2nd Trimester Pregnancy Taping

The second trimester is definitely exciting. Your bump is getting bigger and you’re going to start feeling your baby kick! That doesn’t mean it’s always going to be comfortable. There’s a lot of focus on pregnancy supports for the 3rd trimester, but lots of mamas-to-be need a little extra comfort before then. Here’s why using tummytape is a great option for the 2nd trimester.


It relieves swelling in the feet and ankles

If your feet and ankles are starting to swell, you’re not alone. According to What to Expect, 75% of expectant mothers have to deal with swelling. Most of the time this starts in the 2nd trimester. When you apply tummytape on your baby bump it improves blood flow throughout the body, helping to reduce swelling.


It reduces pressure on sensitive areas

The 2nd trimester is probably when you’ll start feeling extra pressure on your bladder. Some women also feel pressure on their diaphragm as their baby bumps grow. Pregnancy tape keeps your baby from weighing too heavily on any one area, so you feel less discomfort in your bladder and diaphragm. 


It reduces strain on your back

Another common discomfort that begins in the second trimester is back pain. By evenly distributing the weight of your baby, pregnancy taping reduces the strain on your back. Don’t just take our word for it. Hear what one of our tummytape moms has to say about using pregnancy tape for 2nd trimester back pain. 


It supports the muscles in your lower abdomen

Lower abdominal pain generally starts in the 2nd trimester as well. Just like when common kinesiology tape is used on a sports injury, pregnancy tape supports your abdominal muscles and helps with the aches you may experience. Doctors also recommend taking warm baths to relieve lower abdominal discomfort. Since tummytape is water resistant, you can keep it on in the bath as a second support!

Whether you need a little support in your 2nd trimester or a lot, we have a pregnancy tape that’s right for you. Despite the name, our 3rd trimester tummytape is ideal for support during the middle stage of your pregnancy. Each box has 15 strips of single cut pregnancy tape for 15 weeks of comfort. Discover our most popular packs now.


This article was written by Doc Robyn.



Dr. Robyn Wilhelm, PT, DPT has over 19 years of experience as a Physical Therapist. She specializes in perinatal (pregnancy & postpartum) and core & pelvic health Physical Therapy.