March 2012

Why I Think Belly Supports Should Be Avoided

Pregnancy can wreak havoc on belly muscles, leaving them in an altogether different state than before pregnancy, and it can take a lot of work to get those muscles back in shape.  A common practice during pregnancy is to use a belly support band to help keep the extra weight of the baby supported, with less strain on mom.  While I can understand the motivation behind this, it leaves your stomach muscles with even less to do, getting them in worse shape still, under the guise of helping.