for your everyday underwear. You can always have nylon and spandex spares on hand for those days when you just want a change!
Wired or wireless
The problem with wearing an underwire bra during pregnancy is that the wire can obstruct blood flow and interfere with milk ducts and production, which begins before your baby arrives. Given the seriousness of the situation, it is best to avoid wearing an underwired bra when your breast size increases, as it can interfere with glandular function.
Wear a different bra day and night
During the day – Bou should wear a bra that gives you the right support without hurting or digging into your skin, for example padded bras with straps can help. Cotton and nylon bras are also more comfortable during the day during pregnancy.
Overnight – You can try sleep bras if you need more support at night. Maternity bras are softer and lighter bras. Cotton is a good fabric that remains light and breathable.
Difference between a classic bra and a maternity bra
A maternity bra will not come in as many colors, styles or levels of use as a regular bra. It is designed as an upgraded version of a regular bra designed to support breast growth. Maternity bras, which have a soft cotton lining with extra layers of fabric, wider straps and a band with extra hooks, aim to provide maximum comfort and longevity during pregnancy. However, regular bras come in a wide range of colors, designs, styles, and fabrics that are ideal for matching various outfits.