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Belly Bands FAQ guide, can assist in answering those pre-purchase questions and determine if our compression garments are a good fit for your individual needs and expectations

What is a Belly Band

The original Australian Made Belly Band is an elasticized abdominal compression binder/splint that encircles the abdomen. Its purpose is to manage pain, while providing abdominal, pelvic and spinal support for both women and men, including mum-to-be.

Belly Band Features

The Belly Bands are manufactured using our own unique brand of elastic fabric. Designed to allow the Velcro fasteners to attach securely anywhere on the garment. This ensures the wearer a more flexible fit and the individual straps allows the garment to contour easily to the body for a better result.

Material Details:

  • 70% Cotton, 25% Spandex, 5% Polyester (Latex Free)
  • 2 x Colours; Black & Bisque
  • 3 x Widths; 10cm, 18cm and 25cm

*Smaller widths and fun colours available for children!

How to Use the Belly Band

When to wear  

The Belly Bands can be worn during pregnancy, postpartum and after surgery when abdominal, spinal or hip support is required. 

      How long to wear?

      For best results, it's recommended to wear as soon possible, once you have the Okay from your doctor or health professional after childbirth and surgery and continue wearing for at least 8-12 weeks.

      How to put on the garment

      Please view our video for easier instruction and tips.

      What size do I need?

      Simply choose the size you are currently in clothing.

      Petite (4-8) | Standard (10-16) | Large (16-24)

      *If you are in between size always go for the smaller as the band can stretch.

      Can you wear next to skin?

      Yes! If its comfortable to do so, otherwise wear over a tight top if sensitive on the skin.

      Can I sleep in it?

      Yes! Fit the garment so that it is comfortable and snug and won’t move around as you sleep.

      Is it comfortable when sitting 

      Yes! But do use at your discretion as some people may find it uncomfortable or folds down when sitting or bending especially when pregnant or after surgery. * If you have an office job or sitting for long periods of time you may wish to purchase the twin pack.

      Will it work for me?

      Our garments have helped 1000's of happy customers and recommended by health professionals, however, due to the unique shape and size of our bodies we cannot guarantee the end result and fit will be the same for everyone. 

      Is it safe?

      Medical studies concluded that the use of compression garments improve surgical outcome. And why they are frequently recommended by health specialists worldwide. However, if you have any concerns, please seek advice before purchasing.

      *If applying a compression band causes any pain or discomfort, discontinue use and consult your doctor to address the issue.  

      Where to Buy & Stockists

      The Original Belly Band is only available to purchase from our online store and from medical stockists. (We do not sell on any other market such as ebay, amazon ect)


      Tip! We recommend ordering in advance of any upcoming surgery as we are unable to guarantee stock availability.

      Checkout, Delivery & Refund

      Belly Bands can be delivered to most countries around the world within 2-4 days.

      • We use a secure gateway - Credit card & PayPal options
      • Prices listed include GST / VAT and Customs duties if applicable.
      • All Orders are dispatched from our Australian warehouse
      • In the event that a colour is out of stock, an alternative will be sent.
      • Refunds are accepted on unopened orders, within 30 days 

      *Please read our full refund policy & Delivery Policy

      Garment Care

      Belly Bands can be hand washed in warm water and hanged out to dry.

      Conditions to be aware of before buying.

      1. The Belly Band is an Elastic garment and may stretch with use.
      2. The fabric will become fluffy where the Velcro connects to on the garment.
      3. Each Belly Band is cut /split by hand, occasionally you may find a stray elastic thread, which can be snipped.
      *Tip, To prevent excess fluffing remove the velcro gently when taking off or adjusting the garment. Use will affect the look of your belly band but should not make the garment unusable. Any defects in manufacturing please contact us
      Still, have questions? contact support

      The Belly Band is a compression garment designed for mums-to-be and post-op patients as a tool to help manage pain and enhance recovery. 

      Available in 2 widths & colours.

      18cm wide Belly Band suitable for;

      Pregnancy & c-section 3-in-1 band (use during pregnancy, postpartum and c-section recovery). And for Hysterectomy & Hernia support.

      10cm wide suitable for;

      Maternity sacroiliac pelvic belt -  suitable when a narrow band is preferred and worn around the hips to help easy pelvic pain.

      * Most customers only need to ever purchase one band but do keep in mind the durability of the garment will depend on the type of use it gets. 

      Yes, Belly Bands are available to purchase from some medical clinics and hospitals. Find Stockist

      Tip! Our supply priorities are to medical clinics and we recommend ordering in advance of any upcoming surgery to ensure product availability.

      Yes, can ship to most places around the world with very competitive shipping prices.!

