Review & Give-Away: Bella Materna
Nursing a baby can be challenging enough. Finding a nursing bra you love should not contribute to that challenge! While I was pregnant and preparing to nurse my baby, I did what many first time mamas probably do. I bought a couple of mid-range bras just a cup size larger than what I was currently wearing. HA! Mamas, here’s the truth: I gained one cup size while pregnant, and then two more while nursing. All the while, my band size remained the same. Oh my my, indeed! I did eventually find a bra under a popular brand name that was comfortable, but oh dear was it ever ugly (not to mention massive).
One night during a desperate internet search, I stumbled on Bella Materna. *sigh* The website is gorgeous, the lingerie is gorgeous, the customer service is fantastic… I was smitten, I tell you! Absolutely smitten! When Bella Materna agreed to participate in a review and give-away, I could not have been more pleased!
I selected the Lace Trim Seamless Cup in “plum” to review. I could see from their website that Bella Materna nursing bras are pretty, but I wasn’t prepared for the reality of it. The first time I put this bra on, I was beside myself. From then on, I only wore my ugly “granny bra” for sleeping! Yes, that means unless this lovely little number was in the wash, I was wearing it. Every day.
The fact that I did wear my Bella Materna nursing bra nearly every day for the next several months is a testament not only to its beauty but its comfort and practicality as well. My old bra was comfortable but it provided so much coverage that it could not be worn with many of my shirts. The Bella Materna nursing bra provided me with enough support while still remaining trim. The silky soft Oeko-Tex certified fabric accommodated changing cup size throughout the day with ease. The patented one-handed nursing clips were a life saver while using my double electric pump and the flexi underwires never once poked me!
Now for the real confession: I love this nursing bra so much I continued to wear it for probably two weeks post weaning! ;-)
Would you like to have a Bella Materna nursing bra of your very own? (Yes! Yes, you would!) The generous folks at Bella Materna are kindly offering one lucky Oh Baby O reader a Lace Trim Seamless Cup nursing bra of your very own! (I suggest trying hard for this one! It really is amazing!)
- Go to the Bella Materna website and tell us what product you like best.
Other optional ways to enter:
(Optional entries only count with participation in Required Entry!)
- Tell us your best tip for nursing success!
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- Place the Oh Baby O badge on your blog (make sure it links) .
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- Follow Bella Materna on Twitter.
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- Tell us a second product you like from Bella Materna.
- Stumble this post.
- Tweet about this Review/Give-Away (one per day).
- Comment on any non-give-away post on the Oh Baby O blog.
and for two extra optional entries you can:
- Blog about this Review/Give-Away linking back to Oh Baby O as well as to the Bella Materna website. The post has to be about this give-away only.
Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry (2 for the blog post)!
This give-away is open to US addresses only.
Must be 18 years of age to enter.
Choice of color subject to availability.
Winner, to receive one Bella Materna Nursing Bra, will be posted in two weeks (Sept. 14th, 2010). Good Luck!
Thank you to Bella Materna for their help during our review process.
Disclosure: Please note, although an honest review, this review is based on free product samples provided to the author. No other compensation has been received for this review.
Winner: Comment #13:
I should have read through all the entry options before I started entering. My second item is the sexy t-shirt bra!
images courtesy of bellamaterna.com