Why you should wear a Belly Band while pregnant
Advertorial | Posted by Sandie B | March 28, 2023
It’s no secret that pregnant women have a lot to contend with while growing their babies and preparing for birth. Often you still have to go about your daily life right up until the baby is born. Working while pregnant also comes with its fair share of challenges.
That’s why it's important that as a pregnant woman, you get all the support you can. Relieving pain and feeling comfortable while pregnant is a top priority for most women. Many pregnant women swear by belly bands as their number one pregnancy accessory.
In this article, we’ll explain why so many women love belly bands and why you should consider wearing one too.
Wearing a belly band throughout your pregnancy and beyond comes with a wide range of benefits. Those benefits include;
- Relief for lower back pain & other common pregnancy discomforts
- Added support for your belly
- Helps to maintain good posture and assists in preventing Diastasis Recti
- Increased comfort
- Faster healing in postpartum
- Plus loads more!
Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of wearing a belly band while pregnant and on your postpartum journey. This will give you a better understanding of why so many women love wearing belly bands while pregnant.
1. Extra support for you belly, pain relief for your lower back
As your belly grows larger throughout your second and third trimesters, many women start experiencing all the aches and pains that come along with pregnancy. This is where belly bands can become a total lifesaver.
Pregnancy belly bands feel like a second set of hands, helping to support your belly and shift your baby's weight into a more central position. The mild and adjustable compression provided by belly bands also helps to relieve the pressure on your lower back, helping to ease lower back pain, Sciatica, Pelvic Girdle Pain and Round Ligament Pain!
2. A belly band provides gentle compression
It’s no secret that exercising while pregnant is super important to help your body adapt to all the physical changes that occur while pregnant. But exercising while pregnant can be uncomfortable (actually let’s be honest, most things can be uncomfortable while pregnant!).
By wearing a belly band, you’ll be able to exercise and get about your daily life more comfortably and confidently. This is because the belly band provides adjustable compression and gently cradles the baby bump making certain exercises and movements easier to perform.
3. A belly band helps to maintain good posture & prevent Diastasis Recti
As your baby bump starts to grow your center of gravity will change, meaning you may find yourself naturally leaning forward to compensate for the extra weight around your abdomen.
This puts added strain on your lower back muscles which contributes to that pesky lower back pain and Diastasis Recti (Abdominal Separation).
By wearing a belly band around your hips while pregnant, your baby will be better supported and the weight will become more evenly distributed.
Think of the belly band acting like a shelf for your growing bump which helps you to maintain good posture and avoid the uncomfortable ‘leaned back’ position, helping to relieve strain on your core muscles and assisting to prevent Diastasis Recti (Abdominal Separation).
4. Belly bands provide comfort in the later stages of pregnancy
As you get closer to your due date, simple activities like household chores become increasingly difficult to perform. You may find yourself having to sit down a lot more than usual.
But by wearing a belly band for a few hours each day, you may find that it’s more comfortable to do regular daily activities. This can help to reduce disruption to your daily life before bub is born (there’ll be plenty of daily disruptions when bub is earth side!).
5. Belly bands provide support postpartum too (including C-section recovery)
Returning to your (new) normal is not something that happens overnight, it is important to ensure proper care is taken during the postpartum recovery period. That’s why many women wear belly bands for extra support during postpartum recovery and to aid the healing process.
Wearing your belly band regularly after giving birth can assist your muscles as they and your organs shift back into their regular positions. Belly Bands also aid in minimising Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation), assist in shrinking the uterus postpartum, and provide much needed support around your midsection when you're looking after your new arrival(s)!
A belly band is also great for c-section recovery. It can help protect the wound as it heals and minimise the risk of infection. That being said, it’s always best to check with your primary care provider before using a belly band to assist with c-section recovery.
Discover the benefits of our Belly Bands for yourself!
As Australia’s leading manufacturer of maternity care products, and the only Australian made Belly Band on the market, we are proud to offer women our Original 3 in 1 Belly Band to confidently take care of their bodies during pregnancy and after childbirth.
Our Belly Bands are TGA approved, and medical rebates are available with some health funds.
Our Belly Bands are loved by thousands of mums
Our belly bands are loved by thousands of women worldwide and have received over 5,000 Five Star Reviews from satisfied mums
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Kristy C
"First time trying this on and immediately felt relief from the pressure on my lower back. I’ve also been having a lot of pain on the sides of my belly and I instantly felt relief from that as soon as I tried the band on. Awesome quality and very easy to put on. Very easy to adjust as well. No complaints and it definitely did its job of providing support and relief from the aches and pains of pregnancy. 10/10!"
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Daniela A
"My Physio recommended that I purchase this Bellyband to help support with my pelvic girdle pain and round ligament pain, the band has been absolutely amazing! The quality is great and is very comfortable which is a bonus. Also delivery was very quick! Can't recommend enough!"
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Kate W
"I was recommended Belly Band by a friend. I am so so glad I made the purchase. I feel supported around my belly and back. 25 weeks pregnant and loving it!"
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Isabella N
"The belly band has been a game changer in alleviating my pelvic pain, especially in the third trimester with twins! It was so easier to order and came quickly! Looking forward to using it as a compression band postpartum"
Find Comfort & Support Throughout Your Pregnancy & Postpartum Journey - Get your 3-in-1 Belly Band today