      Our team strive to have your order processed the same day when possible. Once your order is dispatched from our warehouse, you will receive a tracking number to monitor the progress of your shipped order.

      Yes, occasionally we have a sale or offer Free Shipping offer.

      We understand everyone enjoys a bargain, however as our company continues to grow, we believe in passing this savings back onto our customers by lowering our every day prices. We have reduced the cost of the Belly Bands by 40% over the past few years making it affordable for everyone, whilst maintaing a quality Australian made product.

      Our sizing is flexible and you may use your current clothing size as a guide -do adjust for pregnancy gain if ordering early in pregnancy.

      STANDARD - (AU 6-16) (Uk 6-16) (USA 2-12)

      LARGE - (AU 16-22) (Uk 6-22) (USA 12-18)

      Tip! Larger sizes should check that 18cm width is wide enough to provide coverage and support. 

      * We make our products in Australia and this allows us to custom make a special size if required.

      Use the maternity band anytime during pregnancy or whenever you need abdominal or spinal support.

      Once you have the okay from your doctor following childbirth or surgery, we recommend wearing as soon its comfortable to do so.

      For best results,  continue to wear for at least 8-12 weeks

      The flexibility of the Belly band allows it to be worn comfortably while reducing pain as you go about daily physical activities, however if wearing a compression band is uncomfortable while sitting or sleeping, don't worry you have not done anything wrong!

      This is just the nature of wearing any compression garment around our torso, as when we sit or bend our body shape naturally spreads out and for some may feel uncomfortable to wear in these positions.

      Tip! You can try wearing it lower down the hips or loosening the straps otherwise it is completely ok to remove while sitting or sleeping.

      The function of the belly band is to provide compression and support, to achieve this the fabric has to be of a certain grade.

      We have developed a garment that is flexible enough to contour to most body shapes making it easier to hide under most no tight fitting clothing.

      However if you are concerned that the garment may be to bulky or too hot for you, then we suggest using the 10cm wide belly bands instead.

      No, The function of a compression band is to provide support that can relieve pain and discomfort so that you may go about daily activities easier.

      Tip:  If wearing the compression belly band causes you pain, adjust so that it fits snug but not too tight.

      ❗️If pain persists please discontinue use and consult your doctor to address the cause of the pain.

      No, our products do not contain latex. But we do suggest to wear over a tight top for sensitive skin.

      Material: 70% Cotton, 25% Spandex, 5% Polyester

      Yes, Belly Bands are officially registered and approved by the Therapeutic Good Administration of Australia and FDA of America and can be claimed by some health funds -

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      Abdominal adhesions are bands of fibrous tissue that can form as the body begins to heal after surgery, if the scar tissue joins two internal body surfaces that are not normally connected and prevent these organs from moving freely they can lead to chronic pain, bowel construction, infertility and more

      In most cases, abdominal adhesions are not problematic but specialists recommend massaging the scar area as a way to break up scar tissue.

      Belly bands highly encourage all our customers both men and women to be proactive in their recovery and to talk to your health specialist regarding the long-term prevention of post surgery adhesions. For old or painful scars seek treatment from a trained professional.

      *Curtesy of Intuitive Hands Physiotherapy. How to massage your abdominal/ c-section scars in less than 5 min a day.

      Watch Scar Care Video

      We make Belly Bands in Australia where we have complete control over quality. 

      Hand wash in warm water - hang to dry.

      You may return any unopened Belly Band product within 28 days of purchase!

      ✶ The Belly Band is a registered TGA medical device. They are worn, against the skin and in the hospital on post-operative wounds. Therefore we have to abide by health and safety standards of personal hygiene products (similar to underwear). And unable to provide a refund or exchange on open or worn garments.

      Read our Returns Policy >>

      Working for a better patient outcome.

      Belly Bands provide discount prices to health professional, clinics and hospitals across Australia and International.

      If you would like to register to become a stockist or to order our Medical Practitioners Sample Kit please Create an account  

      We value our customers and our team is happy to assist all customers and medical professionals with any questions or order queries.

      We are available via:

      LIVE CHAT - Website

      EMAIL: sales@bellybands.com.au

      CALL (07) 5442 1787


      Size Guide

      Use current clothing size - adjust for pregnancy gain if ordering early in your pregnancy. 


       Sizing Guide


      Clothing Size


      Waist Size


      AU 6-16

      UK 6-16

      USA 2 -12 


      AU 32 - 36

      UK 32 - 36

      USA 32 - 36



      AU 16 - 22 

      UK 16 - 22 

      USA 16 - 22



      AU 36 - 44

      UK 36 - 44

      USA 36 - 44


      For Large sizes, check the 18cm width is wide enough to provide coverage and correct fit for your body shape.
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