5 Pregnancy and Post-Delivery Bras That You Absolutely Need
Before your baby belly bump pops, you’ll notice some other, um, parts getting bigger. That’s right; your always-an-A cups are suddenly overflowing. As you make your way toward labor, your boobs are likely swelling, aching and seemingly growing in Playmate proportions. Time to stash those tiny lacey bras (at least for now). If your mom friends didn’t tell you: During (and after) pregnancy you’ll need to update your lingerie. You’re going to make a lot of mistakes as a new parent (don’t worry, your kids will still turn out just fine), but you should at least be comfortable in the right bra. These are the five styles you *need* as a pregnant woman and new mother.
1. The Maternity Bra: Sure, it’s totally tempting to run out and buy the next cup up in your regular bra. But the gentle lace design or silky stitching of your old standard isn’t likely to give you the support that you need now. Maternity bras are specially made for a pregnant mom’s growing breasts. They have thicker straps, added hooks/eyes and a softer lining. They offer support o’plenty, minus the uncomfortable underwire of your pre-baby bras.
The Nursing Bra:
Cake Maternity Parfait Lace Nursing Bra ($65) or the Anita Microfiber Underwire Nursing Bra ($59). If you’re going to be pumping at all, a multitasking model with a hands-free breast pump function like this Simple Wishes Supermom Bra ($50) will be a Godsend.