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#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.
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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......

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#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.




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