Brace yourself. I’m about to post pictures of my postpartum stomach for your viewing pleasure.
I’m a big believer in postpartum compression-wear. After my 2nd and 3rd pregnancies, I wore a wrap for a few weeks after giving birth. I didn’t wear any sort of compression wear after my first pregnancy, and my recovery was noticeably slower than the others.
I didn’t really love the wraps I wore after my previous pregnancies, but that’s all I thought was available for new moms such as myself. The wrap would rub on my c-section scar and only focused on the stomach. It was also super annoying and would move up as I would walk around and do all the things new moms do. I always had to pull it down to make sure it was doing its job.
During this pregnancy, I stumbled across Bellefit Maternity and their postpartum support girdles. I wanted to try one because I loved the idea of the all-over support on the stomach, lower back, and the hips that don’t lie. The fact that it would stay in place was a major bonus too.
This Bellefit girdle has been a serious game changer. I wasn’t able to start wearing mine until one week after giving birth because of issues with my incision, but once I was able to wear it, I felt a huge difference. My hips and lower back immediately felt better, and the support in my abdomen felt so good.
I would totally recommend the Bellefit girdle to anyone who has recently given birth. I love it so much. Just call me a Bellefit missionary.
You can find so much more specific information from the FAQ page on the bellefit website, but here’s a quick snippet from the site about how it works:
The compression garment works by drawing in stretched muscles providing a 360° support structure around the torso, thus, reducing strain on ligaments and joints in the lower back, pelvis, and buttocks. Reducing stress in these areas enhances your body’s ability to return to its pre-pregnancy alignment, shape and lose the post baby tummy. As shifted and constrained organs return to their pre-pregnancy locations during the first few weeks after c-section or natural birth, Bellefit® girdles hold you in place allowing movement with complete confidence.
Now, for my glorious results:
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