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Watch my Youtube video to learn visually how to measure your waist:
Measuring tools you may need:
Measuring tape or ruler, thin rope/string/thread, and scissors.
How to Measure your Waist
Use a string, thin rope, or tape measure to measure your waist. Wrap your measuring tool from the back to the front of your body. Measure low, under your navel, and allow room for your measuring tool to rest comfortably against your skin.
Allow for as much space you desire for a comfortable fit, without your waist beads falling off your hips or backside. Pull your beads down towards your hips to make sure they are not too big and fall off. Once you are sure about your desired fit, note your measurements of your string, rope, or measuring tape to be included with your order.
Curvy and or Voluptuous?
If you are curvy and/or voluptuous, you may prefer your beads to lay across your belly in your mid-center curve lines.
Be sure your measurement does not allow your beads to fall below your belly, as often one’s waist line measurement can be much smaller than the measurement around your stomach. If you have a high back line, your beads are likely to settle in the dip of your back.
In this case, measure from the lowest area in the dip of your back and curve your measuring tool around your belly towards the front and center of your body. Pull your beads down towards your hips to make sure they are not too big and fall off. Once you are sure about your desired fit, note your measurements of your string, rope, or measuring tape to be included with your order.
With-child or Future Pregnancy?
Many women are able to wear waist beads through their entire pregnancy term, and delivery of their baby.
If you become pregnant while wearing your waist beads, be sure to pull your waist beads up over your belly as soon your belly starts to expand wider than your waist bead measurements.
If you are already pregnant, you want to measure your beads wide enough to lay above your baby and drape over your belly – wide enough to allow for weight gain, but not so wide that they fall off your body. Keep your beads on above your belly, and as the baby and your belly grows, they will rise, and eventually rest right under your bosom area.
If you are comfortable with your beads remaining there, leave them where they lay until the end of your term.
After your baby arrives, they will remain high on your torsel, and lower as you loose weight. If your desire is to return to your pre-baby body, your beads will let you know you have arrived when they fall back into their original place. Check out our FAQ page to see Answers to our Frequently Asked Questions and learn even more about waist beads!