Have you tried kinseology tape yet? Kinseology tape is a relatively new concept to enhance mechanical body movement and support for performance and/or pain relief. Think of it as the opposite of compression technology. Compression technology provides support and structure to the area whereas kinesology tape unloads tissue via decompression which aids in movement, which results in better performance in your chosen activity.
Well, Rock Tape has found that one of those activities where kinseology tape is effective is comfort during pregnancy. Helping reduce ankle swelling, back pains and etc. Check out this video if you or your loved one is expecting.
For whatever it's worth, I believe in this kinseology tape and use it when I run and do my serious sparring. It works! Try it yourself. http://martialartsdingo.com/t/rocktape