After the first few weeks of pregnancy, expectant mothers notice that their shirts ride up or the top button of their trousers doesn't close. Thanks to a belly band, you can leave the top button of your favourite jeans open and protect your belly and back from the cold. The elasticated belly band is pulled over the belly and hips like a belt.
Belly bands come in different designs:
- Elastic belly band: This type can be pulled over like a tube and conceals the waistband of your trousers. This lengthens your too-short tops.
- Pregnancy belt: A support belt that can be adjusted in width by means of a Velcro fastener. It also relieves back pain and supports the pelvic floor.
- Supportive abdominal belt: These abdominal belts also have a support belt that can be adjusted depending on the design. Especially in the second and third trimester, the belly band supports the back and relieves the pelvic floor. This variant is usually worn under clothing.
The advantages of an abdominal band are that it protects the abdomen and back from the cold and relieves the pelvic floor and back. At the same time, it adapts to the body and conceals the exposed parts of the body.