What do Maternity Singlets and Belly Belts Have in Common? Read On to Find Out.
How very sneaky of us.
No, this is not just a marketing ploy to get you through this blog post.
Or is it?
Just mucking around, sorry.
There is, indeed, something in common between maternity singlets and belly belts.
What is it? (Tell us already! I hear you say)
Well, maternity singlets and belly belts happen to be some of the best-kept secrets in maternity wear.
Yes, maternity singlets.
And belly belts for pregnant women.
You haven’t heard about belly belts? No, it’s not the type you use during high impact weight training. It’s the type that can support your growing uterus and reduce back and hip pain.
Let me share with you all you need to know about Maternity Singlets and Belly Belts for a comfortable pregnancy style (plus I’ll reveal a bonus secret all pregnant women should know about).
1: Belly Belts for pregnant women
Keeping an active lifestyle during your pregnancy will most likely prevent you from developing back pain or poor posture (read any of my previous posts on fitness regimes and tips suitable for pregnancy).
However, if you have:
- A job that requires a lot of time on your feet,
- Gained excess pregnancy weight,
- A multiple pregnancy,
- A previous history of hip and back pain,
A belly belt will provide the additional support both your belly and back need.
Generally made of neoprene, belly belts are nothing more than a wide belt that fastens under your belly, offering support to your growing uterus and reducing back and hip pain.
While we do feel Belly Belts are one of the best-kept secrets in the maternity industry, we’d just like to add a word of caution about Belly Belts: don’t wear them for more than a couple of hours a day.
Simply because you don’t want your body to become reliant on the belt for support and stop switching on your core muscles. Prolonged over-use of the belts could deactivate your muscles and this could make your back and hip pain worse!
If in doubt, talk to your doctor, physiotherapist or midwife about the usage of a pregnancy Belly Belt.
2: Maternity Singlets
In the words of American writer and illustrator of children’s books Natalie Babitt: “Like all magnificent things, it’s very simple.”
Maternity singlets sit in your drawer day in and day out – unassuming, inconspicuous – but you, and thousands of other pregnant women out there, can’t do without them.
These days, particularly, maternity singlets are a pregnant woman’s best friend.
Many of them come with a four-way stretch that allows them to hug your contour and grow with your belly and breasts. Many others, like the Pregfit For Two Fitness range, are made from ultra-soft, moisture-wicking fabric that keeps you comfortable even during the most intense training session. Maternity singlets are breathable, ultra-soft, and easy to care for. In addition, they are extremely adorable and fun to wear in summer on their own or in winter as a supportive undergarment.
Magnificent yet very simple.
3: Bonus best-kept secret – Novena organic beautifying breast cream
Unlike any other product in the market, protects your skin from the harmful rays of the sun and prevents the development of brown spots with this amzing newly formulated SPF30. Promotes younger healthier skin and reverses wrinkle formation and sun damage.
Did you know that it takes only 20 seconds for whatever you put on your skin to go through your blood stream? and most things are able to cross the placenta barrier.
That’s why we strongly recommend the NOVENA maternity skin care. Because it has been especially formulated to bring the goodness of nature into your skin and no harm for you or your unborn baby!
Discover Luminescent SPF30 anti-aging mineral sunscreeen here.
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