BRA FIT GUIDE

Perfectly fitted maternity and nursing bras will be your saviour during pregnancy and nursing your baby.

All of the bras at MAYARYA.COM feature nursing access and are suitable to wear from 1st trimester all the way through to breastfeeding. Be prepared and pack nursing bras in your hospital bag! Well fitting maternity and nursing bras are specifically designed to suit your shape during pregnancy and post-birth. Supportive bras will help to protect and lift your breasts, which in turn improves your back posture. The skin and tissue around your breasts are increasingly sensitive during pregnancy and post-birth too, so it is essential that you invest in good quality nursing bras that are gentle on your skin while still providing optimum support as your size fluctuates.

Why do you need a maternity and nursing bra?

FUNCTION AND COMFORT

Maternity and nursing bras by specialist brands feature soft cups and extended rows of hooks and eyes (depending on the style bra). This allows for more room for the diaphragm to expand during the months of pregnancy. 4 reasons to buy maternity & nursing bras:

4 MATERNITY & NURSING BRA TIPS!
  • 1Maternity and nursing bras with flexi-wire ensure that milk flow is not restricted. Traditional underwire is not recommended.
  • 2Wider bra straps ensure maximum support as your breasts become heavier.
  • 3Specialist maternity and nursing bras feature soft cotton lining for sensitive nipples during breastfeeding.
  • 4Easy nursing access is key! Choose between side sling (pull down access) or one-handed nursing clips to suit you.

When do I need to be fitted for a nursing bra?

REGULAR FITTINGS ARE ESSENTIAL

As your weight and size changes during pregnancy, we recommend that you are measured and fitted for a bra throughout the pregnancy at least at 12-14 weeks, then a follow up fitting at 28 weeks. To estimate what size nursing bra you'll need, you could take your measurement at 28 weeks and add 1-2 additional cup sizes. However, we would strongly recommend that you are fitted again 4 weeks after birth to ensure you have the best fitting nursing bra after your milk comes in.

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How should I expect my bra size to change during pregnancy?

ESTIMATE UP TO 2 BAND AND CUP SIZES

Every pregnancy is different, but generally women find their bra size will increase by 1-2 cups sizes and 1-2 band sizes compared to their pre pregnancy size. After birth, once your milk comes in, you'd normally find that your cup size will increase by one additional cup size. After 8 weeks of nursing, your band size is likely to decrease to your pre-pregnancy size. Don't worry - all of our bras come with extended rows of hook and eyes so you can easily adjust your size.

How can I tell if my nursing bra fits me correctly?

HANDY TIPS FOR A GOOD FIT

When you fit a nursing bra, it should fit you on the middle hooks and the strap adjusters should have enough space to be repositioned to loosen throughout pregnancy. You should be able to sit two fingers under the band of your bra to ensure enough room for growth. Your hand should be able to fit inside the cup to allow for space for breast pads. Not sure? Arrange a bra fitting in store or at a home shopping service appointment today, e-mail info@mayarya.com.

How do I measure myself?

Use our measurement guide below to find your correct size.

Start by wearing your best-fitting bra on the middle hook. (Not padded!)

Step 1

Find your band size. Pull the tape measure around your rib cage underneath your breasts, placing it just under your bust at the front and making sure the tape measure is flat and straight across your back. Pull the tape tight around your rib cage and measure in centimeters.

Measurement (cm)Band Size
 inchcm
69, 70, 71, 72, 733270
74, 75, 76, 77, 783475
79, 80, 81, 82, 833680
84, 85, 86, 87, 883885
89, 90, 91, 92, 934090
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Step 2

Find your CUP size. Measure across the fullest part of your bust. Try to keep the tape measure nice and horizontal all the way round and measure in centimeters.

Band size7075808590cm
 3234363840inch
Cup size 
 B84-8589-9094-9699-101104-106 
 C86-8891-9397-98102-103107-108 
 D89-9094-9699-101104-106109-111 
 DD91-9397-98102-103107-108112-113 
 E94-9699-101104-106109-111114-116 
 F97-98102-103107-108112-113117-118 
 G99-101104-106109-111114-116119-121 
 H102-103107-108112-113117-118122-123 
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