Oh heavens Im so addicted to my support band that its crazy. I have been having some terrible straining in my ribs and abdomen from stretching that It makes me cry and the doctor told me to try one of those and wow does it make a difference. Working full time at a nursing home doesnt help but now i feel like i could last longer at work and not feel so miserable yay. I def recomend one of these if ur having those problems. They also have some that you can put a ice pack or heating pack in the part for your back. Def thankful for pregnancy inventions!