Belly Wrap Vs Postpartum Girdle – A Definitive Comparison

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Generic Belly Wraps that fit uncomfortable due to the rolling on the top and bottom of the wrap. 

“I love my muffin top and the way my belly wrap is made of the stiffest, itchiest material,” said NO ONE, EVER!!

Who could be comfortable in a belly wrap that rolls and won’t stay put?

Unfortunately, many women are suffering in traditional postpartum wraps that just aren’t providing the support and comfort they are intended to offer for new moms. Although belly wraps claim to help women get back to pre-pregnancy size in a short amount of time, the products often are less-than-ideal.

Belly wraps often have:

  • Fabric that shreds easily.
  • Velcro closures that appear bulky under clothes.
  • And an uncomfortable fit that rubs the incision site.

But, there is another option for women who need support after giving birth either vaginally or through C-section: Postpartum Girdles & Corsets.

medical postpartum girdle and corset
Women Wearing Postpartum Girdles

Postpartum girdles are designed with comfort in mind and feature:

  • Breathable, flexible material.
  • Sturdy material that will last longer.
  • And a fit that is high enough to avoid muffin top and rolling up.
  • Encourages correct posture.
  • Offers continued benefits after birth by assisting in closing the gap between the abdominal muscles.

Watch Erica Share Her Experience with Wearing a Belly Wrap vs a Postpartum Girdle

Erica did her research while pregnant with her third child and found what she calls her “lifesaver” — the Bellefit postpartum girdle. The busy mother of three (including a high-schooler, a 2-year-old and a 5-month old baby) knew a C-section was in her birth plan. She worried she would be forced to slow down her pace. Not possible for this busy mom. After all, she had little ones relying on her. (And yes, that high-schooler needed her momma, too). The Bellefit girdle, it really is a lifesaver,” she said.

“I felt like I wasn’t wearing it. I felt like it was holding me in, like, literally – to the point that I was able to go back to work sooner, I was able to do things around the house, I was able to take care of the 2-year-old, go on walks, all that good stuff.”

Pregnant Belly at 39 weeks
Erica showing her Pregnant Belly at around 39 weeks

When Erica became pregnant in her 30s, she was naturally concerned about her pre-pregnancy hourglass figure. She tried a belly wrap after her second pregnancy, but was disappointed in its “guarantee to work”.

“Unfortunately, it didn’t do anything but make me feel uncomfortable,” she said.

c-section scar bandage
Erica’s photo at the hospital showing her C-Section scar bandage

Erica worked closely with a Bellefit rep. She suggested Erica try out the corset, an adjustable product that is designed to provide varying levels of compression as new moms progress during childbirth recovery.

  • The hook and eye closures are designed with a C-section in mind.
  • However, corsets are also recommended for natural births as well.

Erica received extenders for her long torso and began wearing her postpartum girdle the day after her C-section. She immediately felt a difference. She noted that she was able to walk better and experienced a reduction in back pain. And not only that! Erica never thought she would receive compliments after having a third child in her 30s,. She was pleasantly surprised by the amount of positive comments she received while wearing her girdle.

At seven weeks postpartum, Erica was wearing the girdle mostly at night or when her back bothered her during the day.

Wearing a Bellefit Postpartum Corset
Erica experiencing relief wearing her Bellefit Postpartum Girdle

Her only recommendation about the Bellefit product? Buy two postpartum girdles because, within two weeks, she was ready to order a smaller size. She credits the company’s excellent customer service support for helping her order the correct size and discussing the benefits of using a postpartum girdle, rather than a belly wrap.

Erica is now five months postpartum and still wearing her postpartum girdle as a way to alleviate the pain of previous back injuries.

Bellefit Postpartum girdle results
Erica’s midsection after completing her childbirth recovery with the assistance of a Postpartum Girdle

“I really do feel like you definitely get your money’s worth,” she said. “I was able to do a ton of things after!” Not only that, but I now have an awesome product that I can continue to wear. It helps to ease the back pain that I have from being in car wrecks. I’m a nurse and sometimes I lift heavy things and it definitely helps. It was a great investment.  

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