This step by step guide will show you how to measure your bra size for your maternity or nursing bra. When fitting for a maternity bra you should start by fitting on the tightest hook to allow for your rib cage to expand with your baby. When fitting for a nursing bra use the loosest hook as your rib cage will decrease after you have had the baby.
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and Mothercare we know how important it is to get the correct size bra during and after pregnancy this guide will help you get an accurate measurement in the privacy of your own home so that you end up with a perfect fitting maternity or nursing bra a bra measurement is made up of two measurements and measurement under the breasts and cup measurement please remember this is only a guide every bra fits differently so we recommend getting a fitting from one of our bra fitting advisors install first let's show you how to get the band measurements place the tape measure directly under your breasts use a mirror to check that it is straight and measure all the way around your body ensure that the tape measure is pulled in firmly to get an accurate measurement once you have the measurement in inches add 4 to it if it's even or add 5 if it's odd this will give you the correct found measurement now let's do the cup size measurements place the tape measure around the fullest part of your bust normally across the nipple use a mirror to check that it is straight all the way around your body ensure that the tape measure isn't pressing into the breast at any point take a note of the measurement in inches then work out the difference between the bust measurement and the band measurement this is usually anywhere between naught to seven inches as a guide if the difference is one inch you're a b-cup two inches your C cup three inches you're a D cup and so on you can use this chart to determine your cup size based on the difference between your two measurements you can check you're wearing the correct fitted bra with our quick and simple three-point test one the broadband should run horizontally right around the body – you should be able to slide two fingers under the band neck edge underarm straps and cup three the center front of the bra should sit back as far as possible you should be fitted as soon as your current brass starts to feel uncomfortable we recommend getting a fitting every six to eight weeks as breasts can change size several times during pregnancy visitors in-store or online to shop the full blooming marvelous collection you