I know I can’t be the only one to have noticed the recent baby boom in our area. It must be something in the water. To all the happy new moms and moms-to-be I say congratulations. But, as most women know, not everything about childbirth is beautiful. The body changes and stretches in ways you never thought possible and what happened to your feet? You haven’t seen them in months! And your back, oh man, your back is just killing you. Being pregnant you’re extremely limited on the medications you can take to alleviate the pain. Your next best bet is a maternity belt or support. Dougherty’s Home Medical Equipment doesn't just have walkers and wheelchairs for your parents and grandparents. We also carry support belts for pregnancy and other helpful aids. In this three-part series, I’ll go over a few different products to help make your pregnancy easier and may almost make you want to do it again. Maybe.
FLA Orthopedics offers a maternity belt that doubles as a back support in addition to support and lift for your growing belly. It’s made of a comfortable soft fabric with velcro straps around the front and top of the belly. The thin, discreet belt is easy to wear under clothing. It is sized Petite through Large, but if you’re not sure your sizing, one of our HME experts will be more than happy to measure and ensure a correct fit. In the next installment, I’ll briefly go over a garment that will make your legs feel so great you’ll want to run; well, waddle a little less at least.