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12 Best Belly Bands for Pregnancy and Postpartum Support

Women's Health UK Logo By Lucy Scott of Women's Health UK | Slide 1 of 13: Heads up, a great belly band can be a saving grace if you're expecting and experiencing more strain than usual on your body and back. Because, whilst there's nothing more exciting than the journey to motherhood, your changing body and hormones can cause all sorts of aches and pains. Fortunately, most of them are manageable. However if your growing bump is giving you grief, it might be time to invest in a belly band or pregnancy belt.What is a pregnancy belly band?Belly bands and pregnancy belts are soft, study fabric bands give your stomach and back much-needed support as your baby grows. Most doctors recommend investing in one to help with problems like pelvic girdle pain, back pain and sciatica. Unsure which one you need? It all depends on your bump and how much support you want. A belly band is usually a loop of material you roll down over your entire bump for gentle support. Whereas a pregnancy belt is a wide reinforced fabric belt that fits under your bump to lift it up slightly, taking the pressure off your stomach, back and hips. When should I start wearing a belly band?There’s no perfect time to invest in a belly band or a pregnancy belt – every woman is different. If you intend to exercise during your pregnancy, or you’re having trouble sleeping, or expecting twins, you’ll definitely want to invest in one during your first trimester to see you through the whole pregnancy – and beyond. 12 Best Belly Bands for Pregnancy and Postpartum SupportBefore we get started, it's worth noting that if you have any unusual pain during pregnancy, you should consult your midwife or GP.

Heads up, a great belly band can be a saving grace if you're expecting and experiencing more strain than usual on your body and back. Because, whilst there's nothing more exciting than the journey to motherhood, your changing body and hormones can cause all sorts of aches and pains. Fortunately, most of them are manageable.

However if your growing bump is giving you grief, it might be time to invest in a belly band or pregnancy belt.

What is a pregnancy belly band?

Belly bands and pregnancy belts are soft, study fabric bands give your stomach and back much-needed support as your baby grows. Most doctors recommend investing in one to help with problems like pelvic girdle pain, back pain and sciatica.

Unsure which one you need? It all depends on your bump and how much support you want. A belly band is usually a loop of material you roll down over your entire bump for gentle support. Whereas a pregnancy belt is a wide reinforced fabric belt that fits under your bump to lift it up slightly, taking the pressure off your stomach, back and hips.

When should I start wearing a belly band?

There’s no perfect time to invest in a belly band or a pregnancy belt – every woman is different. If you intend to exercise during your pregnancy, or you’re having trouble sleeping, or expecting twins, you’ll definitely want to invest in one during your first trimester to see you through the whole pregnancy – and beyond.

12 Best Belly Bands for Pregnancy and Postpartum Support

Before we get started, it's worth noting that if you have any unusual pain during pregnancy, you should consult your midwife or GP.

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