As you might expect, maternity bras are typically worn by:
- Pregnant women (typically in the 2nd or 3rd trimester but sometimes earlier)
- Women whose breast sizes change with their cycle
- New moms
- Nursing women
You may find that a maternity bra isn't necessary for:
- Women who don't need the deeper cups
- Women whose bra size doesn't fluctuate
Most women find their breasts change significantly during pregnancy - sometimes as early as the second month of pregnancy. Maternity bras are designed to accommodate these changes. However, some women also find that their bra size fluctuates at certain points in their cycle, and a maternity bra can help accommodate this bra size fluctuation, too - even in women who aren't pregnant.
Conversely, if you find your breasts don't change significantly during your pregnancy (a very, very small minority of women) you might not need the extra capacity of a maternity bra.
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