How Does tummytape Relieve Pregnancy Discomfort?

Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women, but most moms know it can come with discomfort, aches, and pains. tummytape was designed to give mamas-to-be a little extra support during pregnancy and to help relieve common discomforts, safely and naturally. 

So how does tummytape work?


What is tummytape?

To understand how it works, first you need to know what it is. tummytape is a unique kind of kinesiology tape, specifically made for expectant mothers. Kinesiology tape acts like a second-skin that gently lifts the spot of application. It’s most well-known use is in sports injuries, but it’s also very effective at relieving pregnancy discomforts.

Unlike most kinesiology tape, tummytape is made from a single-cut of material so that application and removal are easy and painless. tummytape is waterproof and a single application can stay on for up to 1 week. Our innovative design lays flat against the skin, meaning you can wear your favorite maternity clothes without worrying about bulk or restrictions on your movement. For those with sensitive skin or allergies to adhesives, tummytape comes in extra-gentle Soft Touch Blush.


How does tummytape work?

tummytape gently lifts your baby belly, increasing bloodflow and evenly distributing its weight. Increased bloodflow reduces the inflammation and pressure from the pelvic area and lower back. It also efficiently diminishes swelling, which helps with sciatica, breathing difficulties, and general discomfort. The weight of your baby being more evenly distributed reduces muscle fatigue while alleviating pressure from sources of discomfort like your bladder or diaphragm. 

When applied without stretching, tummytape also activates sensory gating mechanisms in your brain. These mechanisms trick your brain into filtering out pain signals, leading to less discomfort.


Now that you know how tummytape relieves discomfort, it’s time to experience the benefits for yourself. Shop our collection to find the tummytape that’s right for you.

Have more questions about how tummytape works? Ask the doctor here!


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.