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Best Maternity support belt

(8 Posts)
mandoo Wed 31-Aug-11 18:08:07

Recommendations please. Don't want to spend out on something that's not going to do the job.

My back and hips are killing me!

dribbleface Wed 31-Aug-11 18:19:13

funny enough just brought one from mothercare called nexcare products maternity support brace. it's £35 but put it on and bliss. i did have physio for spd but good old nhs she was off for 6 weeks over summer and I'm due in 4 weeks so took matters into my own hands! how many weeks are you, a physio referral might help.

mandoo Wed 31-Aug-11 18:54:19

I am 21 weeks. Saw my midwife yesterday she just suggested a belt but no mention of physio. Did you find it helped? (when you could actually get an appointment!)

harassedandherbug Wed 31-Aug-11 19:24:59

There's an spd thread on here somewhere and all the ladies on there recommend the Serola belt. Mine was delivered today, and I have to say the relief is instant. It's a two layer belt and is far superior to the one I had in my last preg. It was £40.00 but I think it's going to be worth it! I'm only 24 weeks so hoping this will keep me going.

Def get a physio referral, ask the mw, or see a chiro privately.

bilblio Wed 31-Aug-11 19:32:00

A physio referral is worthwhile, although they might not do any physical manipulation.
I have SPD and a history of back problems. I got a referral and they gave me some exercises to help. But they said they wouldn't touch me until after I'd had the baby. (8 weeks to go.) I had been doing the exercises I do anyway for my back, but they were getting more and more difficult as my belly expanded grin
They also gave me a belt so I didn't have to buy one.

I only had to wait about 2 weeks for my appointment.

mandoo Sat 03-Sep-11 16:22:18

Thanks dribbleface I invested in a nexcare belt and have been wearing it today and it has made a real difference to my lower back pain.

dribbleface Sat 03-Sep-11 17:05:56

glad to hear it. not had mine on as much today as too hot!

DButler Tue 06-Sep-11 08:24:08

Bit late to the discussion but I have seen a site dedicated to maternity belts and support. Quite interesting and might be useful in the future for anyone.

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