Kinesiology Taping for Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a women’s life - 9 months of growing a life, crazy cravings, and building excitement, awaiting the arrival of a new life. Unfortunately, many pregnant women also experience a variety of less pleasant symptoms, including nausea, swelling, increased sensitivity, difficulty sleeping, and back pain due to weight gain and an expanding belly. A kinesiology tape “baby belt” application, designed to provide support for the abdomen & relieve discomfort in the lower back and abdominal areas.
A kinesiology tape “baby belt” application, designed to provide support for the abdomen & relieve discomfort in the lower back and abdominal areas.

Kinesiology Tape Provides Natural Pain Relief

During pregnancy, anything ingested can be transferred to the unborn child Because of this, most mothers-to-be try to avoid over the counter medications and prescription pain relievers to relieve their symptoms. Many, instead, opt for natural remedies to ease discomfort. Kinesiology tape is a drug-free, safe alternative, that can help relieve many pregnancy symptoms including back pain, swollen feet, sciatica, carpal tunnel, and other aches and pains. Because of this, it is an ideal option for expectant mothers seeking relief from the ailments associated with pregnancy. Made from cotton with an acrylic adhesive, k-tape is almost identical to skin in thinness and elasticity, allowing it to interact easily with the human body. The natural elasticity of the tape gently lifts the skin, allowing excess fluid to drain away and relieving pressure on pain receptors. It can be applied anywhere there is pain, swelling, spasm or weakness. When applied correctly, it begins working immediately and can continue to provide relief 24/7 for 3-5 days per application. Kinesiology tape is completely comfortable to wear and is also water resistant, so expectant mothers can wear it while showering, swimming or even exercising. For most pregnant women, the ability to get continuous relief for several days can be a godsend. Being uncomfortable or in pain while pregnant can make sleeping difficult, and because kinesiology tape can be worn while sleeping, it can help provide much needed rest.  And unlike pregnancy belts, which can be restrictive, uncomfortable and costly, kinesiology tape can offer similar support, while still allowing full range of motion at a much more economical price. It’s available in a variety of colors and sizes, too.

Kinesiology Taping Instructions for Pregnancy

The makers of RockTape and PerformTex kinesiology tape have put together easy to follow application instructions to help provide relief and support for the discomforts of pregnancy. RockTape Pregnancy Application Instructions (PDF) PerformTex Pregnancy Application Instructions (PDF)

Video Instructions for Carpal Tunnel, Ankle Edema, Sciatica and Lower Back Pain

StrengthTape kinesiology taping instructions for wrist pain or carpal tunnel Kinesiology taping instructions for ankle edema (swelling) from SpiderTech Kinesio Tape precut application instructions for lower back pain and sciatica Pregnant bodies go through many changes, including skin sensitivity, so it’s important to apply a small amount of tape or do a patch test prior to a final application to see how your skin reacts to the tape.

The Best Kinesiology Tape for Pregnancy

There is no kinesiology tape developed especially for pregnancy, but depending on the issues you want to treat, we can recommend the following:

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Kinesiology Taping for Pregnancy

Kinesio Clinical Video Series - Women's Health

Kinesio Clinical Video Series - Women's Health

$54.99

RockTape Rx Gentle Adhesive Bulk Rolls

$97.20

RockTape Rx Gentle Adhesive Single Rolls

$17.10

Kindmax Precut Calf & Achilles Tape

$4.49

Kindmax Precut Elbow Tape

$4.49

Kindmax Precut Foot Tape

$4.49

Kindmax Precut Knee Tape

$4.49

Kindmax Precut Lower Back Tape

$4.49

Kindmax Precut Neck Tape

$4.49

Kindmax Precut Shoulder Tape

$4.49

Kindmax Precut Wrist Tape

$4.49

SpiderTech Precut Ankle, Achilles, Shin Tape

$6.99

SpiderTech PreCut Calf, Arch, Achilles Tape

$6.99
SpiderTech Gentle Precut Elbow Tape SpiderTech Gentle Precut Elbow Tape

SpiderTech PreCut Elbow Tape

$6.99

SpiderTech PreCut Hip/IT Band Tape

$6.99

SpiderTech Precut Medium Fan Tape

$6.99