You are not alone, Seventy-five percent of women have some sort of abdominal or back pain at some point in their pregnancy. Your baby is growing at a fast pace, which means that your whole body is rapidly trying to adjust to the changes. As your uterus grows, your back may start feeling a bit under stress and this can result in back or abdominal pain that can go from mild, and therefore bearable, to severe pains that will not allow you to sleep or lay down comfortably. When it comes to dealing with pregnancy-related pains and cramps, some pregnant women usually prefer natural remedies, which the market is filled with nowadays. For example, wearing a pregnancy support belt can help ease and lessen your discomfort and pain.
What are the Benefits of Wearing a Pregnancy Support Belt?
A Pregnancy Support Belt provides support to the lower portion of the belly taking some of the weight of the growing uterus and distributing it to other parts of your body. It is designed to make you feel comfortable and give you extra support. Over the years, the pregnancy-apparel market has been studying the needs and wants of pregnant women and they have come up with the most comfortable pregnancy support belts that a woman could ever ask for. In fact, you will no longer have to wear a stretched-out or bulky pregnancy belt that is visible underneath your clothes and makes you feel even more uncomfortable. Nowadays, a pregnancy support belt is made of comfortable and stretchy materials that will not irritate your skin but that will actually make you feel at ease and you will not even notice you are wearing it. They are easy to put on and adjust during the day and can be worn at night for additional support. Modern pregnancy support belts are specifically made to keep your growing belly supported and comfortable, which in turn helps easing the pain in your back or abdomen. Moreover, one of the many other perks of wearing a pregnancy support belt is that it is not going to be visible under your clothes, so you can stay comfortable while still being fashionable.
Watch this video to learn more about proper fit of a support belt, as well as the benefits of wearing a belt before, during, and after pregnancy.
Who is Supposed to Wear a Pregnancy Support Belt?
Pregnancy support belts have been created for pregnant women in specific situations. In fact, pregnancy belts are recommended for women who have a very demanding job and have to stay for many hours on their feet. Women who have experienced back pain in general or during their previous pregnancy but did not have the support of a pregnancy belt are also highly recommended to purchase one so to have a smoother pregnancy this time around. Pregnant women who are expecting twins or who are overweight will also feel relief in wearing a pregnancy support belt. However, every pregnant woman can easily take advantage of the many benefits of wearing a pregnancy support belt as it will help the mother-to-be to relax and feel supported as her belly and baby grow.
Prenatal Abdominal Splinting is also a form of support in pregnancy, it reinforce the abdominal wall by facilitating your corset muscles (transverse abdominis). Proper use of an abdominal splint will pull the uterus and baby up and back toward the body, placing the baby in a better alignment and relieving excess stress on the lower back and reducing the risk of separation of the abdominal wall (diastasis recti). For more information see the Abdominal Splinting/ Belly Binding Blog. Also, click on the following link if you are looking for a Postpartum Support Belt to help after the birth.
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This pregnancy support belt is designed to provide abdominal and lower back support during pregnancy. It lifts and supports the abdomen to relive muscle and ligament strain by transferring the weight of the abdomen to the spine. Reducing pelvic pressure and improving circulation in the legs by shifting the weight of your baby. This maternity support belt is great for a woman carrying multiplies or women who have pre-existing back problems. This is considered a heavy duty maternity support belt.
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This pregnancy support belt is soft and the panels allow for flexibility for anyone that is curvy or feels like they have a lot of tummy to bind. This binder is our most popular as it effectively splints the abdominals but is comfortable enough to wear all of the time. The three panel binder is most often recommended for immediately after baby comes for the same reasons. The three panel binder is flexible but also strong enough to protect and realign.
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The four panel pregnancy support belt is similar to the three panel binder, however, the four panel binder is wider. This is great for individuals with a long torso or who is taller. The four panel binder is the most often recommended for immediately following the birth of a baby for the same reasons. The four panel binder is flexible but strong enough to protect and realign. One of the benefits to the four panel binder is it fits a large range of sizes, so as you shrink down after pregnancy or grow in your pregnancy it will accommodate several sizes.
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This maternity support belt is highly recommended by doctors as an effective abdominal and lower back support. It lifts and supports the abdomen to relive muscle and ligament strain by transferring the weight of the abdomen to the spine. This belt helps you maintain proper posture and balance to allow you to do your normal pregnancy activities. For extra comfort the back provides a pocket for hot/cold packs.
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If you are feeling as if “everything” is going to fall out than you might need a V2 vulvar Support. Vulvar varicosities are an uncomfortable condition brought on by pregnancy for many women. The V2 Supporter can also help with; Lymphedema, Incontinence, and external prolapsed bladder or uterus. Do not walk around enduring the uncomfortable and often painful feeling.
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When you need all the support you can get try the Prenatal Cradle Plus. This support offers you the back, and abdominal support of a Prenatal Cradle as well as the vulvar support of a V2 support. This all-in-one support offers relief from back pain, swelling of the legs and feet, abdominal pain, pubic symphysis, hip separation, and sciatica. The Plus offers you the support down low where you might be experiencing a vulvar varicosity, or the feeling that “everything is going to fall out”. Comfortable, breathable, and machine washable.
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By: Rhonda Davis
Doula and Owner of Santé Mama