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Belly Binding Pregnancy & Post-Childbirth
Wearing a compression band or belly wrap during pregnancy and post birth is not a new concept, in-fact for many cultures it’s a time old tradition. As it provides a non-invasive intervention for pain and stablising the pelvis during pregnancy and improves post birth recovery.
Which is understandable when you see the benefits:
Wearing a maternity belly band or pelvic support band can help reduce or elimate two of the most common painful or problematic conditions lets discuss them both.
Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction - Pelvic Pain
Also known as SPD (symphysis pubic dysfunction), pelvic girdle pain
Pelvis instability can be extremely painful or just mildly frustrating and can happened to anyone but is more commonly occurs to women during pregnancy.
The 2 hormones Progesterone and Relaxins are designed to loosen the ligaments. Which allows a woman’s hips to widen in preparation for baby to be born.
However the problem occurs when these two hormones are released early during pregnancy making the pelvis become unstable, which is were you would associate the term pelvis instability.
A small amount of movement is ok but too much movement causes instability in the sacroiliac joint or the symphysis pubic joint can cause SPD, Sciatic Pain or Both. (See diagram above) You can feel a number of pains and symptoms associated with Pelvis Instability:
Diastasi Recti - Abdominal Muscle Separation
Diastasis recti is a condition where the two right and left sides of the rectus abdominis (your "six-pack" muscle) spreads apart at the body's mid-line (the linea alba).
Separation occurs in response to your uterus pushing against the abdominal wall and pregnancy hormones which soften connective tissue.
Separation can occur at any time in the last half of pregnancy but is most problematic after pregnancy when the abdominal wall is weak, when there is no longer a baby inside to aid support.
Premature separation can also be seen as early as 20 weeks.
Factors during pregnancy that can cause premature separation:
Subsequent pregnancies (pregnancies too close together-) when the muscles have not returned back to their pre pregnancy strength or closure
What You Can Do To Mange These To Conditions.
Firstly always consult your medical professional if you have any concerns with either of theres conditions, they will recommend you to physiotherapist who can give you the correct exercises and advice, but here is a few common guideline to be aware of;
One great advantage that we have today is that Medical studies have shown using a compression band provides a non-invasive intervention for enhancing patient’s recovery. Reducing pain, tearing and infection allowing a new mum to be as comfortable as possible as she adjust to life with her new baby.
* As a general rule you should consult your doctor before wearing any compression garment. Belly Bands products and information provide are to be used in conjunction with Doctors Care and does not substitute for Medical advice.
If you have any questions, fever or signs of infection please contact your doctor before wearing a compression band.
Use current clothing size - adjust for pregnancy gain if ordering early in your pregnancy.
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