By Brigitt Earley, Apr 11, 2022

“Belly bands are basically belts made of a rigid material,” says Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx.  “Their purpose is to wrap around the abdomen to help support the lower back, pelvis, hips, and abdomen during pregnancy and into the postpartum period — they are a form of support girdle,” she explains. 

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