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I've used this throughout my 4th pregnancy, and have tried several other types - this being my favorite. I'm a nurse and use this during my 12 hour shifts at the hospital. It's very comfortable standing or sitting (much more so than any other I've had) provides good support and helped with my back and hip pain. Only problem is it gets a bit stretched out by the end of the day and needs to be washed between each wear to tighten back up in order to provide enough support.
I’m a size 14 prior to pregnancy but I’m 30 weeks pregnant now, 5’6 and about 225 lbs. I ordered a medium for now and after pregnancy but may need to order a large in a few weeks. It really does help with rounding out your belly when you had a belly prior to pregnancy. It’s also pretty comfortable. A bit tight at first and rolls down easily while sitting, bending, etc but nothing that you can’t handle.
Just be aware of sizing when you order. The medium says 6-10 but it’s more like 10-14 I’d say. Although I planned for this because of the reviews.
I love that it rounds out my stomach. Not all pregnant women have the perfect shaped tummy and this does the trick. If that’s what you’re looking for solely, it is a 5 star product. The reason I didn’t give it the full 5 is because I need it more for core support. While it does the job, it definitely could be more supportive. I have 2 other kids I chase around as well as working full time, so I’m constantly on the move. The elasticity wears out easy so I find myself having to throw it in the dryer just to fix it if I want to wear it daily.
These run big. I purchased an XL according to my size which was to big. I then purchased a large hoping that would fit, still too big. I'm currently wearing a medium which fits better but it doesn't support much. May order a small to try out. (I'm a pre-pregnancy size 18 and am 26 weeks along if this helps)
Worked great for allowing me to wear my jeans longer. However it was not tight enough to actually provide much support. I was looking for something to give more support to my growing belly as I have chronic low back issues. I wanted to decrease the strain on my back and this was not tight enough for me. It just depends on how much stretch you are looking for.
I bought this about 1/2 way through my pregnancy as well. This is my 2nd pregnancy so I don't feel as "tight" in my abs as I did the first time around. I usually where it when I'm not wearing pants that have a band that goes over my belly. It's not so tight that's it's uncomfortable, but gives me a feeling of extra support. It's also nice to have another layer to hide my outey belly button. It does not really provide any back support. There has been room to grow which I appreciate (I'm now in my 3rd trimester). I am now about 150 lbs, 5'6" and ordered a medium.
I used this for quite awhile in my pregnancy up until I got too big to try to limp along my old wardrobe. It works great for that purpose... but let me tell ya, I honestly won't use one again for as long as I used this one - now that I know how much more comfortable maternity clothes are.