From the very moment they find out they are pregnant, some women go on a buying frenzy and stock their wardrobes with maternity clothes. These would also be the type to immediately acquire an arsenal of baby clothes in neutral colours in preparation for their new bundle of joy.
Other moms-to-be take their time getting used to their new status in life, and making the adjustment from normal clothes to maternity clothes. They may wear their looser tops and trousers, or even borrow things from their partners to cover their growing bumps.
Whether you fall into the former or the latter categories, what is certain is that at some point you’ll need to consider your maternity lingerie. Breast size can increase significantly during pregnancy and it’s important to have maternity bras and underwear that will allow you stay comfortable beneath anything you wear.
There are several essential maternity bras, and using this guide you can choose one or more to accompany you throughout the nine months of pregnancy and beyond.
Sleep or Exercise Maternity Bra
This is the bra that you can slip into for a bit of extra support at night, or use for gentle exercise. It is light, stretchy and breathable. Health experts recommend staying fit during pregnancy by walking, swimming, dancing, participating in prenatal yoga or aerobics classes and doing light stretches. These actions will boost your energy levels and even help prepare your body for birth, and having a great active maternity bra can encourage your efforts.
Everyday Maternity Bra
To build the foundation for a truly beautiful and stylish outfit, you’ll need an everyday bra that can be worn beneath anything and everything. A simple, chic, everyday maternity bra in a soft, stretchy fabric will be your go-to piece from the time you find out you’re expecting until the big day of baby’s birth arrives.
Pretty, lacy Maternity Bra
For special occasions or just to give you a little lift in confidence, a pretty lace or satin maternity bra can be just the ticket. This bra can be worn beneath an extra-special outfit or on special occasions. Today’s pretty maternity bras are often so comfortable they can be worn as often as you like without resulting in a feeling of tightness or constriction.
If you’re looking for a bra that will last you well beyond pregnancy you can do no better than a comfortable nursing bra. Many nursing bras can easily be worn while pregnant. They have discrete clips for easy access to the breast, which won’t interfere with your everyday clothing. Look for nursing bras in absorbent fabrics like cotton.
You can also find nursing bras made of sustainable fibres like organic cotton, hemp or bamboo. These fibers are free of toxins and non-allergenic so you can be sure they won’t bother your skin during pregnancy and won’t cause any irritation for your new-born baby.
Amoralia’s selection of maternity bras and nursing wear will keep you cool, calm and collected during pregnancy and as a new mom.