Pregnancy Tape for Back Pain when Pregnant
Almost every mother during the duration of their pregnancy will experience back pain while pregnant. Lower back pain when pregnant is one of the most common conditions that moms experience during pregnancy. With that being said, there are a variety of potential solutions to this back pain, a newer one being “pregnancy tape”.
What Causes Back Pain When Pregnant?
During a healthy pregnancy, a woman typically will gain between 25 and 35 pounds. The spine has to support this weight, in addition to the weight it was already carrying, prior to pregnancy. Not only that, but pregnancy causes one’s center of gravity to shift, resulting in the potential change in one’s posture. This can result in back pain, or strain.
Another factor behind experiencing back pain while pregnant, is hormone change. During pregnancy, a hormone called relaxin is produced. This hormone allows ligaments in the pelvic area to relax and joints to become looser to prepare for the birth process. This same hormone can cause spine supporting ligaments to loosen, potentially leading to instability and pain.
Yet another potential factor behind experiencing lower back pain while pregnant is muscle separation. As the uterus grows, two parallel sheets of muscles, known as the rectal abdominis muscles, may separate. These muscles run from the rib cage to the pubic bone, and the separation of these muscles can cause back pain.
How Can I Treat My Back Lower Back Pain?
Unless you were suffering from chronic back issues before pregnancy, the pain is likely to gradually subside before giving birth. That being said, there is a potential solution for lower back pain when pregnant.
Pregnancy Tape is an ultra-lightweight alternative to traditional maternity belts and wraps. Made from cotton that’s been treated with an acrylic adhesive, it mimics the properties of human skin and provides the same benefits as a maternity belt or wrap, without being as bulky. It’s also waterproof, meaning it can be used while in the shower, pool, or ocean, and can be discreetly worn under clothing.
Pregnancy tape is applied by simply peeling the backing paper off of a strip of the tape, and while applying a little bit of tension, anchoring it to points of the body that need support and rubbing your hand along the tape to warm up and activate the adhesive.
And that’s it! It’s so simple, yet so effective!
Pregnancy Tape is available both online and in-store at Destination Maternity Stores!