From pretty lace and cotton, to moulded T-shirt options, our range of maternity
and nursing bras offer style as well as all-day comfort and support. Take a look at our video from lingerie expert, Julia Mercer, for advice on
choosing the right maternity bra, and follow our handy guide below for top tips
on maternity and nursing bra fittings.
Your breasts will probably be one of the first things you’ll notice changing when you’re newly pregnant. If you find your current bras don’t fit as well as they used to, head to an M&S store where our specially trained bra advisers will help you find a comfy and supportive maternity bra.
We recommend you stop wearing wired bras, as the wires can dig into sensitive breast tissue and trap milk ducts.
By now, you should have stopped wearing wired bras, had your first maternity bra fitting, and own a few comfortable maternity bras.
As the weeks go on and your bump grows, you may notice your bras getting tighter as your ribcage expands to accommodate your baby. This is a good time to have another maternity bra fitting.
You may also want to start wearing a soft sleeping bra at night to keep you comfortable and supported while you sleep.
You should have been for two fittings by now, and hopefully you’ve got maternity bras sussed.
You’ll need to go for your final maternity bra fitting at about 30 weeks as your bump and breasts continue to grow.
By this point, the average pregnant woman is two underbands and four cup sizes bigger than her normal bra size.
About two weeks before your due date, you should get fitted for a nursing bra so you can get used to wearing it before your baby arrives. Keep in mind that it will need to be one cup size bigger for when the milk comes into your breasts.
All M&S nursing bras have easy-to-use drop-down cups to make it easier if you’re breastfeeding.
Whether you choose to breastfeed or bottle-feed your baby, your breasts will eventually stop producing milk and start to return to their pre-pregnancy size. This is the perfect time to pop into an M&S store for another bra fitting, where our expert bra advisers will recommend the right size and style to keep your breasts supported and looking great.
Here at M&S, we have everything you'll need to prepare your little bundle of joy, from must-have starter sets to nursery furniture and bath and body treats.