You may skip the maternity clothes (especially if you've got this) but you can never skip the maternity bras! Your girls will be growing as your pregnancy progress, soon, you can feel your pre-pregnancy bras digging into your skin and the underwires feeling uncomfortable (or even painful) against your breasts. Girls, it's time to shop for maternity bras!
1. What To Look For In Maternity Bras
As with our nursing bras reviews, the criteria to look for when choosing the best maternity bra are very similar. In fact, many refer to maternity bras and nursing bras interchangeably and yes, they are pretty much the same, except some maternity bras do not necessarily transcend to nursing functionality (those that do not open up easily) despite being designed to accommodate fluctuating breasts sizes.
As mentioned, your girls will be growing in size when you are pregnant. It starts around the 6th to 8th week mark when you start to feel your bra getting tighter and they will continue growing throughout your pregnancy.
Comfortable bras for pregnancy should have no underwire, better, if they are seamless so that they do not dig into your skin. They should also have allowance to accommodate your growing breasts so that you do not need to buy a new bra for each cup increase.
It goes without saying that when your breasts grow in size, they increase in weight too. A good maternity bra should give adequate support so that your breasts do not sag after pregnancy and nursing. You should look for those that have thick side and bottom bands as well as thick shoulder straps because your breasts will rely on these giving them the best support.
In our best maternity bra reviews below, we look at maternity bras that you can use during and after pregnancy so that you don't have to get two sets of bras separately. Savings for the pocket!
2. Top 4 Best Maternity Bras
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