Jump to content

Exploding boobs
How big can they get??


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 bec_1108

Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

I'm 6 weeks today and my boobs are already driving me nuts. DH reckons they look like they've doubled in size since this morning! My bras feel too small and my top is tight. I'm usually a 10D but I must be a DD now. I'm a slim build and just feel so top heavy and uncomfortable. Need to buy some more bras I guess but I'm worried they're going to just keep growing and growing! Where do you even buy bras bigger than DD??? Anyone else feel my pain?

#2 Guest_katem666_*

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

Sorry, I'm a drop-in, but i can totally sympathise. I went from a 10dd to a 12f when pregnant (and fyi most stores will sell up to f, you just have to look. I got my bras from myer) and now i'm breastfeeding i don't even want to know.


#3 Taffyk

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

If you're in Melbourne, there's a great lady who fits bras - I got some while pregnant and then again just before I was due (the latter being for breast-feeding).

I really advise you to be fitted if possible - makes all the difference!

#4 Jenferal

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

Some maternity brands go up to a K (my local store in the ACT will be stocking up to a k I think).
Make sure you get fitted properly, now and a few weeks before the baby comes as you may well change size. I actually lost weight while pregnant and had to get refitted a few weeks after the baby came.

#5 Bluemakede

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

I'm not from this group either, not sure where you live, but look for stockist for brands like Hot milk, Cake Lingerie, Freya etc in your area. They go to large cup sizes (I'm a 12H in hot milk and 12GG in freya  cry1.gif  so I feel your pain, I'm really over my boobs atm though that said they're usually a 12F or G, but I do feel huge atm, and am not used to not wearing wires). If you're in brisbane you could try big girls don't cry anymore, or isabella's passion both stock large cup size maternity bra's (and I think both have online stores).

I only got fitted a few days ago, and the lady that fitted me was saying they do level out after a while until you give birth, but you can also use the straps to adjust to allow the bra a little bit extra room in the cup.

Edited by Bluemakede, 26 January 2013 - 08:29 PM.


#6 BetteBoop

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

OP, my boobs exploded in the first 12 weeks then didn't really change after that. I was a 10DD before pregnancy and went up to 12DD when I was breastfeeding.

Your ribs expand as your baby grows, which increases the band size of your bra too.

Calm down. Just because you increase a lot in the beginning doesn't mean you will keep on growing at the same rate.

#7 Peppery

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

I don't belong here either but I started as a 10D ended up being fitted 12H around 20-25 weeks. I went to David Jones.
Cannot spell

Edited by Peppery, 26 January 2013 - 08:36 PM.


#8 libbylu

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

I went from a 12D to 12DD/14DD  around the 6-7 week mark.  They haven't increased in size that much since then and I am now 37 weeks.  You will find 10Es in some makes, or you might find going up to a 12DD is more comfy.  I have bought some maternity bras in 14DD and even bought one 16DD (back strap is quite tight compared to others) as you often have to wear them over night (with breast pads if you are very leaky, which I was last time) otherwise  you end up saturating your night wear and sheets.

#9 Escapin

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

Not my group either but I can sympathise on the boob front. 'Don't worry', said the girl in the shop, 'this one comes in 10H'...

#10 Gambit la Feralé

Posted 26 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

I was a 14B and am now up to a 14DD and I'm 6weeks tmrw.......not looking forward to how far they're going to go......

sad.gif

#11 MissNess

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

I started out a 12GG and I'm already up to a H... I don't know how I'll fit my clothes if they get much bigger much faster! Most of the things I wear are tight on the bust to begin with  sad.gif

#12 Sunny003

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

I went from a 12C to a 12F (10FF with DS2).

Anyway, I used crop tops at night and cheapie bigW bras during the day and once DD was born I got some cheapies from Kmart that are basically a maternity ahh-bra lol
Once my milk settles down I'll buy a few proper maternity bras (I have one decent one) I know how to fit bras, so will find cheapest store wink.gif

#13 IsolaBella

Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

From recent topics.

Hot milk and Freya were my friends (although ended up in dodgy granny style triumph with 12J  oomg.gif oomg.gif  being too small after milk came in).

I started out as 10DD.

I am now 10E/F post kids and BF. I still need the cup size around the bottom, but can't fill out the top of the cups.

I get my bras from bravissimo.co.uk

ETA my third PG was exploding boobs. I went up a size every 2-3 wks. My first and second PGs I just moved to an F cup at 32-34wks. All three times the 12J became too small though.

Edited by lsolaBella, 26 January 2013 - 09:22 PM.


#14 Choufleur

Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:36 PM

I have the opposite problem - I was a 16C when I fell p/g with DD and ended up a 16D.

Once I weaned her and lost all the baby weight I went down to a really sad and sorry 14B - like being a teenager again.

I'm 7.5 weeks, still a 14B, no way I'm a 14C, though some of my 14B push up bras are a little tighter *sigh*

#15 ScarfaceClaw

Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

I didn't change size at all when pregnant with DS, altho they were very very sore.
I'm still BF and so far, nothing. No change in size, no drop in milk, no pain, not even any discomfort!!!

They did explode when the milk came in, tho... but that thankfully didn't last long for me!

#16 ~buzz~

Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:02 PM

I don't belong in here but I went from a 10D to a12E whilst pregnant ohmy.gif I found Bras and Things are good for bigger sizes that are still nice looking.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Mum assists in own caesarean surgery

A mum who partly delivered her own twins during a caesarean has encouraged other women to take control of their birthing experience.

How to handle common childhood regressions

Regression can be a natural and common part of development prompted by a variety of factors, but that doesn't make it less frustrating.

