The Five Stages of Pregnancy Breasts


Abbey Clancy was strutting her first trimester pregnancy breasts out on the catwalk during London's Fashion Week this week.

Seeing her next to Kelly Brooke, who is most famous for her gargantuan rack, I was pretty impressed. Granted Clancy is a lingerie model, but those early pregnancy breasts are something to behold.

And oh how I missed mine. It's a fleeting time, those early breasts, but for a couple months, before the tummy catches up, it's as though you get a free boob job.

Why hello perky, full boobs! I'm so glad to meet you!

That isn't the only stage your breasts will go through. Oh no. In the infamous words of Robert Frost, "Those tatas have miles to go before they sleep, girl." That's what he said, right?

And so, I give you, the five stages of pregnancy boobs:

Stage 1: The Pain-Cave: I spent the first few weeks of my pregnancies in agony. If air touched my breasts, I would cry. In fact, for me, this was my first sign of pregnancy.

Stage 2: The Water Balloons: First they hurt like crazy and then they're huge. HUGE. And they're fantastic. I was always a busty girl, but my pregnancy breasts added a new dimension. They were full and perky in ways my pre-preggo boobs were not. I wanted to be topless all the time.

Stage 3: The OMGMyHusbandCan'tStopTouchingThem: Naturally, these would be the third stage because most men love boobs. Argue all you want, but it's true. I have had male friends tell me that secretly they loved having their wives pregnant because it was the first time these guys got to play with huge boobs.

Stage 4: The Leaky Faucets: Soon after the boobs have become spectacularly large, they start to prepare for breastfeeding. For an unlucky few, they start producing colostrum here. I never had this situation, but for some, it can be rather shocking to leak yellow liquid from your nipples at this phase.

Stage 5: The Mama Cass Phase: A few weeks before delivery, everything is strained to capacity and this includes the breasts. You may feel a little like the Boobs That Ate Manhattan, but just wait. Breastfeeding boobs are right around the corner.

What do you think of your pregnancy boobs?


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sstepph sstepph

I loved my pregnancy boobs! And then the milk came in 2 days after I had DS and they were even bigger! Now they are on the down hill slide of getting back to normal and I am kinda sad, but glad in a way cause I can fit in all my before baby bras that I loved!!

TLParker TLParker

Oh wow.. I LOVED pregnancy boobs. My boobs were a small DD prepregnancy, so during pregnancy they were just more firm. But 2 days after having my son, holy wow! They were F's! Thankfully they went away after I stopped breastfeeding lol

nonmember avatar SYSmith

I was an A pre-pregnancy. I am currently 23 weeks and I am up to a C right now. This pregnancy is VERY different than my first one, during my first they didn't grow til AFTER I had my son. This time around I am reaping the benefits of a free boob job. Going to enjoy it until the baby comes along and they become food carriers. :)

Mary Bush

nice it ill happen t me sson to Mary

Aura Leigh Oosterveld

I loved my pregnancy and breastfeeding boobs! It was the first time in my life when I had a rack, lol. Oddly enough, after I stopped BF, my breasts remained a full cup size larger than pre-pregnancy... I'm not complaining, though, lol:)

JustC... JustCantWait88

I loved them!  They weren't too painful at first, just a bit tender.  Then they got huge, and I felt fantastic =]  The gravity of them wasn't to comfortable, so I wore a nursing bra since the first trimester.  I'm normally full C's, and I jumped to a full DD while pregnant.  My husband is a self-proclaimed butt man, but even he couldn't resist those pregnant milk jugs (pun intended)!  I can't wait for our next baby...I loved my pregnant body.  Had it not been mine, I wouldn't have been terribly jealous!

Miriam Kennedy

I hated having small boobs, and I absolutely love that after having 3 kids and breastfeeding them all for a year each I no longer have small boobs. They not only went from A's to C's but at 46 yrs old are still pretty perky.  Thanks kids.

melan... melanniek

And then theres me.  When I was 16 my mom took me to the dr for lopsided boobs (I don't know the technical term).  They told me to wait till I had finished puberty, they would right themselves.  Along comes 18 and guess what, still lopsided.  They then told me, wait till you have your first child.  I was so excited to offset the annoying parts of pregnancy with some huge tatas.  Wrong again.  Like the small misshapen boobies that couldn't.  Therefore I blame my sister for my failure to breastfeed (wait it'll make sense in a minute).  My son must've taken one look at her double D's, and thought, how the hell did I draw the short stick.  LOL

nonmember avatar teenie

Ive always been bigger then most i was a 36 c at 14yrs old and ten years later and three kids im at a 42 dd and hate it(i have a three month old) and what sucks for me is ive never produced milk so i cant breastfeed to help with that or weight loss and ive hated my boobs since ive gotten them.

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