Maternity belts / pelvic support belts

Maternity belts and support belts for
pelvic girdle pain and pelvic joint problems

It is common to have pain in the pelvic area and lower back during pregnancy. Up to 73% of all pregnant women suffer from pelvic girdle pain (PGP) or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD). It is common for it to start to hurt as early as week 12-24 of pregnancy, but thankfully there are simple and effective ways to get help. A pelvic belt or pregnancy girdle helps to relieve pain and increase the ability to cope with everyday activities, exercise and training. The major advantage of the belt is that it provides pain relief immediately after being put on. In most cases, the problem disappears after the birth or in the end of breastfeeding.
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A maternity belt helps for pelvic girdle pain

The problems with pain during pregnancy can be very different, so it is good to try to find effective help for you. For many, it helps to exercise, especially the back and stomach, because it makes the muscles support and relieve the pelvis. Just make sure the exercise is suitable for pregnant women. A simple way to relieve the pain immediately is to use a maternity belt. According to physiotherapeutic guidelines, there is strong evidence that a pelvic belt during prolapse both relieves pain and increases the ability to cope with everyday activities. When training, a pregnancy belt can make it easier and more comfortable to move and do certain exercises. Acupuncture is also known to reduce pain during ovulation.

What does pelvic girdle pain mean?

During pregnancy, the amount of hormones in the body increases, which leads to a loosening of the pelvic ligaments. With the loosening, the pelvis is prepared for both pregnancy and childbirth. Some women experience only mild discomfort, but for many, pelvic pain is experienced as very limiting and troublesome. Some get so sick that sick leave becomes necessary. Pain in the hip, pelvis, groin or pubic bone should always be taken seriously and can be helped and treated effectively. Hormonal, biomechanical and behavioral factors are thought to influence how much one is affected. If you have been pregnant before and had pain in the pelvic area, there is a greater risk of having it again during subsequent pregnancies.

In case of pelvic pain, we recommend two different models of maternity belt. MammaFix which is best suited from early pregnancy to the beginning of the third trimester. For slimmer bellies, however, it can be used throughout pregnancy. MammaMia is a more stable and wider pregnancy belt that gives extra lift and fits well throughout pregnancy. Belt combined with our simple tips to relieve pelvic pain can make your everyday life a little easier and more pleasant.

Kerstin Holm is a specialist physiotherapist in obstetrics and gynecology at Team Aktiv and mainly works with treating and educating pregnant women. She believes that the quality and support of the pelvic belt is important.

" Many pregnant women with pelvic girdle pain find that a stabilizing pelvic belt allows you to be active without increased pelvic pain, or experience reduced pain. I usually advise these patients to use NordiCare's belts because they are of high quality, provide firm support and are very affordable. The elastic lasts over time, which is not always the case with other pelvic belts. Patients who put on the belt often express an immediate relief and that it feels good. "

In case of back pain during pregnancy, we recommend that you use a back support

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