Post # 1
So, if anyone else out there have had any issues with either the maternity belts being uncomfortable or pelvic seperation like I have, I suggest Power Mama Spanx.
There’s no itchy velcro straps and it comfortably lifts your belly without pushing it into your chest. It also has lower back support!
I bought a pair for under my wedding dress, but I’m currently wearing them and planning on buying one to two more pairs. They are a little warm for summer, but so are the belts. I’ll take heat over itchy and uncomfortable an day.
Post # 3
hmm…i’m experiencing some serious pelvic pain when i turn over while im sleeping, walk after sitting/laying, or stand on one leg. im pretty sure it’s due to pelvic seperation, and my ob didn’t have much advice other than take it easy and take tylenol if it gets too painful. online i’ve seen some people recommend a chiropractor. i tend to wear full panel maternity pants or a belly band over my tummy just cause it feels more comfy…can you explain how the spanx helped your pelvic pain? i might need to get some!
Post # 4
I actually had pelvic seperation with my first pregnancy, for about the last 3 months. I’m about 4.5-5 months through my second and the pains are back. My OB seemed to know what was going on, but he sent me to another doctor because my first child had irregular heartbeat, and he actually had to google it and came back with a print out about it that he found somewhere on the internet. They did send me to a physical therapist who gave me some stretches, but they didn’t tend to help. My pain was severe enough (I was in tears daily) that I was put on medical leave and told to spend as little time on my feet as possible, but if I was up and moving around a lot to wear a maternity belt. It lifts your tummy to take some of the pressure off your pelvis while adding back support. My issues with the belts are the velcro and material are itchy, and for me to have the belt tight enough to lift my belly off my pelvis, it was also shoving everything up into my chest making it harder to breath then it was already. The spanx have no velcro and the fabric is a much more breathable material (think control top pantyhose). The belly panel on it is sheer, with a reinforced band of fabric around the belly to help lift it. Plus it still has the back support. Nothing on it is too tight to make me look lumpy, or too lose that I’m pulling up constantly either.