The day I received the Upsie Belly by Belly Bandit I forgot to take it along with me to work and so suffered, once again, like many pregnant women, with pelvic discomfort and lower back pain. Returning from work that evening, I put on the Upsie Belly and it provided me with instant relief; I could literally feel the support immediately, which was like nothing I had experienced before and so quickly.
The Upsie Belly is extremely comfortable and has now not only become my pregnancy necessity, but something I have never again forgotten when rushing out the door!
Having prolapsed two discs in my lower back six years ago, falling pregnant was a concern for me in terms of the level of pain I believed I might experience with the bodily changes pregnancy brings.
I am currently 22 weeks pregnant with my first child and my fears have become a reality with lower back/sciatic pain and pelvic pain a daily occurrence. I am the owner of a busy small business in the mental health industry, so being active and present in my business until the very last minute is something I had hoped would be possible for me. Until receiving the Upsie Belly, I had very seriously thought this wouldn’t be an option however, the Upsie Belly has now given me the confidence to work the demanding hours my business requires of me. It has been an absolute game-changer!
What I really love about the Upsie Belly by Belly Bandit is the gel pad that comes with the product.
The gel pad can be heated (or cooled), which provides even greater relief of pain, and sits snuggly inside a pouch on the inside of the Upsie Belly. Applying heat while wearing this product allows me to carry on with my busy schedule while assisting with the inflammation caused to my pelvic and lower back regions.
Not only is this a comfortable belt providing instant relief of aches and pains, it is made of soft viscose bamboo, which is moisture-wicking, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, which is perfect for this Summer heat, keeping me dry and comfortable while at work, exercising at the gym or relaxing at home.
I haven’t used any other product similar to the Upsie Belly by Belly Bandit, mostly due to this being my first pregnancy (and my lack of awareness that such products existed!) so I don’t have anything to compare the Upsie Belly to.
If I were to suggest any improvements, it would be regarding the claim that, while sitting down, it doesn’t roll out of place. I believe this may be correct with the smaller sized Upsie Belly bands, however not being a size Small and needing to wear the size Large, I find that it does roll out of place when I sit down. For me, this doesn’t cause any discomfort (and I am not sitting down much in my line of work anyway), however if I were required to regularly sit down and stand up while wearing the Belly Bandit under clothing, this could cause some inconvenience.
I honestly cannot fault this product and would highly recommend it to other pregnant women. The Upsie Belly by Belly Bandit has, like I mentioned, been a real game-changer for me; being able to carry on with my busy work schedule when I thought this may be compromised, and now confidently committing to working as closely as possible to my due date are aspects to my pregnancy that money just can’t buy.