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Mixed Feelings About It
Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2018
I needed more support due to my lower back and pelvic pain, and this maternity belt offered more support than my other smaller, 2 pc maternity belt. This belt has three pieces and takes a little bit of learning and practice as you go along to get it on correctly and find a comfortable fit. I am short (5ft) and this fit fine but I’m sure having a longer torso would’ve made for a more perfect and comfortable fit. I found this belt to be most helpful with decreasing pain and discomfort if I was going to be doing a lot of walking or standing on my feet for the day. What I didn’t like was the top band going over my belly...despite how loose I made it, I felt suffocated and squeezed by it and it was always the first thing I ripped off by mid-day. I did not find this belt to be comfortable for sitting or driving, especially for long periods like doing office/computer work. My commute home (one way) is 45 mins and in the middle of driving, I often found myself ripping off the maternity belt to allow me to better breathe and relax. Again, didn’t matter how loose I made it (which kind of defeats the support purpose), I felt squeezed and very uncomfortable by it and always took it off before end of the work day. I got the correct size and again, it was comfortable and most effective when used only for days where I was going to be on my feet for long periods. After about 33 weeks, I stopped using this belt because it was making me more miserable than helping. Also, be ready to be hot because it’s only natural you’re going to trap in more heat with all the extra body weight and clothing layers topped off with this heavy duty maternity band. Overall, I recommend it for those who are on their feet a lot and need more support to semi-alleviate lower back/pelvic pain. It offers semi-temporary help but the best thing is to wear proper and comfortable shoes and to take breaks and get off your feet throughout the day. The maternity belt can only do and help with so much.