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The 9 best pregnancy support belts for maximum comfort during your pregnancy

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If you're pregnant and have got growing tummy pains or simply feel like you need some extra belly support during your pregnancy, you may need to start looking for the best pregnancy support belt. Doctors suggest that wearing pregnancy belts can possibly provide pain and fatigue relief.

What is a pregnancy belt?

Pregnancy support belts, also known as maternity belts, are wide belts work for support and comfort that fit just under the belly and help lift it up slightly, alleviating some of the weight from the belly and back. If you walk a lot or are feeling much heavier than you expected and/or if you're expecting twins, you will probably want to invest in a pregnancy support belt. It's not recommended to use a pregnancy or a maternity support belt while sleeping but you'll get plenty of use out of it when you're out and about.

What is the best pregnancy support belt?

There are a lot of maternity belts out there but we've taken the hard work out of finding out which are the best ones. Here are our top picks for the best pregnancy support belt that you can buy in the UK.

Best XL Support Belt - Carriwell Comfort Maternity Belt

£12.50

This pregnancy belt gives you a strong hold and doesn't roll down over your bump, something that can happen with other maternity belts. The belt ranges from sizes 10 to 22. Another good thing about this belt is that it gently increases support as your tummy grows to make you comfortable all the way through your pregnancy.

Best for Travelling - BeSafe Pregnancy Belt

£33.99

This is a dedicated all-size support belt that can only be hand washed. This pregnancy belt has been specifically designed to be used while you’re travelling in the car, especially if you'll be seated for a long time, and you can attach it to the car seat belt for extra safety too.

Best for Breastfeeding - Love your Bump Band Pregnancy Belt

£15.99

This belt is designed to do two things: to support your belly and help get you in all those clothes that don’t quite fit during pregnancy, and, after your baby is born, support your breasts during breastfeeding on the go. It's machine washable and fits all sizes. 

Best for Posture - Flexguard Plus-Size Maternity Support Belt

£46.29

You can find this belt at up to 62 inches belly circumference, which makes it perfect for the bigger pregnancy. It's also totally adjustable, so it will expand as you get bigger and bigger. This belt will help you correct any poor posture, with the extra benefit of a lifetime warranty to boot.

Best Rated - Belly Bandit Upsie Belly Support Belt

This is one of the best-rated support belts for pregnancy and maternity. It comes in sizes 8 to 26. Besides giving all the comfort you deserve it helps minimise stretch marks, relieve bladder discomfort, increase circulation and blood flow and decrease varicose veins, hernias, and haemorrhoids.  

Best for Twins - Babo Care Maternity Support Belt

£19.99

When carrying twins, you’ll likely need more support for your abdominal area, back, hip and pelvic region. This belt comes with four support bars so it can do all the heavy lifting you need. Another advantage is that Babo Care gives you a 100% money-back guarantee if you're dissatisfied.

Best for Jeans - Gabrialla Maternity Belt

£45.14

If you love wearing your jeans, this maternity belt can help you get the most comfort out of them and is almost invisible. Gabrialla is an American brand well-known in the USA and has received a lot of favourable reviews. This belt adds a fair amount of compression while keeping you comfortable.

Best for Everyday Use - Cantaloop Maternity Support Belt

This maternity belt is made with smooth stretch fabric which does not give you a bulky look. It can be used for a longer time as it has elasticated fibres that stretch and relax with your body. Some mums say it’s so comfortable you can forget you are even wearing it.

Best for Recovery - Recovery Belly/Waist/Pelvis Belt Shapewear

£11.88

This is a three-in-one set of maternity belts for after you give birth, with one belly belt, one waist belt, and one pelvis belt which you wear at the same time. The advantage of wearing this set is that it speeds up the postpartum healing process. During this time you need a bit more pressure to heal, but this belt still manages to keep you very comfortable.

Best for Running - TOROS Group Maternity Support Band

£22.05

If you like running and want to keep doing it during pregnancy, this support belt will make you feel much more comfortable by protecting your belly and giving more support to your hips, back and pelvis as well as your belly. Another big advantage is that it's designed to keep you cool through those hot flashes.

 

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Tam works at Bauer Media writing affiliate content for Mother and Baby. She moved to London in 2016 and has lived previously in Toronto, Canada and Sao Paulo, Brazil. She had a blog called TaraVivendo and wrote two e-books: Divas and Divando aos 25 anos

 

 
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