Writing about gestational diabetes is boring, so let’s write about something less boring: boobs!
I have not had to size up in a bra yet this pregnancy. I have made do with the bra extenders but I suspect that sometime in the near future I am going to have to invest in new maternity/nursing bras.
The problem is that the only maternity store in the area sucks. Really sucks. I had the lady (the one lady that seems to work there) measure me a few weeks ago and she measured me smaller than I actually am now. Aside from the sizing issue, their bras were awful and flimsy. There was no way they were going to hold the girls now, let alone in a milk-engorged state.
I really like high quality bras and I see the higher cost as an investment in my comfort. (They also tend to last much, much longer, as long as you hand wash them.) Pre-pregnancy #3, since I know my size, I just usually ordered them off the internet. The question is, though, what do I do about a nursing/maternity bra? Do I order one in one size up via the internet? Do I wait to measure until I am in labor and then quickly place an internet order? How much bigger will they get? Do I just go up a cup size? The hospital suggests you bring 2-3 nursing bras to the hospital, so most women must buy them before they have their baby, right? Lastly, is it wrong to buy maternity bras off the internet without ever being fitted?