How to wear a bandage?
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The bandage is designed to reduce the load on the back of a woman during pregnancy. Very often, future mothers have questions about how to wear a bandage and whether to use it at all. Consider this question in more detail.
Indications for use
The bandage is indicated for back pain, caesarean section, hernia, stretching of the muscles of the abdominal region, osteochondrosis and pain in the hip joint. Before you decide whether to wear a bandage or not, you should decide on a model. There are three types of bandage: universal, bandage belt and bandage tape. The most important factor when choosing a bandage is its size. It is very important to consult with your doctor on this issue, because choosing the bandage is wrong, you risk not only your health, but also the health of the child.
The bandage is indicated to be worn from about 5 months of pregnancy. Note that choosing a bandage, it is recommended to give their preference to the so-called prenatal bandages, in addition to them, there are postpartum and combined.However, the option of a good combined bandage can be quite expensive.
The bandage should always be worn by women who remain active during pregnancy. Otherwise, there is a high risk of developing diseases of the spine, as well as the appearance of hernias. The bandage is enough to wear for half an hour every three hours.
Contraindications to wearing a bandage
- Kidney disease;
- Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
- Skin diseases.
It is highly recommended to wear a bandage to those who suffer from varicose veins, as it reduces the risk of its development.
Consider the above types of bandage and their features in more detail.
Types of bandage
The band-belt is an elastic belt, having fastenings in the lower abdomen or on the side. It can be adjusted, pulling up or relaxing. This bandage leaves the stomach open and allows the skin to breathe easily. Choosing such a bandage, be sure to see how elastic it is. Having tried it on, you should feel lightness, not a tightness in the abdomen. Pay attention to the quality of the material. If the belt seems rude to you, then it is made from low-quality components.
The bandage tape represents a usual elastic tape.In essence, this bandage looks like pants, but when choosing it, you must always pay attention to the tape: the wider the tape, the more comfortable it will be.
Universal bandage is made in the form of a belt and has rigid clamps. During pregnancy, such a bandage should be worn on the wide side in front, after delivery it can be worn on the wide side behind.
The general rule for selecting any type of bandage is the measurement of the thigh circumference, while it should be noted that many manufacturers in the size grid use not only the girth of the hips, but also the waist. Height and weight can also be used.
How to wear a bandage pregnant
Now consider in more detail how to wear a bandage. Wearing a bandage is necessary through the legs, like shorts. It is strongly advised not to wear a bandage while standing. In this case, there is a risk to wear the bandage incorrectly and only increase the load on the back. Wear it better, being in a horizontal position. If you have the opportunity, ask someone to help you.
The first time wearing a bandage can be uncomfortable, but in 2-3 days you should already get used to your bandage.If this does not happen and the feeling of discomfort does not disappear, you should change the fixation or consult a doctor. Please note that the bandage should be used when you are awake. It is not recommended to sleep in a bandage or just to rest, it is also not recommended to eat. Do not forget that over time, the bandages can loosen, and therefore you may have to change at least one bandage during pregnancy.
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