I'm currently 28+4 and finding walking really hard. I'm normally quite active and can walk for hours. now just a pop to the shops leaves me in pain.
I've put on 2 stone already (!) and it seems to be slapped bang on the front.. there's not much change to my back fat (!). this means when I walk around the little one seems to bounce up and down which then strains my back and under the bump. I normally end up holding him in place (imagine a teenage girl running holding her boobs) - it's not attractive.
I'm looking for something to hold the little chap and bit firmer and give my back some support.. is this exactly what a bump band is for.. or can anyone suggest anything else (other than lying on the sofa eating ice cream!)
Yeah thats not what a BB is for. They don't give support as such, they are a good way of lengthening the life of your normal clothes when preggers.
I wore my normal uit trousers to work with them undone under a bump band. No one knew and I didn't need special trousers for work. I am a big advocate but I have not found that many people in RL whohave used them.
If you need support then you can get a proper maternity belt from the hospital, I had one with no2 and it really helped. I I holds you pelvic gurdle in place so you don't get the pain as bad. I asked my gp to refer me to a physio.
Mothercare also sell one called Nexcare for £34.99. More expensive than their own brand one, but brilliant. I was huge with DS1 and like that, all out the front (put on 4 stone, yes, you read right). I bought this after a crippling weekend and it seemed to hold my bump up and in. Velcro a bit itchy but I found I could put it on over a camisole (not silk less you want the threads pulled) and it was real comfy.