Why it’s important to support your pregnant belly
From backaches and pelvic pain to sore hips and legs, the ailments caused by your blossoming belly can put a damper on your pregnancy. Say goodbye to pain and discomfort with BLANQI’s revolutionary range of supportwear.
When you’re pregnant, everyone keeps telling you that you’re glowing. But between the nausea of the first trimester and the aches and pains of the third trimester, there’s probably only a window of about two weeks where you feel something like a faint ember flickering deep inside you.
While there’s not much to be done about morning sickness, you don’t have to live with back, pelvis and hip pain caused by your expanding belly. Two clever mamas who were sick of suffering created BLANQI, a range of innovative maternity wear that’s not only incredibly supportive, but seriously stylish too.
What’s causing all the pain anyway?
“As you gain weight and your belly grows, your center of gravity shifts forward, pulling on your back,” says BLANQI co-founder Sabina Melarti. “A hormone called relaxin is released during pregnancy to loosen joints and ligaments in preparation for childbirth, but it can also loosen ligaments that support the spine and place added strain on your spine and back muscles. Many women also experience pelvic girdle pain caused by the pelvic joints becoming unstable from the increase in relaxin. Pelvic girdle pain includes pain in the pelvis, lower back, hips and legs.”
Ouch. Before you vow to stay in bed for your entire third trimester, take comfort in the knowledge that you don’t need to suffer like your mama did.
How BLANQI supportwear works
“Our patented maternity support pieces are designed with 360 degrees of varying compression to reinforce lift and redistribute weight,” says Sabina. “The built-in belly support alleviates heaviness and decreases pressure and pain for ultimate all-day comfort. The backs of the pieces feature an exclusive X-shaped, knit-in anchor that emphasizes lift and reallocates weight to ease lower back pressure and reduce overall stress on the body.”
What does all that mean in simple terms? “You’re getting a high-tech, highly adaptable garment that changes with your body as your body changes and that provides support in all the right places,” says Sabina.
Sounds good to us! Where do we sign up?
The BLANQI maternity range
Once you try BLANQI’s amazing range of supportwear made from a butter-soft, moisture-wicking fabric, you’ll never want to wear anything else.
Maternity Belly Support Leggings
Hello, lover! The BLANQI Maternity Belly Support Leggings will make you feel supported but not squeezed thanks to their built-in core support and seamless moisture-wicking fabric. And with their sleek matte finish, they look amazing too.
When you consider how stylish the BLANQI Belly Support Tank is, it’s hard to believe it also features a built-in belly support band that alleviates baby weight, decreases pressure on the pelvic floor, and reduces abdominal and back pain. The longer length keeps loose and unbuttoned pants in place.
The BLANQI Underbust Belly Support Tank offers all the same benefits as the full-coverage tank, but the sleek underbust design allows you to wear your regular clothes over it. You can’t help feeling just a little bit sexy when you’re wearing this!
Forget those cheap belly bands that stretch out after a couple of washes. The BLANQI Built-in Support Belly Band offers high-performance support that eases pelvic pressure and back pain. The stretchy belly panel expands as your stomach grows and the extra length keeps your pants in place.
The BLANQI post-partum range
Sabina and BLANQI co-founder Valerie Darragh recently created the first-ever nursing leggings – the BLANQI Highwaist Postpartum + Nursing Support Leggings.
“These gamechangers are perfect for mamas recovering from vaginal deliveries and C-sections,” says Sabina. “Seamless, smooth and buttery-soft on the inside, they lightly compress your tender midsection and cover your incision without irritation, making you feel comfortable as you heal while providing perfect coverage as you lift to nurse your little one. We will soon be launching our Postpartum + Nursing Support tanks as well. We’re thrilled to be able to support our BLANQI girls throughout pregnancy and beyond!”
By Sabrina Rogers-Anderson