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How to Apply Kinesiology Tape for Pregnancy

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How to Apply Kinesiology Tape for Pregnancy

If you're a mother-to-be and are experiencing lower back pain, you may be wondering if kinesiology tape can help. 

Kinesiology tape is known for its ability to help relieve discomfort and inflammation, so it seems like a natural choice for pregnant women. 

In this post, we'll explain how to apply kinesiology tape for pregnancy and discuss the benefits of doing so. Read on to learn more!

Is kinesiology tape safe during pregnancy? 

Yes, kinesiology tape is a safe alternative for managing pain in the lower back during pregnancy. It is also a drug-free option for mothers that may want to avoid drinking medication during their pregnancy. 

If you’re new to kinesiology taping, you can read this Tape Geeks guide to answer its most commonly asked questions and more! 

How do you apply kinesiology tape to a pregnant belly? 

There are several kinesiology taping techniques that you can do to provide your belly support. Here are some that you can do: 

Taping method #1: Belly band  

This kin taping technique helps in lifting the lower belly. It is useful when you’re having round ligament pain due to the pressure applied on the pelvic floor. 

  1. Measure and cut a single strip. Round the edges of the tape. 
  2. Anchor the tape in the middle of the lower belly. 
  3. Next, pull both ends of the tape upwards to lift your belly. Then, attach the ends and the rest of the tape securely. 
  4. Rub the tape to activate the adhesive. 
  5. If you need to, you can get a second strip and repeat the first two steps. 

Taping method #2: Front sling 

The front sling kinesiology taping protocol is great in giving your belly frontal support. 

  1. Prepare, measure, and cut two strips of kinesiology tape. 
  2. Anchor the two strips at the bottom. Then, pull the two strips upward before applying the rest of the tape on the skin, and securing it under the breasts. 
  3. Rub the tape to activate the adhesive.

Taping method #3: Belly and lower back support 

As indicated in the name, this kinesiology taping protocol is meant to give support to your belly and lower back. 

*You need another person to help you with this application since it is a hard-to-reach area. 

  1. Prepare, measure, and cut two strips of kinesiology tape. 
  2. Take the first strip and have someone anchor it to one side of your lower back. Then, stretch the rest of the tape before applying the rest of it to the lower back. 
  3. Take the second strip and stretch the middle of the tape without any stretch on the ends. Apply the middle part of the tape first then firmly pull each of the ends upwards before securing the tape in place. After doing so, your belly should feel like it’s being “lifted”. 
  4. Rub in the tape to activate the adhesive. 

Buy skin-friendly Tape Geeks kinesiology tapes for belly support! 

Not all kinesiology tapes are not created equal! This is why it’s important to consider the quality of the tapes you’re using. Tapes that use low-quality adhesives may cause irritation and rashes

This is why Tape Geeks has made sure to use high-quality adhesives. Tape Geeks tapes are hypoallergenic, zinc-free, and latex-free. They’re manufactured in an ISO-certified and dermatologist-approved factory in South Korea. It's known for its consistent and reliable adhesives.

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Conclusion 

If you're experiencing discomfort, especially in your lower back, during your pregnancy, kinesiology tape may be a good option for you. 

In this post, we've explained how to apply kinesiology tape for pregnancy and discuss the benefits of doing so. We hope this information helps you feel more comfortable and confident as you approach your due date. For more information on taping techniques, check out the Tape Geeks blog!

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