There are a variety of different support belts that you can choose to buy and wear. However, a 3 in 1 maternity support belt is the best option for you to consider. These belts are fully adjustable thanks to the velcro within them and may prove to be useful if you are pregnant with twins.
But why? The great news about a maternity support belt is that it is an investment for your entire pregnancy. It can be worn:
During very early pregnancy
- During the second and third trimesters to support your growing abdomen
- As a post maternity belt to help you as your body is healing after delivery
So, how can a 3 in 1 belt help you during your pregnancy?
It provides the same level support that you can expect in the majority of maternity support belts
- It will help to support your lower back as you deal with many of the aches and pains that relate to pregnancy. This includes back pain, pelvic and hip pain, round ligament pain, sciatica, abdominal separation and diastasis recti
- During later pregnancy this belt will also help with your growing abdomen, helping to lift it from your hips and give you the support that you need.
- You can also wear a 3 in 1 belt when you are exercising as it will assist your posture.
One of the best things about 3 in 1 belts is that you can also wear them after you have a baby. It will not only give you support around your belly, but your pelvis and your waist too. All with the right level of pressure to ensure that you repair and recover.
Maternity Support Belt For Back Pain
It is no secret that your lower back really does suffer when it comes to pregnancy. In fact, lower back pain is one of the main complaints that pregnant women have, right from the first trimester. That said, it is the final trimester when you really are going to feel the pressure.
Not only do you have additional weight to carry around as your baby grows, but the ligaments within the lower back and pelvic area also soften and relax too. Both of which can put more pressure on your body too.
Wearing a maternity support belt means that you are compressing this area and not only are you providing some support to your tired muscles, but you are also going to have help to carry that additional weight around.
Pelvic And Hip Maternity Support Belt Pregnancy
As we have mentioned, your pelvis really does go through some big changes when you are pregnant. Pelvic girdle pain is a common complaint during pregnancy as is SPD or Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction. This is where the ligaments within your pelvis soften, causing you to feel discomfort and even pain during pregnancy.
A belt is pulled around your hips and your pelvis and it will provide some stabilisation to your pelvis, which will help you to move around with as minimal levels of pain as possible.
Round Ligament Pain
Some women may find that they develop round ligament pain during the second trimester of their pregnancy. They may describe this as being a dull ache, or they may feel a sharp pain. This is located on the front of the hip as well as just below the belly.
Round ligament pain occurs because there is extra pressure put on the ligaments in this area due to the growing uterus. Whilst it may be temporary, it can be incredibly painful at times. Thankfully, a support belt can relieve the pain and the pressure too.
Another common complaint during pregnancy is SI joint pain or Sacroiliac Joint Pain. Sciatica Pain is something that can really cause you huge amounts of pain and discomfort.
This not only can this last throughout your entire pregnancy, but also longer term into post-partum and many years after that.
During pregnancy your body releases a chemical known as relaxin, which is a hormone which causes your hip joint to become loose and less stable.
This can be excruciating and can spread not only across the lower back, but to the tailbone too. Both of which you can find a support band will help with.