Is It Safe to Wear Spanx During Pregnancy?
There is an ongoing debate as to whether it is safe to wear maternity shapewear. In a general sense, maternity shapewear might not be everyone’s cup of tea since every pregnancy is different. It really depends on what’s comfortable on your amazing growing body. Spanx do tend to be tight to shape a woman’s body and this will definitely cause discomfort when pregnant because it would be too constricting over your growing baby bump (You can read more here about What Not to Wear When You’re Pregnant). They do provide physical support during pregnancy and postpartum but it is important to ensure that the shapewear is specifically designed as a maternity option which won’t be too constricting and tight that might cause skin irritation or reduced room for your bub.
Ideally you want to stick with maternity support wear that is specifically engineered to provide correct support - support which allows room for your growing baby and guides mums and mums-to-be to a wonderful pregnancy experience, and to support healing postpartum. If you’re the kind who loves to wear spanx or wants to hop on the ‘biker shorts’ trend, you might want to check out Lenny Rose Active’s maternity compression shorts or postpartum recovery shorts which can be worn as an outerwear or as an underlayer - think style + comfort + functionality in one amazing product! These support products are breathable and have targeted support in the right areas like the pelvic girdle and sacroiliac joint, lower back, and abdomen, AND are rebateable on health insurance.