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    Default Best time to buy a maternity bra?

    Just wondering when is the best time to buy a maternity bra? I feel like I want a new bra now! But not really any point as boobs are only gonna get bigger! Any ideas?

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    IMO I don't think there is a right or wrong time.... When u think u need to upsize or get rid of the wires. I think I got my first one at the beginning of the 2nd trimester & luckily my BBs didn't grow too much more & I'm still wearing mine now with a 9 week old.
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    I bought my first at 16 odd weeks cause I grew a little and wanted comfort and then bought another when got closer. I ended up using the smaller size after breastfeeding for a while... Double use! I say if you want it go and check it out and see what's available and make your decision then.

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    I went through a couple of different sizes. And then had to get A different size after bub was born! At least I'll have a bit of a collection all ready for next time

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    I have just given birth and I'm going to need new maternity bras. I bought my first two pr when I was 8 weeks cause my boobs were soooo painful. By the time I was 24 weeks I was back in my normal bras boobs back to normal lol. By 32 weeks I needed different bras again lol. And now my milk is coming in my boobs are enormous (I'm a 18E usually) it's a loosing battle. My best advice is go get fitted and see what you like and what's available. The discomfort I found got worse before it got better so my new bras may have cost the earth but were worth it!!!

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    I agree with pp even if you get bigger and some don't, you might use them when you get smaller after your milk supply stabilizes. Like at about 12 weeks post birth. If you are not very large breasted target has one reasonable priced ones that have about 6 hooks to adjust size.

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    Buy them when you feel your other bras are getting uncomfortable - maybe at 5 months or so. I would get them the size that will do up in the tightest hook as your chest expands throughout the pregnancy as well as having massive boobs when your milk comes in. You want the cup size one bigger than is comfortable during your pregnancy for this reason too

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    I used a bra extender on my regular bras from about halfway through my pregnancies (to make them wider across the back).

    Then in the last few weeks before bubs were due I'd buy some maternity bras. Rule of thumb is make sure there's enough room to fit your fist in the cups to allow for engorgement. Also make sure you try it on the tightest setting across the back so there are plenty of hooks left to loosen it when your milk comes in.

    That said, after breastfeeding is established your boobs won't be so big and you'll probably need to buy new bras again in a completely different size.


 

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