- Wear a headband or support garment for no more than two to three hours at a time to avoid over-reliance.
- Exercises to strengthen the transverse abdominals should be done in combination with the use of a belly band to strengthen the core muscles during and after pregnancy.
- Always consult your doctor before using compression garments. Women with compromised circulation or abnormal blood pressure may not be advised to use a lap band.
Belly bands are for temporary use and are not a permanent solution.
- It is important to treat the underlying dysfunction. A referral to physical therapy is recommended to treat ongoing pain during and after pregnancy.