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Pregnant women need a lot of support, and not just emotionally. Pregnancy comes with many different body changes, which means you may experience some discomfort as you adjust to your new normal. The good news? There are a number of products pregnant women can turn to for help during this time, like pregnancy pillows, morning sickness lollipops, and belly bands.
As your body changes and your belly grows, you may notice pain specifically in places like your back, pelvis, and of course, your midsection. But belly bands are a great way to give your body some much-needed support and relief.
There are also several types of belly bands for different uses. In the early months of pregnancy, belly bands can be used for extra coverage on your newly growing bump so you can still wear your non-maternity clothes. As you get closer to your third trimester, you may be interested in using a belly band to help alleviate back discomfort, as mentioned above. Belly bands are even great for postpartum, as they can offer support after a c-section or help compress your midsection while you heal.
Here are the 16 best maternity belly bands to keep you comfortable and supported throughout your pregnancy journey.
Best Overall: Blanqui Everyday Maternity Built-In Support Belly Band
Best for Back Pain: Belly Bandit Upsie Belly Support
Best for Pelvic Pain: Medela Maternity Support Belt
Best for Plus Size: Plus Size The Ultimate Maternity Belt
Best for Multiples: NeoTech Care Maternity Belt
Best for Postpartum: UpSpring Shrinkx Belly Band
Best for Exercise: Blanqui Everyday Maternity Belly Support Leggings
Best for Everyday Wear: Ingrid & Isabel ‘Everyday’ Maternity BellaBand
Most Versatile: Belly Bandit 2-in-1 Bandit
Best Affordable: Cozy Bump Pregnancy Tape
Best Hip Belt: Body After Baby Motherload Maternity Support Belly Band
Best for C-Section: Body After Baby Sienna Post C-Section Belly Band
Best Lightweight: Belly Bandit Belly Boost Support Belt
Best for Sleep: Babymoov Dream Belt
Best Tank Top: Blanqui SportSupport Maternity Support Crossback Tank
Best with Shorts: Blanqui Everyday Belly Support Maternity Shorts
Blanqui Everyday Maternity Built-In Support Belly Band
This belly band is like a yoga pant for your bump. It wicks away moisture so you stay cool and dry, while providing stretch and support at the same time. We especially love the extra long, full-coverage length.
Best for Back Pain
Belly Bandit Upsie Belly Support
Lower back pain is pretty much unavoidable during pregnancy, but this belly band can help. It comes with a hot and cold pack that you can place inside the band for added comfort, and supports your back in just the right place.
Best for Pelvic Pain
Medela Maternity Support Belt
This belly band is specifically designed to take some pressure off your pelvis and bladder by gently lifting your stomach from underneath. The extra support can even help improve leg circulation and swelling.
Best Plus Size
Plus Size The Ultimate Maternity Belt
Made from stretchy, lightweight materials, this supportive belly band is strong and stretchy, Plus, it’s virtually impossible to see under your clothing.
Best for Multiples
NeoTech Care Maternity Belt
Moms of multiples need a lot of support before and after giving birth, but while they’re pregnant, this band can help. It’s made to support bellies up to 154 centimeters in circumference and wraps above and below your bump for extra support.
Best for Postpartum
UpSpring Shrinkx Belly Band
A compression band is great for holding in your waist and supporting your body postpartum. The straps on this belly band are totally adjustable to help you find the best level of compression.
Best for Exercise
Blanqui Everyday Maternity Belly Support Leggings
Get moving while feeling supported with these belly band leggings. They’re made of compressive fabric to keep your bump in place whether you’re doing yoga or going for a quick jog.
Best for Everyday Wear
Ingrid & Isabel 'Everyday' Maternity BellaBand
Need an extra layer to secure your now-unbuttoned pants? The silicone strap on this belly band will keep everything in place, and it’s light enough to wear everyday
Belly Bandit 2-in-1 Bandit
The most versatile option, this customizable band can be worn over or under your clothes. You can also choose to use it alone or together with your Belly Bandit for additional support.
Cozy Bump Pregnancy Tape
Customize your level of support with this innovative tape. Just place it over your belly, wherever you need it most, for the best support. Along with improving posture, it can reduce pain, and swelling, and it even comes with an instruction booklet to help you get started.
Best Hip Belt
Body After Baby Motherload Maternity Support Belly Band
This belly band is made with adjustable velcro so it can be used during all three trimesters. It’ll support your hips, back, and belly, and can be worn over or under your clothes.
Best for C-Section
Body After Baby Sienna Post C-Section Belly Band
This belly band is designed to provide gentle compression over your c-section incision for faster healing. Made with a breathable fabric, it also comes with removable shoulder straps if you need more support.
Belly Bandit Belly Boost Support Belt
Feeling comfortable is super important during pregnancy, so lightweight fabrics are a must. This belly band is soft and breathable, offering just the right amount of support without feeling constricting.
Best for Sleep
Babymoov Dream Belt
Even while you’re lying down to sleep, your baby bump can make it hard to get comfortable. This maternity sleeping belt is here to help with memory foam pads that adjust to your movement no matter what position you (finally) fall asleep in.
Best Tank Top
Blanqui SportSupport Maternity Support Crossback Tank
This soft tank top features chest and belly panels for support. It’s also seamless and will move and stretch with you during workouts or while running errands.
Best with Shorts
Blanqui Everyday Belly Support Maternity Shorts
We love this pair of maternity shorts with a built-in belly band for layering under dresses or jumpsuits. It offers support and coverage on your bump and is virtually frictionless, which pregnant women will really appreciate.