Caring for your new cleavage
August 3, 2007
If you have never had “grown-up” breasts before, you will be pleasantly surprised to actually have some cleavage while you are pregnant. Most women notice their breasts become larger and more tender when they are around 8 weeks pregnant. How do you take care of your new friends?
Your breasts may go up a cup size or more while you are pregnant, so it is important to buy a bra to accommodate for your larger size. It is a good idea to get measured by a knowledgeable salesperson at a department store or maternity store to ensure a proper fit. Look for a bra that gives your support without the need of uncomfortable underwires. You may want to buy one bra early in your pregnancy and another bra, such as a nursing bra, during your third trimester because your breasts will change as your pregnancy progresses.
You may find that you need some extra support when exercising. Pick up a breathable workout bra to give you the support you need.
Due to the stretching of your skin, it is not uncommon for your breasts to become itchy. Smooth on a lotion to moisturize, increase elasticity and possibly even help to prevent stretch marks. I used Palmer’s cocoa butter lotion (available at supermarkets and drugstores) throughout both of my pregnancies with great results.
Finally, consider wearing a soft and supportive bra or tank to bed at night to relieve any soreness.
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