GraviBody®

GraviBody® Maternity Support Belt

to relieve pregnancy-related complaints in the back, pelvic floor and dam area

 

Background: Pregnancy discomfort

To ensure that the pelvis is flexible enough for birth, the body releases the hormone progesterone. This contributes to a loosening of the ligaments, tissue and muscles. However, this also weakens the strength of joints and stability of muscles. The growing baby, amniotic fluid, placenta and growing breast also strain the muscles. The extra weight gathers in the abdominal region which often results in a hollow back with pregnant women. These factors – the loosening of the tissue of the pelvic ring, the extra weight and the unnatural position – often result in tensions and pregnancy discomfort as of the 20th week of pregnancy, e.g. back pain, pelvic pain and sciatic pain. The sensation of pain hinders the natural motion sequence and can affect the well-being of pregnant women.
 

What is GraviBody®?

The GraviBody® maternity support belt serves to relieve pregnancy-related problems. GraviBody® supports the back and lumbar spine and offers compression, i.e. a counterpart to the perineal area. The GraviBody® maternity support belt consists of a wide abdomen belt that is infinitely adjustable with a velcro fastener and supports the uterus. Narrow straps for the torso that are individually adjustable in length and tension distribute the weight of the uterus on the whole body. An equal distribution of the uterus weight, also in the back area, is achieved by wide straps dividing the narrow straps in the front. The arrangement of the straps ensure on the one hand that the womb and the baby are not cramped and constricted. On the other hand, the weight pressure on the vagina muscles is reduced. In the back area, the abdomen belt is connected with two narrow straps supporting the buttocks. In the perineal area, those two straps are combined to one wide strap. It can be connected with a velcro fastener to the abdomen belt at the front. Those straps relieve the lower part of the spine. In this way, GraviBody® also achieves a compression in the pelvic area.
 

Characteristics of GraviBody® Maternity Support Belt

  • individual adjustment options ensure that GraviBody® grows with the baby
  • lightweight
  • can be worn with normal underwear
  • air-permeable and skin-friendly
  • practical and comfortable – even when going to the toilet, it is not necessary to take off the maternity support belt

 

Use of GraviBody® Maternity Support Belt

  • prophylactically for weakness of the connective tissue, vulva varices (varicose veins in the genital area), former complications in previous pregnancies as well as geminigravidity (twin or multiple pregnancy)
  • therapeutically for descensus complaints and for discomfort in back, hip and symphysis area
  • post-partum for loosening of the symphysis

 

Study

The safety and efficacy of the maternity support belt was examined prophylactically and therapeutically. 40 pregnant women with different complaints took part in the clinical trial. 87.2 % of the participants evaluated their satisfaction with GraviBody® as very good or good. The authors of the study recommend the use of GraviBody® in the above-mentioned application areas. You can find detailed information on the study in the download area (Source: Die Hebamme 2005; 18: 244 – 247).
 

kidsgo test seal

GraviBody was awarded with the kidsgo test seal

10 pregnant women have tested our GraviBody® maternity support belt in the kidsgo product test. The result: GraviBody® receives the overall grade “good” and is recommended by 80 % of the testers. All testers agree – GraviBody® is suitable for everyday use, as it has a supporting effect and still offers a certain freedom of movement. 60 % of pregnant women find wearing GraviBody® pleasant to very pleasant. In 90 % of the testers, the symptoms of pregnancy could be partially or completely relieved.
 

Sizes

GraviBody® maternity support belt is available in the german standard sizes 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44 and 46. The sizes refer to the time prior to the pregnancy. They automatically take into account physical changes accompanied by the pregnancy (e.g. weight gain).
 

Care instructions

Gentle hand wash only. Do not iron. Do not use bleach. Do not tumble dry, but hang wet and air dry.
 

Where can I buy GraviBody®?

You can buy GraviBody® via our online shop Mrs med or directly from us by telephone, fax or email (sales@tomed.com).
 
Buy GraviBody maternity support belt online at Mrs med Shop
 
You are looking for a cheaper alternative? Then our GraviBelt® pregnancy belt might be the right thing for you.
 

Nasal breathing problems during pregnancy

Do you often suffer from a blocked nose at night? About ¼ of all pregnant women suffers from pregnancy rhinitis[1] – probably hormonal swelling of the nasal mucous membranes. Many women therefore have to deal with a congested nose during pregnancy. Our Airmax® nasal dilator is a gentle solution without the use of medication. We also offer other anti snore devices that help prevent snoring and nocturnal breathing stops.
 

Pelvic floor training after pregnancy

Many women struggle with incontinence after childbirth due to muscle overstretching. In our online shop Mrs med we have summarised 5 effective Kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles: PC muscle exercise for women. In addition, vaginal cones are a useful supplement for pelvic floor training after pregnancy.
 
[1] Source: Z Geburtshilfe Neonatol 2017