Over the belly vs. Below the belly
LOL.. it's totally a personal preference. I have pants in both, and really prefer to have under the belly. I find myself folding down the over-the-belly panels to get them off my belly. I've never liked anything hugging my belly though.. far too itchy and restraining for me, personally. I think, for anyone who is new to maternity clothes should try on both and see what works for them.