Bandage during pregnancy. How to wear a bandage during pregnancy?

About the bandage, women usually start thinking late, after reminding the gynecologist.

However, the bandage is still needed for a pregnant woman, because it reduces the burden on the spine, if it needs to move a lot, and the back pain is felt more and more. In addition, the bandage helps to prevent the appearance of stretch marks on the abdomen.

In addition, an antenatal corset, according to a number of doctors, is necessary to keep the child in the right position, when he drops his head into the pelvis before giving birth; Bandage can be protected from turning back to the ass. It is also believed that when the child is in the pelvic position, when using the bandage the child will take the correct, head position, and this will save the mother from Caesarean section.

However, in any case, the decision to accept a woman, taking into account her own well-being and the recommendations of a doctor.

Why do I need a bandage?



It is recommended to wear a bandage to pregnant women having problems with the spine, when the muscles of the abdomen and pelvis are not sufficiently developed.

At the risk of miscarriage, polyhydramnios, scar on the uterus, low position of the placenta, multiplicity or large fruit, under the prescription of the doctor women wear a bandage.

It is recommended that you also wear a bandage from four or five months of pregnancy, but before going to bed a pregnant woman should remove the bandage. It is generally recommended to remove every three hours, at least thirty minutes, so as not to harm the child with a deterioration of blood supply

Kinds of a bandage at pregnancy



Bandages for pregnant women are sold in the same outlets where clothes for pregnant women are sold. In terms of pregnancy, the bandages are divided into:

  • prenatal,

  • postpartum,

  • mixed.


  • A bandage in the form of a belt or corset that supports the abdomen from below is worn in any position, fixing the wider part on the back with Velcro, and the narrow part is fixed under the abdomen.

    Bandage in the form of cowards put on in a lying position. If there is a need for frequent visits to the toilet, it is more convenient to wear a belt-bandage.

    Correctly made and put on the bandage should not squeeze the child, and the stomach it should support only gently and gently and no more.

    When buying a bandage it is highly desirable to try on different models of different sizes, trying to choose the most comfortable option, so that the "bandage" problems are not added to the number of prenatal problems. Approximately, this is the size of the panties before pregnancy, increased by one size.

    The bandage for hygiene purposes is worn on underwear, and then the woman is more comfortable, and the period of its application will increase.

    The use of the postpartum bandage must necessarily be agreed with the doctor, because in some cases, it can even bring harm. After cesarean section, the bandage can not be worn in any case.

    Currently, bandages are made from materials that allow the skin to breathe, they are called - "second skin". Such bandages are most effective in preventing stretch marks.

    Universal (combined) bandage is used both before and after childbirth. These models of the bandage are made in the form of a belt of rubberized fabric and fastened on the "Velcro". In prenatal period, the wide half of the belt supports the back, and the narrow one - the belly and is fixed under the belly. After childbirth, you should turn the belt backwards - the broad part will now support the stomach, and the narrow part - the back. Here are two: universality and economy.