There are very few maternity items that I rely on to get me through my pregnancy. I was able to get through my first pregnancy without buying any maternity clothes and loved every minute of it. This pregnancy hasn't been so forgiving and I found myself having to wear maternity clothes beginning in the middle of my second trimester.
During this second pregnancy, I'm carrying a lot lower than with the first. This has caused my lower back to ache and my front side to feel extremely heavy. Running around after a toddler only adds more stress to my back causing me more pain.
I had the pleasure of meeting Sabina and Valerie, the founders of Blanqi, last year and I couldn't wait to get pregnant just so I could try their body styler.
After both women faced the discomfort and pain during pregnancy, they discovered a void in the maternity market. Determined to make the lives of pregnant women more comfortable, Valerie and Sabina set out to design a product to improve the incredible life changing experience of pregnancy.
This is when the Blanqi BodyStyler was created. The undergarment really does do it all. My favorite part is that it lifts and supports your baby bump. Since receiving the product from Valerie and Sabina, I have worn this thing everyday under my clothes. I can honestly say that after being on my feet all day, I have hardly had any back pain or felt like my stomach was too heavy. The built-in belly support also lifts and eases the weight of your baby - so that you don't experience any discomfort.
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Other features of the Blanqi BodyStyler include:
The Blanqi BodyStyler is a must-have on my maternity list because of the comfort and support it provides me during some of the uncomfortable moments of pregnancy.
The Blanqi BodyStylers are available in three colors in both regular and long. The BodyStylers are $68.00 and are available on Blanqi's website and other retailers across the country.
To learn more about Blanqi, please visit their website.
Lauren Jimeson is a NYC transplant from Florida. She is the wife to a very supportive husband, mother of two year little girl, Harlan, and has another girl due March 2012. After working in television, public relations, and education, she has finally found her niche being able to work from home as a writer and the social media director for several companies. Lauren chronicles her life and journey as a city mom with a suburban mentality on her blog,
A Mommy in the City.
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We did receive a Blanqi Body Styler for purposes of review.