From what month can you wear a bandage for pregnant women

  • Pros and cons of the bandage
  • Rules for wearing a bandage
  • How to buy?
  • Bandage Care

Pregnancy is a joyful event in the life of almost every woman. With this common truth everyone knows everything. And somehow it is forgotten that in this period there is a fairly large load on the organism of the future mother, and not always it feels good. First, toxicosis, swelling, pain in the back and legs. But some of these troubles can be completely reduced with the help of modern devices.

For example, a bandage for pregnant women, which can reduce the burden on the back and spine, ease the condition with osteochondrosis and varicose veins, prevent the formation of ugly stretch marks on the abdomen. But, despite all these advantages, it is important to know how to properly carry this device. Otherwise, there may not be very pleasant consequences for both mother and future child.

Advantages and disadvantages of the

brace Despite the long-term use of bandages for pregnant women, disputes

still remain about whether it is harmful or useful.

The benefits of using a bandage during pregnancy

Use of the bandage during pregnancy.

On the one hand, this device helps pregnant women to feel better on the last days of pregnancy. Why wear a bandage during pregnancy? For example, it helps:

  • to those who spend a lot of time on their feet;
  • for those who have problems with the musculoskeletal system;
  • with weak abdominal muscles;
  • if there is a history of varicose veins, osteochondrosis, obstetric pathology;
  • if there is a risk of premature delivery;
  • to prevent the appearance of stretch marks. It is from these moments that many doctors recommend their patients to wear a bandage.

But there are opponents of such an adaptation, because it is believed that it interferes with normal blood supply and fetal movement. As a consequence, there is a risk of improper development of the child. But, if you approach with the mind to use a bandage and get a good idea of ​​how long you can wear it, you will avoid such dangers.

In addition, there is a bandage and a contraindication: if the child lies a booty down after the 24th week of pregnancy.

Rules for wearing the shroud

To begin with, you should understand from what time it is recommended to wear a supporting product. Since the bandage is created specifically to reduce the load from the growing abdomen, then in the early term, there will be no sense from it. Original.jpeg

  1. Usually, doctors recommend starting wearing from 4-5 months of pregnancy. But with the bearing of twins, the bandage should be started sooner. At this time, it is only needed to prevent stretch marks.
  2. Again, if the mother has enough trained abdominal muscles and nothing disturbs her while moving, the first application of the supporting device can be postponed until the 28th week of pregnancy.
  3. But at 8-9 months, almost constant wearing of the bandage is recommended. In particular, if the future mother leads an active lifestyle and continues to work up to the delivery.
  4. From the 39th week already it is necessary to limit the wearing of the bandage. During this period, the child is already beginning to move slowly to the birth canal, and such an adaptation can hurt him.

Consultation of a doctor before buying a bandage for pregnant women.

All these terms are not final and may vary depending on the individual characteristics of the future mother. Someone and until the last days of pregnancy does not experience any difficulties, and the skin does not suffer from stretch marks. To others, belly support is required already in the early stages. Therefore, before deciding whether to purchase a bandage, you should consult your doctor. Only he will be able to say whether it is necessary in your case to wear a similar product and when to start.

Having dealt with the question of how long to wear a bandage for pregnant women, it is worth to find out how often it should be done. As already mentioned, many doctors are opposed to such adaptations for the reason that there is a risk of miscarriage of the fetus. In order for this not to happen, it's worth taking breaks in wearing the bandage:

  1. It is usually recommended to wear continuously for no longer than two or three hours.
  2. Then it takes a break for 40 minutes, or even an hour.
  3. You do not need to leave the bandage at night.

As for how to properly wear a bandage, there are no special recommendations. If you decide to stop your choice on a universal belt, then you can put it on and lying down, and sitting and standing - as will be more convenient.

But the panties-bandage are worn only in a lying position.

How to buy?

It would seem that it is difficult - to go and buy a bandage. They are sold in stores for pregnant women, and in pharmacies at very different rates. But still, it is worth to know what to focus on when choosing, then not to regret buying and not to say that the bandage is a completely uncomfortable thing and you can do without it perfectly.

If you have already decided on what weeks to start wearing a support device, you can go for a purchase.

Before buying a bandage for pregnant women, you must always try it on.

Before buying a bandage for pregnant women, you must always try it on.

This is where all your patience is needed, as it may take a little time to choose a suitable model. When choosing a sales outlet, you should give preference to the store, not to the pharmacy. In the pharmacy it is unlikely to measure a bandage, and in the store for pregnant women there are dressing rooms where you can undress, and a mirror, and even a bench in case you become tired in the process of choosing.

Now you have to decide which model you want to purchase. To date, there are two:

  • Panties.

Similar to ordinary underwear, but only in the abdomen there are elastic inserts that stretch as the abdomen grows. Of the pluses worth mentioning the convenience of use. Cons: frequent washing and difficulty with going to the toilet, because wearing this model you need only lying down. Alternatively, you can buy a model that has a special fastener at the bottom. In this case, there will be no problems with going to the ladies' room. But it is worth keeping in mind that such underwear is not suitable for those women whose stomach grows very quickly.

  • Belt-band.

This model is a wide elastic band tapering to the ends. Usually this bandage is provided with Velcro or convenient fasteners. Regardless of how long you will wear such a belt, it will not be anywhere to squeeze and rub.

Thanks to its design, the bandage can be adjusted depending on the volume of the abdomen. In addition, it can also be used after delivery for a faster recovery of abdominal muscles.

Pros of this design: versatility, no frequent washing is required, muscles are perfectly maintained. Of the minuses is to note only the fact that you need to get used to the use. At first, it may not work properly to fasten the bandage. But a bit of training - and no difficulties will arise.

As for the selection process itself: take your time. Slowly measure all your favorite models. And do it not on top of clothes, but on your naked body. You will wear a bandage by putting on your underwear, and it should fit you. Of course, the bandages can not be measured, but a competent consultant will be able to pick up the model that suits you perfectly. Usually similar models are slightly larger than the usual underwear.

Only after you have measured different variants of bandages and chose one model, you can already go to the checkout.

It's worth mentioning about the fabric from which the bandage will be sewn. Regardless of how long you will start wearing a bandage, you should be comfortable. It is better if the supporting underwear is made of natural material - cotton or bamboo. Such a product will not cause irritation, allow the skin to breathe, and in summer it will not be hot.

Bandage Care

Naturally, the constant sock of similar products requires periodic washing. In particular, if it's a panty, which you have to erase daily. Usually on a box in which linen was sold, or on a label all necessary information is placed. If this is not, it is worth remembering the basic rules by which to do the wash of the bandage.

Bandage care

After washing, the bandage should be dried in a horizontal position.

  • Since there are elastic elements, the laundry requires a careful attitude towards itself. And, therefore, it should be washed in warm water with hands using hypoallergenic drugs.
  • You can send it to a washing machine, but only in a delicate mode and without spinning. Also, it is not recommended to wring similar underwear strongly. Alternatively, you can wrap the bandage in a terry towel and gently squeeze out.
  • Do not dry the supporting underwear on batteries and near heat sources. Ideal - in a horizontal position at room temperature.

In general, no difficulties in washing the bandage should arise. If you follow these simple rules, the product will not lose its properties. And they can be used throughout the duration of pregnancy with maximum comfort for themselves.

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