November 22, 2022 3 min read
At No.1 bra, we think that every month should be recognised as breast health awareness month. It's crucial to frequently examine your breasts every week if possible and be alert to any changes in your body or breasts.
A weekly check list will help you get to know your body and all its little lumps and bumps. Knowing your breasts will help youto recognise when something is wrong. Usually, on a Sunday morning, the most peaceful and convenient time to check, we support the ladies by reminding them to perform a boob check. We are encouraging you to establish a new habit for yourself if you do this once a week.
Self-Awareness is key!
Our 3-step guide to checking your breasts
What to do if you notice anything different
Finding something different in your breasts doesn’t mean a cause for alarm, many women have breast variations throughout their lives. However, you should get in touch with your GP if you see anything that doesn't seem right.
Similar to this, it's not always a bad sign if some parts of your breasts hurt when you touch them. Wait a few days to see whether the breast pain goes away on its own. Other causes of breast pain include PMS, hormonal fluctuations, even slightly overdoing it at the gym. Call your doctor if your breast pain persists as early detection is crucial.
Please remember that finding a lump or other abnormality is potentially going to be nothing to worry about; in fact, according to NHS statistics, 9 out of 10 breast lumps turn out to be benign, meaning they are not cancerous. In light of this,please try not to be alarmed.
What happens at a breast exam?
After scheduling an appointment with your doctor, a nurse will inquire about the following:
She will then perform a painless assessment similar to our Sunday morning boob check. They'll make sure you're as comfortable as possible throughout the exam.
Once you have had the initial assessment, they might recommend a scan or additional investigation. Don't worry, these are all regular tests, and being referred to the breast clinic is typically just to be on the safe side.
These checks are here to help you know your body
Checking your breasts is a completely normal thing which you shouldn’t feel self-conscious about. Learning how to check your breasts properly is essential and we encourage mums to teach their daughters it is nothing to feel self-conscious about. In between breast exams, you should also make your breast health a priority by making sure the bras you’re wearing are not digging into you and don’t have a negative impact on your breasts.
At No.1 Bra, all of our bras are specially designed using our patented technology for maximum comfort. We’ve revolutionised the underwire, shaping it away from the breast tissue to be in line with the natural the shape of the breast, rather than traditional horseshoe-shaped underwires that dig and pinch.
We have a ‘no dig guarantee’, so you never have to be worried about your breast health in your No.1 bra.
Breast health is one of our main concerns, which is why we designed a bra with women’s bodies in mind.Shop our bras online today or pop into our shop for a face-to-face consultation. We have a highly successful free fitting service over the phone or in store with our experts.