Mom boobs. Initially, that didn’t hold such a negative connotation for me. I mean, I LOVED going from an A cup to a solid B cup during the course of my pregnancy. That was CLEARLY one of the perks of pregnancy for me; not having to use a push up bra for cleavage.
Instead, I was able to wear some really pretty strapless bras like these ones: https://www.rankandstyle.com/top-10-list/best-black-strapless-bras. I have always found strapless bras to be more comfortable so I was delighted that I was able to wear them more often during my pregnancy.
Post pregnancy, my new, enlarged, bosom left as quickly as it came…..NOT to fear, my good ole A cups went back to their natural state of being firm, perky, and good enough for lil ole me.
Having just experienced the one pregnancy, my body snapped back to pre-pregnancy shape in no time. Not all moms, however, have Elasta-Mom bodies(shout out to the Incredibles). Here are my
Top 5 Things You Need To Know About Mom Boobs:
They ain’t all bad! Some of us actually enjoy the increase in breast size that accompanies all the other changes your body is experiencing due to raging hormone levels, specifically estrogen and progesterone. Sure your breasts may be extremely tender, leaky, and your chest might look like a road map due to the increased vascularity, but I’ll take the cleavage any day. This from a woman who has always been an A cup, tops!
Make sure you are wearing a good support bra! The new and improved “GIRLS” need support. Otherwise, good luck dealing with “the sag”. Stretching skin that results as a result of the increased weight of your new breasts.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Soft, supple skin stretches and accommodates much better than dry and brittle skin. Two of my personal faves are cocoa butter and shea butter; not to mention, drinking plenty of water. This is also a good measure to stave off those annoying stretch marks that are oft times seen on breasts post delivery.
Watch your weight gain during pregnancy! Excess weight causes the skin to have to accommodate/stretch even more. Know what I mean? Exercise, exercise, exercise! Exercise is a good thing; specifically during pregnancy.
Don’t lose weight too quickly! Remember that story about the tortoise and the hare? Slow and steady ladies.
Embrace your mom boobs! For some of us(self included), it’s the one time in life we get to experience larger, more enhanced breasts without the assistance of push up bras, augmentation, stuffed bras (LOL!!!)
By paying close attention to the above, you to can enjoy your “mom boobs” without experiencing the aftermath so often associated with them; i.e., sagging, stretch marks, loss of perkiness, etc!
Hoping this blog post has managed to inform and put a smile on your face.
Until next time,
Look Better. Feel Better. Be Better.
Wife, mother, Midwesterner, and award-winning OB/GYN, Dr. Angela is equal parts best girlfriend and bold professional, supporting women’s health with innovative approaches to care and heavy doses of humor. Dr. Angela has done more than launch a successful practice, she has defined herself as a voice for a new generation of womanhood, established her ASK DR. ANGELA brand committed to authenticity, and built a community rooted in trust, candor, and compassion.