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Pregnancy & nursery bras: here's why your boobs deserve one

Your body is changing faster than you can keep up with. And it's not just your bump, but your boobs, too. There comes a point your normal bras start feeling like torture devices. That's your cue that it's time to treat them to a new friend. Here's why you need a pregnancy or nursing bra in your life.

Why do I even need a special pregnancy bra?

Let's start with why: why would you even need this specific type of bra? The main reason: comfort, because your breasts can be quite sensitive. Look for a bra that's made of soft material, with a lot of stretch. Some extra hooks at the back are nice as well - did you know your ribcage expands up to a couple of inches to make room for your baby? Most pregnancy bras can be used for breastfeeding as well. Look for those clips in the front to give your baby easy access to his or her milk supply. Our bras check all these boxes, of course.

When is the right time to buy a pregnancy bra?

Well, the answer's short: whenever you feel like you breasts need one. Once your boobs start to grow, your normal bra will soon become too small, or too tight. Comfort should always come first during pregnancy. Your body is going through a lot, it deserves love, softness and good care. Whether your boobs are on fire already in an early stage of your pregnancy, or a bit later on - you know best when the moment is there. If you plan on breastfeeding, make sure those bras have arrived well before your due date. Finding the right bra shouldn't be on your to do list those first days after giving birth. That being said, we ship all orders as fast as possible, so in case you do need them urgently - we're here for you.

What's the right size?

Finding the right bra size can be tricky enough already, even when not pregnant. Your changing boobs make it even more difficult. Our bras go from size 1 to 5, and you'll find our size advice and some tips here. When in doubt, please don't hesitate to send us a DM or email, always happy to help! 

Is one nursing bra enough?

Since you'll wear these bras everyday, for a while - both during pregnancy and after - it's wise to buy more than one. Add the issue of leaking breasts and baby spit. Let's just say: one bra won't cut it, that's why our bras come in sets of two. Trust us, you'll thank us later.

Need one more reason?

Being pregnant might just be the most feminine thing you'll ever do. It would be a shame to hide your boobs in an ugly bra, right? That's why we feel a pregnancy bra should look pretty, to make you feel confident. So aside from all the practical reasons - let's just make pregnancy and motherhood a bit more sexy, shall we?

ps. Breastfeeding or not breastfeeding - that's entirely up to you. There's lots of reasons for both. Always do what feels best for you. It's your choice.

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