During pregnancy, the body has to make some amazing changes in order to allow the baby to grow within the mother’s body. As an example of these changes, the body will generate hormones to increase joint and connective laxity in order to facilitate delivery. In some cases, these changes can lead to pre and post partum conditions like hip separation, hip instability, lordosis, lympedema and more. In these circumstances, the use of a maternity belt (also called a maternity support belts) may be a great aid to relieving pain and correcting the condition causing it.
Some of the key points to bear in mind as you sift through the large collection of belts on the market include:
Does it provide a discrete fit? A maternity support belt that you can wear discretely under everyday clothing will assist patient compliance and therefore its own effectiveness in reducing pain and/or the severity of the condition.
Is its material breathable? A maternity belt that your patient can wear throughout the day without discomfort due to excessive warmth and/or perspiration will again improve patient compliance, with the benefits already noted above.
When can I start wearing my maternity support belt? Although you should follow your doctor’s advice on this question, our experience has been that you can start wearing one as soon as you feel the aches and pains of pregnancy.
Can I wear the belt at night while sleeping? We would suggest that if you feel it helps relieve your pain at night, you can wear it.