Pre and post natal 3 panel abdominal splint – cost £35.00, contact Fit Mums and Tums to order. Splints are best used in conjunction with core treatment of exercises and alignment training. To order get in touch via email or phone. Payment accepted via BACs transfer or paypal. P&P confirmed on ordering.
Find Your Size
3-Panel Splint – Height 9”
3-Panel Pregnancy Splint – Height 9”
4-Panel Splint – Height 12”
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4-Panel Pregnancy Splint – Height 12”
- Three-panel splints are 9 inches in height. Four-panel splints are 12 inches in height. If you measure between heights, opt for the shorter option.
- Unless your belly measurement is within 1 inch of the smaller size, do not consider the smaller size.
- If you are pregnant, decide whether you’re purchasing a splint for prenatal or postpartum use, as rarely will the same splint work. If you are measuring for use while pregnant, measure the height over the front of your belly to determine if you need a 3 or 4 panel splint.
- If your belly measurement is close to the bigger size and you still have several weeks left in your pregnancy, purchase the larger size.
- To determine your postpartum size, subtract 2-4 inches.
Putting On Your Splint
- Place the splint between your ribs and pelvis. (Overlap onto the ribs or pelvis is okay; just make sure the splint covers the main part of your abdomen.)
- Stand with your feet hips’-width apart.
- Untuck your pelvis and keep your ribs aligned over the pelvis.
- Exhale and draw your navel to your spine.
- Pull the two sides of the splint across your middle and fasten the closure. It should be snug, but NOT tight like a hug not a tourniquet. Label should be at the back on the outside.
- Wear the splint all day (and, in some cases, all night) during the initial weeks of core rehab training or the first several weeks of postpartum training. If using during the pre-natal period, try not to wear all the time, but when undertaking certain activities that you are finding more challenging, i.e. shopping, walking distances, preparing meals etc.
- Wear the splint over a camisole, undershirt, or bellyband to limit skin irritation and decrease laundering, which comprises the closure.
- Splinting is only a portion of core rehabilitation. How you wear your splint and hold yourself while splinting is key to extending the life of your splint, and, ultimately, your recovery.
- Focus consistently on slightly drawing your navel in away from the splint, NOT on resting into the splint.
- Remember that the splint is meant to be temporary and helps place the muscles in proper alignment for rehabilitation. The transverse work your perform through exercise, posture and alignment, and functional activities is truly how the muscles heal and rebuild.
- When using the splint during pregnancy only where the splint intermittently and choose times when you are fatigued or experiencing pain or discomfort to splint. The splint should always make you feel better, not worse. Take a break if you feel overheated, nauseous or any increase in discomfort.
Life of a Splint
- Our splints last about 12-16 weeks and are not intended for long-term use.
- Keep laundering to a minimum by wearing the splint over a camisole, undershirt, or bellyband.
- To launder, connect the splint by its closure, hand wash, and then attach the Velcro® closure and machine dry on low.