I’m officially 37 weeks and to kick off the end of this pregnancy, I’m teaming up with Bravado to discuss how I’ve stayed comfortable during these long nine months and giving one reader the chance to win three (yes, three!) Bravado nursing bras!
This weekend, I finally decided I needed to get my birth center/hospital bag ready…I figured it was best not to wait until the last minute this time around like I did with Mabel (I ended up packing like a crazy woman after my water had broken, lol!).
And all three of those beauties are coming with me. 😉 The last two in the photo, The Confetti and The Body Silk Seamless (my absolute favorite) have been my saving grace the past few weeks. They both stretch extremely well and have been able to accommodate my ever changing shape this pregnancy has caused. The Bliss, which has just recently started fitting me after the baby dropped has been a sleek edition to my bra rotation.
One bit of advice that I wish I would have known when pregnant with Mabel = get yourself a maternity/nursing bra as soon as your pre-pregnancy bra starts to get uncomfortable! I had this idea that nursing bras were only for after your baby arrived…boy was I wrong. I made myself stick out the annoying fit of a regular bra when in reality Bravado nursing bras are meant to be double duty and serve women throughout pregnancy and after delivery/while nursing. So this pregnancy, I wasn’t messing around…and decided comfort wasn’t something to delay (I mean you already have a tiny human growing in you…help yourself out!).
Oh and you know what…you don’t have to give up frilly details and feminine touches…
And the quality of the construction really have impressed me. Note the nursing clip…closed and opened. They are easy to open one handed when needed for nursing and the materials are super soft yet strong!
Now that you know my first way of staying comfortable during pregnancy…I have a few others to share too:
- Don’t over estimate the power of a glorious pair of maternity yoga pants and over-sized sweatpants! Now I’m not telling you to go everywhere looking like you’re about to workout but if you’re at home, don’t hesitate to get relaxed!
- Hot baths and showers (just not too hot!) are a must! They are the only way I’ve been able to get through an achy back or sore muscles this pregnancy. Warmer water is awesome to soothe discomfort (hence why I’m hoping to have a water birth this time around).
- Get yourself a pregnancy pillow to sleep with (this is my favorite one) and this isn’t something else to wait until the last minute to get yourself. It helped make sleeping a lot easier for me, helped with the pain I had been having in my hips/pelvic area, and just made me a lot more comfortable in general.
- Stock up on Tums…need I say more? Your throat will thank you for it.
Comfort during pregnancy is not overrated! So make sure you make it your priority…you’ll be a much happier pregnant momma! 😉
Soooo like I said earlier, Bravado has been kind enough to give one of my readers my three favorite bras from their collection (in your size and color choice!). The giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada, 18+.