I purchased this for my daughter as she is in her 36th week of pregnancy and is having a lot of pain and discomfort in her hips.
The belt does help to provide her some relief. The only complaint I have is that it seems to ride up a little too high in the back, however, my daughter felt if it was placed lower it didn't provide the support she needed. I just can't see how it will help lower back and hip pain if the back of the belt is resting above the hip line.
I do like the fact that its one piece and easy to adjust!