When I received the Upsie Belly by Belly Bandit, it provided me instant relief and support as soon as I put it on and has quickly become my favourite pregnancy accessory.
I’m currently 28 weeks pregnant with my second baby and I am suffering pretty badly with pelvic instability. This time around, I have a 2-year-old little girl to run around after, a part time job and a home which I have to upkeep (which is double story mind you, the worst for pelvic instability!) and I have been struggling to keep up with it all. I suffered through pelvic instability with my first pregnancy and was given a latex band from my physio to help support the pelvis but it just wasn’t giving me the support I needed for this pregnancy.
I had the pleasure of testing the Upsie Belly by Belly Bandit and it has actually changed my life! The instant relief I felt within my pelvis when I put the belt on was enough to convince me to never take it off – that was until I found out that it came with its own hot/cold pack which just slips into an inbuilt pocket…BRILLAINT! I am now an avid fan.
Coming into summer, it’s not only uncomfortable being heavily pregnant but having to wear tight and restrictive clothing really doesn’t appeal to me. The Upsie Belly by Belly Bandit is made from a soft viscose from bamboo which allows me to wear the belt directly onto my skin without becoming hot and sweaty as I go about my day. I can also wear it discreetly under my clothes providing me with hip, back and abdominal support. The other great feature about viscose from bamboo is that is doesn’t cut into your belly or roll up when you sit down and stand up, it keeps its shape and is super comfortable to wear through the entire day.
The hot/cold pack (which comes included in the Upsie Belly pack) has its own inbuilt pocket allowing me to carry on with my daily tasks while decreasing the amount of inflammation I am causing on my pelvis. In my first pregnancy I had the luxury to sit down and ice 3-4 times a day! With my second pregnancy and being so time poor I don’t have the ability to sit and rest and ice – so having the inbuilt pocket which the hot/cold pack easily slips into has allowed me to carry on with my day providing me with instant relief without having to sit down was a real winner.
I really cannot fault this product, it’s unique shape provides additional back, pelvis and abdominal support which my rubber latex band from my physio just did not provide. The Upsie Belly by Belly Bandit is also at a great price point compared to other more expensive products in the market.
I am a Upsie Belly convert! It’s comfortable, discrete and the unique shape provides all day support.
The inbuilt pocket to hold the hot/cold pack (which is also included!) is a fabulous feature which isn’t offered in other products on the market. It’s competitive price point is also a huge benefit. The Upsie Belly by Belly Bandit is definitely a product I would highly recommend to any expecting mum suffering from back, hip and pelvic pain or who are after some support to assist with the additional weight from baby.
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