Pregnancy belly bands are flexible tube-like garments that women wear around the belly while pregnant. 

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Belly bands are designed to support the lower back and abdomen during pregnancy. These flexible support garments may provide many benefits to active women who are pregnant, especially during the second and third trimesters.

Benefits of A Belly Band During Pregnancy

Generally, belly bands are considered safe in pregnancy. They may be very beneficial for most pregnant women. Some of these benefits include: 

1. Belly Bands Help Decrease Pain

One of the most common problems women suffer is persistent joint and back pain during pregnancy. This could cause a lot of discomfort and make carrying day-to-day activities very difficult. 

However, wearing the right belly band can help support your lower back and baby bump during pregnancy. This could go a long way in reducing the back and joint pain that plagues most pregnant women.

2. Belly Bands Provide Gentle Compression During Activities

An ever-growing baby bump can make doing day-to-day activities difficult and discomforting. However, good belly bands can gently compress and suppress your bump while doing physical activity. 

3. Good For Your Posture 

Apart from helping reduce back and joint pain, belly bands are also great for helping you maintain a good posture while pregnant. Through the support they provide for your back and torso, belly bands prevent you from over-arching your back due to the extra weight of your bump in front. This supports your spine and helps you keep a good posture.

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4. Support After Pregnancy

Many women find pregnancy belly bands to be helpful even after they have had their baby. The support they provide could be especially helpful for women who have a separation of their abdominal muscles during their pregnancy and childbirth. 

Take Home Message 

Although belly bands can have some benefits, it is important to still exercise caution when using them. To avoid becoming overly dependent on a belly band or support garment, use it for no longer than a couple of hours at a stretch.

Before wearing any type of belly band, always check with your healthcare provider. The wearing of a belly band may be discouraged for women who have poor circulation or high blood pressure during pregnancy.