Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Belly Support Review
Today I would like to talk about maternity support bands. Fun topic, huh? Before I dive in, let me first show my current "baby bump" as a reference for this review. This is my belly last week taken at 25 weeks (and I'm in pjs, so don't look too closely).
I have written about my major urge to pee while running and some hip (I guess better medical term would be, pelvis) weirdness in the last few weeks as well.
My doc had suggested a belt, which I decided I would try even though I didn't feel like I really had enough "belly" to have a band support.
At first it made the urge to pee even worse, as the belts tend to push in and lift up. BUT... after having run with it for a few weeks now, I can say, I think it has definitely helped. If you can get use to the urge to pee while running, you can get used to the urge when putting this belt on... but once you get going, I really think it helps to relieve some of the pressure. I bought my belt for about $20 directly from my doctor's office. (( Side note-- I had to balance my frugal urge to comparison shop online first, with my other frugal side who knew that I would get reimbursed if I bought it through the doc... : ) Sigh. ))
Anyway, who can argue with $20 either way, and especially when you notice a difference.