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    Default Maternity Bra help!

    Hi preggo ladies and mummies...I need your expert advice!

    I'm in my first trimester and already busting out of my existing bras and in the market to upsize...

    I did read that women should switch to maternity bras or non-underwire bras as early as possible so as to avoid issues with BF etc.

    I'm already a large cup (E-F) so the thought of saying goodbye to my underwires devastates me.
    I tried on some non-underwires yesterday but they give me the grossest, unsupported shape/feel and I know my boobs will migrate into uniboob after about 10 mins wear.

    Help! Do I really need to ditch underwires? Is there a good brand anyone can recommend for larger cup sizes?

    TIA

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    It is better for your breast tissue when pregnant to avoid the underwires, yes. But lord know you are right about the horrible shape without them!

    Do you HAVE to ditch them? No. It's really up to you.
    Suggestion for a brand? Try hot milk or intimo.

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    I have a couple of Berlei mat bras that are THE UGLIEST bras I have ever seen and the one that is a little small does give me a bit of a cone bra shape (yes think Madonna) BUT, the support each E cup boob independently rather than the monoboob.
    They are the best I've found for that.
    I ditched underwires in the second trimester.
    The ABA have a section on underwires if you fancy read.

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    Hot milk have some semi fashionable bras. I've hit the 2nd tri in a F to G cup and 99% of bras are hideous.

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    Thanks for confirming my worst fears you three

    Ok, will try those brands.

    How many sizes do women go up from their original size (roughly)? I'm hoping 2 max...

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    Hot milk also have flexi wire bras which are ok for pregnancy and feeding.

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    I've worn underwire bras during two pregnancies and breastfeeding for over four years. The only time I don't is during the early newborn days for the first month or two. I just make sure they are the right size and comfortable fit. I've always been told that's fine.

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    Bras and things do a maternity/feeding bra that has a removable underwire. I highly recommend it!

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    Have triumph, although normally avoid that brand. Sales attendant who was also brafitter gave me those to try and it is great. Bought two.

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    I loved the hideous berlei ones! So comfy and a pretty good shape. I am usually an Intimo girl for bras but I hated their Maternity one. Twice the price of berlei and nowhere near as comfy

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