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

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Nasara QuickStrips - Precut Y Strips

$11.99 $13.99

Y-strips are used to provide both support and pain relief for injured muscles and joints. The base of the Y is applied at either the top or bottom of the injured muscle or joint, then the two arms are applied around the borders. Select a size large enough to surround at least 80% of the injured area. 


Use the dropdown selectors below to customize your selection to fit your needs:



    1. Select strip length - 6", 8", 10" or 12"


    1. Select quantity - 15-pack or box of 50


    1. Select color - beige, black or light blue



*Not all option combinations are currently available. If you do not see your desired option in any dropdown list, try changing one or more of the previous options.

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Nasara QuickStrips - Precut Edema Strips

$12.99 $14.99

Edema Strips are a safe, comfortable way to reduce swelling and bruising. Simply apply this light, elastic tape over any swollen area and it immediately goes to work increasing lymphatic drainage. Also called fan strips because they are applied in a fan pattern over the area of swelling or bruising, many people simply call them magic strips because they work so well and so quickly. Select a size to completely cover the affected area

Customize your selection to fit your needs:



    1. Select strip length - 8" or 10"

    1. Select quantity - 15-pack or box of 50

    1. Select color - beige or black



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Nasara QuickStrips - Precut I Strips

$22.50 $0.00

I strips are the most commonly used taping configuration. They can be applied directly over the belly of an injured or overused muscle to assist in recovery or wrapped in a curved pattern around an injured joint. They can be used to provide decompression for pain relief or compression to promote recovery. Available in a variety of lengths for different body parts and situations.

Use the dropdown selectors below to customize your selection to fit your needs:



    1. Select strip length - 6", 8", 10" or 12"

    1. Select quantity - 15-pack or box of 50

    1. Select color - beige, black or light blue



*Not all option combinations are currently available. If you do not see your desired option in any dropdown list, try changing one or more of the previous options.

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SpiderTech Precut Full Knee Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Full Knee Spider relieves pain and inflammation from a wide variety of knee conditions. It provides full coverage above and below the knee to support the most serious injuries. It can help with:



  • Runner\'s, Jumper\'s, Cyclist\'s Knee
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Arthritis or bursitis of the knee
  • Kneecap pain
  • Degenerated or torn cartilage/meniscus
  • Strained knee ligaments
  • Recovery after knee surgery



* Contains 1 single-use application with 3-5 day wear-time.

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SpiderTech Precut Groin Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Groin Spider relieves pain and inflammation in the adductor muscles of the inner thigh. It is thin and flexible, allowing it to provide pain relief and support without limiting range of motion. It can help with:



  • groin strain/adductor strain
  • pulled groin muscles
  • adductor tendinitis
  • weak, imbalanced adductors
  • torn adductors
  • bruises and contusions on the inner thigh
  • adductor enthesopathy



* Contains 1 single-use application with 3-5 day wear-time.

SpiderTech PreCut Hamstring Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Hamstring Spider relieves pain, inflammation and spasms in the hamstring muscles in the back of the thigh. It has a wide base that is applied just below the gluteal area and extends down the thigh almost to the knee. It can help with:



  • Strained or \'pulled\' hamstrings
  • hamstring tendinitis
  • torn or ruptured hamstrings
  • weak or imbalanced hamstrings
  • hamstring cramps or spasms
  • hamstring pain or stiffness from overuse
  • recovery after hamstring surgery



* Contains 1 single-use application with 3-5 day wear time.

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SpiderTech PreCut Upper Back Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Upper Back/Postural Spider relieves pain, inflammation and spasms between the shoulder blades. It can also be used for scapular instability and to reduce "round shouldered" posture. The Upper Back Spider is often combined with the Shoulder Spider for certain types of shoulder injuries.>It can help with:



  • Upper back pain and inflammation
  • Poor posture, rounded shoulders
  • Stiffness, spasms or pain related to overuse or prolonged poor posture
  • Weak upper back muscles
  • Scapular stabilization



* Contains 1 single-use application with 3-5 day wear time.

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SpiderTech PreCut Upper Knee Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Upper Knee Spider relieves pain, inflammation and swelling from a wide variety of knee conditions. It provides support for the patella and the thigh muscles that can affect knee function. It can help with:



  • Runner\'s, Jumper\'s or Cyclist\'s Knee
  • Chondromalacia
  • Arthritis or bursitis of the knee
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Kneecap pain
  • Degenerated knee cartilage
  • Recovery after knee surgery



* Contains 1 single-use application with 3-5 day wear time.

