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You’re going to be a Mummy! Congratulations!
Motherhood is an adventure, and we’re here to make sure you look and feel your best on this journey. From pregnancy support bras to nursing bras and loungewear we have what you will need to feel comfortable and sexy. You don’t have to sacrifice fit, support or practicality to feel beautiful!
Why you need a nursing bra
Traditional bras don’t have room for your diaphragm to expand during pregnancy and underwire is not recommended. All of the pregnancy support and nursing bras we carry have extra hook and eye closures to accommodate your growing diaphragm during pregnancy as well as the ability to tighten after your bundle of joy is born.
Why is traditional underwire not recommended?
Traditional underwire is very rigid and places pressure on the milk ducts and tender breast tissue which can block milk flow and lead to uncomfortable, blocked ducts. All of the bras we stock are designed to give you the support you need using innovate fabric designs for non wired support or flexi wired styles up to a J cup!
Your skin can feel tender and sensitive during pregnancy. With this in mind we stock only bras that have super soft lining, concealed seams or seams that avoid the nipple.
When to buy
It is important to be fitted for a new bra regularly during your pregnancy as the added weight and size of the breast will change the shape of your bust. Most people begin to notice changes at 3-4 months which is a great time to come in to Poinsettia's for a fitting.
During these months it is not uncommon for a woman to go up 2-4 band sizes and 2-4 cup sizes. This will increase again once your milk comes in. A follow up fitting is recommended at 7 months to ensure a proper fit.
The bras you wear during your first trimester will be useful again post pregnancy when your breasts have reduced in size. Bra’s should not be purchased one size larger to allow room to grow. This will result in a poor fit and improper support. The extra hook and eye closures as well as stretch fabric will help you get the most out of your nursing bras.
What to buy
You can choose from a variety of A-frame and side support bras. A-frame creates a triangle frame around the bust and provides more coverage and support for larger cup sizes. The side support bra cradles the breast from the side during feeding and has less coverage allowing for more skin to skin contact between you and your baby.
A purchase of 2-3 bras at 3-4 months of pregnancy and then 1 bra at 7 months is recommended but we promise you’ll love our beautiful nursing lingerie so much that you won’t be able to stop at 3!
Visit Poinsettia Lingerie & Swimwear at 36 Langside Place, Glasgow UK G41 3DL for a free professional nursing bra fitting today!
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