Pregnancy bras: Extra support for your breast
You are pregnant, we are so happy for you! Your body will do great things in the next few months and for that it will change a lot. Not only your baby bump will grow, but also your breast will increase in size. After all, from the very beginning of your pregnancy it prepares for breastfeeding later on. The milk ducts expand, milk-producing cells are formed and the volume of blood that flows through your breasts doubles during pregnancy. Tense breasts are often one of the first signs of pregnancy, at a time when the bump is still a long way off. That is why you will notice this very early: I need a new bra!
The perfect bra for pregnancy
What makes him different? Quite simply: perfect hold with the greatest possible flexibility. Your breasts get bigger and heavier from month to month, in the end even from week to week. They now need optimal support so that you feel comfortable and there is no tension or back pain. That's why it's even more important now than before that you know your correct bra size.
Find the right size for your pregnancy bra
At the beginning of the 4th month of pregnancy at the latest, we recommend that you take exact measurements. In our nursing bra guide we tell you how you can easily determine your size and read your values in our size chart. You should measure again in about the 7th month and shortly before the birth. Once you have determined your cup size, you can decide whether you want a pregnancy bra with or without underwiring and which cut you like best.
Elastic material and special support zones
In order for your pregnancy bra to provide you with the best possible support, it must surround and hold the breast well. The right material plays a major role in this. It should be very stretchy so that your breast has enough room to grow in the bra for some time before a new size is needed. Otherwise you will need a new bra every few weeks. That's why we advise you not to use fixed cups during pregnancy. It is better to use elastic designs. Soft cup bras and bustiers are the perfect choice because they give your breasts the greatest possible freedom to expand in all directions.
Despite their great elasticity, the material should not be too loose, after all, it should give your breasts sufficient support. A wide underbust band as well as wide side and back bands help to achieve this.
More flexibility thanks to many closure rows
Not only will your breasts get bigger, your chest will also expand during pregnancy to make room for the baby. Therefore, not only will your cups get up to two sizes bigger, but also your underbust width will increase. This is why pregnancy bras usually offer you more rows of fastening hooks than regular bras. Here you will find pregnancy bras with up to six rows of hooks. This means that they will grow with you for a certain period of time before a new bra size becomes necessary. Our bra extensions give you up to 6 cm of extra room.
For pregnancy and nursing: maternity bras with breastfeeding opening
Especially at the end of pregnancy it is worthwhile to choose bras with breastfeeding function. This way you can continue to wear them perfectly even after the birth and you don't have to completely re-equip yourself. Nursing bras either have nursing clips that can be opened with one hand to fold down the cups one by one to expose the breast for breastfeeding. But the ultra comfortable sleep nursing bras do not have any clips at all. They have a crossed neckline from which you can easily lift out the breast to breastfeed your baby.
The pregnancy bra basic equipment
We recommend that you equip yourself with comfortable, supportive maternity bras early on. As soon as your doctor confirms your pregnancy, you should inform yourself and get an overview of the range of products on offer. Our tip: Get two well-fitting Basic maternity bras that you can wear comfortably every day. In addition, you can buy one or two pregnancy and nursing bras for special looks and occasions. You will find seductive maternity bras in especially feminine styles, for example with lace trimmings or other exciting details. By the way: You will also find the matching maternity briefs for many of our nursing bras.