12 Best Belly Bands for Pregnancy and Postpartum Support

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12 Best Belly Bands for Pregnancy and Postpartum Support

The one piece of kit you need for maximum bump comfort

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Heads up, a great belly band can be a saving grace if you're expecting and experiencing more strain than usual on your body and back. Because, whilst there's nothing more exciting than the journey to motherhood, your changing body and hormones can cause all sorts of aches and pains. Fortunately, most of them are manageable.

However if your growing bump is giving you grief, it might be time to invest in a belly band or pregnancy belt.

What is a pregnancy belly band?

Belly bands and pregnancy belts are soft, study fabric bands give your stomach and back much-needed support as your baby grows. Most doctors recommend investing in one to help with problems like pelvic girdle pain, back pain and sciatica.

Unsure which one you need? It all depends on your bump and how much support you want. A belly band is usually a loop of material you roll down over your entire bump for gentle support. Whereas a pregnancy belt is a wide reinforced fabric belt that fits under your bump to lift it up slightly, taking the pressure off your stomach, back and hips.

When should I start wearing a belly band?

There’s no perfect time to invest in a belly band or a pregnancy belt – every woman is different. If you intend to exercise during your pregnancy, or you’re having trouble sleeping, or expecting twins, you’ll definitely want to invest in one during your first trimester to see you through the whole pregnancy – and beyond.

12 Best Belly Bands

Before we get started, it's worth noting that if you have any unusual pain during pregnancy, you should consult your midwife or GP.

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1 Jojo Maman Bebe Black Active Maternity Bump Support
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How much? £16

Aimed at mums-to-be who want to work out during pregnancy, this seamless support band is designed to support your stomach and lower back. Cleverly shaped not to roll down while you’re working out, it’s also made from quick drying, antibacterial fabric with a moisture wicking finish.

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2 Babymoov Dream Belt Pregnancy Wearable Sleep Support
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How much? £39.99

Developed in collaboration with mums and midwives, this ergonomic support belt adapts with the movements of your body to help you get a good night’s sleep. Two memory foam pads in the band fill the gap between your bump and the mattress, taking the pressure off your back and hips. The Velcro fastener and elastic straps are easy to use, it adapts to all shapes and can be worn on the skin or over your PJs.

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3 Belly Bandit Upsie Belly Support Belt
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How much? £79.95

This super-comfy band is made from sustainable SecureStretch™ bamboo material that moulds to your growing bump. As well as giving back, hip and abdominal support, there’s a hot/cold pack included for additional comfort and relief, which can also be used post-birth by turning the belt around to help your healing stomach.

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4 Jojo Maman Bebe Bump Support Maternity Band
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How much? £12

If you only require gentle support, this bestselling band is the one for you. Invisible beneath clothes and made from super soft ribbed fabric it’s ideal for the start of your pregnancy during the first trimester.

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5 Babygo Pregnancy Support Belt
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How much? £22.95

From the creators of the UK’s number one birthing ball comes this all-singing, all-dancing pregnancy belt. Made from soft, stretchy, lightweight material it features a sturdy back brace to give immediate relief from PGP and SPD and an over-belly band to protect your ligaments from stretching too much (resulting in stretch marks). There’s also an easy-to-use Velcro fastening and mesh inserts for breathability.

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6 Cantaloop Maternity Support Belt
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How much? £12.99

Known for their incredible C-section support pants, Cantaloop has come up with the goods once again with this bestselling maternity belt. Crafted with seamless material the belt has woven-in support that cleverly expands with your growing bump to stabilise your back and core.

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7 Seraphine Post Pregnancy Belt


How much? £39

Specifically for postpartum bods - this Seraphine belly band has a hook and eye fastening that mirrors the style of shapewear.

Once you have the all-clear from your doctor, it can helps to realign organs and aid healing after pregnancy. It's slightly easier on the eye than a lot of bands too - useful.

8 Zalando Anna Field MAMA seamless belly bands 2 pack


How much? £14.99

Yep, you read that right - a great price for a couple of soft, seamless maternity essentials you'll have on rotate once they arrive at your door.

Wide, machine washable organic cotton with stretch. And breathe. Win win.

9 Oppo Maternity Stress Reliever Belt
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How much? £10.50

A more basic looking option but the most budget-friendly we’ve seen on the market. The Oppo pregnancy support belt promises to relieve pain and stress to your body by encouraging proper positioning and lumbar support. There’s an easy adjustable Velcro strap, it’s washable and one size fits all.

10 Seamless Maternity Support Belly Band by CARRIWELL


How much? £14.50

You might just look this excited too if you discovered this ultra-soft belly band at a great price. This discreet wardrobe wonder supports your posture, relieves muscle strain and back pain - and keeps your bump cosy too.

It seamlessly works well under silhouette-skimming tops or body-con dresses, if that's your chosen maternity look. Perfect.

11 PhysioRoom ProCare Maternity Belt


How much? £25.49

This extra-large support band is perfect for bigger bumps or multiple births thanks to its 72-inch circumference. Designed to be worn over your clothes, the band has sturdy side supports, a thick elasticated under-belly strap and a thinner over-belly strap. It might not look all that attractive but the brace promises to support your bump and correct poor posture.

12 bbhugme Maternity Support Belt
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How much? £65

This support belt is designed by female chiropractors who specialise in pre-natal healthcare. Although it’s at the pricier end of the market it promises to stabilise and support your pelvis and lower back, while keeping your core muscles activated, and it’s made from BPA-free, Oeko-Tex breathable fabric.

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