belly belts, belly band, belly binder and belly wraps
is there a difference?
The short answer is YES! Probably the easiest way to understand the differences is to look at when they are used during pregnancy and recovery and the purpose of their design.
the belly belt
Belly belts are used DURING pregnancy. A belly belt works with skirts, pants, jeans and shorts that fasten with buttons and buttonholes or slide or clasp fasteners on the waistband when you can no longer do them up due to your expanding belly. Made of a strip of elastic it will allow you to convert your clothes to maternity clothes. Belly belts are also known as maternity belts and extension belts.
the belly band
Belly bands are used DURING and AFTER pregnancy. A belly band is a maternity accessory that can be worn to help keep jeans, pants and shirts and shorts up when you can no longer do them up due to your expanding belly. Made of stretchy material a belly band will deliver gentle support to the belly and lower back. After pregnancy they are fantastic accessory for breast feeding mums, worn under your top they allow you to breast feed without exposing your belly and back.
the belly binder
Belly binders are used AFTER pregnancy. For centuries, mothers from traditional cultures have used belly binding in various shapes and sizes to speed up weight loss and to support the abdominal muscles and skin after birth. The concept behind belly binding is to support the skin and muscles of your tummy after your baby is born. Traditional a belly binder is made from a strip of material or rope. Thankfully there is a modern version of this traditional secret to a speedy recovery and great postpartum body known as a belly wrap.
the belly wrap
A modern version of the tradition belly binder, belly wraps are used AFTER pregnancy. Its purpose is to support and flatten the belly after pregnancy. Touted as the non-surgical tummy tuck, western women are quickly discovering the many reasons to continue with the ancient practice of belly wrapping, and that it is a key secret in ensuring restored self confidence and restoring their stomach to pre-pregnancy shape and size.. "[It's] the secret to restoring your belly to pre-pregnancy shape and size. It actually helps tighten and shrink your belly after giving birth."
Expertly designed for support and comfort, the BellyCo Belly Wrap makes this practice so simple. Based on an ancient tradition used among various cultures around the world, BellyCo has found a way to deliver this figure-saving technique in a modern, easy-to-wear form.
Many modern day midwives and obstetricians agree that wrapping the belly post delivery assists in postpartum recovery. Here are just a few of the great benefits:
- Minimises swelling
- Aids in decreasing bloating caused by water retention
- Reduces discomfort
- Accelerates healing process
- Repositions the uterus
- Reduces lower back stain
- Restores self confidence
- Recovery after caesarean
- Recovery after twin pregnancy
- Assists in healing Diastasis Recti