What to Do When Too Big for Maternity Pants?

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Guest blog from Lucky magazine editor and CafeMom Meredith Rollins. She has a two-year-old son and is pregnant with her second, due in September.

Now that I'm in my third trimester, I'm finding that some of my maternity pants -- the ones that sit under the bump, and the ones with the adjustable waists, in particular -- just aren't comfortable anymore.

OK, to be honest...they're way too tight to button. I only have a couple pairs, but they're key: a pair of khakis and some cute cropped cargos, both of which I can dress up for the office and also wear running around with my toddler. So I'm pretty lost without them.

Here's my solution: the BellaBand. I wore it early in my pregnancy when I wanted to stay in my non-maternity jeans, and it gave me about an extra two months in them. Brilliant. And then I put it away and pretty much forgot about it. I whipped it back out last week and wore it with my maternity khakis, unbuttoned at the waist. Equally brilliant!

They're making a really great organic BellaBand now too, which is super-breathable and soft.

Are you a fan of the Bella Band? Or is there some other trick I'm missing?

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