Do those belly flattening bands work?
I'm a little more than 6 weeks away from my due date with number 5. The closet is organized. The crib is set. I'm starring at my regular clothes, waiting impatiently to wear them. With my last two babies, I purchased an elastic and velcro "band" that went around my stomach to support my stomach muscles as they found their way back (the best they can) to the pre-pregnancy position. It did seem to give me a flattening effect, but my stomach muscles are still really weak. Now, that is also likely due to the fact my stomach muscles are separated down the middle from a really big baby (number 3 was 10+ pounds) and I'm not the best stomach exerciser. One of my Modest Middles customers called me and raved about the "Belly Bandit". I'm seriously considering purchasing it. She said she wore it under her Modest Middle for the first month after her baby was born. Does anyone know if there are any disadvantages to wear these kind of devices (do they weaken your stomach muscles by giving too much support, etc.)?