This is probably the first part of your body that will change when you get pregnant – in fact, swollen boobs are often the first clue that you might have conceived. But what’s the best way to look after your precious assets during the nine months and after?
What the expert says
Jennifer Cawthron, Founder of Boo Boo, the natural skincare range for babies and mothers, tells us “Pregnancy can really take its toll on boobs! Although breasts can increase up to four cup sizes when you’re pregnant, post-baby droop is a common worry. The skin on the breasts and décolleté is fragile and not very elastic, therefore once they return to their normal size after pregnancy they can look and feel droopy and saggy. It’s important to nourish and protect this delicate area throughout pregnancy with a product that will help to tone, increase elasticity and prevent stretch marks. Use a product such as Boo Boo Bosom Buddy, £18.99 (www.boobooshop.com) that is safe to use throughout pregnancy and nursing and contains firming, toning centella and ginkgo biloba as well as argan oil to soften and smooth.”
Try the cult Mama Mio Boob Tube, £29.50 (www.mamamio.com), which can be used safely in pregnancy and while breastfeeding; Mum To Be Bounce Back Firming Cream, £10.25 (www.thesanctuary.co.uk); or post-pregnancy, restore with Thalgo Slim & Sculpt Expert Bust and Décolleté Emulsion, £41.20 (www.feelunique.com).