With Pregnancy comes changes to your body….some might even surprise you!

Here are some of the changes you may experience as your body prepares for baby’s arrival!

V-Neck Maternity & Nursing Bra and Crossover Panty in Chalk Pink

Ashley is wearing the V-Neck Maternity & Nursing Bra and Crossover Panty in Chalk Pink

Your body, including your breasts go through all sorts of changes during pregnancy. For some, changes in breasts are the first sign to indicate you’re pregnant!

So what do breasts feel like during pregnancy? And what part of the breast hurts in early pregnancy? Let’s dive into that together. While each person's experience is unique, most pregnant women say that their breasts may feel heavy and sensitive while they are pregnant, particularly in the early stages of pregnancy. This is just your breasts naturally responding to pregnancy and getting them prepared for breastfeeding. These changes are caused from increased blood flow and hormonal changes and begin soon after conception.

You may experience heightened sensitivity and breast tenderness, particularly around the nipple area. You may also notice a darkening of the areolas and nipples and overall enlargement of your breasts, nipples, and areola around the first trimester. To help ease the tenderness, look for soft fabrics that are gentle against your skin, like soft, organic cotton, or stretchy, seamless and wire free designs.

New milk-producing cells will become active in your breasts around week 15 of your pregnancy and they will start producing milk at approximately week 22. This is when you might notice your breasts beginning to grow. It’s important that you get yourself fitted properly for a bra that will comfortably accommodate your growing breasts. Soft fabrics, seamless and wireless designs are all good options for your pregnancy stage. Stretchy bands are important to help support a growing rib cage. Molded cups have more capacity to comfortably allow for the expected growth in your cups – which will happen – sometimes up to two sizes! Consider adjustable soft straps with multiple hook and eye closures to help extend the bra size as you grow.

At the end of your pregnancy, you might find that your breasts are leaking colostrum. If the leaking is noticeable or bothersome, a breathable fabric is recommended to avoid locking in moisture around your nipples.

Our nursing bras have many comforts your body craves during your pregnancy stage. Soft, stretchy, and sustainable fabrics that will adapt with your changing body work best. Styles for different usage occasions are versatile so that you’re comfortable no matter what time of day, with many colou options that will make you smile. If you can’t decide, we’re always here to help. We’ve actually curated a Bump Kit collection of our top picks for you and are the perfect solutions for pregnancy.

V-Neck Maternity & Nursing Bra

Our bumps grow the most during the last two trimesters, and your breasts and ribs may start to feel sensitive. The V-Neck Maternity & Nursing Bra has a beautiful crossover band that embraces the belly while providing gentle support. For added comfort, the band has a 6-row hook and eye closure, so you can adjust the fit to suit your comfort.

Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra

Our best-selling Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra adapts to your changing shape with soft, smooth, seamless fabric that supports you in all the right places. It’s a quality nursing bra that can be worn from one pregnancy to another and can take you right through your nursing journey. This style has molded cups that provide extra capacity and reduces compression while giving you a beautiful shape. It’s sure to become your go-to nursing bra!

Scoop Neck Maternity & Nursing Bra

The Scoop Neck Maternity & Nursing Bra has softness and comfort built into a seamless silhouette. The foam pads are sewn into a hidden layer for a smooth profile, so you can look good and feel confident in your pregnancy. This comfy bra adapts to the fluctuations in your breast size and stretch with your changing body while providing wire-free support.

If you are unsure of your bra size, it’s good to measure yourself or have someone help you as you will be surprised how your sizing will fluctuate throughout your journey. We’re here to help! You can always reach out to one of our sizing experts for guidance.