View Full Version : Recs for belly/back brace

07-20-2010, 12:01 PM
Just wondering if there is a brand and store which you recommend buying one of those support braces for low back pain. I can't get rid of my back pain and it is only getting worse. My ob recommended getting one of those braces. I've seen an ad for them a long time ago but thought I would start with your recs since all of you are so resourceful! TIA!!! --Katherine (25 weeks pregnant!)

07-20-2010, 12:56 PM
I think you should go to a home medical supply store and ask what they have & try them on. Also, for some of these things you need a prescription. You should check.

07-20-2010, 01:09 PM
I got this one from Babies'R'Us and used it occasionally towards the end of my pregnancy:


It did help some. As I recall, it was sometimes a little scratchy against the skin, so I tended to wear it over a tank under my shirt. I know there was a more specialized band available from medical supply stores (can't think of the name of it right now), but I couldn't find them in my area and didn't want to order without being able to try it out first (plus they were more expensive).

07-20-2010, 01:29 PM
I've been wearing this one for the past two weeks....

it appears to be helping...I esp. noticed the difference the one day I ventured out without it...

I'd imagine it might not help everyone but it was just enough support for me...


07-22-2010, 10:58 PM
I can't really recommend it, as I never actually got it, but my OB wrote me a prescription for a "Prenatal Cradle" from the medical home supply store with my last pregnancy.

07-23-2010, 02:28 AM
I got a really simple super wide elastic style band at motherhood. It rocked. It wasn't as fancy as others, but it did exactly what I needed. I once went to the mall without it, and made DH go buy one for me while I sat and waited, because I was too miserable without it.