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Maternity Bra (Overview)

Your breasts may provide the first signs to you that you are pregnant. Women's breasts often get extremely tender and begin increasing in size very early in pregnancy. These changes are preparing you for breastfeeding. The size may increase throughout the first 3 months of pregnancy. It is important to wear a bra that fits and supports your breasts throughout your pregnancy.


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Can I wear underwire bras while nursing?

Can I wear underwire bras while nursing?

Yes: As long as the bra fits well, it shouldn't be a problem. If it is too tight and compresses glandular tissue it could impede milk production and milk flow. ...Read more

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Maternity Bra (Overview)

Your breasts may provide the first signs to you that you are pregnant. Women's breasts often get extremely tender and begin increasing in size very early in pregnancy. These changes are preparing you for breastfeeding. The size may increase throughout the first 3 months of pregnancy. It is important to wear a bra that fits and supports your breasts throughout your pregnancy.


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Can wearing a sports bra help support your breasts from sagging?

Can wearing a sports bra help support your breasts from sagging?

Not always: Recommend making an investment in your breasts through consultation with a lingerie store that offers custom bra fittings. An example with would be a store like deb winthrops. Most women don't know the optimum size of bra they should be wearing, nor how to select bra for the required use. ...Read more

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Will support bra prevent drooping?

Will support bra prevent drooping?

Yes: Breast droop or ptosis can be caused by many factors but the long term influence of gravity (especially in larger breasted women) is a significant contributor to breast sag. Wearing a bra that supports the breast through the day will certainly decrease the strain on the tissues and help maintain breast shape and position on the chest. ...Read more

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Can wearing a pushup bra help breasts grow?

No: It will give the appearance of larger breasts but will not effect growth. ...Read more

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Will sport bras hurt your breast?

Will sport bras hurt your breast?

Not usually.: Would encourage you to go in person to a specialty bra store. Up to 85% of american women are wearing incorrect bra size. The professionals at a specialty bra stored can ensure that you have the correct band and cup size as well the best design to fit your need. You will also be taught how to properly settle your breasts into the bra. If is worth the effort. ...Read more

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Does wearing padded bras cause breast cancer?

Does wearing padded bras cause breast cancer?

Not that we know of: There are no data showing padded bra as the cause of cancer. If you wear padded bras, make sure they are not too tight and are comfortable. ...Read more

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How does wearing/not wearing a bra affect breast sagging?

Not much: Research recently showed that wearing a bra doesn't affect it as much as we used to think. Still, most ladies like to have some control over their breasts, and clothes are designed for supported breasts. Be well. ...Read more

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Will I have to wear maternity clothes?

No: You will have to wear loose clothes. Maternity, or just big, is up to you. I liked hospital scrubs, myself. ...Read more

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Does sleeping without bra helps in sagging breasts ?

Does sleeping without bra helps in sagging breasts ?

Not likely: The benfit of using bras to support your breasts is most likely going to be during the day when you are standing up and the weight of your breast pull on the ligaments that support your breasts. Using them at night will not do much, but you may find it more comfortable to use a bra if you have large sagging breasts. ...Read more

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How come women wear bras?

How come women wear bras?

Many reasons!: Cosmetic; comfort, sports, and to maintain breast shape without sagging with age. All are reasons for women to wear a bra! ...Read more

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Best sports bra for a breast feeding?

Best sports bra for a breast feeding?

Whatever works: This is a personal choice and will depend on what works best for you. You will need something with good support but comfortable. ...Read more

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Can I wear an underwire bra while pregnant?

Can I wear an underwire bra while pregnant?

Yes: A good supportive bra is a wonderful thing! as long as they are comfortable, underwire bras are fine in pregnancy. There may come a time when the wires dig in or are uncomfortable. At that point you should change to something else. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear an underwire bra after a boob job?

Is it safe to wear an underwire bra after a boob job?

Yes, but ask your Dr: You may want to wait until you are fully healed and he implants have settled before wearing underwire. Ask your plastic surgeon fir his preference, but this is what i tell my patients. If you have incisions under the breast, underwire may irritate them. So the answer is yes, but check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Underwired bra causing inflammation under breast?

Underwired bra causing inflammation under breast?

That can happen.: This may mean that you are wearing the incorrect bra size or a design that isn't right for you. If the bra is worn out -it can also cause more pressure. Up to 85% of american women are wearing an incorrect cup or band size (or both). Encourage you to go to a specialty bra stop for a fitting ; consultation. Having the correct support will add to your comfort ; breast health. ...Read more

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Would sleeping with a bra and wearing tight clothes slow down breast development?

Would sleeping with a bra and wearing tight clothes slow down breast development?

No: This will not slow breast development and is intrinsically not a good idea. Wear comfortable clothes to bed. ...Read more

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Best bra strap for shoulder bursitis?

Best bra strap for shoulder bursitis?

Not associated: A bra strap does not prevent, help or make shoulder motion more difficult. The repetitive motion of the shoulder along with some collarbone spurs that protrude down into the bursa region can cause inflammation of the bursa and the pain associated with it. Inflammation of the rotator cuff tendon can also cause an irritation of the overlying bursa leading to bursitis as well. ...Read more

Bra (Definition)

A bra (or brassiere) is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support a woman's breasts. ...Read more