Monday, April 9, 2012

Maternity Back Support Belt: Pregnancy Muscle Strain

Maternity Back Support Belt: Pregnancy Muscle Strain
Price:     $59.00
Sale:     $29.50
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Product Features
Size: Large 16 - 20 Dress Size

    Abdominal Lift Attachment Provides abdominal lift with no undesirable pressure. Expands to accommodate growth during various stages of pregnancy.
    Ventilated Elastic Back and Side Panels Latex-free ventilated elastic provide comfortable and cool support compression.
    Unique Laminate Material Combines three materials: durable outer in an attractive beige color, support foam base and soft cotton inner lining.
    Easy Hook and Loop Closure Easy application.
    Two Anti-Roll Stays Precisely placed stays help keep the support in place and prevent rolling.

Product Description
Size: Large 16 - 20 Dress Size

Comfortably supports the lumbar and abdominal regions to help provide relief of lower back pain and discomfort. Unique multi-layered soft laminate provides excellent support and comfort. Ventilated, latex-free elastic compression side panels provide compressive support. Lightweight flexible stays help keep the support in place and prevent rolling. Easy to wear under most clothing.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

 - A comparison of three different maternity support belts

At 22 weeks pregnant, I developed pain in my right hip and leg. The pain became worse as the weeks went by, and by 26 weeks, I almost couldn't walk normal anymore. After talking to my ob/gyn, she suggested I try a maternity support belt to relieve the pressure on my sciatic nerve. I read a number of reviews on Amazon, and finally decided to order two different belts, based on the good reviews each one received. While I was waiting for my belts to arrive from Amazon, I also went to Babies R Us and bought one there. Here are my reviews for each belt:

One of my choices from Amazon was the "Soft Form Maternity Support" belt ($ 33.99). As soon as it arrived, I took it out of the package and was a little turned off. The belt's color is a really dark brown, which I wasn't too thrilled with. When I tried it on, I noticed how thick the material is, which adds bulk underneath clothing. First, I put on the abdominal support pad, which really cradles your belly. Felt kind of nice. Then, I attached the belt and the upper tummy strap. I didn't like either one of these. The belt is split lengthwise into two panels across the back, which makes adjustments a little annoying, and it was rolling (or folding) down on top. The Velcro taps on the belt are wider than the abdominal pad, leaving parts of the Velcro sticking out either on top, where it scratches your stomach, or on the bottom, where it scratches your legs. The tummy strap is thick and scratchy. No matter how I adjusted it, I couldn't get comfortable in this thing. I hope I can return it for a refund. (Note: I just found out I CAN'T return this, so I wasted 34 bucks.)

My second choice from Amazon was the "Mother-to-be Maternity Support" belt ($ 31.98). As soon as it arrived, I tried it on and loved it. The abdominal support pad is soft and comfortable. The belt is made from strong material and really hugs your back, which feels great and supportive. The belt doesn't roll down or fold over and really keeps it shape. The Velcro taps fit perfectly on the abdominal pad and are flat against the belly. Even though it is a strong belt, it also feels soft and stretches with your movements. The tummy strap is a little thick, but still feels comfortable. Initially, the top and bottom edge of the belt are a little scratchy, but I imagine I can get used to that. It's a minor price to pay to be pain free once again. The edges might still soften up a little, as the belt gets broken in with repeated wear and washings. Also, the belt hugs the body so well, it doesn't show underneath my maternity clothes. The only negative thing I can see with this belt is the fact that the back panel doesn't have the little breathe strips like other belts. This might cause extra sweating during the summer, but I would still take the sweat over the pain.

At Babies R Us, I bought the "Especially for Mom Maternity Support" belt ($ 32.69). The nice thing about buying it at a store was that I was able to try it on before I bought it. Once I brought it home, I put it on right away. Everything about this belt is great. The materials are soft and comfortable. I'm wearing it on my bare skin for most of the day, and it doesn't irritate or scratch at all. It fits great, and the support is excellent for a soft, light-weight belt like this. The pain in my right hip and leg pretty much disappeared after wearing it for a short time. The belt has little breathe strips built in, so it is really easy to wear even in the summer. It keeps its shape without rolling or folding down. The belt fits very well and doesn't show underneath clothing. Overall, this is my favorite of the three belts. If you can get this at a store near you, I'd say buy it. If not, get the "Mother-to-be Maternity Support" belt from Amazon.

- A friend loaned me her's when I was pregnant. I have a herniated disc and this thing was a LIFE-SAVER! You can wear it easily under clothing, and it is really comfortable! I absolutely recommend getting one!

- This Maternity Back Support is must for any pregnancy. It works by relieving the strain that the weight causes on the lower back. I would recommend this product to any pregnant woman when she starts to feel the strain of the weight of the baby. It's very easy to put on and is comfortable to wear. It's expensive but worth the cost.

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