When you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, ensuring you have the right bra is really important. Maternity bras and nursing bras are specially designed to offer your breasts the right amount of support at different stages of your pregnancy or breastfeeding journey, taking into account changing size, breast sensitivity and ease-of-use.
Here at Camille we have a range of both maternity bras and nursing bras to help make your pregnancy and the months afterward as easy as possible. To help you decide which is best for you, we’ve created a handy guide that helps explain when to buy a maternity bra, what their features are and how they differ to nursing bras.
Designed to be worn throughout the duration of your pregnancy, maternity bras offer more support and comfort than standard bras and are made to accommodate the growth of your breasts during each trimester. Many are non-wired and feature design aspects such as adjustable straps and additional hook-and-eye clasps to enable you to get the most comfortable fit as you grow throughout your pregnancy.
When to Buy a Maternity Bra?
When it comes to knowing when to buy a maternity bra, while it can differ for every woman, it is typically around eight to ten weeks into your pregnancy that you may start to notice breast growth and experience tenderness. To ensure you’re prepared and can make smooth transition to maternity bras, we recommend having yours ready to hand before this point.
What are the Different Types of Maternity Bras?
There are several different types of maternity bra design you can opt for, so we’ve picked out some of our favourites to help you decide. Featuring stretchy cups, adaptable design and four-eye hook adjustment, our pretty Women’s White Polka Dot Black Maternity And Nursing Breast Feeding Bra is a perfect option for seeing you through the whole of your pregnancy.
Another option for extra ease and comfort is a front-fastening maternity bra like our Women’s White Non Wired Front Fastening Comfi Bra. And, because we think of everything, we’ve also got the perfect nighttime bra for you, too. Our White Seamfree Maternity Lace Sleeping Bra offers ultimate comfort and support for sensitive breasts during the night, ensuring you can get a good night’s sleep.
Nursing bras differ to maternity bras due to their need to accommodate breastfeeding, too. In order to make this as easy as possible, nursing bras typically feature drop-down cup clips which lower the cup from the bra and allow you to nurse discreetly and easily.
Here at Camille, we have lots of different drop-down cup designs for you to choose from. Our gorgeous Women’s Non Wired Florence Cream And Aubergine Floral Nursing Bra is designed to be strong but comfortable and shows your nursing bra doesn’t have to compromise on style! As we cater for women of all shapes and sizes, we also have nursing bras perfect for fuller-busted women during and after pregnancy. Our pretty Cream And Black Polka Dot Non Wired Nursing Bra has a built-in sling, cotton padding and four-eye hook adjustment for extra support. We also love our beautiful Black Full Cup Non Wired Nursing Maternity Bra that offers amazing support and comfort while looking so delicate and discreet.
Whether you’re looking for maternity bras, nursing bras or a design that will see you through both stages, you can find a wide selection to choose from here at Camille. Explore all our maternity and nursing bras now to find the perfect fit for you.