How to choose a maternity bra

Buying a bra can be confusing enough at any time of life – but when you are pregnant, your ever-expanding body shape can make finding the perfect fit even trickier!

Luckily, Let’s Talk Breasts is on hand to talk you through the process with our guide to finding a great maternity bra.

Your perfect maternity bra

Health professionals generally advise that ladies should choose to wear non-wired bras during pregnancy. The reason for this is because badly fitting wired bras can become uncomfortable as your breasts swell and can dig into your flesh, potentially causing blocked milk ducts and even infections. Non-wired maternity bras should offer all the support and shape given by an underwired bra with the added bonus of extra comfort. However, as technology advances, there are more and more companies developing more flexible wires, giving pregnant ladies more choice.
When you are shopping for a maternity bra, remember:

Fitting your maternity bra

It’s a really good idea to visit a lingerie boutique, department store or maternity specialist such as Mothercare to get professionally measured for your maternity bra – that way you can be sure that your bra fits properly and gives you all the support that you need. Several maternity bra manufacturers are now offering flexi-fit maternity bras that expand over a range of bra sizes and allow the bra to grow with your body. These are quite appealing as it is clearly going to save you precious pounds, which could be spent on your baby.

If there’s nowhere near you to be fitted or if you’d prefer to order online and try the bras in the comfort of your own home, here’s what you need to look for:

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