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Why Expecting Moms Need Pregnancy Belly and Back Support

by: Sean Daneshmand, MD - Perinatal ObGyn, San Diego CA

Pregnancy back pain. Check. Abdominal separation. Check. As an expecting mom, you may already be making a list of the not-so-nice effects your growing baby is having on your body. And while pregnancy back pain and other complaints are common, you don’t need to suffer through them. Here are a few reasons expecting moms need and deserve relief from the aches, pains, and twinges and how pregnancy support bands will help:

You’re pregnant.

Obvious, right? But there’s a bit more to it than that. Over the next several months, the expecting mom’s body changes in astounding ways. And while those changes allow your little one to grow, they can also trigger aches and pains for mom. The lower back, hips, and abdomen are the areas where women experience the most discomfort and need the most support during pregnancy.

Lower Back – Medical experts say that up to 80% of expecting moms suffer from pregnancy back pain. And it’s not surprising considering how the expanding abdomen subjects the spine to stress and strain. For example, the uterus shifts the body’s center of gravity, which causes uncomfortable changes in posture. Natural weight gain also puts extra strain, often causing pregnancy back pain and creating a need for pregnancy support.

Hips – As the body prepares to give birth, it releases hormones that loosen the muscles, joints, and ligaments in the pelvic area. While these changes make it easier for the baby to pass through the birth canal, it also relaxes and stretches the tissues so they’re not as supportive, causing discomfort instability and discomfort. The changes in the abdomen also throw the hips out of alignment with the spine.

Abdomen – You see your belly growing to accommodate your baby, but what you feel is the discomfort of strained ligaments, compressed organs, and separated muscles. All of this causing you at times to feel unstable and compromise your bodily functions.

Life doesn’t stop because you’re pregnant.

Every pregnant woman deserves to kick up her feet and rest—but the reality is that you have a life to live. From changing your toddler’s diapers to walking the convention floor, life doesn’t stop because you’re expecting. It’s no wonder that one of the most common pregnancy complaints, especially during the last trimester, is fatigue. The extra weight and posture shifts make even the simplest tasks, like unloading groceries, a real chore.

Give your body the pregnancy support it deserves.

Your life is going to be hectic enough after your little one is born. Get the rest and comfort you need now taking action now to relieve the aches and pains of pregnancy. For example, simple strengthening and stretching exercises will keep strengthen muscles and lengthen ligaments to help support your growing abdomen. Some women also find that a prenatal massage helps manage pregnancy back pain and hip discomfort. Always talk to your medical professional to make sure exercises or prenatal massage sessions are safe for you.  

One option is to use a the Motherload™ pregnancy support to relieve back, hip, and pelvic discomfort. This support is designed to shift the baby’s weight off those problem areas. From aligning the spine to improving posture, their contoured panels support the areas where expecting moms feel the most discomfort.

Moms-to-be deserve to feel comfortable and less fatigued.

You already have a lot on your mind (“Will I have a vaginal delivery?” “Will my mom be in town to help?”). Don’t add aches and pains to your list of worries. Talk to your doctor or midwife about how to support your changing body, and consider a well-made pregnancy support band to feel more comfortable and less fatigued.

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