Originally Posted by GuavaGirl
Lan84: What are the other kinds that you've tried?
I don't recall the brands of all of the ones that I've tried. I would try them on in store and walk around for 15 mins or so to see how they felt. Sit down, stand up, etc to get a good feel.
Most of the other ones that I've tried have been similar to (and including) the one that NicoleS posted. They're very thin and I don't find it gives any support. With how thin it was, it smushed up under my belly and pushed hard into my bladder.
I find the one that I use helps more because it's wider, has a much more spready back support, and the band that goes over the belly really helps to redirect the pressure and relieve it from my pelvic area. It's also sturdier than the thinner belt ones.
There are other brands that make similar belts. Amazon has a bunch and some are cheaper than the one sold by Motherhood. Everyone will have a different taste depending on how they're carrying and their body shape though. I know some women who swear by the thinner belts and find the one I prefer to be less comfortable. I'm carrying VERY low, so for me it works well.