This was an impulse purchase based on one Instagram video I barely watched. I had bought 4 different “support bands” from a variety of brands and none really helped. I am a plus size woman and the typical support band dug into me and made my belly shape very strange. This band is a life changer and I have and will continue to strongly recommend this to all shapes and sizes of mama to be. I like that they have inclusive sizing, as that’s been very hard for me to find. I comfortably wear an XL and I am into my third trimester. It rides a bit when I use the bathroom, but it’s easy to adjust and stays put under my pants (yoga pants). I also really love how it shapes my bump and feels like everything is nice and secure without feeling constricted in any way. I was wearing and washing this almost daily, but yesterday, when I chose to not wear the band, sealed my choice in writing this review and coming here to purchase another band. Yesterday, despite no strenuous movement, basically sitting at my desk all day for work, my ligaments were absolutely fried every time I stood up. I didn’t make the connection until later in the day that it was because I wasn’t wearing this simple seeming band. I was even wearing maternity support yoga pants from another brand when this was happening. Clearly they are no match for the Bao Bei. Now I am a firm believer and will not go a day without it. So do yourself a favor and at least try one band. They ship really fast and efficiently, and the shipping package is even eco friendly. Thank you, Bao Bei.
Runs larger than other maternity brands. I've been an XL through everyone but probably could go with a L on this. Slips and rides up a bit but I think that's due to the sizing. Does give some support but I'd call it medium - a step above a snug long tank.
Super helpful for the final trimester and supporting your lower back/bump through activity.
I am a physical therapist and am 23 weeks along in my 2nd pregnancy. Pre pregnancy I am 105 lbs. Currently I am 125 lbs and the S/M is not comfortable. I love the idea of the product, the quality is great, but I feel like the sizing is challenging. Don't get me wrong, I've loved all the products that I've gotten from Bao Bei but I've also had to eat some $ as I feel like I am normally squarely in the S/M range but have been more comfortable in the L range throughout my pregnancies.
Wish I had purchased the band sooner, after consistent wear for a couple of days, my round ligament pain went away (29 weeks at the time )