We think women’s bodies are pretty amazing. Not only are we capable of growing human life inside us, but our bodies are also capable of returning back to normal relatively quickly after giving birth.
It’s totally normal to experience some pain and tenderness in the weeks and months after giving birth, and this is when a belly band can really be a lifesaver. If you’re having issues with back pain, tenderness around the abdomen, or if you’re recovering from a cesarean, a belly band is a great investment.
In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of a belly band and the key things to look for when you decide to purchase one.
What is a belly band?
If you’ve never worn one before, you might be wondering what a belly band actually is. Essentially, it’s a flexible, belt-like compression garment that wraps around the base of your stomach.
Belly bands are designed to support your lower back and abdomen and are particularly useful during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. But the support doesn’t stop after you give birth, many women use belly bands after delivery and beyond.
They’re not just used for pregnancy either, many people find belly bands helpful when recovering from hernia or hysterectomy surgery as well.
Benefits of a belly wrap or belly band
Maternity belts, belly wraps, belly bands, whatever you want to call them - belly bands offer a range of wonderful benefits with regular use.
Belly bands have been recommended by health professionals for decades, and for good reason. They can be worn during pregnancy and after giving birth. They’re especially good for c-section mothers because they help to keep the wound stable and free of infection during recovery.
Some other benefits of belly bands include; relief from back pain associated with pregnancy, abdominal muscle support, swelling reduction, joint pain relief, as a posture aid, a hernia relief aid, hysterectomy relief aid, and more!
Belly bands offer support while also improving circulation and are an expecting mother’s best friend during pregnancy.
What to look for in a belly band
Before you purchase a belly band or belly wrap, it’s important to make sure you're buying a high-quality belt that delivers on its promise. Here’s what we recommend you look for before investing in a belly band.
Consider the fabric
Comfort is super important during pregnancy. That’s why it’s important to consider the fabric your belly band is made from before you buy it. Mums should always look for latex-free belly bands that feature cotton, spandex, and polyester.
Cotton is breathable, ensuring you don’t get too hot while wearing your belly band.
Is the brand recommended by health professionals?
Any manufacturer can create a belly band, but not every belly band is endorsed by physiotherapists and other women’s health specialists.
Our original belly bands are leaders in compression garments, and recommended by health professionals Australia wide as a safe and comfortable product for all body sizes.
Is the brand Australian made?
If one of your values is supporting local businesses, you’ll want to make sure the belly band you’re considering is made in Australia. Belly bands are proudly 100% designed, made and owned. We support local jobs and quality products.
Does the brand offer private health rebates?
Did you know you may be eligible for a private health rebate on your belly band purchase? Belly Bands is a TGA and FDA registered medical device. Therefore, some private health funds allow their members to claim compression garments on their policy!
Does the belly band have good reviews?
Finally, the last thing to look for when considering a belly wrap or belly band are customer reviews. Testimonials speak volumes about the quality of a product and can give you a direct insight into whether or not the belly band you’re looking at is worth purchasing or not.
With almost 5000 reviews and an overall rating of 4.9 stars, our belly bands are loved by mothers all over Australia!
Choose Belly Bands for your Belly Wrap
Our Original 3 in 1 Belly Band is an award-winning maternity support garment, designed and made in Australia. Made safe for mums-to-be to help ease pain, while protecting the tummy muscles, back, and pelvis during pregnancy, postpartum and c-section recovery.
It’s like having a second pair of hands hold up your baby bump, so you can continue going about your daily activities, including work and exercise.
The Belly Band offers great value for money as it can also be worn after Vaginal and Cesarean delivery. Protecting a c-section incision and assisting the tummy and uterus to return to their normal size sooner after childbirth.
Got questions about our belly bands? Please feel free to get in contact with our friendly team!
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