Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Prenatal Cradle - Pregnancy Support Garment to Alleviate Pain
    An_245659 posted:
    Prenatal Cradle - Pregnancy Supporter Relieves Pain

    This resource is being posted in response to the discussion entitled "350 Pounds and Pregnant"

    I highly recommend you try out the Prenatal Cradle. It's a pregnancy supporter that is designed to accommodate women weighing up to 350 pounds. The purpose of the support garment is to help relieve pain associated with pregnancy. It helps relieve abdominal and back pain, but also pain and swelling in the ankles and feet, shoulder and neck pain, pain in the hips and breasts due to expansion and/or tenderness, as well as just about any other pregnancy pain imaginable.

    The best part is, while effective in helping to relieve this pain, the Prenatal Cradle is able to accomplish these ends without the use of narcotic substances.

    Point being, if you're 350 pounds and pregnant (or any size and pregnant for that matter - they make them in nine sizes ranging from extra-petite to extra-large), you should probably look into getting either a prenatal cradle or Best Cradle (adjustable version) maternity support. They are available at any fine maternity store as well as online (they're a lot cheaper online).

    One more word of advice: Don't accept substitutions! This is a product for which there are a lot of cheap, made-in-China imitations on the market, many of which are easier to find than the actual Prenatal Cradle.

    A belly band is not the same thing, nor are any of the other knock-offs of any variation. Make sure you ask for this one by name, because if you don't you'll have spend $40-$70 and will find that it's either uncomfortable or doesn't offer the needed support.

    Spare yourself the pain and agony now. You'll be glad you did.

    FWIW, I do not work for the company that makes these products, and only know this stuff from the line of work that I am involved with, which places me in contact with a lot of women who are pregnant and sore.
    Was this Helpful?
    7 of 7 found this helpful

    Spotlight: Member Stories

    i am almost 25 years old and i have a 4 year old daughter and a daughter who was born on march 9th at 31 weeks, she was born sleeping.. i was diagnose...More

    Helpful Tips

    Want to change font size?
    It is easy to make the font bigger press and hold your control key and click on the + key until it's as big as you like, To make the ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    11 of 23 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.