Belly bands are stretchable pieces of fabric you can wear around your abdomen during pregnancy. It has a few advantages. Firstly, it helps you wear your pre-pregnancy attire longer. When you are feeling you can no longer zip your pants or skirt but you continue to want to wear them, then a belly band will help you by keeping the pants or skirt in place so your belly will not push them down.
Second, it also conceals the fact that you cannot zip your pants or skirt up. Also if you’re fond of wearing short tops, you can still do so and let the belly band act as a covering belt to your stomach. Belly bands essentially make you look slimmer by smoothing belly lines. They are also a good accessory to pregnancy attire and you can even wear them post pregnancy till your belly returns to its starting size. It also provides support to your spine and large belly.
The proper way to wear belly bands:
Place the intestinal band around your waist, under your belly and secure it according to your support wishes with hook fasteners located on either side of the band.
Fasten the smaller Velcro end of the shoulder band to the guide marks in the abdominal band. You may either crisscross them on the back or bring them over your shoulders. If you want greater support you may also crisscross them across the chest.
Attach the hook fasteners of the groin band to the back of the intestinal band ( there are guide marks, don’t worry ), bring them between your legs and crisscross them then attach them to the front of the abdominal bands. You can re-adjust them base on your wishes.
Purchasing Belly bands
When out shopping for belly bands, you will find that there are a lot of belly band designs, colours and textures which you can buy to coordinate with your wardrobe. When choosing sizes, you will find that there is a wide range available depending on your pre-pregnancy size. Belly bands can be purchased at most motherhood shops and online shops. Belly bands costs approximately from $15 – $30, but this depends on the manufacturer and the design.
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