The second reason is self care. Boobs are important and need to be looked after, especially during and after pregnancy. It can be very, very hard to remember to or make the effort to look after yourself following the death of a baby but it is so important. I've written more about this and the changes your body goes through after loss on my other blog, Frivolous Mama.
The bra I chose to review is the Freya Afterglow plunge bra in a 38HH. Before I was pregnant I wore a 38J, then a 40J during pregnancy for comfort. However, I was fitted after I gave birth and was quite surprised to find I had gone down a cup size.
In terms of sizing Afterglow is spot on. When I was choosing which bra to review I read a few reviews claiming otherwise but I found the fit to be great. The band fit perfectly on the first hooks (always start off here and move back as the band stretches with wear) but at the end of the day it did leave me with a red mark round my ribcage. I'm sure after a few wears though it will loosen up a little. My boobs fit well in the cups with no wrinkly or bulging and the central gore sat flush with my skin. I'm normally a little wary of bras with such a large lace top cup as my boobs are top heavy and tend to spill out, however the lace on Afterglow is quite firm so held me in all day. The straps were wide enough to add extra support but still pretty, especially with the floral print.
This is my first Freya bra in a long time but I'll definitely be buying more. You can purchase Afterglow from Bras Galore along with masses of other gorgeous D+ bras.
Mrs D x