Disgruntled dad's pram ad goes viral

When buying a second hand pram, there are lots of things to take into consideration. 

Man discovers he's a dad after finding 55-year-old letter

Discovering you are about to father a baby is startling enough - never mind finding out you have a 61-year-old son.

15 thoughts mums have during a tantrum

Ranging from mild to feral and triggered by events both minor and major, tantrums certainly keep life interesting.

Natural pain relief in the early stages of labour

While managing labour pains on your own can be daunting, there are a number of natural pain relief options to help you cope until you are admitted to hospital.

Forgotten Baby Syndrome claims the life of toddler

One baby dies every eight days in the back of a car in the US, victims of 'forgotten baby syndrome'.

For a brief time, I was touched by an angel

For a brief time, I was touched by an angel. You stole my heart, and changed me into the women I am today.

Chrissie Swan has reached her "sex quota"

Chrissie Swan says she and her partner have sex once a year due to her fear of falling pregnant.

Chinese woman gives birth to quintuplets

After six years of trying for a baby, a couple’s dreams have come true many times over after the mum gave birth to quintuplets this week.

Five-year-old shoots nine-month-old brother dead

A nine-month-old baby boy died on Monday after he was shot in the head by his five-year-old brother in their grandfather's home.

'Is that baby yours?'

She is my daughter. I gave birth to her. I nurse her. But she doesn't have any of my genes.

Episiotomy in childbirth: not just 'a little snip'

Episiotomies have a place in maternity care – and can occasionally save lives – but should not be performed routinely.

Toddler aggression not caused by language delays after all: study

The logic was that children who don’t have the language to fully express themselves will lash out when they’re misunderstood. Not anymore.

Why we chose to adopt a child with Down sydrome

Everyone in foster care (and really in life) has something that makes them more vulnerable. We just know what our son's is.

Object of desire

Curvy mums make clever babies

Scientists appear to have discovered why women have evolved to have more curves than men – shapely thighs and bottoms lead to healthier babies.

'We'll make sure they know how much she loved them'

A first-time mum will never get to hold her four newborns, dying shortly after giving birth to the quadruplets.

The baby names NZ knocked back in 2014

A New Zealander has tried to name their baby Senior Constable but didn't get away with it - and numbering children is also a no-no.

How can you go into labour without knowing you're pregnant?

For most of us, the idea that a woman could carry a child to full-term without knowing she is pregnant is mind-boggling.

Will you get to the hospital in time?

Worrying your baby will be delivered by the roadside is a common concern for many mothers-to-be. So how likely are you to be caught short?

Win an Octonauts prize pack

To celebrate the launch of Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield, a spectacular underwater adventure live on stage, we are giving away an amazing Octonauts prize pack to one lucky fan.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Stars help save choking babies

It's an important lesson to learn, but one that busy new mums and dads might overlook until it's too late.

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel pregnant

Actress Zooey Deschanel is expecting her first child with her producer boyfriend Jacob Pechenik.

16 times 'dad reflexes' saved the day

Of course, in some cases they may be the ones who actually got their child into a precarious position in the first place, but we'll ignore that for now.

Couple's 'non-traditional' pregnancy announcement goes viral

Knowing you are not the father of your pregnant wife's baby would usually indicate a rocky relationship ahead for traditional parents.

The trials and tribulations of identical triplet newborns

Pip Donnelly is still playing spot the difference with her newborn identical triplets, Isabelle, Georgina and Frankie.

Win an Octonauts prize pack

To celebrate the launch of Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield, a spectacular underwater adventure live on stage, we are giving away an amazing Octonauts prize pack to one lucky fan.

Earthquake baby thriving five years on

Jenny Alexis is lucky to be alive after spending four days buried in the rubble of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, but now she's a thriving five year old.

Please don't say I'm lucky because I was adopted

On the one hand I was having a regular life with friends and sports and sleepovers and school. But I was also always wondering: Did my mother love me? What was wrong with me?

An open letter to non-parents who offer advice on child-rearing

Kitty, when you’re the parent of my child you’re welcome to wade in with an opinion – but until then, I’d prefer you to have a supportive ear and a glass of wine ready.

Couple arrested over baby gun video

A US couple faces charges after investigators say they found mobile phone videos showing the woman's 12-month-old daughter putting a handgun in her mouth.

NSW Health dumps 10-year limit on frozen embryos

A 10-year time limit on storing frozen embryos that were created with donor sperm has been dropped by the NSW government.

How my happy-go-lucky husband became a monster

Sharan Nicholson-Rogers watched her husband change from a happy-go-lucky police officer into an unpredictable man prone to violent and emotional outbursts.

Dads-to-be experience hormonal changes, too

Dads-to-be experience hormonal changes in line with their pregnant partners, a new study shows.

'They were just doing their job': mum of toddler killed in police chase gone wrong

"They were just doing their job. I feel so sorry for them. It is all just too sad."

Miscarriages to be formally recognised by NSW government

Women who miscarry will be able to obtain an optional "recognition of loss" certificate as a formal recognition of their often heartbreaking loss.

Cafe cubby house 'too noisy' for neighbours

Teenage parties, domestic disputes, or raucous late night pubs are the things that usually come to mind when you think neighbourhood noise complaints.

Dad films baby playing with snake

Most parents would not consider a snake an appropriate playmate for their baby, but a US dad who filmed his daughter playing with a python has defended himself against criticism.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

 

Back to School Offer

Findababysitter.com.au

We've got you covered for this school year. Use www.findababysitter.com.au to meet local nannies now.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.