For a lot of moms, the excitement and joys of pregnancy also come with discomfort and aches, especially as their due date approaches. If you’re looking for a safe, natural and doctor-approved way to make pregnancy more comfortable, use kinesiology tape.
What is Kinesiology Tape?
Kinesiology tape is a common elastic tape used to treat sports injuries. It is made with breathable cotton and latex-free adhesive so it sticks to your skin without causing irritation. Kinesiology tape is waterproof and can be worn across multiple days.
How Does Kinesiology Tape Help?
Kinesiology tape acts like a second-skin that gently lifts the spot of application. It provides support and stability to your muscles and joints, which quickens healing processes and alleviates muscle fatigue. Applying kinesiology tape also increases blood flow. Increased blood flow can reduce inflammation and swelling.
For pregnancy, taping your baby belly helps distribute the weight of your baby more evenly. This relieves pressure from sensitive areas like your bladder and diaphragm. The extra support and stability reduces muscle ache. Increased blood flow helps with sciatica, breathing difficulties, and general discomfort.
Applying Kinesiology Tape
Proper application is essential when using kinesiology tape. There are many methods of applying kinesiology tape to your baby belly, but none are easier than using tummytape. Unlike most kinesiology tapes, tummytape comes in a single cut with numbered instructions. This means you can be confident you’ll have the perfect application every time. Learn how simple tummytape is to apply in our how-to videos.
Taping your baby belly with tummytape is an easy, safe and natural way to alleviate pregnancy discomfort. Try kinesiology taping for yourself. Shop tummytape 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.