8 Best Maternity Belts of 2020

Best Maternity Belts of 2019

November 19, 2019

Best Maternity Belts of 2019

Best Maternity Belts of 2019

Pregnancy can be a different experience for everyone, but there’s often one (unfortunate) thing it is for most people during what can feel like 40 very long weeks: uncomfortable.

Carrying around an extra human (or two!) can put added strain on certain parts of the body, most often the back, hips, pelvic area and abs. Symptoms like round ligament and lower back pain and increased pelvic floor pressure are pretty common during pregnancy and can be pretty unpleasant, especially during the third trimester when your belly may start to feel like it’s taking on a life of its own.

Maternity belts can help. These structured, contoured belts wrap around the lower portion of your midsection and offer support and compression to alleviate many of the common discomforts of pregnancy. Most can be worn under or over clothing and are completely safe for you and your little one when fitted properly—just be sure you check with your doctor first before trying one out.

Most Versatile Maternity Belt

Why We Love It

This slim, flexible yet extremely supportive wrap is a great choice both during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. The fully adjustable wrap works to lift and support your belly and provides abdominal and back support while you’re pregnant, helping to reduce strain and alleviate pelvic pain. After delivery, the wrap helps to stabilize your hip and pelvic areas and guide your joints back into place.

Keep in Mind

The Velcro can be stiff and tough to open and close at first, but users say it loosens up (yet still remains securely in place) after a bit of use. And don’t forget to check with your health insurance—many plans now offer reimbursement for maternity bands.

Most Highly Rated Maternity Belt

Why We Love It

Garnering almost 3,500 positive reviews on Amazon, the Azmed belt is a clear customer favorite. This breathable maternity belt cradles the bottom of your belly to help with hip and pelvic pain, abdominal support and back strain. It offers mid-level support and won’t break the bank with its price point of under $25.

Keep in Mind

Users love the breathable mesh front of the belt and the overall softness and comfort factor.

Best Maternity Belt for Overall Support

Why We Love It

Pelvic and abdomen support? Check. What about hip and back? Check, and check again. This maternity belt from Cabea offers total support for any and all areas that may be causing you discomfort during pregnancy. The belt also comes with two removable groin bands, providing extra compression and support to your pelvic floor and groin area.

Keep in Mind

If you’re looking for even more support, you can add shoulder straps (sold separately) to relieve back pain.

Most Affordable Maternity Belt

Why We Love It

For less than 20 bucks, the Babo Care maternity belt is an effective, affordable option that offers many of the same supportive features as its more expensive counterparts. The belt’s front is made from breathable, moisture- and heat-wicking material so you’ll stay cool and comfy while wearing it. It’s designed to support your pelvic, hip and lower back areas and is a good way to help with correcting posture too.

Keep in Mind

The Babo Care belt only comes in one size; it’s made to fit waists from 36 to 46 inches.

Best Maternity Belt for Exercise

Why We Love It

Lots of women like to stay active during pregnancy, but the additional weight of a baby belly can get pretty uncomfortable, especially toward the third trimester. The Gabrialla maternity belt offers support and gentle compression to help support your stomach and stabilize your hip and pelvic joints during exercise. There’s even a back pocket where you can slip in a heat or cool back for added relief.

Keep in Mind

This maternity belt comes in several sizes and works for waists up to 52 inches.

Best Maternity Band for Pelvic Support

Why We Love It

Your sacroiliac joints (the fancy anatomy term for the joints that connect your spine to your pelvis) can take a beating during pregnancy. This maternity belt is designed to compress and support these joints, helping to relieve stress, pain, pressure and instability. Users say the belt is tight enough to provide excellent support but doesn’t feel restrictive, and the moisture-wicking material helps you stay cool and comfortable while wearing it.

Keep in Mind

The Serola belt is made from a unique breathable foam material that helps it grip to your skin and stay in place, even during exercise.

Best Postpartum Belly Binder

Why We Love It

Unlike maternity belts, which are designed to be worn during pregnancy, a belly wrap is designed to be used during the postpartum period. These wraps support your belly, waist and hips after you give birth and are a modern update on the age-old tradition of postpartum belly binding. This original design from Belly Bandit fits snugly around your midsection and provides constant compression without impeding breathing or circulation. It’s meant to be worn day and night for a minimum of six to 10 weeks postpartum for best results.

Keep in Mind

Looking for a softer option? The brand’s Viscose Belly Wrap is made from bamboo, making it extra comfortable.

Best Belly Band

Why We Love It

If you’re looking for belly support but don’t want something quite as intense as what a maternity belt provides, a belly band is a great option. Made from nylon and spandex, this soft, stretchy band works both to hold up your pants once you’ve popped and to offer gentle compression and support around your midsection.

Keep in Mind

Belly bands are great for that in-between time when you can’t fit in your normal pants but you’re still swimming in your maternity styles. They also work well for smoothing out your belly to give a seamless, more contoured look under clothes.

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