Pregnant and longing for that favorite outfit hanging in your closet? Here’s a nifty item expectant moms should consider when planning their maternity wardrobe: the Fertile Mind BellyBelt! Created by an enterprising mom (of course!).
I am just exiting the phase where I can even THINK about wearing most of my pre-pregnancy clothes… but I used the BellyBelt even up until this week to extend the use of some of my pants and skirts. By attaching the BellyBelt to each side of the button openings, you get another inch or two of space for your expanding belly. You can even use the BellyBelt for garments that fasten in the back (just not for as long).
While the BellyBelt is very easy to use, and does the job, I have difficulty with anything that creates a “waistband” effect below the belly button – my baby does NOT like the pressure and kicks a TON whenever I wear anything tight around my waistline or under my belly. Oh, he makes his presence known then! I also found when I wore jeans with the BellyBelt, the zipper gaped open, making it obvious the fly was partially unzipped. For skirts I have been able to use the BellyBelt a bit longer.
I talked to Fertile Mind about this and they recommended using a belly band like their Bando along with the BellyBelt to help keep gaps smooth. And, they said if there is any discomfort to discontinue using the belt, because every woman will be different in how long they can use the BellyBelt. Some moms report using the BellyBelt up until they deliver! Wow! I am really sad I didn’t turn out to be one of these women, because it would’ve been great to use my regular clothing more!
The BellyBelt is a neat accessory for pregnant moms (and I bet it’s gonna come in REALLY handy post-partum too!) to adapt regular clothing into maternity clothing!
There are two styles of Belly Belts in each pack for clothing with traditional buttons and with slide clasps. Each set of belts includes:
2 Button Up BellyBelts® in different sizes (3 settings)
2 Slide BellyBelts® in different sizes (2 settings)
3 polyester/cotton panels (blue, black and white) – shaped for minimal bunch
I really liked how they thought to include various colors in their panels, as that is important for keeping the BellyBelt unobtrusive!
BUY IT: Fertile Mind carries maternity hosiery, accessories, and a unique 6-way maternity dress!! Check it out! You can purchase the Fertile Mind BellyBelt online, or in select retailers like my exclusive event sponsor A Mother’s Boutique!
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Thanks to Fertile Mind for providing the item for review and offering a giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own!