Pregnancy Support Belt Buying Guide

Because of the weight in your uterus from your growing baby, it’s common to have hip or back pain during pregnancy.  To remedy this, a pregnancy support belt may be recommended.   How do you choose the best pregnancy support belt? We’ll step you through a few options to consider and what to look for!

Getting the right support during pregnancy

Here are a few pregnancy brace and support options to consider.

Belly bands

Whether you are facing any kind of hip pain or back pain or you want to prevent them, a belly band is a good choice to consider. A belly band is a special type of back brace suited to work around a pregnant woman belly, providing support for her back without bothering the baby.

A belly band -also known as a maternity belt or a pregnancy brace- gives extra support to the back while lifting the stomach upwards, thus removing a little bit of the baby’s weight off.

Pregnancy support brace

Even though there is only one standard type of brace to aid pregnant women with their back and pain troubles, there are different models sold on the market. No matter which one you get, do not worry about the price, they are all relatively cheap.

pregnancy brace cost: You can typically get a great quality brace for under $40.

Pregnancy back brace

The common maternity brace is a simple back brace that covers your back and goes around the lower part of your belly. They are usually the cheaper ones. If you feel this is the right belly band for you, a great option is the “Nu Momz Belly Band for Pregnancy Support” available for $17.

If you want a little bit more of support, for $25 you can get the “NEOtech Care Maternity Belt”. Just like a regular belly band, this maternity brace goes around your back and over the lower part of your pregnant belly, but also comes with an additional strap to provide extra support under your breasts.

It is also fully customisable and gives you plenty of room to expand it! If you buy it mid-pregnancy, you can also wear it on your late-stage pregnancy without any trouble!

What to consider:

1. How comfortable does it feel?

Your belt needs to be made of comfortable material with a softer inner layer.  This will make it easier to wear for hours at a time.

2. What kind of support does it provide?

Choose the belt that provides the most support on your problem areas, whether it’s a pregnancy support belt for hip pain or or a pregnancy back support brace.  Support may also be moderate or stronger depending on the extent of your existing pain.

3. How sturdy is it?

Look for a belt made of durable material that can adequately support your belly, plus the belt should be less susceptible to wearing out over time.  It must also keep your body in the correct posture.

4. What sizes are available?

Belts may come in small, medium, large or extra large sizes.  Measure yourself before buying your belt.  It’s essential to choose the correct size that fits you well, feels comfortable and provides the best support.

5. How easy is it to wear?

Take into consideration as well whether the belt is easy to put on and easy to remove.  Does it look conspicuous when you’re wearing it under your clothes?  It must not be too restricting either or it will be hard for you to move around.

6. How can you keep it clean?

Make sure you wash your belt regularly.  You can choose between belts that are machine-washable and those that need to be washed by hand.  You might want to buy at least two belts to use alternately.

View our range of pregnancy back support options below!

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