Maternity Support Belt from HGR - Support for Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

HGR Maternity Support Belt


HG (Harness Gravidarum) Maternity Support Belt is a Class I Medical Device, that is designed for sufferers of SPD Symphysis Pubis Dysfynction & PGP Pelvic Girdle Pain. The HG maternity support harness has been designed to help manage the pain and discomfort of Pelvic Girdle Pain.

Key Features of the HG Maternity Support belt and how it helps you:

  • Baby Bump Support
  • Lumbar / Back Support
  • Symphysis Pubis Joint Support
  • Fully Adjustable
  • Hip / Pelvis Support
  • Additional Support Band

PGP, formerly known as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, is caused by a pelvic joint problem. PGP / Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD), is also often called Osteitis Pubis, and Pelvic Girdle Relaxation. The name really depends on whom you talk to about it. In fact, the name is not very relevant.

What matters most is that it is recognised as a mechanical joint problem and that the condition is treated as early as possible, as well as treated safely in pregnancy.

PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain) is a condition which affects up to one in five pregnant women. It was commonly known as SPD (Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction), but this implies that only the symphysis pubis is affected. You may suffer from PGP or SPD or in some cases can suffer from both.

The Original Maternity Support Belt

maternity support belt

maternity belt


The HG Maternity Belt developed to provide support using a comfortable and practical solution, a general comment regarding maternity support belts is that they are uncomfortable especially when sitting down due to the nature of the fabric used in the HG Maternity Belt, this makes using a maternity belt much more comfortable.

Key Features of the “HG” Maternity Belt:

  • Superior Support and Comfort
  • Lumbar/back, Baby Bump Support
  • Latex Free
  • Additional Support Band

The HG Maternity Belt has been specifically developed around a patient suffering with back pain whilst Pregnant. Made out of a FULLY BREATHABLE material which provides SUPERIOR SUPPORT the HG Maternity Belt is Supportive as well COMFORTABLE to wear.

Using a specialist Velcro the HG Maternity Belt is FULLY ADJUSTABLE for the wearer and allows for use throughout the pregnancy and post-partum.

The HG Maternity Belt comes with an ADDITIONAL SUPPORT BAND that can be applied to provide extra support to the lumbar area – this can be applied to any part of the Belt by simply placing on the back of the belt and pulling both sides forward and attaching to the side of the Belt – again fully adjustable to suit the wearer.

Maternity Support Belt

Why & How was the “HG” Maternity Support Developed

After trying numerous maternity belts given by doctors and midwives, and pain getting worse, it was identified that all the maternity belts out there pretty much did the same and seemed to be based on Lumbar/Back Support belts.These were uncomfortable and not really practical, the HG Support was developed to address the pain caused by SPD / PGP and how this pain could be managed.

It can start at any point during the pregnancy and can sometimes stay at the same level and in other cases get worse as the pregnancy develops.

The HG Support provides support to all of the Pelvis and lower back – (Farrell, Shropshire)


What are the Signs and Symptoms of SPD?

The most common symptom is difficulty when walking and wrenching pain (as though your pelvis is tearing apart). Typically, the pain is focused on the pubic area, but in some women it radiates to the upper thighs and perineum.

The pain can worsen when you’re walking and doing any weight-bearing activity, particularly one that involves lifting one leg, such as when you’re climbing up stairs, getting dressed, getting in and out of a car, even turning over in bed.

1 in 4 sufferers will experience Moderate to severe SPD / PGP