Maternity and Nursing Bras
There are many difficulties, surprises and frustrations that come with pregnancy and breast feeding. Why should picking the right specialty maternity bra or nursing bra be one of them?
Big Girls Bras (at BiggerBras.com) groups both maternity bras and nursing bras together in one category so you can shop for both at your convenience, and most of these nursing and maternity bras will serve you both through your months of pregnancy and months of breastfeeding. It's important for you to understand what each bra does, what to look for, and how to recognize when a nursing bra or maternity bra is right for you.
There's a lot to keep in mind when you're considering a maternity bra that will be worn during your months of pregnancy. Most experts recommend you buy your maternity bra as soon as your existing bras no longer fit, or from the 4th month of pregnancy and onwards. Maternity bras are designed specifically for maternal purposes, and the importance of wearing one during pregnancy far outweighs trying to wear normal bras. Among the many benefits, some include:
- - Maternity bras have integrated support systems and are designed for expanding, changing breast sizes.
- - Some maternity bras minimize and even help prevent stretch marks or sagging of the breast tissue
- - Maternity bras are designed to be extremely comfortable, using ultra sensitive materials to accommodate for sensitive and aching breasts during the months of pregnancy.
- - Maternity bras typically provide better support for women who are already dealing with many other issues of comfort that come along with pregnancy.
Big Girls Bras (at BiggerBras.com) makes it easy for you to find the right maternity bra, and in your size too. You'll find plus size maternity bras and full figured maternity bras as well as average cup sizes and even petite cup sizes.
Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean your bra can't be pretty - take a look at the Anita Full Figured Maternity Bra 5162 for a simple style that's soft, comfortable, feminine and always considerate of the pregnant mom or mom-to-be. You'll find lots of great maternity bras among our collection of maternity and nursing bras.
A good nursing bra is designed to give you convenience, support and comfort throughout the breast feeding process. On a medical level, nursing bras help prevent breastfeeding problems such as plugged ducts and breast infections, as well as unnecessary swelling of the breasts (your breasts will swell naturally due to the pregnancy and breastfeeding process, but additional, unnatural swelling can be caused by prolonged discomfort or stress to the breast tissue, often caused by an inappropriate or poorly fitting bra). On a matter of convenience and practicality, a nursing bra can accommodate for the changes your breasts undergo after pregnancy, both by offering adjustable cup sizes and better support for when your breasts become heavier.
Most nursing bras offer front snap cups that open for easy breast feeding that can be done one handed. The Goddess Nursing Bra 1001 is a great example of this - the cups are easy to open to expose the breasts for breastfeeding. Stretch cups, cotton, microfiber and soft cup options are always offered to you so you are as comfortable as possible with your bra during the breastfeeding months.
Many lingerie companies have specialty lines and collections for maternity bras and nursing bras. Fancee Free has designed their Maternity and Nursing Lingerie Collection that features many popular styles, and Anita offers the Anita Nursing Bra Collection. You'll find these great collections and more in our section dedicated to maternity nursing bras.
It's also a good idea to keep in mind that most health care professionals recommend buying two or three nursing bras so you always have a fresh, clean bra. This reduces the chance of an infection, and since nursing mothers have a tendency to leak breast milk, it's always a good idea to have a spare.