Belly Bandit is one of my favorite companies for pregnancy and postpartum. I love the quality of their pieces and how versatile everything is. And right now they’re having a special Mother’s Day sale where you can save an extra 20% off! Just use code “MOM2021” at checkout. Make sure to sign up for their reward program to get extra bonuses as well. Plus, shipping is free over $35 so this is an amazing time to try something new. (Make sure to check with your insurance, because several items are HSA/FSA approved)
The best from Belly Bandit for maternity + postpartum + breastfeeding
Here are my favorites from items that I personally have:
FSA/HSA approved! The Upsie Belly comes with a hot/cold gel pack and is an awesome support belt. It lifts my belly, supports my back, and alleviates so much of my pelvic pain. And I swear it helps with my posture. The included gel pack is awesome to warm up or throw in the freezer for some added relief too! I use the medium!
This is legit what I have been wearing as underwear the last week and I’m obsessed. I bought my first pair during J’s pregnancy and bought a second pair this go around. The Thighs Disguise maternity garment is shapewear, so it smooths everything out and makes fitted dresses look so much better. But more than that it lifts my belly and keeps my chub rub at bay. The fabric is super lightweight and seriously comfortable. I have two pairs and they are ridiculously supportive and help keep everything looking a lot smoother. I wear a Medium!
This buttery-soft nursing t-shirt is cleverly designed with a hidden layer that allows for easy and discreet nursing access. I LIVED in this tee during my pregnancy and postpartum with J. When I say buttery-soft, I mean literally like silk. The nursing access is genius and keeps you totally covered so it’s great for nursing in public or at home. Runs a little on the bigger side, so I wear a medium in this.
Another genius maternity and nursing piece that is ridiculously comfortable and you’ll want to live in. I wore a Large during my pregnancy with Jude and it was still perfect for a while postpartum. Like maybe 6-ish months? At which point I needed to go down to a medium. The breastfeeding-friendly zippers are virtually unnoticeable on the side, but also easy to access and unzip. Plus, it dresses up or down no matter what you’ve got planned.
Other favorites I’ve heard amazing things about:
Anti Bra (comes in V-neck and Scoop neck)
Whether you’re breastfeeding or not, I’ve heard amazing things about Belly Bandit’s Anti Bras. Wire-free support, no-dig straps, and removable pads make it feel like a second skin. It’s supposed to be amazing for before, during, and after pregnancy as well!
HSA / FSA approved! I’ve heard SO many great things about these, I’m thinking of ordering some for myself to try out postpartum. I love that they’re an option no matter how you delivered – C-section or vaginally. And that they’re a pull-on design. They are apparently really lightweight and breathable, which is so necessary when you’re newly postpartum. Plus, they have a dual-zone design with firm compression up top to reduce swelling and support your core, and a lighter compression lower area with silver-infused fibers that helps protect the incision site and is supposed to help minimize odor and bacteria.
If you’re looking for a little less compression and something a little more lightweight, I’ve heard these are amazing. They’re classified as a C-section recovery garment, but even moms who have delivered vaginally are raving about these!
Just like the Anti Bra, the Anti Panti is supposed to be awesome. Again, you can wear these before, during, and after pregnancy, so they’re supposed to really stretch and move with your body as it grows and shrinks throughout your motherhood journey. I also just think the scallop edges are really cute too.