Pregnancy - Bravado Designs Canada Pregnancy

Where excitement meets OMG!

Pregnancy is such an amazing and sometimes overwhelming time. But it’s important to remember that it’s not just your little bean that’s starting to grow. Your burgeoning boobs need attention too. Making now the perfect time to figure out what they need to stay comfy, supported and looking fab.

BRAVADO TIP: Your breasts will soon become your most important asset, so don’t skimp on your nursing bra. In fact, your nursing bra should be a well thought-through purchase as you will be wearing it a lot!

Don’t Compromise, Re-size

Once a 34C, always a 34C? No way, sister. The reality is, your rib cage and cup size are going to fluctuate widely, both during and after pregnancy. Which is why we’ve designed our range of bras to not only fit all shapes and sizes, but also to offer the flexibility you need to accommodate your changing body. But remember, re-size before you shop!

Pregnant women often ask us, “how do I know it’s time for a maternity or nursing bra?” Simply put, the moment your bra stops feeling comfortable.


Rib Band Measurement

Measure your chest (we know this seems odd, but it works!). Place the measuring tape around your back and under your armpits. Check in the mirror to ensure the measuring tape is parallel to the floor along your back as well as along your breasts. The measuring tape should be placed above your breast tissue. The tape should be snug around your body and make sure that you don’t have any fingers underneath the tape. If you are in between sizes, round up or down to the nearest even number. This will be your rib band size (34, 36 etc.).

Chest Measurement

Measure around the fullest part of your breasts, over your nipple area. This is a looser measurement than the rib band measurement. Hold the end of the measuring tape at the side of your breast. While holding both ends of the tape with one hand, use your free hand to press the measuring tape in between your breasts to your chest. This will provide a more accurate cup size measurement.

Subtract the rib band measurement from the cup size measurement. Each number or inch represents one letter. For example, if your rib band is 34 and your cup measurement is 38; 38-34 = 4, 4 equates to a D (2=B, 3=C, 4=D, 5=DD(E), 6=DDD(F)…). You are a D cup. Your nursing bra size is a 34D.


Your bra size is:

Results cannot be guaranteed as conclusive. Actual size may differ based on stage of pregnancy, pre-pregnancy size and personal preference.

Need a little more assistance?
Speak directly to a Bra Fit Specialist at 1-800-590-7802 or email

The Pregnancy Essentials

We’ve sweat the details so you don’t have to – you do have a whole new life to plan for, after all. Here’s a range of maternity and nursing bras that will make this transition so much more comfortable!

Buttercup Nursing Bra

(into your new pregnant shape)

Why moms-to-be love it:

  • Beautiful in structure and design
  • Because you don’t want to have to change too much!
  • Luxe fabrics and flattering cuts
  • Optimal support

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Body Silk Seamless

(that changes with you)

Why moms-to-be love it:

  • Molds to your changing shape
  • Seamless and soft
  • Removable foam inserts for shape and discretion (you know what we mean 😊)

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Ballet Nursing Bra

(get zzzs while you can)

Why moms-to-be love it:

  • Soft and breathable for sleeping
  • Easy pull-on styling with no back closure
  • Pull-away cups for easy access

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Body Silk Seamless Cami

(and extra coverage)

Why moms-to-be love it:

  • Long length to cover your belly
  • Smooths your changing shape
  • Built-in bra

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