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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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How can I find the best maternity bra?

How can I find the best maternity bra?

Lactation consultant: Most maternity stores that sell clothes have a section for maternity bras that are made weli. In addition, most hospitals where babies are delivered have lactation specialists on staff. Many of those specialists may be able to fit you for not only a maternity bra, but (even more importantly) a lactation bra that provides good support and opens for breast feeding. Buy those after the baby is born. ...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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What do I need to know when buying maternity bras?

What do I need to know when buying maternity bras?

Buy expanders: The best advice i got was to buy these little expanders for the back of the bras. Get a saleswoman who has had kids to help you. ...Read more

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What should I do to plan my maternity leave?

What should I do to plan my maternity leave?

Plan in Advance: Talk to your boss or HR department at the beginning of your pregnancy so that you are not hiding anything. Make a tentative plan in your mind and if something unexpected happens your doctor will help you with it. Make sure you have all the necessary paperwork to your doctor on time, don't wait until the last minute. Once everything is set you can relax and be excited as the time gets close! ...Read more

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When is the best time to take maternity leave?

When you need it.: Best time is when you, your support system, your doc and your employer think it is. It may be different for everyone depending upon a variety of factors which may or may not be under your control. There is no wrong answer. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take maternity leave?

When you need it.: Best time is when you, your support system, your doc and your employer think it is. It may be different for everyone depending upon a variety of factors which may or may not be under your control. There is no wrong answer. ...Read more

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How much maternity leave am I entitled to take?

Depends: If you work for a company that has more than 50 employees then you are entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. ...Read more

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When would be a good time to take maternity leave?

When would be a good time to take maternity leave?

Ehhhh?: When you have a baby. It is purely a personal preference, but some woman prefer to take/start their maternity leave a week or so before the actual due date. Your employer will be able to help you with how many days/months you can take as per their benefits, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What should I think about when planning my maternity leave?

Not working: Think about how happy you will be spending quality time with your new born, while you are not working! plan your daily routine and get your life in order as you realize all the joys of having a new person in your life. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I expect in going back to work after maternity leave?

What can I expect in going back to work after maternity leave?

Going back to work: Going back to work poses different challenges. All of us have felt sad when we leave our little ones, but please, do not feel guilty. As moms we always strive to do what is best for our families. Get organized before you actually go back, find dependable child care and always have a back up! learn to delegate and ask for help , make sure you spend special family time, and pencil time for for you. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not want to go back to work after maternity leave?

Is it normal to not want to go back to work after maternity leave?

Yes: Oh my goodness yes! we have just experienced one of the single most imprtant and exhilarating events of our lives. We have given birth to a tiny, beautiful human being that is ours, we have become moms. Our lives have radically changed and we are also experiencing a multitude of feelings. Take your time and talk about it. Thoughts and feelings are racing and our hormones are all over the place. ...Read more

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Bra (Definition)

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