It would have been so nice to have someone carry that belly for me during the last three months of my first pregnancy. Now I'm glad it is possible this time around! MamaDoc sent me the bellyup supportive back brace to review. Perhaps if I had it the first time, my back pain would not be as bad this time. I really regret not having proper support the first time I was pregnant.
Now, even at just four months pregnant the MamaDoc bellyup makes a big difference. I usually wear it when I know I'll be standing and moving around a lot at home - while cooking, cleaning, and playing with my daughter. The features I love most are the irresistibly soft material and the fact that it is naturally antibacterial bamboo. Not only does it feel great wearing it, but it is also Eco friendly.
The design is very simple but is contoured to provide support exactly where you need it. It fits great under clothes, you can't even tell it is there with some of my most form fitting shirts. It has also been great for my sciatic nerve pain, which I first had with my last pregnancy. It is a relief to have something like this now and to worry less about how I'll be carrying this baby at months six through nine.
MamaDoc is a company that designs products for women by women. Really, it should be other moms that design pregnancy products that actually work and these do. It is also commendable that a portion of MamaDoc proceeds is donated to International Medical Corps for the betterment of childbirth services for mothers in third world countries. Many women are not as fortunate as us to have access to personalized and sanitary pregnancy and birth care.