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Big Belly Support Products

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.

8 products that help alleviate back and belly pain:


  • Resilient Body Oil, $38 1 of 8
    Resilient Body Oil, $38
    My skin is so dry in the winter, which makes my belly itch with every inch it grows! I adore this body oil by basq, which hydrates and repairs my stretching skin.
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  • The Upsie Belly by Belly Bandit 2 of 8
    The Upsie Belly by Belly Bandit
    I was an Upsie Belly skeptic, because I've had support bands that have failed me in the past. The Upsie Belly really works, and I wear it every day to help lighten my big belly load.
    Click here for more product information
  • Blanqi Support Tank 3 of 8
    Blanqi Support Tank
    I love the Blanqi Support Tank because it both smooths out my silhouette and gives underbelly support without being too restrictive.
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  • Dansko Boots 4 of 8
    Dansko Boots
    Carrying "all out front" has killed my back. I've been wearing Dansko clogs now for about 4 years, and they have been a lifesaver.
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  • Poncho Coat 5 of 8
    Poncho Coat
    I love that this coat will cover my belly, no matter how large it gets. It will also be a great piece to wear postpartum. I got this blanket jacket from BB Dakota.
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  • Loomm Meal Bowl 6 of 8
    Loomm Meal Bowl
    If you love to eat on the couch, and have been known to use your belly as a shelf, this bowl is for you. Go ahead, eat lava hot soup or frozen ice cream, the temperature shield outer layer will keep your belly safe.
    Click here for more product information
  • Dreamgenii Maternity Pillow 7 of 8
    Dreamgenii Maternity Pillow
    The only maternity pillow I've tried that didn't take up the entire bed, yet provided my belly and back ample support.
    Click here for more product information
  • Tempur-Pedic Bed 8 of 8
    Tempur-Pedic Bed
    Yes, I have a Tempur-Pedic Bed. Yes, I won this bed in a blog contest (true story). Yes, if you can afford it, it's worth every single cent.
    Click here for more product information

What products have helped you deal with back and belly pain through pregnancy?

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