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We recommend wearing a pregnancy support band to help gently lift the belly and ease the pressure on your lower belly and groin. In addition, wearing the band while exercising can help reduce your discomfort and give you the lift you need.

During pregnancy abdominal wraps can be very helpful in relieving back pain and discomfort. I always suggest them because that bundle of joy can really impact the back and hips causing mom to not feel like getting up and moving around. Some expecting moms limit activities because they may have sciatic pain or round ligament pain. The Upsie Belly offers relief and even positive posture because mom feels so supported.

Brian Salmon
Birth Mentor, Certified Lactation Counselor

Top FAQs

Does a belly band help with Round Ligament Pain?

A belly band can be an effective way to help relieve round ligament pain in pregnancy. The bands provide essential belly support and help with weight distribution which may help reduce the pressure that results in round ligament pain.

Can round ligament pain be a sign of pregnancy?

Yes, round ligament pain in early pregnancy is not uncommon. The round ligaments in the pelvis are holding the uterus in place. As your belly grows, the pain may become more pronounced and is a sign that your body is changing and adapting to your pregnancy.

What does round ligament pain feel like in pregnancy?

Round ligament pain is often described as a sudden sharp pain in the lower belly or a pulling sensation in the groin. It can be felt on one or both sides of your abdomen and tends to come and go. The pain, while uncomfortable, usually dissipates as quickly as it comes on, so the key is to try and relax until it passes.

When does ligament pain start in pregnancy?

As your belly grows, round ligament pain can become more pronounced, which is why itโ€™s most common around 16-20 weeks. Keep in mind that ligament pain in your pregnancy second trimester is common and a sign that your body is adjusting to your babyโ€™s growth and development.

How painful is round ligament pain during pregnancy?

Most women describe the pain as a sharp jabbing sensation. While itโ€™s not comfortable, the good news is that round ligament pain after pregnancy is not at all common. In fact, most women no longer experience pain post-delivery!

What causes round ligament pain when pregnant?

The hormone relaxin is often considered the culprit behind round ligament pain. The hormone causes the round ligaments that connect the front of the womb to the groin to become softer and stretch in preparation for childbirth. As your baby grows and your belly expands, the ligaments get strained and can spasm or tighten, pulling on the nerve fibers and causing a sharp pain, often brought on by sudden rapid movement.

How long does round ligament pain last in pregnancy?

The pain usually begins in the second trimester as your uterus expands, but most women get complete relief in the postpartum period.

How can I relieve round ligament pain during pregnancy?

There are numerous things you can do to help round ligament pain in pregnancy. The first is to simply take it easy (we know, nothing easy about that!) and avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise. Gentle stretching, such as yoga, can also help ease the pain. Health practitioners often recommend using a belly band to gently lift and support your bump and ease discomfort.

Do belly bands help with round ligament pain during pregnancy in the second trimester?

Yes, using a belly band in your second trimester is an excellent way to help relieve round ligament pain.

Do belly bands help with round ligament pain during pregnancy in the third trimester?

Absolutely! The third trimester is when your uterus is continuing to stretch, and wearing a belly band can help relieve your discomfort.

What is the best pregnancy support belt for round ligament pain?

The best pregnancy support belt is one that fits snuggly under your belly to gently lift and support it. The ideal band will help distribute the weight and help relieve the pressure on the round ligaments.

About Belts & Belly Bands For Round Ligament Pain

How Do Belly Bandit Products Help With Round Ligament Pain?

Our 2-in-1 Bandit and Upsie Belly Support Band are both great options for addressing round ligament pain in pregnancy. These bands are designed to support your belly and redistribute the weight. This, in turn, can take the pressure off the round ligaments and reduce discomfort.

Belly Bandit Product Materials For Round Ligament Pain

Our Upsie Belly is covered in a soft viscose from bamboo material, so itโ€™s comfortable against the skin and provides maximum belly support. It also comes with a hot/cold pack for additional round ligament pain relief. The 2-in-1 is designed using a stretchy fabric that makes it highly adjustable to support your belly as it grows and ease ligament pain in pregnancy.