Week 4 of Pregnant with Style project!
This week it’s all about staying sexy during pregnancy and breastfeeding without sacrificing comfort or function.
Let me introduce you to a mom-owned lingerie company called Bella Materna. They make very high quality nursing and pregnancy bras as well as loungewear and nightwear.
After about the 1st month of pregnancy, it was clear that none of my bras were going to fit comfortably. Aside from the cup being too small or too uncomfortable, it seemed like my chest size grew too. So pregnancy bras are definitely something every pregnant girl has to buy, and then again nursing bras if you are planning on breastfeeding.
Well, I gotta say that’s a lot of bra and size changes between pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, nursing and then post nursing. Of course, one can always go and buy a bunch of cheap bras, but as some of you might have experienced, they don’t last long and don’t feel too comfortable, let alone look good.
By the time I received my Sexy Tshirt Nursing bra from Bella Materna, I had already bought 1 pregnancy/nursing bra. However, it had been lying deep in my drawers waiting for me to become desperate enough to use it. Now, I am not a fan of wearing bras. I usually try to avoid them like the plaque and take my bra off the second I get home ( sometimes even in the car on the way home). So let’s just say I was not looking forward to having to wear one at all times during pregnancy ( so that my boobs would sag more than they have to from the additional weight).
So comparing the bra I had bought to the Bella Materna bra, it’s very clear that comfort and quality beats anything else. And if it ends up looking attractive enough for my husband to comment on it- well that’s just a bonus!
I am 2/3 done with the pregnancy and I never ONCE wore that first bra I bought, because while it might be cheaper, it also isn’t comfortable at all, so it turned into a waste of money for me. The Bella Materna bra is the opposite, I find myself hanging around in it because I forget I have it on. And the hubby is enjoying me walking around in my Bella Materna underwear much better than if I wore most of the moo-moo looking pregnancy lingerie out there :) Plus I feel much better about owning a set of nice looking high quality lingerie that I know will last me for a few years of changing sizes as I go through pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Before pregnancy, you wear it like a normal bra that gives you great support.
- During pregnancy, as your chest expands you get to use the extender included with the bra. It extends the closure by 1 bra size ( see picture below). The bra also has patented flexy wires for comfort, as well as certified to be toxin free.
- During nursing, you have the one-handed nursing clip access for easy breastfeeding.
- And finally after you’re done breastfeeding, you remove the extender, convert it to a non-nursing bra and you’re back to a beautiful piece of lingerie
So here’s how you can win ANY Bella Materna Bra of your own.