Are you a pregnant mama who carries “all out front”? Well then, welcome to the club, so am I. I get comments all the time from friends and strangers alike telling me that “from the back, you don’t even look pregnant”.
Whether I’m expecting a boy or a girl, I have always carried this same way, like I’ve swallowed a beach ball or something.
I schlep around a hugely protruding belly, and typically by the end of the pregnancy, I’m showing off my seedy underbelly to anyone who glances my way because most my clothes refuse to fit me anymore.
Carrying my babies around like this definitely has it’s pro’s and con’s. Pro’s: I gain all my weight in my stomach, instead of places like my butt and thighs. Con’s: my lower back dies a slow and painful death by the 39th week.
And really, no matter how you carry, belly and back pain is something so many pregnant women suffer from. I’ve learned that being properly equipt with the right support gear can mean the difference between freely walking around and being laid up in bed miserable.
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