Prenatal Cradle Plus: Pregnancy comfort for mountain climbers? Probably not.

The Matterhorn in the Pennine Alps

The Prenatal Cradle Plus may look intimidating, but pregnant women tell us they couldn’t live without it. Over and over again. Erika, from Baba G & Me, considers the Prenatal Cradle Plus one of her two pregnancy “must-haves,” but her initial reaction to it was amusing:

When I first saw it, I thought it was a sort of mountain-climbing gear for pregnant chicks. But no, it’s something that you actually need (if you were as uncomfortable as I was walking around, that is).

Her reaction changed once she wore it:

 After I put this thing on, I was extremely mad at myself for not buying one sooner. I would’ve been so much happier. It makes you feel like you’re more compact—that’s the best way I can describe it. During the first few months I was wearing it, I’d almost forget I was pregnant. Near the end of my pregnancy, I was never without it.

What do all the straps do?
The straps on the Prenatal Cradle Plus by It's You Babe surround the tummyThe flannel backed, medical grade elastic bands are designed to surround and support the entire tummy. The lower womb support band provides the gentle lift and support necessary to improve circulation and relieve pelvic pressure. The side expander bands support the pregnant tummy and reduce back and forth sway. They also relieve side pressure while turning from side to side in bed at night. Shoulder straps that criss-cross in front simply hold all the other support bands in place. They’re not weight bearing so they don’t stress the shoulders.

Adjustable straps allow you to comfortably provide the support you needThe PC Plus has a detachable compression bridge that offers relief from painful vulvar pressure and varicose veins. This breathable bridge velcros to the support band in front for easy release when going to the bathroom.

Two adjustable straps on the back allow you to easily find a comfortable amount of compression. Slipping this on in the morning can provide tremendous relief throughout the day.

The Cradle portion of the PC Plus can be worn alone for gentle support of your tummy, adding the V2 Bridge only when you need the vulvar compression to ease swelling, painful vulvar varicosities, or the “feeling that everything is going to fall out the bottom.”

I am in my second pregnancy and the pain started very early on… after wearing the prenatal cradle plus, I can walk without the pain and it is 90% pain free. I am 5′ 5″ and I bought size M/L and it fits perfectly. I’m wearing it everyday. This is a must have item if you have the pain. I am very glad that I purchased it!!!! Super!!!!

The features of the Prenatal Cradle Plus by It’s You Babe make it an ideal maternity support for women experiencing multiple aches and pains associated with pregnancy. We won’t endorse Baba G’s mountain climbing fantasy, but if your healthcare professional tells you it’s okay to climb the Matterhorn, we’ll be happy to post your selfie planting a flag at the peak on this blog. 🙂

It's You Babe, Manufacturer of Pregnancy SupportsIt’s You Babe would like to help you find the relief you need so you can have a more enjoyable pregnancy! Talk to your doctor or call us for more information on how our maternity support garments can help you ease the aches and pains often felt during pregnancy.

Matterhorn Photo Credit: The Hiker via Wikipedia

Moms-To-Be LOVE the Prenatal Cradle

Anatomy of a Prenatal CradleThe 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!

Watch our video to see how easy it is to put the Prenatal Cradle and the Best Cradle on.

Relieve Pregnancy Pain with a Support Garment from It’s You Babe

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.

Pregnant teacher finds back pain relief

We love providing our products to pregnant bloggers.  So glad we were able to help Brooke, an energetic preschool teacher, find “tremendous relief” for her back and hip pain during her 3rd trimester with our Prenatal Cradle maternity support:

I especially love this product when I go on walks; it really feels like someone is holding up the weight of my belly!

See the full review at My Springfield Mommy:

Pregnant and on your feet all day?

Back pain and swollen ankles can find relief with Prenatal Cradle products

Prenatal Cradle products provide relief for pregnant women who have careers that keep them on their feet all day. Cashiers, hairdressers, nurses, and others find our handcrafted supports improve their comfort during their pregnancies. Women call us to say their ankles aren’t as swollen and their back pain is significantly reduced.

If you have first-hand experience with our products, we’d like you to help us get the word out to other mothers-to-be by posting your comments here so others can find out just how our products have helped you get through the days as you work. Thanks!

“Absolutely Amazed…”

A mom in pain needed to find a better maternity support:

I am 35 weeks pregnant and have been having incredible pain for a couple of months now in my SI joints, hips, IT bands, low back. The pain has been so intense I have been in tears and trying everything including other braces. Eventually with nothing working I decided to search for another brace that wasn’t just under my tummy but also over my shoulders to help lift and provide support in my entire hip and core area. I honestly have never sent in a review for a product off the internet until now!!

I have been wearing it (BEST Cradle) for several days now and I am absolutely amazed how much the brace is helping me! I can stand up, bend, walk and even sit without being in tears! Your brace is what every pregnant woman should have on hand so they don’t have to suffer! I have already told many friends and wish I could tell all women out there! I just had to tell your company how wonderful your product is!! Love the Best Cradle !!!!!!! ~ Allison

Find out if the Best Cradle by It’s You Babe can relieve your pain during your pregnancy on our web site.