The physical side effects of pregnancy are no fun. Whether you’re having your first baby or your fifth, chances are you’re going to experience some discomfort during your pregnancy. For some women, morning sickness is enough to ruin their day, but for others, it’s just the beginning. Pregnant women often experience a variety of discomforts, including pelvic pain, back pain, and sciatica, and it can be tough to find relief from the discomfort. Pain can be caused by the growing baby putting pressure on the mother's muscles and joints. Whatever the case may be, pregnancy is a time of excitement and anticipation, but it's also a time of physical and mental strain.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to ease the discomfort. While it’s best to consult a physician for medical advice, there are a few things you can do on your own to ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery. One of the most helpful things you can do is invest in pregnancy-friendly accessories, including comfortable shoes, clothing, and pregnancy exercise bands. There is also another pregnancy support accessory that is guaranteed to be safe and natural for pregnant women: kinesiology tape. This tape is applied directly to the skin in order to help a variety of ailments, including pregnancy back pain, cramping, swelling and more.

Kinesiology Tape To The Rescue

Kinesiology tape has been used by professional athletes to help with pain relief, muscle support, blood flow and swelling . It is made of a thin, stretchy material that is placed on the skin to help support muscles without limiting the range of motion. Kinesiology tape can reduce inflammation, support injured tissues, and enhance blood circulation to the applied area. While it has been used to treat athletes for years, recently, the benefits of kinesiology tape have been explored for use with pregnant women to help with pregnancy-related pain. This tape is now becoming very popular for women who are looking for pain relief without medication.

When you’re pregnant, it's common to experience pain in your lower back, hips, and knees. (Though where you feel the pain can vary from woman to woman.) Pregnancy-related joints, ligaments, and muscles can be stretched and weakened as the growing baby puts extra weight and pressure on the body. Kinesiology tape can help to strengthen your muscles, especially in your lower back and hips, to relieve pain and prevent injuries during pregnancy. It's also thought to help relieve discomfort by supporting connective tissue and reducing swelling.

Kinesiology tape strips can be applied during pregnancy in order to provide support and stabilization, as well as relieve pain. The tape can be applied to several areas of the body, including the belly, back, and sides of the abdomen. Tape applied to the stomach provides support for the abdomen and back, while applying tape directly on the back provides pregnancy support to the back and shoulders and helps relieve pain.

Unparalleled Technology

The wonderful world of kinesiology tape can be overwhelming, especially to those who are just starting out. If you’re inexperienced with kinesiology tape and misapply, you may not get the results you want. Cutting and applying the standard tape rolls can prove challenging for those using kinesiology tape for the first time. Even with the pre-cut strips, improper overlapping of the tape might result in the tape being less effective.

The Pregnancy Spider is designed to resolve these issues of improper application by making it easy for pregnant women to self-apply. The one-piece Pregnancy Spider has a step-by-step method for application, with a numbered system to follow on the back of each tab. The beauty of the one-piece technology is that the tape can be applied by anyone, even if they have never used kinesiology tape before. The tape aims to provide pregnancy support for women suffering from back pain during the late trimesters. It is a thin, stretchy, elastic bandage that can be easily applied to the belly.

For many pregnant women, the biggest challenge of using kinesiology tape is not being able to see below their belly or not knowing how to cut the tape and apply it for optimal results. With the Pregnancy Spider, there is no need to spend time searching for the right taping techniques. The one-piece pre-cut Pregnancy Spider can easily be applied by a pregnant woman, regardless of which trimester she is in. Following the simple instructions and numbered system on the back of the tape, you have the option to self-apply the Pregnancy Spider from either bottom up or top down.

During the later stages of pregnancy, a common complaint is back pain when lying down to sleep. This can lead to restless sleep and fewer restful periods during the day. If this is an issue for you, there are several steps you can take to get relief. Taping is a great way to give muscles a little extra support during pregnancy. The Pregnancy Spider was designed specifically to help support women carrying extra weight, and it's safe to use throughout your pregnancy. It can help you avoid aches and pains by supporting your own muscles and ligaments, alleviating pressure off a woman’s abdomen and back.

SpiderTech products are popular with athletes and physical therapists due to their EZ-apply technology and strong adhesion that doesn't come off easily when wet. It's made from high-grade cotton and is latex-free, and what further sets them apart from other kinesiology tape brands is their pre-cut technology and   simple application process. When SpiderTech tape is applied to the skin, it provides a gentle lift , reducing pain and swelling in the area. It also helps mobilize joints, which means that it's great for preventing injury and helping you heal after an injury. Visit SpiderTech’s online store to find out more about our products, including the Pregnancy Spider.