I like to stay fit and eat right most of the time but I found pregnancy to be a great reason to be a little lazy and eat whatever I wanted. Every once in a while, however, we have woman call us and ask where they can get our Best Cradle now! No time to order… they have a race in a couple days. And not just a 5K, these women are running marathons and ½ marathons and desperately needed something to support their tummy!
These moms-to-be have my complete and utter admiration!
So what does the doctor say about running during pregnancy?
Whether running is safe during pregnancy is hotly debated among healthcare providers but new evidence is showing that if you’re having an uncomplicated pregnancy and have been a runner when you get pregnant then it’s most likely safe to continue running, however, at a less strenuous level. You need to stay in tune with your body and talk to your healthcare provider. You need to decide together what’s going to be best for you and your baby. If any unfamiliar symptoms or aches and pains present themselves while pregnant and running, talk to your doctor immediately.
Keep these things in mind if you choose to run while pregnant:
Listen to your heart, you don’t want it to beat out of control
Make sure you can continue to talk while running
Stay off uneven trails and ice to reduce risk of falling
Don’t let yourself overheat
Stay hydrated with lots of water
Wear a maternity support
For Amanda, running got a lot easier once she started wearing our Best Cradle:
My race today went great, I had a lot less discomfort than I have been having on training runs with no support. The Best Cradle alleviated most of the pressure I was feeling, and miraculously, my hemorrhoids didn’t bother me at all…just wearing the cradle for a couple days before the race really helped those heal too!! – Amanda, Ohio
It’s You Babe wants you to have a safe and comfortable pregnancy! Talk to your Healthcare Provider before continuing or starting any strenuous exercise during pregnancy.
The It’s You Babe Prenatal Cradle is designed to support your tummy as if you were cradling it with your hands. Soft, gentle lift and support without compression allows you to wear the garment all day long. Some women like to even wear the Prenatal Cradle to bed at night for support while tossing and turning from side to side.
Many women don’t realize the full support of the Prenatal Cradle until they have taken it off and the aches and pains return. This means the garment is working as designed!
We are often asked about the shoulder straps and why they are there. The shoulder straps simply hold the points of sewing in place and are not designed to pull down on your shoulders or lift up your tummy. The lift and support comes from all the other flannel backed elastic straps which also add support on the sides of your tummy. I like to call it ‘full surround support’. Everything put together will improve your posture, reduce ankle and leg swelling, enhance circulation and give you more energy to get through your day!
It’s You Babe is the Michigan, USA based manufacturer with 7 different maternity support garments designed to address the aches and pains often felt during pregnancy.
If you are feeling pelvic pain, back pain, sciatic nerve pain, hip pain, painful vulvar varicosities, or the feeling that ‘everything will fall out the bottom’ you should watch this video. We have a garment that will relieve your pain and get you back on your feet to enjoy an active, healthy pregnancy.*
It’s You Babe, LLC always recommends speaking with your healthcare professional when experiencing pain during pregnancy.
We get so much pleasure hearing from pregnant moms who are getting relief when they are using our products.
If Prenatal Cradle pregnancy support garments are helping you as you work and play, let us know about it and we’ll include your comments right here in It’s You Babe’s Feel Better blog.
I am currently 7 months pregnant with twins and have been wearing the “Best Cradle” for 2 months so far. It has been a life saver! The support that is has provided me has truly kept the swelling on my legs and ankles down.
If I am not wearing the cradle I notice immediately! It has also allowed me to continue on with my daily schedule and the doctors have all stated how impressed they are with my progression for a twin pregnancy. They are always pleased to see when I have my support on.
I am just pleased as punch to start carrying these. I had my third child 7 years ago and my fourth child 5 years ago. This product saved my life. ~~ Sudie
It’s great when women who have found our pregnancy support products helpful become our dealers in boutiques and women’s apparel stores. They can tell their customers first-hand experiences about how Prenatal Cradle products bring comfort to expectant mothers. Word of mouth is our best sales approach. We’d appreciate it if you would tell your friends how much relief our supports have given you.
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We’ll help you find stores near you that sell our Prenatal Cradle products. Maternity Shops and Boutiques carrying our full line of products will help you decide on the best product for you while also making sure you purchase the proper size. Fill out our easy form to Find A Dealer and we’ll quickly respond.
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We love hearing from the moms feeling the relief our products were designed to provide. Thank You for your Tina!
Thanks so much for this product! As a petite person, the mini cradle has helped reduce the pressure and weight that I used to carry in my back. It helps balance the weight and prevent me from feeling like I have to hold up my belly. Overall I feel like I have better posture and am not as distracted by the aches previously caused by growing pregnancy. Tina H.
We recently found this great video review about the BEST Cradle®. Angele has generously allowed us to post her video on our website so everyone can see how the BEST Cradle® goes on easily and fits smoothly and comfortably against your skin. We hope you all enjoy Angele’s great humor and fun antics about this award winning maternity support!