Can pregnancy lingerie double as nursing lingerie? The answer is a resounding yes! Pregnancy lingerie often features a number of practical elements that make it comfortable to wear during pregnancy and even after giving birth.
I was so frustrated when I was pregnant with my first daughter and couldn’t find any fashionable, well-made pregnancy lingerie that I decided to start my own company. I wanted to make sure that other women didn’t have to go through the same struggles I did. These days, there are plenty of great options out there, but that wasn’t always the case. I’m glad that I can offer pregnant women fashionable and well-made lingerie that gives them the support they need.
The changes that your body endures during pregnancy usually last for some time after you give birth to your child. For instance, the extra fullness in your bust that you first notice around the end of the first trimester and again around seven months pregnant is something that continues after you give birth as your milk comes in and becomes more established. Fluctuating breast size during pregnancy can make wearing underwire bras uncomfortable and even painful. Some lingerie companies advise pregnant women to steer clear of nursing bras and pregnancy nightwear with underwire, as it can restrict the milk ducts and lead to mastitis and other painful infections.
Fashionable, functional, and well-designed pregnancy lingerie accommodates the expansion of the diaphragm and bust. Extra hooks and eyes, wider shoulder straps, and plenty of room to expand are essential for pregnant and nursing women.
The last trimester of pregnancy is an important time to get fitted for nursing lingerie. Not only will this avoid a last minute panic, but it will also save you from having to go to the store with a newborn in tow. Babies have a habit of arriving when they see fit, and it can be inconvenient to deliver your baby and then be faced with ill-fitting lingerie. Nursing lingerie is designed to enable you to feed your baby and make necessary adjustments for changes in bust size. Pregnancy lingerie collections that incorporate one-handed maternity clips for easy feeding promote both your comfort and support. Choose from the many designer pieces available today, and you’ll feel both feminine and gorgeous!
Pregnancy lingerie that is well-designed will be made with 100% cotton lining. This is perfect for absorption, comfort, and breathability during both pregnancy and breastfeeding. Temperature fluctuations are easier to deal with when you’re wearing cotton lingerie, and the tender tissue around the nipples is well taken care of. Look for maternity lingerie with hidden or flat seams to avoid chafing.
It’s important to feel beautiful and confident during pregnancy, and one way to do that is by investing in some gorgeous pregnancy lingerie. Whether you prefer a cup or full silhouette, side sling support or A-Frame, there is a style specifically for you that will enhance your shape and complement your proportions beautifully. You will generally need around three bras and two mix and match nightwear options during your pregnancy and beyond. Choose carefully, take advantage of being professionally fitted and know that you can and should select gorgeous, feminine and even sexy options to wear during this time.