Let’s face it: pregnancy comes with a lot of aches, pains, and discomforts. If your back and pelvic area are twinging and it feels like you could use a little support, you might look into trying a belly band. Belly bands are supportive garments worn during pregnancy to provide extra support and to help alleviate pregnancy-related back and pelvic pain.1 They are often recommended by OB/GYNs and midwives, and many pregnant parents find them helpful.
If you are considering trying a belly band, you likely have questions about which type of band to purchase, what the bands are commonly used for, how to use a belly band, and whether there are any circumstances where you shouldn’t use one.
Here, we’ll address all those questions, along with expert tips for the safest and most effective ways to use them during pregnancy.