Plus Size Maternity Support Belt and Band Resources

From the beginning of pregnancy to the postpartum period, your changing belly might need a little extra support.  There are just as many reasons why you might require one as there are gizmos, like a plus size maternity support belt, to meet your needs.  Below we’ll review the different benefits they may provide, types of support accessories, and where to find one that fits.

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Benefits

  • Allows you to wear your pre-pregnant clothes longer
  • Makes your belly look smooth under your clothes
  • Prevents built in bands on maternity pants from creeping down
  • Provides back support when you wear a plus size maternity support belt
  • Helpful if you work on your feet
  • Get a better night’s sleep
  • Helps mom to feel more comfortable following a c-section
  • Provides a feeling of tightness to your postpartum belly
  • Allows you to transition back into your pre-pregnancy clothes


Types Belly Support Accessories

Plus Size Belly Band: A band of material designed to hold up unbuttoned waistbands and can provide support during pregnancy and postpartum.

Plus Size Belly Wraps & Binders: Gives a feeling of support and tightness during pregnancy or postpartum.

Plus Size Maternity Support Tank: A tank top with a built-in bra that provides lower back pain relief during pregnancy.

Plus Size Maternity Support Underwear: Provides belly coverage and support.  Some products fit like briefs while others go all of the way down to the thigh area.

Plus Size Maternity Support Belt: An adjustable belt that supports the abdomen and lower back.

Now you’re probably wondering where you can buy these belly support accessories, including a plus size maternity support belt.  Below you’ll find many different options from free to over $50.  As I was putting this post together one thing became abundantly clear – reviews of these products are very mixed.  Some people loved their selected belly support apparatus while others couldn’t stand it.  It’s critical that you don’t wear a band that is too tight or so restrictive that it digs into your skin.  Therefore, try before you buy, know your exact size, or make sure there’s a good online return policy.

Suggested Plus Size Belly Support

Be Maternity BeBand

Belly Support Type: Belly Band
Price Point: $16.99+
Plus Size Information: Goes up to a size L/XL (many, but not all, reviews by plus size women were positive)
Return Policy: Target pays the return shipping fees; therefore, returns are free using Target.com.  Most unopened items in new condition returned within 90 days will receive a refund or exchange. Some items have a modified return policy that is less than 90 days. Those items will show a return by date or return within date range on your receipt or packing slip.

Belevation

Belly Support Type: Belly Band & Maternity Underwear
Price Point: $18+
Plus Size Information: Size 20 – 26
Return Policy: Accepts returns within 30 days if this merchandise is in unworn, unwashed condition, with the tags attached.

Bellaband

Belly Support Type: Belly Band
Price Point: $28+
Plus Size Information: Goes up to size 24
Return Policy: Unworn, unwashed or defective merchandise purchased at IngridandIsabel.com may be returned free of charge, if it is postmarked within 30 days of the delivery date. All tags must be attached.

Belly Bra

Belly Support Type: Maternity Support Tank
Price Point: $39.95
Plus Size Information: XL – XXXL
Return Policy: If you are not satisfied with your unworn BellyBra® you may return it in its original condition and packaging within 14 days for a different size or a full refund of the purchase price (not including shipping & handling). Must have original sales receipt.

Cezara Womens’ Belly Support Panty

Belly Support Type: Maternity underwear with built-in stretch band
Price Point: $48.99 +
Plus Size Information: 1x – 5x
Return Policy: Please note that for hygienic reasons, intimate garments such as panties are not returnable. If you receive a defective Cezara™ belly support panty, please contact us within 15 days of receipt and we will exchange it for the same size.

Mini Cradle

Belly Support Type: Maternity Support Belt
Price Point: $16.99+
Plus Size Information: Sizes vary by product but some go up to a 350 lbs weight limit.
Additional Information: Products sold by individual retailers.  See the website linked above to find a dealer in your area.

Motherhood Maternity

Belly Support Type: Belly Band, Belts, and Underwear
Price Point: $16.95+
Plus Size Information: Sizes vary by product.  Refer to the sizing chart on their website or try the products on in one of their stores.
Return Policy: Items purchased in stores must be returned or exchanged at a store location, within 30 days of purchase. You will need your original store receipt.  All Motherhood Maternity and Destination Maternity store locations in the US accept returns and exchanges for items purchased online or by phone, within 45 days of the date of delivery. You will need to bring your original invoice or a copy of your web order information with you when going to a store to make a return or exchange.

 

Alternative Options

We have even more plus size maternity support belt and band options listed below.

Some hospitals will give you a band (similar to a large Ace bandage) upon request.  These are most often given to women who have had a c-section.

You might be able to find a compression bandage large enough to fit around your body.  Remember that you never want a band to be so tight that it cuts off blood flow or digs into your skin.

Plus Size babywearing wraps can be used long before your bundle of joy arrives.  They can be used as belly wraps by simply tying it around yourself and tightening to your desired comfort level.

A pair of plus size Spanks, while not designed specifically for pregnancy, is a go-to favorite for some plus size moms.

Raid your and your partner’s closet!  Biker shorts, boxer briefs, leggings, pantyhose, or a halter top can provide a little extra support.

If you’re not looking for support but just need a little extra give for your pre-pregnancy pants, then a rubber band is all you need.  Loop a rubber band from your button hole on your jeans and then connect the band to your button.  Viola!

When it comes to just regular plus size maternity underwear, pretty much any store that carries plus size maternity clothes will also have undies.  Consider buying “boy shorts” panties where you usually buy your clothes.  They come in cute patterns, are usually a lot cheaper than maternity underwear, and will last well beyond pregnancy.

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