SpiderTech PreCut Shoulder Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Shoulder Spider relieves pain, inflammation and spasms in the shoulder and rotator cuff area. This full coverage application provides support for the upper arm, A/C joint, and muscles of the rotator cuff.  The Shoulder Spider is often combined with the Upper Back/Postural Spider for certain types of shoulder injuries or postural issues. It can help with:



  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Deltoid injuries
  • Arthritis, tendinitis or bursitis of the shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Shoulder enthesopathy
  • Recovery after shoulder surgery



* Contains 1 single-use application with 3-5 day wear time.

SpiderTech PreCut Neck Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Neck Spider relieves pain, inflammation and spasms in the neck and upper shoulder area. It covers both sides of the neck beginning below the hair line, and extends out along the top of the trapezius muscle. It can help with:



  • Strained neck muscles
  • Neck spasms
  • Stiffness or pain from overuse
  • Arthritis, bursitis or tendinitis in the neck area
  • Torticollis (twisted or tilted neck)
  • Weakness or lack of tone in neck muscles
  • Cervical disc disease
  • Recovery after neck surgery



* Contains 1 single-use application with 3-5 day wear time.

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SpiderTech PreCut Wrist Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Wrist Spider relieves pain and inflammation in the joints and muscles of the wrist, hand and forearm. It can relieve pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist sprains and other wrist injuries. It can be applied to the top or the bottom of the writs. It can help with:



  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sprained or strained wrist
  • Tendinitis in the wrist, hand or forearm
  • Arthritis or bursitis
  • Wrist weakness or instability
  • Hypermobility of the wrist
  • Wrist enthesopathy



* Contains 2 single-use applications with 3-5 day wear time.

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SpiderTech PreCut Lower Back Tape

$6.99

The SpiderTech Lower Back Spider relieves pain, inflammation and spasms in the lower back. It is applied at the base of the lower back, extending up to cover both the erector and oblique muscles on both sides of the spine. It can help with:



  • Lower back strains, pain and inflammation
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle spasms in the lower back or gluteal area
  • Weak or poorly toned lower back muscles
  • Stiff, sore back from overuse
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal enthesopathy



* Contains 1 single-use application with 3-5 day wear time.

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SpiderTech PowerStrips: Precut Y-Strips

$39.99

SpiderTech\'s Y PowerStripsStrips are 2" x 8" strips of kinesiology tape with one solid end and a longitudnal cut extending from the other end, creating a Y configuration. This taping configuration is usually applied around the borders of a muscle or joint that is injured, inflamed or weak. This size is ideal for taping areas like the arm, thigh, neck, back, ankle or calf. They also work well for many pediatric applications.

The backing is divided into numbered sections for simple, step by step application. Perforations in the backing make it easy to apply the tape, one section at a time.

Y-strips can be used alone or in combination with any of the other SpiderTech PowerStrips or precut kinesiology tape applications. All SpiderTech products are made from premium Nitto Denko SpiderTape, and can be worn 3-5 days.

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RockTape Precut Edema Strips

$36.00 $40.00

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Edema strips are used to relieve swelling and bruising. Often called fan cuts, the distinctive "fingers" are spread out along the lymphatic channels to encourage drainage of fluid and blood that accumulates in an area after injury or surgery.

RockTape Precut Edema Strips are 10" long by 4" wide and have a 2" base with 5 individual fingers. Each box contains 20 individual edema applications that can be worn for 5-7 days. Pre-cut edema strips are machine cut with rounded corners, reducing the fraying and curling that can occur when tape is cut by hand. Application is quick and simple. Start by folding and tearing the backing along the cut lines and where the anchor end meets the fingers. Remove the backing from the anchor end and apply according to package directions. Apply the fingers, one at a time, over the swollen or bruised area.

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Nasara QuickStrips - Precut X Strips

$22.99 $0.00

X-strips are the quick-relief strips of the kinesiology taping world. Each strip has a lengthwise cut from each end toward a solid center. For fast pain relief, simply apply the center part of the tape directly over any painful spot, then spread the arms and apply over the surrounding area in an X-pattern.

Customize your selection to fit your needs:



    1. Select strip length - 6" or 8"

    1. Select quantity - 15-pack or box of 50

    1. Select color - beige, black or light blue



*Not all option combinations are available. If you do not see your desired option in any dropdown list, try changing one or more of the previous options.

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Kinesio Precuts

$4.99 $5.99

Precut Kinesio Tape applications are made from strips of Kinesio Tex Tape, pre-cut into shapes and sizes for specific body parts. Each convenient 3" x 7" foil packet contains enough tape for 1 or 2 single-use applications, plus application instructions. Each strip has been precut with smooth edges and rounded ends. The backing is perforated for easier application, and also has cutting guides for making size adjustments.